One of the most quoted facts about the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) housing market is the “average selling price”. If you look at prices in the first quarter, you will see that the average selling price rose from $737,000 (rounded) in January 2018 to $785,000 (rounded) in March 2018. However, there are three surprises hiding within these numbers.
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Do you have family members planning to downsize “sometime” but will likely be caught napping if the real estate market changes? Here are some likely reasons they are stuck and what you can do to help them.
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Anyone planning to downsize in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), needs to keep informed about the current real estate market. The following video provides a fresh perspective on five key market measurements. The goal is to provide you with greater insight for your own decision making.
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A family cottage is often taken for granted when downsizing and/or planning for retirement. However, a cottage is “that piece of real estate that brings families together but can also drive them apart.” Listen in on a frank discussion between two experienced estate lawyers on how to handle the situation. (Video).
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There are excellent resources available for helping seniors living in the Province of Ontario, Canada. This summary of resources includes links to online topics such as Accessible Housing and Flexible Home Designs,.
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If you’re scratching your head and wondering what type of home most people choose when downsizing, this is for you.
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The word “help” means different things to different people, depending on their situation. There are very specific kinds of downsizing “help” that you will find on this site.
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The following table shows the average sales price of detached homes in the city of Toronto (Canada) from January to July in 2017.
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The short answer is: “while you still have options available to you”. That is, while you have some degree of choice and control over the timing. The answer is closely related to the topic “Why downsize?” Continue reading “When is the best time to downsize?”