Against a backdrop of strong equity gains and lower interest rates, move-up buyers are once again set to ramp up their role in major Canadian housing markets, according to a report released today by RE/MAX.

The RE/MAX Move-Up Buyers Report found that activity in traditional move-up price ranges have climbed year-over-year (2012 vs. 2011) in 87 per cent (14) of the 16 markets examined. RE/MAX is anticipating that this trend will continue throughout 2013. The average Canadian home has escalated 93 per cent over the past decade; individual markets experienced increases ranging from 62 per cent in Saint John (4.96 per cent compounded annually) to 199 per cent in Regina (11.57 per cent compounded annually).

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Here is the full RE/MAX Move-up Buyers Report for you to read

Come along and discover many of the beautiful displays and products on offer at this year’s Interior Design Show in Toronto. Held each January, this show is an upscale version of a home show, with a focus on top quality products that you would get when working with a designer to renovate your home.

Five Things Condo Buyers Need to Know about PDI

January 29, 2013

Having bought a brand new condo from the developer some years earlier, just from a set of floor plans, the Pre Delivery Inspection or PDI is your first opportunity to step inside your suite and look around. No doubt you have visited this place in your mind over and over. On the day of the […]

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What Can the Buyer Afford?

January 25, 2013

Ralph talks about a phome call he received from another real estate agent regarding a property Ralph has listed for sale. The buyer’s agent wanted the price of the property reduced to fit into the buyer’s budget.

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Selling a Condo by Assignment in Toronto or Etobicoke

January 10, 2013

A word about selling Toronto condos by assignment. Pre-Construction condos can be sold prior to registration by selling your interest in the paperwork to someone else. They then become obligated to fulfill the terms of the contract with the condo developer. Ralph Evans provides services to people looking to buy, sell, invest and rent condo […]

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January 2013 – Real Estate Market Update

January 9, 2013

It is early January 2013 and it is the perfect time to reflect back on the Toronto real estate market for 2012 and look ahead for what to expect in 2013. In this video you will hear Ralph’s perspective on the Toronto market. Ralph Evans provides services to people looking to buy, sell, invest and […]

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Client Testimonial – November 2011

November 24, 2011

This client has recently completed the purchase of a home with Ralph’s assistance. He toured dozens of homes during a search spanning about 14-months. Offers were made on 5-homes, before being successful in buying the right home. This client will be looking to extensively renovate and modernize this older home.

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June 2011 Toronto Real Estate Market Report – Video

July 8, 2011

Here is a quick video update for the Toronto and Etobicoke real estate market… Strong buyer demand and low interest rates are keeping us in a strong sellers market. The spring market has finished and now we have entered the summer market for real estate… The month of June marks the end of the spring […]

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Buy First or Sell First

May 27, 2011

This is a major decision people need to work out, when making a move. There is no single answer. Ralph Evans can help to discuss the alternatives here to help figure out the approach that will work best for you. People are generally most concerned about where they will be living in the future. In […]

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Springtime in James Gardens

May 11, 2011

Spring can be such a wonderful time to get out and enjoy all the nature that is located right here in Toronto! Ralph visits James Gardens in Etobicoke on a sunny spring morning in May. This is one of the few formal manicured parks of the city, with beautifully maintained floral displays. Naturally, this makes […]

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