By: ClearPath Realty Group Team

Gadget of the Month - Nest Thermostat

Tags: Gadget, Gadget of the month, Toronto, home improvement

Nest Learning Thermostat, still in its box You’ve probably heard or seen our pick for the gadget of the month in ads or on the news or maybe you or someone you know has one. The Nest Learning Thermostat has made some big waves in the home thermostat market. It’s so ahead of the curve, no other home thermostat comes close. Even if you do have one, keep reading because there may be thi...Read More

By: ClearPath Realty Group

Home Decor Inspired by Lawren Harris

Tags: Home decor, interior design, Toronto, Lawren Harris

To celebrate the Lawren Harris show at the AGO and curated by Steve Martin (yeah, that Steve Martin) here are some design ideas inspired by the famed Group of Seven painter.   Add a healthy dose of colour   Pine Tree and Red House, Winter City (1924), left. Interior design from Kay Douglass featured in House Beautiful, right.  Harris was a master in his use of colour, light a...Read More

By: ClearPath Realty Group Team

Five Things to Look for on a Toronto MLS

Tags: Homes in Toronto, MLS, Listings

Ah, listings… all those abbreviations and that information compacted into one page. Here are five things that are often overlooked or misinterpreted. 1. Listing Status In the top right corner underneath the list price is a category called “Last Status”. This tells you what the status of the listing is. Before you call your agent up and say, “Hey! This showed up in my pr...Read More

By: Michael Wacholtz

Market Update: Real Estate Gridlock

Tags: Homes in Toronto, House prices, Toronto, real estate, gridlock, market

Which lane is better, do you think? Here we are, June! We’re entering into what has typically been a time of a bit more moderation on the sales side of things, but given the conditions out there, I’m not sure that’s going to happen this year. I sense Toronto transitioning into an active market year round. To that end, I’ve been hearing lots in the past week or so about To...Read More

By: ClearPath Realty Group

Gadget of the Month: The Milk Frother

Tags: gadget of the month, toronto, home, gadget, milk frother, coffee, tea

  Mmmmm... foamy... You know… we Canadians drink a lot of coffee. According to Canadian market research company NPD Group, Canadians drank 2.1 billion servings of coffee in 2015. What’s interesting about their research is that a growing number of people are making their coffee at home. And why not? From fancy home-sized espresso machines to delicious manual pour-over coffee se...Read More

By: ClearPath Realty Group

How to Choose Your Colours When You're Repainting Your House

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Home, Design, Decor, Paint, Interior, Transform

We’ve all heard that paint is the easiest way to dramatically transform a space but how do you decide on what colours to use? If want to repaint your entire house but want to keep the different paints down to a minimum, divide your house into the following categories: Living spaces, Bedrooms, Transitional spaces, Cabinetry, and Accent wall. That’s only five paints!   Now onto the...Read More

By: ClearPath Realty Group Team

Maximize Your Stay-at-Home May Long Weekend

Tags: Toronto, Victoria Day, long weekend, home organization

  Be prepared to spend the day at Toronto's larger farmers markets like the Evergreen Brickworks, pictured above.. Hey! The first official long weekend of summer is almost here! If you’re not heading out of town or to a cottage, here are a few things you can do to get your home ready for summer and make the most of the long weekend staycation.   1. Clean the BBQ I know, I ...Read More

By: ClearPath Realty Group

Get the Most Out of Your Outdoor Space

Tags: homes in Toronto, home decor, patio, balcony, summer, spring, renovate

May… the weather is getting warmer but not too warm, the birds are busy chirping, and the sun is out. Best of all, the wasps haven’t descended yet. If you have an outdoor patio space, why not make the most of it so you can spend some quality outdoor time close to home.   Here are five design ideas to spruce up your outdoor area. 1. Add some green Oh, Toronto… you can be ...Read More

By: ClearPath Realty Group

Gadget of the Month: Vegetable Spiral Slicer

Tags: Home product, Home improvement, Toronto, Vegetable spiral slicer, spiralizer, veggetti

Do you have one of these? Have you heard of them? Sometimes called a vegetable spiral slicer or a vegetable noodle maker or a veggie noodle doodad thing, these things take zucchini, carrots, potatoes and other vegetables and turn them into noodles. Like, for real. For people who love pasta but want to cut down on flour based carbs or for those who want to up their (or their children’s) veg...Read More

By: Michael Wacholtz

Market Update: It's a Hot, Hot, Hot, Hot Toronto Real Estate Market

Tags: Homes in Toronto, House Prices, real estate, market

Yes. As you may have heard in the media, it's a pretty hot market out there. Hot like fire-bans-should-be-in-place-Toronto-wide hot. If this market were a chili pepper, I'd say we're not in Carolina Reaper territory, but definitely well above Ghost Pepper (that means it's a really, really spicy hot market for those of you that are not pepper fans).     So why is it...Read More