Welcome to Toronto Real Estate Cafe

This blog is focused on the residential Toronto real estate market and key aspects of selling your home in the GTA. Selling your home is one of the most important financial transactions most people will undertake. Several aspects can be complicated and it can be an exhausting ordeal if you don’t know where to start. Toronto Real Estate Cafe will take you through several critical ingredients in the process of selling your home in the Greater Toronto Area. We cover houses, townhomes, and condos, as well as the more general aspects of selling any kind of home. We find the best industry tips, tools, and tactics to help you get the most out of your home sale.

Conversations on Selling Your Home in The Toronto Real Estate Market

We offer practical, down-to-earth advice on a variety of topics related to selling your home. We’ll help you get your home in the best possible shape before listing it. You will learn about the benefits of staging your home to raise the selling price and boost your marketing, and whether you should consider a professional real estate photographer to maximize your home’s selling power. Potential buyers need to be able to envision themselves living in your home – in essence, they’re buying a lifestyle.

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Next, we’ll help you pick the best real estate agent to sell your home. This can be a daunting task. There are over 35,000 licensed agents in the Toronto area alone.  As a one-time seller, you might feel like a fish out of water when you’re dealing with a real estate agent. At Toronto Real Estate Cafe, our suggestions are aimed at putting you back in the driver’s seat and help you pick the most seasoned and savvy agent on the market.

So you’ve prepared your home for the listing and chosen a reliable listing agent to put it on the market. Now comes the time to sell. You’ll have your top-notch agent to guide you through the process, of course, but we offer some suggestions to help streamline the sales transaction as much as possible. We highlight some of the most important factors you should consider before closing the deal. And for those of you who can’t wait to move on to the next step, we discuss the trials and tribulations of buying your own (next) house. We break down the different types of available mortgages so you can choose the best plan for your financial circumstances. We’re here to help you make the most informed decisions.

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Toronto Now Fourth Largest City in North America

All in all, you have a fantastic chance of making a great sale. Toronto is a fast-growing city with a booming real estate market. In fact, our population just surpassed Chicago’s, making Toronto the fourth-largest city in North America. Home to over 2.8 million people, Toronto is truly the cultural and economic hub of Canada. If you’re a native, then it will come as no surprise that it’s one of the greenest, cleanest, and friendliest cities in the world. It’s ranked right at the top of the list for innovation and creativity, making it a great city to start and grow a business. Toronto is constantly drawing in new people to work in high-skilled, white-collar jobs – and you can bet they’re looking for a place to call home.

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The Toronto Real Estate Market Continues to See Strong Growth

Toronto’s potential for development and growth is increasing every day. Home sales grew by 2.8% this year across all home types. Meanwhile, the average selling price of homes in August 2014 was $546,303, compared to $501,677 in August 2013 – that’s a clear 8.9% increase. These strong increases persisted well into September, and are projected to last for a considerable time. People are buying up homes faster than owners can list them.
At Toronto Real Estate Cafe, we’re here to help you get the best price for your home as quickly and smoothly as possible.

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