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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 11 August 2017

As we approach the middle of August, the traffic around the city gets a little lighter and it seems like it’s your last chance to take a bit of a breather before we start to think about getting ready for the fall real estate market. There is much talk around the office about all the new listings that will be hitting MLS after Labour Day. Will it be a repeat of May when we saw an excess of listings come to market? Are buyers waiting patiently for the impending influx of new listings to satisfy their desire for a place to call home?

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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 03 August 2017

The dog days of August are upon us. The weather is finally hot, hot, hot and sipping drinks on a patio is where we all want to be. Listings are slowing down but last week sales were slightly up by 8%. There was a significant increase in open house traffic last weekend and agents are seeing more appointments being booked on their listings. Stories around the office of properties that had 9, 16 and 18 offers this week got everyone all talking. Is pricing low to generate offers the way to go? Some agents believe to list with an asking price close to market value and accept offers anytime and some believe to list low and set a date for offers. The latter seems to be happening again. It’s too soon to tell if a flurry of sales signals a trend that some buyers simply need to move on with their lives.

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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 28 July 2017

Are we all tired of reading and listening to what the media has to say about the housing market in Toronto? There wasn't a week that went by that some so called expert didn't write their views about the market. For sure market conditions have changed and we are all adjusting, so why don't they give it a rest. The last major housing correction followed a global economic crisis in 2008. The conditions aren't there this time for a major market meltdown. The Toronto market still needs time to absorb how the buyers and sellers are going to react to the policy changes.

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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 21 July 2017

The traffic has slowed down and you can tell most people have ventured out of town for their summer holidays. The weather has finally warmed up and everyone is taking advantage of the great outdoors. Open house attendance has dropped off and property showings have slowed down. In real estate language, we call this "The Summer Market".

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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 14 July 2017

If you are working the downtown condo market or involved in the ridiculously heated rental market you might wonder what all the talk is about a declining real estate market. However, if you are working the uptown detached market you might be trying to focus your inner Stuart Smalley by slowly repeating “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and gosh darn it people want to buy my listings

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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 30 June 2017

Pride week in Toronto was a colourful success and Bosley's participation in Family Pride was a whole lot-of-fun! As we are coming up to the much anticipated "Canada 150" long weekend, this will be a weekend to participate in the festivities around town. With so many events happening in Toronto to celebrate Canada's big birthday it will be hard to narrow down which events to attend.

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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 22 June 2017

Back in the old days of real estate the Realtors® would work hard up until the end of June and then they would take the summer off, as did most of their clients. Over the past many years the Spring market has lasted well into the summer with usually just a short break in the dog days of August. We are definitely feeling old school with the slow pace of listings and even slower pace of sales heading into summer this year.

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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 09 June 2017

If the real estate market were like a game of golf we would probably be on the back nine right now wondering if we were going to pull our game together or bogey our way to the clubhouse. If you are a Seller you are definitely wondering how your game fell apart so quickly after hitting the fairway with every drive and sinking every putt through the beginning of the season. The confusing part might be why the Buyers haven’t picked up their game as we finish out the season.

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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 26 May 2017

This week we had to order three extra bottles of water for the water cooler as it seemed everyone was spending an inordinate amount of time chatting about what to do next in real estate. We watched as the listings went down before the long weekend and as expected that resulted in lower sales last week. And as is typical after a long weekend the numbers of new listings jumped substantially thereafter. The trend we have been watching carefully is the number of sales that are occurring above their listed price.

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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 19 May 2017

Dear Vancouver, we are wondering if what is going on with our market is the same thing you went through last year? You see, our listings continue to go up and sales have dropped off substantially. Yet the Toronto Real Estate Board just released the mid-May statistics and shared that in the first two weeks of May prices have gone up over 17% compared to the same time-frame last year. And you might want to sit down for this next stat, because the leader of the pack was none other than condominium apartments which increased over 28% in value over the same period last May. Now we should also point out that the average price of a detached home in the 416 has actually declined slightly from the end of April going down in value 1.8%. Condominium apartments did increase in value over the end of April, but to be honest at an increase of .2% it is basically a rounding error.

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