Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Toronto Bed Bugs on February 1st, 2021

Another week in Toronto has come to a close and, from January 23 to 29, real estate stories continued to take our desktops by storm. In fact, you may have struggled to keep up with it all!

And, lets be real: everything *gestures vaguely* is a lot right now, so theres a fair chance you dont want to spend your weekend doom-scrolling, trying to catch up on all the latest news about whats up, whats down, and whats not budging. In fact, we wouldnt recommend it. (Who thought the change of the calendar year meant anything at all, really?)

To make your day a little easier, weve gathered up this weeks top articles and assembled them below. Consider this place your Toronto real estate news digest, where you can get the picture before you go outside to get some (socially distanced) fresh air.

With that, well get right to it. Here are your top storeys for the week:

Toronto recorded the highest rate of rent arrears in Canada last year, with nearly 11% of rental households reporting unpaid payments, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). While there were increases in arrears across the country due to COVID-19 in 2020, Toronto recorded the highest arrears rate, with 10.68% of units 34,858 in arrears and 0.92% of rent, which is approximately $55 million, in arrears.

Meanwhile, the GTA Vacancy Rate rose to a 14-year high in 2020 and it doesnt seem a great stretch to assume these two issues may be related.

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A Toronto realtor showed a home to potential buyers in the citys east end last week, despite tenants self-isolating inside after being exposed to COVID-19. The home, located at100 Amsterdam Avenue, had barely been on the market when as many as 20 potential buyers showed up for a walk-through, likely unaware that three occupants renting the lower floor were in self-isolation because of the coronavirus. The listinghas since been taken down.

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Through all the wild of 2020, holding strength, the nations housing market has soared. Now, newly-released data from BMO Bank of Montrealis showing just how much gumption the sector has held through the last year; a measurement that, per the data, puts Canadas housing market action high above that of our southern neighbours.

Whats more, Toronto homeowners specifically reportedly spend on average 30% of their income on mortgage payments.

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That income statistic becomes even more difficult to swallow when we acknowledge that this year, Toronto was ranked as the worst city in the country for bed bugs (yet again), according to an annual ranking from pest control company Orkin Canada. While bed bug sightings were down 20% over last year, Orkin Canada says that Toronto still managed to claim the number one spot for the second year in a row.

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Rather than sacrifices, downsizing early can actually be associated withupgrading something thats reflected in everything from luxe home finishes and five-star amenities, to more cash in the bank to take full advantage those well-deserved golden years (once the world returns to normal, that is). And all aspects of this past year considered, now might be the ideal time.

Sound okay, Boomer?

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We had a [property on a] small tiny spring-fed lake in Muskoka, where the list-price was $599,000, and it sold in two days for $875,000, says Ross Halloran ofSothebys International Realty, reflecting on the first few weeks of the year. Thats $276,000 over list price for a two bedroom, one bathroom, teardown cottage.

Welcome to the current Muskoka real estate market in 2021.

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The Greater Toronto Areas condo market continues to remain hot, with sales up over 20% year-over-year in the final quarter of 2020, as owners using their condos as short- and long-term rentals sold their units. Simultaneously, falling rents and an active renters market pushed the average selling price of a condo in Toronto down 2.4% year-over-year to $644,044.

Perhaps that aforementioned Boomer migration has already begun

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Located on the Martin Goodman Trail,Leslie Slip Lookout Park will be a key feature along the Leslie Street Green Portal an emerging north-south green corridor linking to the entrance of Tommy Thompson Park.The nearly two-acre park, which is being built on a former industrial site, will be home to a sandy beach, distinguished by forested dunes that will create a new multi-use community destination in Torontos east end.

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Top Real Estate News of the Week: January 23 to 29 - Toronto Storeys

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