Home sales and prices up in Toronto last month from year ago
October 3rd, 2019

The Toronto Real Estate Board says home sales in the Greater Toronto Area in September were up 22 per cent compared with a year ago as the cost of buying a house also pushed higher.

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Trend Watch: 2014 Design Trends
2014 brings masculine influences with cool textures and a monochromic overture to the mix to create a romantic whimsy. Be prepared to see dark kitchens and navy blue walls making a comeback.

Bold geometrics, black and white graphics, tartan, plaid, space-like chandeliers, recycled wood furniture, live edge pieces and gold, gold and more gold will be taking over our interiors.

You are probably thinking this all sounds exciting, but how do you take it from a fantasy to a functional space in your home? Follow these tips to help add a little trend to your 2014 space...

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First-time home buyers feeling more confident: poll

First-time buyers are feeling more confident about the housing market and are ready to jump in, according to the 21st annual home ownership poll by RBC.

With the peak buying and selling spring market just around the corner, there has been a significant increase in the number of young Canadians who feel housing is a good investment: Some 86 per cent of respondents aged 25 to 34 see owning a house as a good investment, up from 78 per cent in 2013.

Where a year ago, just 25 per cent of young people surveyed said they intended to buy, that number jumped to 41 per cent this year, the survey found.

The findings reflect the improving economy and job market as well as the fact that more young buyers have focused on cutting debt and saving more money so they are ready to start house-hunting armed with a decent down payment, said Erica Nielsen, vice president of home equity finance for RBC.

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