Introducing the NEW RECO Information Guide

Thursday Jan 18th, 2024

RECO Information Guide

                  Welcome to the exciting world of real estate, where dreams take shape, and homes become more than just bricks and mortar. As you embark on your home-buying or selling journey, it's essential to equip yourself with the right knowledge and guidance. That's where the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) and myself come in... introducing a comprehensive consumer Information Guide to help you make... [read more]

The Eateries of Humber Bay Shores

Thursday Jan 18th, 2024

Eden Trattoria Humber Bay Shores

Humber Bay Shores, dubbed The Etobicoke Riviera, is a unique Toronto waterfront community. Forever views of Lake Ontario, waterfront parks, walking and biking paths, and a growing selection of cafés and restaurants where you can enjoy great food and wine, inside or outside, depending on the season. Of note is the relaxing atmosphere Humber Bay Shores has to offer – and when dining in the area, your experience is only enhanced by the breathtaking views that the seasons... [read more]

OPINION: Media Commentary on the State of the Real Estate Market

Tuesday Jan 10th, 2023

Humber Bay Real Estate Blog, Rhonda Messieh

                  Over the last few months, the media has consistently shed a negative light on the real estate market in Toronto and across the country.  "The Toronto real estate market is in a bubble." "The Toronto real estate market is crashing." "Prices have rapidly declined." While some of these statements are undoubtedly fact-based, others are predictions and... [read more]

50+ Condo Buildings in Humber Bay Shores: Which are right for you?

Tuesday Nov 15th, 2022


With 50+ standing mid- and high-rise residential condominiums, Humber Bay Shores has transformed into a desired waterfront community, welcoming people of all ages, lifestyles and locations.  Equally important as the layout and size of the unit you choose is the building it's in. You'll want to consider if the demographics, style and amenities fit your lifestyle. With 50+ structures to choose from, the thought of narrowing down which might be suitable for you can be an... [read more]

7 Reasons to Have a Dedicated Buyer’s Agent

Thursday Aug 25th, 2022


Buying a home is a big deal, and having a dedicated real estate agent represent you throughout the process is highly beneficial for several reasons. Seller or listing agents are just that. They are under contract with the seller and therefore primarily focused on representing the seller's best interests. Having someone on your side of the transaction that you can trust is the best way to protect your interests.  What is a Buyer’s Agent? A buyer’s agent... [read more]

2150 Lake Shore - former Mr. Christie site owners roll out Phase 1 Development Plans

Monday Apr 25th, 2022


Progress! We have a Phase 1 Site Plan. “2150 Lake Shore” – the former Mr. Christie site is being redeveloped into a mixed-use neighbourhood anchored by a new GO Station and TTC transit hub. Over six phases, 36 buildings will be built, adding about 7,500 new homes in various unit sizes and price points, as well as office and retail space to Humber Bay Shores. Many community amenities are part of the plan, including a community recreation centre, two childcare centres, a... [read more]

11 Tips for Condo Buyers

Tuesday Apr 5th, 2022

Humber Bay Real Estate Blog, Rhonda Messieh

Whether you are a first-time buyer, down-sizing or are simply ready for change - buying a condo is a big life event. There are many things to consider throughout your search, before making an offer and through the conditional period. At the top of the list - team up with a specialized condo buyer’s agent to set yourself up for success. Check out these 11 tips to learn more about what to consider before you buy. Tip #1 - Should you buy in a newer building or an older... [read more]

3 Waterfront Parks and Trails to Explore in Humber Bay Shores

Wednesday May 12th, 2021


It’s likely you’re familiar with the big white arch bridge off Lake Shore Boulevard, just west of the CNE. The community directly west of the bridge – Humber Bay Shores – offers dramatic lake views, a rugged shoreline, multiple lookout points, and a web of trails – making it an outstanding area to visit on a nice day. Whether you’re planning a picnic, stroll or something more stimulating, check out these three waterfront spaces for a pure hit of... [read more]

Mortgage Myth Busters: BANK vs. BROKER

Wednesday Apr 14th, 2021


If you think a mortgage specialist at a bank is the same as a mortgage broker, you need to know the differences. Ask any mortgage broker and they will tell you that there are a handful of misconceptions that the public has about working with a mortgage broker. From questioning their credentials (mortgage brokers are all regulated and licensed within their province) to assuming that the broker does not have access to the same rate as the banks (they do in fact – plus access to even... [read more]

TRREB's 2020 Market Year in Review and Outlook Report

Monday Feb 10th, 2020

TRREB Market Year In Review 2020

Toronto Regional Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announces the release of TRREB’s fifth annual Market Year in Review and Outlook Report.  This year’s Market Year in Review and Outlook Report, entitled The Time is Now: Planning for Growth in the GTA, follows the increased demand for ownership and rental housing, and the persistent constrained supply of listings, especially where ownership housing is concerned. TRREB’s baseline forecast is calling for... [read more]

A look at our real estate market past and future

Thursday Feb 8th, 2018


If you’re like most Torontonians with an interest in our real estate market, you’ve probably been inundated with perspectives and predictions from the media recently. Reporters use headlines like “the only thing colder than Toronto’s weather is Toronto’s real estate market”. Analysts tell us that January brought a 22% decline in home sales, a 4% price drop, and that number of listings are climbing. While this may be rooted in truth, what the media... [read more]


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