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  TORONTO, April 3, 2013 GTA REALTORS® reported 7,765 transactions through the TorontoMLS system in March 2013 – down 17 per cent compared to 9,385 transactions in March 2012.
The average selling price in March was $519,879 – up by 3.8 per cent compared to March 2012. The average price in Q1 2013 was $508,066 – up by 3.2 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2012.

 
       
  Canadians remain the No. 1 foreign buyer of property in the Sun Belt USA.

Canadians represent 25% of foreign real estate purchasers in the U.S., whether in Miami, or the rest of Florida, or Texas, Arizona and California. If you are thinking to buy vacation property in "north cottage country" take a look to the south. Just to keep things in perspective, average prices in Florida remain about 50% off their peak. USA recovery is on the way, but it will take until 2017 for Americans to recover all the real estate wealth they lost in the housing crash.

 

 
   
  Landscaping Will Increase Property Value!
With the spring finally upon us you can create spectacular first impression of your property.
According to the Journal of Environmental Horticulture, the characteristics of your home’s landscaping can greatly improve the property’s real estate value, in addition to exponentially decreasing the time it takes for a house to sell:
Element Increase in home's real estate value
Tree covered lot  adds 2-9%
Hedges or walls, dense vegetation, landscaped curbs adds 2-4%
Sophisticated landscape design adds 5-10%
Improving average landscape to excellent quality adds 10% to resale price
Each dollar invested upgrading a landscape returns $1.35
   
   
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