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Will 2023 Be The Year For First Time Home Buyers Again?

Posted on Jan 17, 2023


Is the housing market cooling enough for first time home buyers?  Is buying a home becoming affordable?

According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, " The national average home price is forecast to decline 5.9% on an annual basis to $662,103 in 2023."  This is good news for first time buyers with house prices coming down, and while interest rat...

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Your Home: Is it Time To Downsize, Upsize, or anything in between?

Posted on Jan 14, 2023



As Fall has arrived, so has the inevitable beginning of the school and college year for many parents and young people launching into the next stage of their lives.
Many parents find themselves entering the ‘empty-nest’ season where their young adult children are spreading their wings and venturing out into the big wide world. Or younger parents coul...

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Top Holiday Activities in Simcoe County and Merry Christmas from The Walker Team

Posted on Dec 24, 2022


It has been a huge year and you really deserve a Christmas break. The Walker Team is all about family and friends, so we thought we'd give you some ideas to really get the most out of the holiday season this year.

Take a breath, grab a coffee and find about some great local activities you can do with your family over the holiday break.

Last Minute Ch...

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Another Interest Rate Increase: What Does This Mean For You?

Posted on Dec 16, 2022


What a crazy roller coaster of a year 2022 has been for interest rates and the housing market!
Canada saw seven interest rate rises between March and December.

The last rise of the year happened on Wednesday, December 7th. While some economists were expecting a .25-point interest rate rise, others were not surprised by the .50 base points, which was...

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Is It a Buyers Market Or Sellers Market in Ontario?

Posted on Dec 09, 2022



The 2021/2022 housing market will surely go down in the history books as one of the fastest roller coaster rides in the Canadian real estate market. 
With groundbreaking prices from the end of 2021 to the peak in Jan-Mar 2022, the frenzy to sell was met with eager buyers scrambling to get into the hot market. 

                                       
                                              The chart below shows the exact roller c...

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3 Valuable Benefits of a 120 Day Rate Hold

Posted on Nov 10, 2022


Are you holding your breath every time the Bank of Canada mentions an upcoming interest rate rise?  If you are considering buying in the next few months or wanting to shop around for different mortgages from different banks, and time is not on your side, you might want to consider a 120 day rate hold.

Tell me more, I hear you say!

There's nothing more...

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