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  • Yahoo Finance Canada

    Toronto breaks more real estate records, but condos under pressure

    The Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA) real estate market had another record-breaking month in October, even as COVID-19 cases forced new shutdowns.

    The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board says 10,563 homes were sold during the month, which is 25.1 per cent more than October 2019.

    It was the fourth straight month of year over year sales gains against a backdrop of an economy and job market still struggling to recover.

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  • Toronto Star

    Dreaming of a kinder, gentler life: Americans searching Canadian real estate sites has doubled in run-up to the U.S. presidential election

    It’s not easy to immigrate to Canada. But as Americans contemplate the possibility of four more years of a Donald Trump presidency, Royal LePage’s website numbers indicate some of them are at least dreaming of moving north of the 49th parallel.

    U.S. traffic to the site spiked 116 per cent between Oct. 1 and 22, Royal LePage CEO Phil Soper told the Star.

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  • The Globe and Mail

    Smaller markets like Bancroft, Quinte fuel Ontario’s ‘crazy’ real estate gains

    The resilience of Canada’s housing market in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and the prevailing economic headwinds it ushered in continues to astonish many industry watchers.

    John Lusink, president of Right at Home Realty Inc., says the firm, which has 12 branches around Ontario, posted record sales in September after a very strong summer.

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  • Toronto Star

    Toronto housing market in flux as low interest rates compete with social distancing

    A week ago Toronto’s spring housing market was poised to be a sizzler with more buyers than listings. Right at Home Realty president John Lusink said the virus might very well win out over the lure of lower interest rates. On Monday, Right At Home’s weekly report showed listings were up 7.5 per cent last week compared to the previous week but still down four per cent compared to last year for the same period. Incoming or pending sales were up 11 per cent and closing transactions increased 14 per cent. But anecdotally, showings were way down and Lusink said next week will show a very different picture.

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  • Habitat For Humanity

    Right at Home Realty: Helping Make Homeownership Possible with Habitat HM

    In the hunt for a place to call home, one of the biggest obstacles facing prospective homeowners is finding the right space. That’s where Right at home Realty Inc. Brokerage comes in. As the number one brokerage in the GTA, they pride themselves on their ability to find the perfect house that will fit your lifestyle like a missing puzzle piece.

    Right at Home Realty’s donated $21,000 to Habitat HM in April 2019. If home is where the heart is, then it makes sense that Right at Home Realty’s agents are full of heart.

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  • REM - Real Estate Magazine

    Right At Home acquires Your Choice Realty offices

    The acquisition gives Right At Home two new markets – Ottawa and Barrie – and adds up to 450 salespeople and brokers to the company’s roster. Right At Home now has more than 4,500 Realtors.

    “It will bring us close to the 5,000 mark, which is rather exciting,” says Right At Home president John Lusink.

    Although the current focus is on Ontario expansion, plans call for growth outside the province in 2021, Right At Home Co-Founder and Chairman Ron Peddicord says.

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