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HAPPY HALLOWEEN

HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN TOR0NTO FOR ADULTS/TEENS 2015

There’s nothing quite like Halloween, and Toronto’s got a frighteningly fun Halloween season in store. Prepare to get scared by killer clowns at Canada’s Wonderland Halloween Haunt and undead creatures at Screemers!

Toronto After Dark Film Festival returns with a new series of screenings and theme nights, from zombie rom coms to Santa-horror. Check out the film lineup!

http://www.toronto.com/articles/must-see-halloween-events-in-toronto/


There are also a ton of Bar and Club Nights for Adults

http://clubzone.com/toronto/halloween-parties/

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RECENT MARKET WATCH

Record Home Sales in September 2015


Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a record number of transactions for the month of September through TREB’s MLS® System. There was a combined 8,200 home sales reported for September 2015. This result was up 2.5 per cent compared to September 2014. TREB MLS® sales through the first nine months of 2015 amounted to 80,331, which also represented a record result and a 9.5 per cent increase compared to the first three quarters of 2014.

http://www.torontorealestateboard.com/market_news/market_watch/2015/mw1509.pdf


HOUSING MARKET CHARTS

You may find these housing charts summarizing key residential statistics for the GTA quite interesting. Click here for September Charts. Archive.

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ULTIMATE TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOOD RANKINGS.....

How we ranked Toronto's 140 neighbourhoods

The great thing about living in Toronto is that every neighbourhood comes with bragging rights. Rosedale has prestige schools. Trinity-Bellwoods is the capital for small-batch picklers, Etobicoke has low crime rates, Scarborough has lush parks, downtown has the most transit. Every neighbourhood has something going for it. But Torontonians are competitive, and we like knowing how we stack up.

http://torontolife.com/neighbourhoods

Check out the ULTIMATE NEIGHBOURHOOD RANKINGS.....

http://torontolife.com/neighbourhood-rankings/

Royal LePage named Canada’s 2015 Outstanding Corporate Citizen

Royal LePage Real Estate Services has been named the 2015 Outstanding Corporate Citizen by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA). The company received the award for demonstrating sustained support for the local communities through its network of over 600 brokerage offices and for philanthropic innovation on a national scale.

http://michaelchristierlp.weebly.com/blog/royal-lepage-named-canadas-2015-outstanding-corporate-citizen

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THE BEST PANCAKES IN TORONTO

The best pancakes in Toronto are a perfect weekend pick-me-up and welcome hangover cure. Whether classic buttermilk or compote-clad, there's just something comforting about a big 'ol stack of flapjacks.

These are the best pancakes in Toronto

http://www.blogto.com/toronto/the_best_pancakes_in_toronto/

Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Prevent winter damage and boost energy efficiency by ticking off these to-dos before cold weather hits

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/53860402?utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u1806&utm_medium=emahttp://

The 10 closing costs you need to prepare for:

The prospect of shopping for a new home can be very exciting – that is, until the

offer is accepted and the dreams start to become a reality. In my experience working with first-time buyers, it’s the fear of the unknown next steps that can make the process of buying a home stressful.
In order to help take the fear of the unknown out of the equation, compiled below is the list of the 10 most common closing costs that you need to prepare for.

http://bit.ly/1GCeDf5

STALIN'S DAUGHTER

The RAPP REPORT recommended Rosemary Sullivan's book last month and it has just won the Hillary Weston Writers Prize. Great Book.

In their citation, the jury praised Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva as an “insightful yet empathetic portrait” of Alliluyeva, who died in Wisconsin, where she spent the last years of her life, in 2011. “Stalin’s Daughter expansively intertwines history, political intrigue, espionage and domestic drama, yet Sullivan hones the episodes to one struggle: Alliluyeva’s attempt to escape her father’s shadow.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/biography-of-stalins-daughter-wins-hilary-weston-writers-trust-prize/article26686237/

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