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I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!

There is nothing better than getting together with neighbours over the summer months. Street parties are a great way to build community and connect with the neighbours you don't get to see often. Organizing is best kept simple with a BBQ or potluck style dinner....

Theres an App for That

In the years before the internet, real estate was all about the lawn sign, advertising in the Saturday paper and weekend open houses. The internet age has changed how we do business.  Before even meeting with a Realtor, a buyer can spend hours at home...

Looking for Your Support

This request comes a little earlier than usual, but my clients have always been an amazing support in my effort to raise awareness in the fight against bladder cancer. You all know, my step dad David was diagnosed 20 years ago and has been incredibly...

Market Watch

I could write a book recounting the unbelievable of the spring market. The insanity reported in the news was reality and I believe that we were in a 3 month bubble which burst shortly after the government announced measures to cool off the GTA real...

Say Hello to Summer

I always like to keep my personal note light hearted and not all business. As the spring market comes to a close, I feel the need to reflect on the epic ride the real estate market has taken us on in the first half of...

Community Corner

Toronto is such an amazing and diverse city. Our population is huge yet our local communities function with the intimacy of villages. As a realtor, knowing what makes a neighbourhood tick is part of the job. Obviously information about demographics, schools and transportation are valuable,...

Market Watch 2017 Predictions

We are one month in and the 2017 real estate market is blazing hot. TREB just released market stats for January and reported a 22% price increase over the previous year. Obviously, housing prices will continue to climb at record breaking proportions. Some of the changes...

Month of Love

It's already February and time welcome to the month of Love.  This year more than ever, I understand the need to forget what's going on in the world and celebrate the spirit of family, love and Valentine's Day. January and February are always bleak months...

Taste of Thailand

I was very fortunate to be able to take some time off this past holiday. Me and the boys decided to it was time to experience Thailand. Although, I wish we had longer, we packed as much as we could into our 2 week adventure....

Sharing Some Love For My Team

I am not an agent with a team approach to real estate, but I have spent years building crucial relationships with my photographer, home inspector, home stager etc.  I wanted to share some love this February and thank my most valuable team member, Maura Dewsbury. Most of...