WISHING YOU PEACE, LOVE, AND JOY THIS HANUKKAH SEASON!

Known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah celebrates the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C. The event occurred when Jews rose up against Greek-Syrian rulers in the Maccabean Revolt and drove them out of Jerusalem, according to the History Channel.

To mark their victory, Jews wanted to reclaim the temple and light its menorah, but only found enough pure olive oil for one day, according to Chabad.org. That one-day supply lasted eight and is considered a miracle in Jewish faith.

Every year, Hanukkah begins on 25th day of Kislev, a month in the Hebrew calendar. It lasts eight nights (yes, because of the oil) and this year it’s from Dec. 22-30.

THE RETURN

According to recent market data, it seems that the domination enjoyed by condos has started to ease and detached homes have once again begun to rally not in terms of sales, but also in terms of rising prices.

TORONTO REAL ESTATE BOARD’s CONDO REPORT for 2nd Quarter 2019

“The condominium apartment rental market also remained quite tight in the second quarter, with average rents for one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments increasing above the rate of inflation on a year-over-year basis. However, we have seen an acceleration in the number of units listed for rent, which has provided renters with more choice in the market place and has coincided with a slower pace of average rent growth over the past year,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Chief Market Analyst.

TORONTO REAL ESTATE SALES

JUNE 2019 GTA REALTORS® Release June 2019 Stats The new President of the Toronto Real Estate Board, Michael Collins, announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,860 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in June 2019, representing a 10.4 per cent increase compared to June 2018. Over the same time period, total new listings remained at a similar level for the month of June and active listings at month-end were down by 5.7 per cent. Sales and new listings statistics for the first half of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018 painted a similar story to that of June. […]

TORONTO’S BEST NEW RESTAURANTS FOR 2019

  Here are just a few of the publishers who’ve put out 2019 Best Restaurant lists for Toronto restaurants along with their list and their #1 pick. TORONTO LIFE: the list #1 = Kōjin           NOW TORONTO: the list #1 = DONNA’s           NARCITY: the list #1 = MADRINA BAR Y TAPAS         TIME OUT: the list #1 = ALO         BLOG TO: the list #1 = COFFEE OYSTERS CHAMPAGNE   THE ULTIMATE LIST OF LISTS: Here are more lists of Toronto’s best restaurants for 2019. Enjoy and […]