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Author Archives: Addy Saeed

Addy is a full time REALTOR® in Toronto, ON with RE/MAX ® and is involved in different real estate projects alongside community and charity events. An avid investor, auto enthusiast, music lover and long time adventurer. He can be contacted by calling 1-877-439-2339

Buyer Resource: Get an Unbiased Home Inspector

As there are not currently any provincial or federal standards that home inspectors must adhere to, home buyers must be vigilant when going through the interview process. A growing number of real estate professionals feel that home inspectors should be regulated to protect consumers throughout the home buying process. While most real estate agents will have a home inspector to refer to ... Read More »

Toronto Food Banks

The holiday season is a time of feasting but for many food insecurity is a grave concern. With food and the cost of living increasing, The Globe and Mail reports that “over 4 million Canadians, including 1.15 million children experience some level of food insecurity.” Moreover, “Food Banks Canada recently estimated food bank use for a twelve month period at 1.7 ... Read More »

Untapped Potential in Toronto’s Laneways

Trying to break into Toronto’s housing market can be tricky for a first time buyer. A lack of affordable detached home presents the biggest hurdle for people looking to upgrade from condo living. It is estimated that “Toronto has 250 acres of what are considered ‘untapped public space.'” You probably haven’t paid much attention to Toronto’s 2,400 laneways but lots of people ... Read More »

Cityscapes: Toronto Public Art Installations

Toronto is experiencing a public art renaissance. Fueled, in part, by the development boom and intensification of the downtown core, BuzzBuzzHome takes readers on a visual tour of some of Toronto’s newest public art installations. Float Forms by Canadian author/artist Douglas Coupland is situated in Canoe Landing park accompanying an array of other pieces he has done. It is described ... Read More »

Cityscapes: The view of Toronto from Niagara Falls

Only 69 kilometers apart, Niagara Falls and Toronto seem vastly different. Even if tourist towns aren’t your thing, you should definitely check out the view of Toronto from the Niagara Falls area.   BlogTO recently shared a selection of images of the ever-changing Toronto skyline from the Niagara region suggesting, “shell out the 15 bucks and hit the observation deck ... Read More »

Toronto’s First Cat Cafe

Recently, BlogTO announced the opening of Toronto’s first cat cafe. There have been many rumors that a cat cafe would soon be opening in the city, and TOT The Cat Cafe won the race! Located at College and Spadina, the cafe offers espresso based drinks and loose leaf teas to sip on while you listen to the purr of cats. ... Read More »

Canada’s Banks React to Housing Data

BuzzBuzzHome reports that home sales were at their second highest ever in October.  Data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) suggests that home prices “were up 8.3 per cent on a year-over-year basis ($454,976 national average price) — although if you exclude the Toronto and Vancouver-area housing markets the increase was only 2.5 per cent ($339,059). Overall, CREA described the country’s housing market in October ... Read More »

Toronto to Remove Neglected Bikes

CBC reports that the City of Toronto will begin removing abandoned bicycles in an effort to clean up the sidewalks before winter arrives. Have you seen any neglected or abandoned bicycles near you? If so, “residents can call 311 to report an abandoned bike, but to ensure that the right one is removed the City asks that you provide as ... Read More »

3 Tips for Single Female Homebuyers

As demographics shift and people hold off on getting married, more and more women are preparing for their first home purchase solo. Women tend to see real estate as a sound investment opportunity and more single women than men opt to take the property plunge on their own. Buying a home on a single income is not without risk. Here’s ... Read More »

Market Watch – September 2015

Are you GTA realtor or just generally interested in the trending GTA housing market? Check out the latest on September 2015 results from the Toronto Real Estate Board’s Market Watch. The Market According to Mercer continues to predict that the Toronto real estate market remains on track for a record sales year. “We are on track for record home sales reported through ... Read More »