MARKHAM – While Greater Toronto gets excited for New Year’s Eve and the start of 2014, here at Living Realty we are also thrilled to celebrate a special one-year milestone for GTA Real Estate News.
When we publicly launched this web site in January 2013, we had two simple goals. The first was to keep property buyers, sellers, and realty professionals up to date with the newest changes in Ontario’s real estate industry. The second was to provide readers with quality advice and insight – whether it’s recipes and home improvement tips, or insight on the GTA’s hottest neigh
bourhoods and new home projects.
With just a few days left before New Year’s, we thought we’d take a look at of 2013’s top five most popular posts on GTA Real Estate News.
This was our first real article of 2013, and it was certainly one of our most popular as the year went on. For the record, we still wholeheartedly recommend signing a BRA with your buyer’s representative – it’s all about protecting you as a buyer!
When we published this article, Calgary’s New Horizon Mall was still relatively unknown, but overwhelming reader interest helped establish its reputation as one of Canada’s hottest commercial investments in the year 2013. To date, the embedded YouTube video alone has garnered more than 7,000 views – no wonder more than 80 per cent of the mall’s released condo units were sold in the first weekend of public sales!
When we sat down with Kylemore Communities’ President Patrick O’Hanlon in the summer, he wanted to make sure the experience went beyond a simple photo op. His entertaining stories, industry insight and energetic model home tour all helped make this feature interview one of our most popular articles.
We are also lucky to be connected with the folks at LiVante Developments, who granted us an opportunity to tour one of the homes at Bishop’s Gate just before it became the development’s first lot to close.
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) got an early jump on real estate forecasts this year, making its predictions for the 2014 market as early as March. Interestingly enough, this popular overview of those numbers pretty closely resembles the predictions outlined in our November Market Update.
A Thank You to Our Readers
As 2013 draws to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for being a loyal reader throughout our first year of GTA Real Estate News. We wish you all the best for 2014, and hope you’re ready for another 12 months of Neighbourhood Profiles, Market Updates, Project Spotlights and more!
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