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We'll Get Through This Together 🤝 Heath & Mental Health Resources During This Time

14 April 2020
Desmond Brown

During this unprecedented health crisis, we need each other more than ever. Many of you have been reaching out to our neighbours, friends, and community organizations. However, while it's great to assist others, please don't forget to look after yourself. Here are some helpful resources...

Mortgage Payment Deferrals Amidst COVID-19

24 March 2020
Desmond Brown

Our economy has been hit hard by this pandemic, leading to thousands being laid off. As a result, many of our lending institutions have offered up to six months of mortgage deferral payments to Canadians who may be facing financial hardship during these troubling times...

The Termite Surprise

05 March 2020
Desmond Brown

In my 22 years selling real estate, I had never seen anything like this! The termite damage in this Scarborough house was beyond repair. In fact, the damage was so bad that the City of Toronto ordered the home to be demolished. Here's the background on the situation:

Deception in Pricing

18 October 2019
Desmond Brown

Since returning to selling real estate eleven years ago, I've had to reluctantly adjust to the new strategies and tactics that are common in my industry and sometimes leave me feeling very bitter. The one thing that stands out is the common practice of drastically underpricing an asking price in an attempt to generate many offers and a bidding war. I admit I've...

We Can Help You Anywhere 🏡❤️

06 March 2019
Desmond Brown

Re-introducing the ever-growing Desmond Brown Real Estate Team!

TENANTS: Know Your Rights 🏙⚖️

15 January 2019
Desmond Brown

With the rental vacancy so low in Toronto, it's very difficult for people to find rental housing. Rent controls and provincial legislation have often put landlords at a disadvantage. However, regardless of the disadvantages, I'm seeing many landlords and their agents breaching the Residential Tenancies Act. Here are some demands I've seen by landlords which are NOT allowed...

The real estate market was cooling BEFORE new government regulations

25 April 2017
Desmond Brown

Our provincial government rolled out 16 new measures last week in an attempt to slow down our sizzling real estate market. However, most of us who are selling in the Toronto market had already seen signs of a slight slowdown during this month of April. This is what I've observed:

A Bungalow Story

03 January 2017
Desmond Brown

I recently sold a bungalow in the Coxwell and Mortimer Avenues area, close to the hospital. It was in the same family for 75 years and the last occupant, an elderly gentleman, had recently passed away.

Market Snapshots December

31 December 2016
Desmond Brown

City of Toronto - End of Year Review & December 2015 compared to December 2016. Midtown - December 2015 compared to December 2016.