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Ready to View Homes? Here's How To Do It Safely

Real estate agents have taken several steps to ensure private showings are safe and clients feel comfortable at all times. If you're gearing up to view some properties, here are some additional steps you can take to keep yourself protected.  Bring a Mask It's recommended that you wear a mask if you think you'll be unable to keep six feet apart from your real estate agent or any non-household members during your visit.  Sanitize Your Hands Before entering the home, sanitize your hands. The property or agent will most likely provide hand sanitizer upon your arrival.  Avoid Touching Surfaces Most buyers will want to take a look inside cabinets and closet doors. Luckily, many properties have taken the extra step to leave lights on and keep doors and cabinets open so that there's less need for viewers to touch any surfaces.  Avoid Using The Bathroom Again, you'll want to avoid touching as many surfaces as possible and that includes going to the bathroom. If you must go,

New Colour Considerations

The spread of the global pandemic has meant that many of us have spent more time in our homes. This has inspired many of us to brighten up our surroundings. Colour experts are well aware of the tendency to change the appearance of our living space as our needs evolve, and some suggest there will be predictable effects from this pandemic on our choice of décor. In essence, it's believed that the threat of compromised health and the sense of social isolation will contribute to a desire for comfort and reassurance from our surroundings.  Consequently, it's now expected that we'll be more attracted to natural colours that offer comfort and sanctuary, such as soft hues and soothing shades of browns, greens, and blues. However, while such a palette selection might range from earthy beiges to ocean blues, experts caution against having one colour dominate a home. Colour should be used to support the noticeable trends toward delineating various areas in the home for specific purpos

Herb Gardening Tips

Herbs are easy to grow, they need little attention once established, and they add a burst of flavor to your dishes. They are also significant pollinator plants when in bloom, and they offer plenty of colour and interest in a landscape. However, many people are intimidated to grow them, and are not sure what to do with them when it's time to harvest. Here are 5 tips to grow your herbs.  Buy Starter Plants - If you are just starting out, using starter plants is the way to go. Seeds require a specific environment for germinating and hardening off before you plant them. For the same price (and often less) as a packet of seeds, you can purchase starter plants for basic culinary herbs like basil, rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley, and English lavender. When you have a season or two under your belt, then branch out to other specialty varieties. There are dozens of different varieties of basil, sage, and other herbs, and they all have subtle differences in taste and appearance. Getting start

GTA REALTORS® Release June 2021 Stats

June home sales were up compared to last year, but remained below the March 2021 peak and were lower than the number of transactions reported for May 2021, consistent with the regular seasonal trend. The average selling price in June increased by double digits compared to last year as well, but the annual rate of increase moderated compared to the previous three months. Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 11,106 sales through TRREB’s MLS® System in June 2021 – up by 28.5 per cent compared to June 2020. Looking at the GTA as a whole, year-over-year sales growth was strongest in the condominium apartment segment, both in the City of Toronto and some of the surrounding suburbs. On a monthover-month basis, both actual and seasonally adjusted sales continued to trend lower in June. “We have seen market activity transition from a record pace to a robust pace over the last three months. While this could provide some relief for home buyers in the near term, a resumption of population growt

TRREB MLS® New Listings June 2021


TRREB MLS® Sales-to-New Listings Ratio June 2021

TRREB MLS® Average Resale Home Price June 2021

TRREB MLS® Sales June 2021

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