2023 Real Estate Predictions: 
Yin Water Rabbit

By: Grace M Chan

2023 Real Estate Predictions: 
Yin Water Rabbit

Tags: feng shui, chinese, chinese new year, zodiac signs, predecitions, grace m chan, Toronto real estate, real estate investing,  realtor for life, real estate agent, toronto downtown,  

I hope your Lunar New Year has been off to a great start. The predictions for the year of the Yin Water Rabbit 2023 in relation to the Toronto real estate market are mixed. On one hand, the calm and stability associated with the Yin Water Rabbit may lead to a more balanced market, with less volatility and fewer bidding wars. On the other hand, the water element of the year may bri...Read More

Changes in Canadian Real Estate You Should Know About

By: Grace M Chan

Changes in Canadian Real Estate You Should Know About

Tags: real estate advice, real estate tip, real estate tips, luxury real estate, real estate, christies real estate, toronto, real estate agent, Toronto real estate, grace m chan, home buying tips, chestnut park homes, luxury homes, realtor for life, weekend vibes, home selling tips, realtor, gta, GTA real estate, canada

  Important complex changes in government policies and regulations will be impacting the Canadian Real Estate: Whether you’re a property owner or homebuyer, Here are the most significant changes made by the Canadian government recently that you need to be aware of :      Foreign Homebuyer Ban - The 2-year ban on non-Canadians acquiring residen...Read More

Toronto Housing Report | December 2022

By: Grace M Chan

Toronto Housing Report | December 2022

Tags: monthly market, report market update, real estate investing, real estate insights, real estate tip, real estate tips, luxury real estate, real estate, christies real estate, Toronto real estate agent, Toronto real estate, grace m chan, chestnut park homes, GTA, GTA real estate

    I hope your 2023 has been off to a good start. Here is a summary of the Toronto Regional Market Report for December 2022.    The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) housing market experienced a marked adjustment in 2022 compared to record levels in...Read More

3 Lessons Learned
in Real Estate 2022

By: Grace M Chan

3 Lessons Learned
in Real Estate 2022

Tags: lessons learned, real estate advice, real estate tip, real estate tips, luxury real estate, real estate, christies real estate, Toronto, real estate agent, Toronto real estate, home buying tips, chestnut park homes, luxury homes, realtor for life, weekend vibe, home selling tips, realtor, GTA, GTA real estate

In many ways, 2022 was tougher or more complicated than years before. My social and extra-curricular calendar was simple for 2020-2021 – as that calendar was virtually non-existent.  Now I have both a full work & social/extra-curricular calendar. However amidst these shifts, here is what I ultimately learned in both life and real estate last year:  1. THERE ...Read More

2022 was a
Real Estate
Roller Coaster Ride

By: Grace M Chan

2022 was a
Real Estate
Roller Coaster Ride

Tags: home buying, real estate investing, realtor, broker, luxury real estate, real estate agent, luxury homes, home selling, christies real estate, gracemchan, chestnut park real estate, toronto, toronto real estate, gta, gta real estate, chestnut park homes, real estate

It was the best of times (January-March). It was the worst of times (April-July). And then everything after that (August to now) has been all over the place. This was how the real estate market was best summed up these past 12 months. Yep. 2022 has been quite a roller coaster ride. Here’s a recap of major factors that impacted Toronto homebuyers, sellers & renters not on...Read More

3 Reasons to Go House Hunting  in December

By: Grace M Chan

3 Reasons to Go House Hunting in December

Tags: Holidays, Christmas, Toronto, Toronto Living, Toronto Life, Real Estate, Toronto Real Estate, Home Buying, Real Estate Investing

  As the year winds down, I’ve been out and active with my buyer clients this year. When people ask me when is the best time to get a good deal on a home, my number one answer is when no one else is buying. And December is the best month to do it. Here's why: LESS COMPETITION You're less likely to b...Read More

Toronto’s Top 8 Holiday Happenings | December 2022

By: Grace M Chan

Toronto’s Top 8 Holiday Happenings | December 2022

Tags: Holidays, Christmas, Toronto, Toronto Living, Toronto Life

As work winds down, the second half of December is a wonderful time for reconnecting with fun with family and friends. There's no place better to celebrate the festive season than Toronto, home to numerous Christmas markets and holiday festivals — there’s just so much to do in this incredible city. Enjoy the twinkling lights at holiday markets, or find the perfect pres...Read More

Toronto Housing Update for November 2022

By: Grace M Chan

Toronto Housing Update for November 2022

Tags: Toronto Market Update, Toronto Real Estate, Toronto Housing Update

      Some say that prices will continue to decline while others expect prices to climb back up again. In many parts of the United States, activity and home prices started to climb again (e.g. like Tampa Bay FL) and the trend I always ...Read More

Homes You Can Buy Under $600k across Canada

By: Grace M Chan

Homes You Can Buy Under $600k across Canada

Tags: Homes in canada, real estate, toronto 

    According to the most recent data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) the average Canadian home price was $644,643 – compare that to its peak back in February at $816,720! [1] Here’s what you can buy in across Canada for less than the national average:   TORONTO 860sf 1br/1ba Condo built in 1973 for $518...Read More

How will immigration impact real estate?

By: Grace M Chan

How will immigration impact real estate?

Tags: Canada Immigration, Toronto Real Estate, Housing prices, COVID-19

From both a global and very personal perspective, Canada is proving to be THE place to live. Compared to many other places such as the US and UK, Canada, has fared exceptionally well in handling COVID-19 pandemic.  And what will this mean in a post-pandemic world when borders open up? More people immigrating or moving back to Canada. And majority will be moving to Toronto...Read More