GENWORTH CANADA: “Making Homeownership Easier”

GENWORTH CANADA is… We Are Canada’s Largest Private Mortgage Insurer With A History Dating Back To 1995. Genworth MI Canada Inc. (TSX: MIC) through its subsidiary, Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance Company Canada (Genworth Canada), is the largest private residential mortgage insurer in Canada. The Company provides mortgage default insurance to Canadian residential mortgage lenders, making homeownership more accessible to first-time homebuyers. Genworth Canada differentiates itself … Continue reading GENWORTH CANADA: “Making Homeownership Easier”

Robert and Marika’s Story

We had decided to sell our North York house where we have lived happily for forty years, for a number of reasons: to be closer to our daughter and her family at Christie and Bloor; to make it less time-consuming to participate in our numerous downtown cultural activities; and to be able to leave our home without extra responsibilities, when we are at the cottage … Continue reading Robert and Marika’s Story

Linda’s Story

We were looking for a condo for our daughter who is studying Engineering at U of T. She was moving out of residence and knowing she’d be in Toronto for four more years, our thinking was that it made more sense to spend $1000 a month on a mortgage for a nice condo than on rent for something the size of Harry Potter’s closet under … Continue reading Linda’s Story

Susan’s Story

Thrilling, the chase of purchasing a property. Nail biting, once I found one. Excited, nervous, doubtful, when I said yes. Unbelieving, when it was a done deal. Did I dream all this, really, I bought a property. WOW I knew where I wanted to be, Yorkville. I know the area, I like it, but I wanted to see what else was out there, I had … Continue reading Susan’s Story

March newsletter: Toronto Now Bigger than Chicago, Best Boutique Hotels

Welcome to the March 2013 issue of my eNewsletter! Have you ever been asked to recommend a hotel and come up short? You’ll want to check out the list of the city’s best boutique hotels. Danceworks is presenting a new show in three weeks and they are offering a discount on tickets to my subscribers. You’ll also find neighbourhood information about the Bay Street corridor, … Continue reading March newsletter: Toronto Now Bigger than Chicago, Best Boutique Hotels

Rhonda’s Story

I had recently put my beautiful and charming home on the market in Oakville. It was time to move back into the city with the intention of downsizing into a condo. Although I wasn’t really thinking of buying prior to selling, I thought I’d get educated as to what was available and for what prices.  I spoke with Shawn in this regard and was grateful … Continue reading Rhonda’s Story

August Newsletter: TIFF Lineup, Best Patios + Two Listings

Check out my August newsletter – there is information about the Canadian lineup at the Toronto International Film Festival, Blog TOs list of the best Rooftop Patios in the city and two great listings. Click here for the full newsletter Continue reading August Newsletter: TIFF Lineup, Best Patios + Two Listings

Mary’s Story

My preferred neighbourhoods were anything within a 2-3 mile radius of Eglinton and Avenue Road.  A key need was for a terrace as opposed to a balcony.  A view was mandatory! The condo I ultimately found suited me completely – except that it was not within my ‘neighbourhood’ criteria.  The decision to move down to the lake was a process of visiting, imagining, revisiting, re-imagining.  … Continue reading Mary’s Story

July newsletter: Brockton Village, TO’s Best Facials, Two listings

Welcome to the July 2012 issue of my eNewsletter! This month I’ve got two great listings, including a luxury condo on Blue Jays Way with a 700 foot terrace, and a 1700 square foot two-storey unit at Yonge and St. Clair! Continuing our series of the Best of TO, I am featuring BlogTO’s list of Toronto’s top facials. Please click here for that and more. Continue reading July newsletter: Brockton Village, TO’s Best Facials, Two listings

Sarah and Trevor’s story

We started with a wide range of neighbourhoods, but soon narrowed our search to the High Park and Baby Point areas. We were seeking a detached 3+ bedroom century home, with a large backyard, private driveway, and original features (original hardwood floors, fireplace, wainscoting, etc.), as well as a home with potential for investment that would benefit us in future resale. The home we purchased … Continue reading Sarah and Trevor’s story