By: Michael Tough Realty Group

December 2018 Newsletter

Tags: Blog

November in Review   Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) Stats are in for November. And I must admit I am starting to sound like a broken record. Once again, the numbers continue to reveal the reasonable stability of most areas ….and the continuing struggles that certain pockets of our market are experiencing. Page 1 of the monthly Market Watch looks like this….. Never judge a b...Read More

Why Do I Have To Come To Your Office?

By: Michael Tough Realty Group

Why Do I Have To Come To Your Office?

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Why Do I Have To Come To Your Office? I Just Want to See A House! For twenty five years I was a Location Manager in film and television production.  TV Series and most TV Movies were, simply due to the lack of time, a race to find any location to film in.  We had mere days to interpret the script; find the locations; scout them; sign them; tech survey them; and shoot them.  A...Read More

November 2018 Newsletter

By: Michael Tough Realty Group

November 2018 Newsletter

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Oh Where, Oh Where Has The Market Gone? I had a conversation the other day with a potential client. I referenced that prices were down year over year in their specific neighbourhood and almost instantly lost credibility with this individual. He had just read an article about the most recent TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board) report for October. Prices were up 3.5%. The client questioned my knowledg...Read More

October 2018 Newsletter

By: Michael Tough Realty Group

October 2018 Newsletter

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  I have been challenged this month in preparing our latest market update. October is Thanksgiving and hand in hand is a sense of gratitude for all the blessings we have in our lives. I have so very much to be thankful for and am always thrilled to spend the Thanksgiving weekend with family. In business, we are grateful for all our clients in allowing us the opportunity to help them achieve ...Read More

AUGUST 2018 NEWSLETTER

By: Michael Tough Realty Group

AUGUST 2018 NEWSLETTER

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    Is the Market Correction Now Behind Us? Welcome to August. Dare I say, the CNE is just around the corner. And then the dreaded (or much awaited) back to school!!  Our summer has been one of the best in years and we trust you and your family have enjoyed the sunshine and the heat. July’s statistics on the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) show a strong positive increase...Read More

June 2018 Newsletter

By: Michael Tough Realty Group

June 2018 Newsletter

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    GDP down 1.3%; Employment Growth down 2.6%;Unemployment rate up 5.9%; Inflation down 2.2%..... Headlines and data are all too confusing for our daily consumption. Not sure about you - I prefer the cookies put on a much lower shelf. Life is too busy and we have hectic schedules. Most everything we see, hear or read is a brief soundbite meant only to capture our attention for a brie...Read More

May 2018 Newsletter

By: Michael Tough Realty Group

May 2018 Newsletter

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    "The house next to me sold in a week; and one down the street is sitting and sitting. What is up with our market? The time tested adage in real estate - other than "Location. Location. Location. - is "It's all about price." Ordinarily, I would agree. In a balanced market, where the buyers have a reasonable number of homes to choose from, Seller's must b...Read More

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

By: Michael Tough Realty Group

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

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    As I approach another anniversary of becoming a Realtor, and as our team approaches new milestones of service to our clients, it causes me to step back for a moment and just be grateful. Incredibly grateful to those early clients who believed in me long before I did (and some of them who may not have ever known how 'green' I was); to our repeat and referring clients who tru...Read More

March 2018 Newsletter: Riddle me this... what went up, then came way down and is still up?

By: Michael Tough Realty Group

March 2018 Newsletter: Riddle me this... what went up, then came way down and is still up?

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    March Break 2017. The week it all changed! If you recall, last year at the end of February, all everyone could talk about was house prices and the staggering, eye-popping price increases year over year. At one point, I recall someone showing me a graph that indicated Aurora was up 44% and Newmarket was up 38%. It was mind-numbing even trying to keep pace with the daily record sett...Read More

First Time Home Buying Seminar

By: Michael Tough Realty Group

First Time Home Buying Seminar

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    We are thrilled to present an informative evening filled with great information about our current market and all the exciting next steps to buying your first home!   5 Reasons You Should Come First 5 people to register and attend receive a $25 gift certificate Enter to win a $34,000 Cash giveaway or one of twenty-four prizes of $1,000 CASH   *some conditions apply Al...Read More