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Why fall is the best time for planting in your home garden

Fall is the best time for planting. We have been saying this in the business for almost 25 years now – ever since growers started producing trees, shrubs and evergreens in containers. I like planting now and generally, I have more success with September

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Maybe it’s time to cut the red tape to build more new homes

Using the Houston area for comparison, the Toronto Sun this week says that the government needs to be freeing up housing supply rather than trying to curb foreign demand. Both CMAs house about 6.5 million people, the paper says, but Houston planners

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Average New Home Price Hits $733,578 for the First Time

The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) announced that there were 2,798 new home sales in February 2015, according to RealNet Canada, BILD’s trusted resource for all new home market intelligence."The year is off to a stable start

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It’s still a good time to buy a new home in Canada

“Global investors fleeing volatility are taking refuge in an unlikely place: a Canadian housing market that some speculators are still betting is a bubble ready to pop,” reads the lead paragraph from a recent Globe and Mail story about global investors

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It’s time to get your home ready for winter

It’s November - pack away the Halloween decorations, grab your discount candy from the grocery store, and start getting your home ready for winter.For all of November, we’re featuring winter tips for homeowners. As usual, we’ll have interior design and

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It’s time to start seeds for your home garden

I love to sow and grow my own annual flowering plants in my home garden. There is a measure of satisfaction from the activity that is greater than any that I grow from store-bought transplants.  

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Now’s the time to start saving for your new home

Some people are on vacation, some are staying home and trying to save money. Typically, the housing market heats up in the spring and slows down in the summer. It was the opposite this year, which inspired us to focus on money saving tips!

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Is January the best time to buy a home?

Were you among the savvy purchasers who got onto the real estate ladder yesterday? The Toronto Real Estate firm TheRedPin says January 17th is the single best day to buy a home in Toronto, with buyers saving an average of $60,000 and experiencing fewer

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Don’t worry, it’s still a good time to buy a new home in Toronto

As we watch house prices continue to climb and climb, it’s natural to think about the old truism that what goes up must come down. In the real estate market, that tends to be true only temporarily — what goes up comes down a bit for a while before

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April Home Sales Tops 50,000 for the Third Time Ever

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) released its monthly national sales report for April 2015, announcing that the national average price for homes sold during the month was $448,862.This average sale price is 9.5% higher compared to the same

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