Last week, we moved into our new staging warehouse on Evans Avenue. With 3,000 sqft of space and 20-foot ceilings, it’s got plenty of room for all our furniture, art and accessories. Here’s a peek inside before and during the move! If you’re looking to sell your Toronto home and love the idea of full […]

We’re excited to announce some wonderful new additions to the BREL team! Halina Bucchino: Halina has more than four years experience helping Buyers and Sellers in central Toronto; she brings a calm approach to helping Buyers find their dream homes and loves educating and advising Buyers through one of the biggest financial decisions they’ll ever make. […]

When a Seller chooses to sell their home with the BREL team, they get complimentary staging.  We have two full-time Stagers on staff and a Rolodex of handymen, gardeners, painters, electricians,  plumbers, movers and more, to help. We also have an ever-increasing warehouse full of staging furniture and accessories to enhance what you already own […]

Every year, I write a blog predicting what I think will happen in the new year. We have more question marks and uncertainty right now than ever before, but I’m going to predict more of the same with a few twists along the way: Interest rates continue to rise. The government continues to intervene. And […]

It’s officially that time when we reflect on 2016..and what a year it was! I’m so incredibly proud of our team. Here’s just a sampling of some BREL team highlights from 2016: We successfully re-homed more than 250 families this year…a 45% increase over 2015. We helped: 110 Buyers and Sellers 141 Renters and Landlords […]

You’ve probably noticed that the blog has been awfully quiet lately. It’s been a whirlwind of a month, between all of the government intervention and another crazy Toronto November market. In case you’ve fallen behind, here’s what you’ve missed: Mortgage Changes Our heads are spinning from all of the changes that have been announced in […]

Our friend and fellow REALTOR John Ross Parks is participating in the MOST CREATIVE fundraising event ever. He’s living on the rooftop of his brokerage and raising $25,0000 while live-streaming the whole thing. He went up to the roof with nothing and must fundraise in order to survive.You can donate money to send him food (ramen […]

This story needs to be told. It’s not pretty. I am (once again) ashamed to be part of an industry that conducts itself in this manner.  CBC’s Marketplace will be airing a story tonight (November 4th, 2016), where they will be sharing the results of their undercover investigation into real estate practices, specific to rigged […]

It’s October 17, 2016, and we are entering into brand territory in the Toronto real estate market: today, the recently announced changes to mortgage financing come into effect. Intended to cool down Canada’s red-hot real estate market, the changes will affect a number of Toronto Buyers and as a result, Toronto Sellers.  If you haven’t […]

In an effort to cool the housing industry, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced some big changes to mortgage qualification rules today, October 3, 2016. We invited Mortgage Broker Mortgage Jake to tell us all about the changes and how they will impact Toronto Buyers and Sellers. Also: this is the inaugural video in our new […]