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Toronto’s suburbs get their share of the real estate frenzy

Monday Mar 20th, 2017

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  Real estate agent Shawn Lackie was greeting house hunters with some trepidation when he listed a house for sale in Whitby, Ont. last week. Multiple offers for desirable houses have been common in the suburbs surrounding Toronto for more than a year now, but Mr. Lackie wasn’t sure if a neglected fixer-upper would inspire a frenzy or a revolt. “It was a beautiful home in its day – which was about 1994,” says Mr. Lackie of Coldwell Banker RMR Real... [read more]

Toronto’s east end has the hottest real estate in the city

Monday Mar 20th, 2017

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  The trendiest neighbourhoods in Toronto aren’t in the trendy west end, but the east. Homes north of Danforth Ave. and east of the Don River are selling fast, according to data provided by the Toronto Real Estate Board. The area, which encompasses posh Playter Estates to the west and rough-around-the edges Woodbine-Lumsden further east, boasts the shortest sale times in the city, with homes averaging a mere 12 days on the market compared to a city-wide average of 21... [read more]

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