website launch picToday is a significant milestone for us with the launch of our new website.  This is not a facelift  but a brand new site with lots of awesome content for our buyers and sellers or anyone  that is interested in real estate.

For Buyers

  • An introduction to some of our favorite neighborhoods in Etobicoke
  • Insight into some of the neighbourhood schools
  • A peek at some unique content for First Time buyers (because we know you’re special)
  • Answers to the most frequently asked questions in our new blog
  •  Ability to search for your dream home by neighborhood and price point


For Sellers

  • Download great guides to help you prepare your home for sale
  • Read our Clients Reviews of our service
  • Learn what your neighbours house sold for
  • Understand our unique services
  • Check out helpful articles on our new blog

A big shout out to Andre and the entire team at Artifakt for keeping us on track every step of the way and delivering an awesome site.

We can’t wait to hear what you think.  CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW OUR NEW SITE.

See This Amazing Home For Sale In Trendy Mimico

58 Evans Ave. Etobicoke – $779,000

Open House Sat & Sun 2-4 pm

Custom Built Bright Spacious Detached Home In High Demand Area Of Mimico. Gorgeous Hardwood Flooring Throughout, 9′ Ceiling And Pot Lights On Main, Dining Rm Walk-Out To Deck, Jacuzzi In Master Ensuite., Professionally Finished Basement, Oak Stairs, Oversized Detached Garage, Easy Access To Downtown Mimico Go Or Gardiner, Close To Mimico Village, Restaurants, Shops And Waterfront Trails. Excellent Home In Convenient Neighbourhood. Great Value In This Home.

How to do an amazing house reno for less

Our Exterior Home Reno That Didn’t Break The Bank!

View these stunning BEFORE and AFTER photos


Renovations for Less


Renovations for less

Our Renovated Bungalow

What did we do to create this amazing house reno for less?

  1.  We didn’t do the renovation immediately but lived in the home first before deciding what changes we wanted to make
  2. We didn’t make any changes to the footprint so exterior changes were cosmetic
  3. We did the design ourselves so did not incur the expense of an architect
  4. We shopped all aspects of the renovation – window and door suppliers, stone layers, carpenters for window bump outs.  We didn’t necessarily pick the cheapest but focused on the combination of price and quality.  We looked for work in our area that we liked and got bids from suppliers of the work
  5. We knew exactly what we wanted when we went out for bids so contractors knew we were ready and serious

Consider these 5 suggestions and you too can do an amazing house renovation for less.  Buying a home that is not renovated and doing some of the work yourself is often less expensive than buying a home that is fully renovated.  Something that home buyers on a budget should consider.  If you would like to know more, please just text, email or call me.


The new Canadian Mortgage rules take effect on Feb. 16th 2016.

 Are you ready?

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On February 15, 2016, minimum downpayment rules are changing in Canada – for homes worth more than $500,000. The change is straightforward: for any portion of the house price over $500,000, buyers will need to provide 10% downpayment for an insured mortgage. The minimum downpayment for the first $500,000 will remain unchanged at 5%.

How much difference could it make? Here’s a simple example:

Right now, you could get a mortgage for a $750,000 home with a downpayment of $37,500: a simple 5% of $750,000. Once the new rules kick in next month, you’ll need $50,000 downpayment for the same house: 5% for the first $500,000 ($25,000), plus 10% for the $250,000 over the limit (another $25,000).

The change was announced in mid-December by the new Liberal Finance Minister, Bill Morneau. While most Canadian homebuyers will be unaffected, the move is designed to protect Canadian homeowners by ensuring a stronger equity footing in their homes.

Here’s a simple chart that illustrates the impact of  the new Canadian Mortgage Rules:

New Mortgage Rate Chart

Please be careful on the timing.  You will need a mortgage approved before February 15 2016 to qualify under the old 5% rules AND your purchase must also close before July 1, 2016.  If you need any more info, I would be happy to help.  Just give me a call, email or text


Jody’s Jem of the Week – Stunning Bungalow in Prime Toronto Area

Why do I love this home? 22 Edgecroft Rd is a fully renovated bungalow in the high demand area of The Queensway.  It offers family friendly streets, great schools, easy access to great transportation and shops, parks and so much more.  This home for sale in south etobicoke is listed for $799,900.

Presented by Royal Lepage Realty Centre, Brokerage


The Queensway New Listings

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The Queensway homes for sale

The Queensway Real Estate

22 Edgecroft RdOutstanding Gourmet Kitchen With Farmers Sink -Granite Counters – Pot Lights – Brand New Appliances – Large Island Perfect For Entertaining. Massive Bathroom With Heated Floor – Freestand Cast Iron Claw Foot Bathtub-Base Rec Room With Surround Sound, Engineered Flrs – California Shutters, Pot Lights-Hardwood Floors Thru-Out-A Pleasure To Show!!! Close To Amenities & A Multi Million Dollar Residences.

If you would like to view this property, please connect me Here or just give me a call on my direct line at 416.450.5900

What are the 5 Biggest Mistakes Home Sellers Make?

Avoid the 5 biggest mistakes home sellers make if you want to sell your home quickly for top dollar

Biggest Mistakes Home Sellers Make

This list has been created based on my experience working with many families in selling their homes at all price points.

 I.  Don’t de-clutter before listing their home

Space is at a premium in most homes in Etobicoke. De-cluttering will create the illusion of more space. It is a must if you want to your home look it’s best.

 II.  Don’t eliminate smoke or pet odours before listing

Smoke and pet odors are the two biggest turn off’s for buyers. Many buyers will not purchase a home with odors regardless of how perfect the other features of the home may be.

III. Price their house too high

The market determines the value of our house, not you. If you price your house too high, you will have less showings, your house will sit on the market, and you often sell for less than if you had priced your house at market.

IV.  Too many restrictions or limitations on showing times

There is no doubt that having people through your home is an inconvenience to you and your family. However, you need to make your home available when buyers want to see it. The more buyers through, the more likely you are to sell your home quickly for top dollar.

V.  Don’t accept the first offer because they think a better offer is coming

Many sellers feel that they may have underpriced their home if an offer comes too quickly. The truth is that your first offer is often your best. When you house goes on the market, there is a buzz and often this is the time you will get your best offer.

The good news is that all of these are relatively easy to avoid.  Follow this advice and I know that you will be happy with the results!


When is the best time to sell your home?


You are thinking of selling your home and you want to maximize your selling price.  You may be wondering when is the best time to sell your home?  Here are a few things to think about when deciding what time is best for you.

Is your home ready for sale?

When you sell you home you want your house to look its best.  This means de-cluttering and doing any minor repairs that will make your home more attractive to potential buyers.  Always put your home on the market when you home is prepped and looking great.

Do you have a plan on where to move?

Many home owners want to sell first so they know how much money they have for their next home. Others want to buy first so they know they have found their dream  home before selling. In all cases, you  want to have a plan on where you are moving to.  This will avoid a lot of stress and last minute stumbling when you house does sell.

Is there good demand for your home?

Currently, in Toronto and throughout much of the GTA,  it is a sellers market.  This means that there are more buyers than there are sellers.  Generally, you will get more for your house in a sellers market so this is a great time to get your house on the market.

It’s not a science but if you take these three things into consideration, it will give you a good indiction on when is the best time to sell your home.  Of course, I would be happy to help you build a plan to put your house on the market.  I would offer my assistance to help you understand the timing, and of course build a great marketing plan to get you that top dollar you are looking for.  Give me a call to help

Stunning Townhouse for Lease South Riverdale

233 Boulton Ave.  South Riverdale Toronto

Rarely offered – $2950 per month, available March 1 2016.

Immaculate 2+1 Bedroom Row House In The Heart Of Highly Desirable South Riverdale On A Quiet One-Way Residential Street.  Minutes To Downtown, Great Access To Ttc, Surrounded By Parks,Shopping & Restaurants. Included Fridge, Stove, B/I Dishwasher, Washer & Dryer, Gb & E, All Electric Light Fixtures, Blinds & Bbq. This house to rent in South Riverdale Toronto won’t last.

Need more info on this great rental opportunity? Click Here to connect with Jody Thompson- Remax Professionals

Row House For Rent in South Riverdale-$2800

Rarley Offered – 233 Boulton Ave South Riverdale

Better than a Model Home

$2800 per month  – 2+1 Bedroom 2 Bath Row House In The Heart Of Highly Desirable South Riverdale On A Quiet One-Way Residential Street. Available March 1 2016.

Trendy Open Concept Living

Trendy Open Concept Living

Conteporary Renovated Kitchen

Contemporary Renovated Kitchen

Where modern meets traditional

Where modern meets traditional

Relax in your gorgeous outdoor space

Relax in your gorgeous outdoor space














For Rent - 233 Boulton Ave.