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Mortgages Rates Remain Low Heading into 2019

January 11th, 2019
One of the many factors that impact real estate in Toronto is mortgages. For 2019, banking experts are suggesting that “there will be flat to low-single digit mortgage growth this year”, as indicated by CIBC’s CEO Victor Dodig. The Bank of Canada is expected to hold its key interest rate at 1.75%, regardless of the recent hikes by the central bank.

Looking at interest rates in greater detail, ...

2019 Trends Forecast - Toronto

January 7th, 2019
As we welcome 2019, the team at MAC Real Estate Services Inc., Brokerage can’t help but reflect on 2018 and how incredibly different the year was in terms of real estate in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). 2018 saw condominium units continue to dominate. The average price of a condo in the GTA was up 9.91% to $554,497. Compare that to the average price of a GTA detached home, which ...

What's Happening Around Town

January 7th, 2019

A Guide to Events Taking Place in Toronto

Courtesy of MAC Real Estate Services Inc.

 
Toronto Light Festival
Jan. 18 - Mar. 3, 2019  

The Toronto Light Festival is a visual journey and imaginative cerebral adventure designed to entertain and inspire. During the cold, dark days of winter, City residents can experience one of the largest open-air lighting galleries in North America at ...

Happy Holidays

December 1st, 2018
At The MAC Group (MAC Suites, MAC Caribbean, MAC Real Estate, and MAC Relocation Solutions), it's not business, it's personal.

The staff send a wish of good health and happiness for the holiday season and New Year.


From all of us, to all of you, Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year.

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Investing… in Student Housing

November 28th, 2018
Investing in a major city like Toronto is a fantastic idea. But what many people don’t stop to consider is investing outside of the Toronto core, near a major University. Guelph, for example, has one major University, a local college, and even a veterinary college. Guelph has plenty of real estate options for investors to think about. Purchase prices tend to be much lower, and there are plent ...

Shared Economy - We Can Help!

November 21st, 2018
The shared economy has gained some serious ground in the past five years. And for good reason… it works with people’s schedules and lifestyle. For those unfamiliar, think Uber and AirBnB.

With all good things come some challenges. Many real estate investors, for example, jumped on board the AirBnB train, in hopes of making their investment property profitable. And although it financially made ...

Steps to Take When Purchasing or Renting

November 12th, 2018
Toronto’s real estate market is incredibly complex. Whether buying or looking to rent, the process can seem daunting. So we’ve come up with a list of steps to follow during the process:

  1. Decide on your desired area (or a general idea)
    Location, location, location!
     
  2. Set your budget
    Know what you can comfortably afford, and even get mortgage pre-approval if you are purchasing.
     
  3. CALL US!
    Seriousl ...

Toronto’s Real Estate, and How it Compares to Canada

November 1st, 2018
Toronto’s real estate market is ever-changing, and sometimes hard to keep track of for most. To be honest, I love it! I thrive off the energy and growth. Many have asked, though... just how does it compare to the rest of Canada?


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Let us start with Toronto. With a population of approximately 6 million, Toronto is the largest city in Canada, and 4th largest in North America, has been a top ...

Lest We Forget

October 28th, 2018
At MAC Real Estate, “it’s not business... it’s personal”. The success of MAC Real Estate is due to Canada’s freedom and peaceful existence. Freedom which would not be a reality without the men and women who sacrificed their lives in the name of peace and freedom. For that, we remember.


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In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, ...

DORIANA ZOHIL-MORTON PART OF ERC’S LEADERSHIP UNPLUGGED SERIES

October 22nd, 2018
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Doriana Zohil-Morton was personally invited by Worldwide ERC (Employee Relocation Council) President & CEO Peggy Smith to be part of the dialogue/conversation about mobility. This light-hearted conversation focused on what's impacting our industry, and diversity & inclusion. Leadership Unplugged taps into the thought processes and unique perspectives of industry leaders.

Watch Doriana's int ...
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