By: The Johnson Team

Condo Market Springs Back To Life In Toronto

Tags: Condo Living, Condos in Toronto, Toronto Condo Market, Buying A Condo, Toronto Real Estate

For years, one of the hottest segments of the Toronto real estate market was condominiums. The skyline of the Big Smoke had been lined with construction cranes and glass towers rising on nearly every corner of the downtown core. Indeed, views of the city from Centre Island have vastly changed over the last decade. The upward trajectory suggested that there was no slowing down for red-hot...Read More

Top Tips To Make Moving With Kids Easier

By: The Johnson Team

Top Tips To Make Moving With Kids Easier

Tags: Moving, Family Life, Family Move, Moving With Kids, Tips and Tricks, Buying a New Home, Selling Home, Putting Your Home For Sale With Kids In The House, Moving With Children, Growing Families

Let’s face it, moving is hard for everyone. Big moves bring up all sorts of feelings, from stress to uncertainty, and excitement. Luckily, there are a few actions you can take before the big day to make moving with kids easier on them – and you.   Tips for moving with kids     Little People, Big Dreams Whether you’re hoping to ...Read More

How Does the Canadian Housing Market Compare to the U.S. Right Now?

By: The Johnson Team

How Does the Canadian Housing Market Compare to the U.S. Right Now?

Tags: Canada Homes, Canadian Housing Market, Buying A Home In Canada, Buying a Home in the States, Housing Market Stats, Analysis

Are the U.S. and Canadian housing market in a bubble right now? Most importantly, after 15 months of skyrocketing gains, are both nations’ real estate sectors about to cool down? These questions are top of mind for real estate industry observers across North America who have been closely monitoring activity as both nations ease out of the unprecedented public health crisis of the p...Read More

Top 5 Liveability Factors When Buying A Home

By: The Johnson Team

Top 5 Liveability Factors When Buying A Home

Tags: Buying A Home, Things To Consider When Buying A Home, Homes In Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Homes, GTA Home Search

There are many things to consider when choosing the home for you. It may seem obvious, but the importance of liveability and your wants and needs need to be addressed. Check out this list of the main liveability factors that you should consider when finding your next home. Location Location is key when searching for a home, as it is the one thing you can’t change. Try not to get too caught...Read More

Luxury Real Estate Markets Are Thriving

By: The Johnson Team

Luxury Real Estate Markets Are Thriving

Tags: Luxury Homes, Beautiful Homes, Buying a Home, Buying a Luxury Home, Luxury Housing Market

The Canadian luxury real estate market has captured the attention of wealthy homebuyers, investors, and public policymakers. As the broader Canadian housing sector balloons to levels unseen in decades, the luxury real estate industry is popping, too. And the government wants a slice of the pie. In Toronto, for example, lawmakers are proposing a luxury home tax on properties va...Read More

Niagara Real Estate: Demand Continues to Outpace Supply

By: The Johnson Team

Niagara Real Estate: Demand Continues to Outpace Supply

Tags: Niagara Housing Market, Supply And Demand, Buying A Home, Outside GTA

Known for its beautiful waterfalls and extensive number of wineries, the Niagara Region has something for just about anyone. Whether you are a young professional, a growing family or a retiree, Niagara has it all. The region is a collective of smaller cities and towns, home to just under 448,000 residents. This means homes are not built on top of one another and high-rises are few and far between....Read More

Ontario Cottage country market out pricing Many Buyers

By: The Johnson Team

Ontario Cottage country market out pricing Many Buyers

Tags: Bidding Wars, Blind Bidding, Buying A Home, Buying A Home In A Competitive Market, cottages, buying a cottage, cottage country

The Canadian real estate market was hot again in May, with sales activity up 256 per cent year-over-year and prices gaining 2.4% from the previous month to stay above the red-hot $700,000 average. But if you thought it was challenging enough to purchase a detached, semi-detached, townhome or condominium in an urban or suburban housing market, you may be shocked to see the trend...Read More

5 Landscaping Trends That Are on the Rise

By: The Johnson Team

5 Landscaping Trends That Are on the Rise

Tags: Landscaping, Showcasing Your Home, Home Oasis, Backyard Beauties

Our gaze naturally turns toward the outdoors and our yards as the weather begins to warm and buds burst open. Design ideas sprout up on all the great ways we can enhance our fresh-air experiences during this upcoming patio season. These five landscaping trends push the boundaries on how we see our outdoor living spaces, so prepare to be inspired.     Th...Read More

Will Changes to the Stress Test Cool Down The Housing Market?

By: The Johnson Team

Will Changes to the Stress Test Cool Down The Housing Market?

Tags: Stress Test, Mortgages, Mortgage Stress Test, Buying A Home, Downpayment, Changes To Stress Test, Is Now The Time To Buy A Home

Homebuyers entering in the Canadian real estate market are facing a slightly bigger obstacle starting today, with the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) implementing a higher threshold for the mortgage stress test. Under the new rules, the minimum qualifying rate for uninsured mortgages – those where buyers have a down payment of 20 per cen...Read More

Will Pent-Up Savings Contribute to The Canadian Housing Market?

By: The Johnson Team

Will Pent-Up Savings Contribute to The Canadian Housing Market?

Tags: Buying A Home, Housing Market Updates, Savings, Financials, Saving for a Downpayment, Saving Money, Homes on A Budget

Historically, recessions have significantly hemorrhaged Canadians’ savings accounts. Last year, the Great White North slipped into a coronavirus-induced technical recession, going through one of the worst and steepest – but also briefest – financial crises on record. Millions were out of work, businesses shut down, and international commerce came to a halt. Even as much of the de...Read More