Before Surrendering Mom’s Driver’s Licence

Drivers Licence

A driver’s licence* represents independence and freedom for most people since it allows them to drive anywhere and anytime they want. It is not surprising that the elderly feel a sense of loss when surrendering their licence due to gradually declining health. If your parent or family member owns real property and is facing this situation, you should be aware of an important option before turning in their Ontario licence.

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GTA Real Estate Market – Q3 2018

Market Scan Q3 2018 Logo

Anyone planning to downsize in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), needs to keep current on the real estate market. The following video and matching graphs provide 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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Downsizing to Cottage Country?

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The latest RE/MAX Recreational Property Report offers many insights into buying activity. See details on who is driving demand, market-specific price, sales data, and more emerging trends in Canada’s popular recreational markets. Ontario is featured on Pages 2 & 3 of this table with details on Haliburton, Parry Sound, Collingwood, Muskoka, The Kawarthas and Prince Edward County, etc.

Since this report has just been released today, it is in addition to the regularly scheduled posts that are published here every Sunday afternoon.

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GTA Real Estate Market – Q2 2018

GTA Market Scan - 2018-Q2

Anyone planning to downsize in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), needs to keep current on the 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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You Don’t Live in an “Average” House

Large House

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 2018, you will see that the average selling price rose from $737,000 (rounded) in January to $797,000 (rounded) in September 2018. However, there are three surprises hiding within these numbers.
(Updated to September from the original publication date.)

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Caught napping while the market changes?

Koala napping

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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Downsizing in Toronto? Essential info …

GTA Real Estate Market Overview

Anyone planning to downsize in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), needs to keep current on the 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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Best Seniors’ Housing Resources – Ontario Canada

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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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The Emotional Side of Downsizing

Park Roller Coaster
The “how to” of downsizing gets a lot of attention. Preparing for the emotions that are created during this process is just as important. Here are many, mixed emotions you can expect to feel before, during and after you are done. Continue reading “The Emotional Side of Downsizing”