Mary Ann Stokke
Royal LePage Real Estate Services, Ltd. Brokerage
1654 Lakeshore Rd West , Mississauga Ontario, L5J 1J3
The Globe and Mail reported last week that the "mood in Toronto's housing market is still buoyant," which could be the reason for the strong sales TREB reported in June (see our previous blog post Real Estate News: Sales up in June). In fact, perceptions related to the value of real estate in Canadian neighbourhoods are 10 percentage points above the six-year average.
The reason for this confidence is multifaceted. First, more listings are becoming available on the market. People don't feel the intense competition they once did, and can ease their way into a home search. Sellers are becoming more realistic with pricing, so overpriced homes don't sit on the market, making buyers more confident in their ability to buy a home. Similarly, people are spreading out their listings, trying to sell in the low times (such as July and August) to avoid increased competition in the peak months. Finally, low interest rates continue to make confident buyers.
For more information on confidence in the market, check out The Globe and Mail's article: http://www.
August 5th marks the start of the Under 20 Women's World Cup and not one, but two young women from Mississauga and Brampton have been chosen for the 21 person team. Both girls gained their soccer skills playing for our very own Mississauga North Soccer Club.
With the Pan Am Games less than a year away, many community members are wondering: What will Mississauga's role be during the Games? Because of our many high end sports facilities, Mississauga will be host to a variety of indoor and outdoor sports. The Hershey Centre will Karate, Tae Kwan Do, Judo and Wrestling. During the Parapan Am Games, the centre will also feature Goalball, Powerlifting and Wheelchair Rugby.
Want a sneak peak? This August the Hershey Centre will be hosting several test events for Gymnastics. You can learn more and buy your tickets on the Pan/Am website http://www.