Posts Tagged: canada

Trish Mutch – Toronto Lesbian Realtor

Trish Mutch - Toronto Lesbian Realtor

We are not like other realtors. What makes us different? For home-sellers; we leverage marketing techniques and strategies to promote your home to a wider audience. Combined with our understanding of the wants and needs of the prospect purchaser, we use the latest technologies to increase their desire to compel a faster transaction, at the… Read more »

Greg Rowland – Gay Pender Island Realtor

Greg Rowland - Victoria Gay Realtor

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: Greg Rowland is a Victoria Gay Realtor who offers superb service to his clients in the trading area of Southern Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands for over… Read more »

Michael P. Atkinson – Gay Toronto Real Estate Agent

Michael P. Atkinson - Toronto Gay Realtor

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: Requiring perseverance, tenacity, negotiation, and communication skills I have worked with a diverse, high-profile customer base. Today, as a real estate professional, I am bringing those same skills and… Read more »

Perry Ryno – Gay Toronto Real Estate Agent

Perry Ryno - Toronto Gay Realtor

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: Helping clients with all their real estate needs in our diverse, welcoming, kinetic, and food forward city. Perry Ryno loves Toronto! Full service, full time Realtor since 1994 22… Read more »

Gaelen Patrick – Gay Toronto Real Estate Agent

Gaelen Patrick - Toronto Gay Realtor

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: I’m Gaelen Patrick, and I am a full time Gay Real Estate salesperson working with Sutton Group Realty focusing on the downtown Toronto Real Estate Market. I’m very well… Read more »

The Gayborhood: Queen Street West

gayborhood toronto

An indie-spirited, artistically inclined alternative to the city’s uber-queer Church Street Village, Queen Street West (aka simply Queen West) is one of several cool neighborhoods west of downtown. It consists of a long stretch of Queen Street extending west from about University Avenue and the Osgoode metro station for many blocks out beyond Trinity Bellwoods… Read more »

Carol Borg, Lesbian Toronto Real Estate Agent

Carol Borg - Toronto Lesbian Realtor

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: Carol believes in no hype, no fancy slogans, and no pressure. Just total dedication to servicing your Toronto real estate needs. Every step of the way! See Carol’s Expanded… Read more »

The Gayborhood: Montreal’s Mile End

Traditionally the city’s close-knit Jewish neighborhood, Mile End is in Montreal’s upper Plateau area, just north of lovely Parc du Mont-Royal. A couple of miles west of downtown and the bright-pink Gay Village, the neighborhood is a short walk from the Mont-Royal and Laurier metro stations and has become a bastion of dining, nightlife, and… Read more »

Jim Datlen, Gay Brampton, Ontario Real Estate Agent

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: My partner and I bought our house in Brampton in 1998 and we love the suburbs! You can choose from vibrant condos or single family homes on quiet streets…. Read more »

Clara Mitchell Enns, Gay Friendly Winnipeg Real Estate Agent

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: Clara has worked in Winnipeg real estate for more than twenty years. Whether you are buying or selling Winnipeg real estate, we will use our strategic pricing techniques and… Read more »

Millennials Leaving High-Cost Vancouver, B.C.

As the price of an average house in the beautiful city nears $1.3 million Canadian, young tech workers are moving out, leaving worried business leaders behind. Kevin Oke had a millennial’s dream job in Vancouver, B.C., working as lead designer at a video-game company whose clients included Atari and Ubisoft Entertainment, but he still couldn’t… Read more »

Vancouver Has a Ton of Empty Homes

“Home buyers and prospective renters have fretted for years that investors were snapping up homes and leaving them empty, cutting supply and boosting prices in the process,” as the Financial Post put it. The report analyzed residential electricity consumption via a decade’s worth of anonymized data provided by BC Hydro, the electric utility. A home… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Philip Kocev, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Real Estate is in my blood! Growing up, conversation at the family dinner table often centered around buying, selling, and investing in real estate. My mother has been a… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Alexis Hlady, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Choosing an Edmonton real estate agent is a difficult task because really, how does one make that decision and how do you know you’ve made the right choice? I’m… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Brent Anderson, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Providing professional service to my clients, while educating them through the process. Edmonton is a thriving City, with many festivals, events to take in year round. See Brent’s Expanded… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Todd Black, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Todd offers Toronto a wueer eye for a great buy – specializing in downtown lofts and condos. See Todd’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Greg Rowland, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Greg is a top producer, friendly, low key, high energy, knowledgeable, fun, happy, smart, and hip. Victoria has the mildest climate in the country, and is the best place… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Tim Hewetson, Toronto

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Cultivating business relationships for life. Superior professionalism with integrity and meticulous attention to detail. Toronto is a city of diverse and vibrant neighbourhoods which contribute to a strong sense… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Carol Borg, Toronto

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. No hype, fancy slogans or presure. Just total dedication to servicing your real estate needs. Every step of the way! Toronto is a vibrant, eclectic city of neighborhoods. Let… Read more »

Homeownership in the US Versus Canada

In the mid-1990s I wrote an opinion column arguing against the tax deduction for mortgage interest. One of the arguments I made was that the percentage of homeowners was only one or two points higher in the United States than in Canada, which doesn’t have the deduction. The best information I have now is that… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Jim Datlen, Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Jim’s a Real Estate Broker serving the Greater Toronto suburbs! Quiet neighbourhoods, friendly people and freedom. Single family homes, condos – they’re all here waiting for you. See Jim’s… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Geoff Hartle, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Geoff is a dedicated and professional Toronto real estate agent, your source for the Toronto Real Estate market. See Geoff’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Michael Wilcox, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. 5 years experience in Vancouver Downtown/East/or West. Knowledge with investors (foreign/local), first-time and seasoned buyers. Vancouver brings culture, beaches, nature, shopping, entertainment, diversity, and a relaxed community feel –… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Peter Jeffery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Full-time REALTOR ABR for 11 great years. I represent residential buyers and sellers within the Halifax Regional Municipality. Halifax is a great mid-sized Canadian city with open & active… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: John Maguire, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Specializing in central Toronto condos, lofts and townhouses for 14 years, sourcing the unique spaces that best suit clients’ lifestyles. See John’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here… Read more »

Today’s Real Estate Report: Canada

Across Canada, home prices inched higher in December, even as sales were down year over year, CBC News reports: Canadian home prices ticked a little bit higher in December, with the average value of a resale home rising 1.6 per cent to $352,800, according to figures released today. Prices ticked higher even after a large… Read more »

Gay Friendly Toronto

Author: Tim Hewetson Source: SellToronto.com With same sex orientation and unions being more widely recognized and accepted, LGBT buyers have burst into the real estate market. Finding a Realtor© who understands your lifestyle and needs is important. A LGBT Realtor© can be more in-tune with your needs, style, and budgetary requirements. Toronto has many ‘gay… Read more »

Most Canadian Markets Saw Home Price Drop in November

A widely followed index of Canadian housing prices shows home prices fell in November over the month before, in 10 of 11 major markets tracked. The Teranet-National Bank House Price Index found that prices in its 11-city composite dropped 0.4 per cent from October’s level. “It was the fourth November monthly decline in 13 years… Read more »

2013 Likely to Be Good for Saskatchewan Real Estate Market

The Executive Officer of the Saskatoon Region Association of Realtors expects Saskatchewan’s major cities to continue doing extremely well next year. Jason Yochim says nationally, the realty marketplace is looking at a slight decrease this year, driven by the larger centres like Toronto and Vancouver, but Saskatoon and Regina will continue to be in the… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Clara Mitchell Enns, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Clara has worked in Winnipeg real estate for more than twenty years. Whether you are buying or selling Winnipeg real estate, we will use our strategic pricing techniques and… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Eugene Palermo, Toronto, Ontario

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Successful real estate agents share a number of common traits – including personal integrity, knowledge of their local real estate market and community, marketing skills, good negotiating skills and… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Brian Elder, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Brian has been successfully assisting clients buy and sell homes within the many unique and exciting neighbourhoods of Toronto since 1991. With his team approach, Brian and his team’s… Read more »

Vancouver Saw Real Estate Market Slowdown in September

A slowdown in real estate sales numbers in Vancouver, particularly in single-family homes worth more than $1 million, dragged down the country’s average home price in September, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Monday. In Metro Vancouver, the average home price was down 3.8 per cent in September from a year earlier, which CREA said… Read more »

Winnipeg Home Sales Dropped in September

SALES of existing homes in Winnipeg dropped 14 per cent in September, but industry officials say it’s too soon to say if three straight months of weakening sales is the start of a market correction or a temporary aberration. The Winnipeg Realtors Association said Friday that Multiple Listing Service (MLS) sales fell to 1,040 units… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Todd Black, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. There is nothing quite like the experience of matching buyers with sellers, and knowing that you are making a real difference in people’s lives. Todd graduated from University with… Read more »

Canadian Home Prices Likely to Slip 10% Over Next Two Years, Report Suggests

Canadian house prices are due for a 10 per cent correction — and likely even more in overheated Toronto and Vancouver — but will likely avoid a U.S.-style collapse, according to a Scotiabank report. Economists from the chartered bank said in a report Wednesday that average Canadian house prices will likely experience a cumulative 10… Read more »

Canada: Couple Denied Apartment for Being Gay

A gay couple is filing a human rights complaint against a rental agent in Brampton after she denied them an apartment because the landlord does not want to rent the property to gay people. After searching several weeks for an apartment, Thiago Derucio and his boyfriend, Chris Prentice, found a place using an agency called… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Brian Street, Vancouver

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Welcome to Vancouver! Your experience in buying or selling Vancouver real estate is most important to me, and I work to make it as pleasant and stress-free as possible…. Read more »

Is Canadian Real Estate Market Overvalued?

Canadian real estate agents may have recorded the first year-over-year sales drop in 11 months in March, regional data suggest, as the Vancouver market plunged. The value of purchases reported by 11 regional real estate boards fell 1.1 percent from a year earlier to C$12.4 billion ($12.4 billion), as the number of homes sold fell… Read more »

Canadian Home Sales Increased in February

Following a rough start to 2012, home sales in Canada rebounded in February with a modest increase recorded in February from the previous month. The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) said Thursday that homes sale rose by 1.4 per cent between January and February, which helped recover roughly one-third of the 4.5-per cent drop recorded… Read more »

Yukon Real Estate Market is Booming

The real estate market in Yukon continues to be hot, even in the dead of winter. According to the latest numbers, the value of real estate transactions in the territory was up significantly compared to this time last year. The Yukon Bureau of Statistics just released its housing numbers for the final quarter of 2011…. Read more »

Toronto’s Top Ten Neighborhoods

Home sales continue to rise in Canada, according to the latest monthly report by The Canadian Real Estate Association. Existing real estate purchases rose 2.7 per cent in September compared with August and up 11 per cent year to year. While sales slowed in other parts of the country – Canada’s largest metropolitan area experienced… Read more »

Atlantic Canadian Real Estate Still Soft

The economic and housing market performance in Atlantic Canada is being impacted by a downturn in employment and slower retail spending activity, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) fourth quarter Housing Market Outlook, Atlantic Edition(1). “Low interest rates are expected to only partially offset the weaker economic outlook,” said Alex MacDonald, regional economist,… Read more »

Canadian Real Estate Market Expected to Remain Healthy Through 2012

The Canadian housing market continues to exceed expectations and is now forecast by many experts to remain healthy well into next year despite a slowdown in the overall economy. The Canadian Real Estate Association revised its forecast upward Tuesday after reporting strong October sales. It now projects sales this year will be up 1.4 per… Read more »

Canadians Bought 1 in 10 Florida Homes in Last Year

Canadian buyers continue to snap up Florida real estate, says a recent survey of foreign buyers produced by the National Association of Realtors on behalf of the Florida Realtors association. The survey tracked foreign buyers for a 12-month period from mid-2010 to mid-2011. “For that period, one in four Florida homes was purchased by a… Read more »

Canadian Home Prices Reach Record Highs

Home prices reached a record high in July, rising 1.3% from the previous month, according to a real estate survey of repeat home sales. The Teranet-National Bank House Price Index, released Wednesday, showed prices have risen eight straight months in Canada. Overall prices are up 5.3% from a year earlier. Prices rose 2.3% in Calgary,… Read more »

Housing Starts Drop in Canada’s Atlantic Coast

According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC’s) latest outlook, the economic and housing market performance in Atlantic Canada in 2011 is currently being impacted by slower employment growth and weaker retail spending activity. “Low interest rates, previously the foundation for better performance in the housing sector, are not expected to offset the weaker economic… Read more »

Canadian Real Estate Sales Stronger Than Expected in 2nd Quarter

The Canadian Real Estate Association has revised its forecast for residential property sales as transaction activity and prices were stronger than expected in the second quarter of the year. Sales momentum was also better than expected heading into the third quarter. As a result, the 2011 national forecasts for sales activity and average price have… Read more »

Canada: Saskatchewan Has Plan to Help Home Buyers

The Saskatchewan government has outlined an eight-year housing strategy to help potential buyers being pushed out of the market by skyrocketing prices. The report outlines five steps that include increasing the housing and rental supply and improving affordability. The average resale price of a home in Saskatchewan has risen more than 83 per cent since… Read more »

The Yukon Home Prices Soaring

Once a playground for 19th century gold speculators, the Yukon is again experiencing a boom as commodities surge and gold prices reach new heights, good news for an incumbent government pushing for its third term. … “Yukoners aren’t really worried about the economy and they haven’t been worried for quite some time,” said Donna Larsen… Read more »

Canada: Economy Sputters, But Home Prices Rise

Corporate purchasing activity in Canada slowed in June, further evidence that the economy is entering a soft patch, but new home prices jumped at twice the rate expected in May, according to data released on Thursday. The Ivey Purchasing Managers Index fell to 59.9 in June from 65.5 in May on a seasonally adjusted basis…. Read more »

Canada’s Luxury Real Estate Market Surging

Canada’s growing band of millionaires and an influx of foreign investment are driving a boom in the luxury-property sector with six out of eight major centres likely to report new records by the end of the year, according to RE/MAX. Leading the pack was the greater Vancouver area, where sales of luxury properties priced at… Read more »

Canadian Real Estate Market Will Likely See Steady But Not Stellar Growth

The Canadian housing market remains strong, but the days of double-digit gains in real estate are largely over, according to the president of Coldwell Banker Canada. And that’s all the more reason to view your home purchase primarily as a lifestyle decision rather than an investment in the hopes of a “quick return,” John Geha… Read more »

Canadian Real Estate Prices Likely to Climb in 2011

A new survey says Canada’s real estate market is heading into a stronger-than-expected year that will likely see home prices steadily rise, while overall transactions moderate. Royal LePage reports that average home prices are expected to rise 3 per cent to $348,600 in 2011, while the number of transactions is predicted to fall 2 per… Read more »

Gay Realty Watch: Toronto, Ontario

We continue our look into local real estate markets with large gay and lesbian communities. Today, we go up north, to Toronto, Canada, our gay friendly neighbor in Ontario, Cabbagetown, and legal gay marriage: Is Toronto real estate market way overvalued?‎ - The Economist magazine says Toronto real estate is way overvalued. Agents say buyers are… Read more »

Gay Realty Watch: Vancouver, BC

We continue our look into local real estate markets with large gay and lesbian communities. Today, Vancouver, BC, in our friendly neighbor to the north – Robson Street Shopping, Davie Street’s Gay District, and yes, Bubble Tea. Here’s a sampling of what’s going on in the Vancouver real estate market at the moment: Canadian home… Read more »