The RAPP Report

Anita "Rapps" It Up

A Little Mortgage News

If you look at the last 61 years of average posted 5 year fixed rates it averages 8.876%

Today we can get clients a 5 year fixed rate mortgage of 2.79% Wow!!!

This is a Great time to buy, renew and refinance. Now is a good time to think about investing in Real Estate. Attached are the April Housing Market Charts.

April Housing Market Charts at

And from our Mortgage Agent a sad sports statistic.

In NHL playoff history, how many teams have lost after blowing a three goal, third period lead in the seventh game of a playoff series? The answer to that trivia question is ONE and by now, you know that team is this season’s Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs were on the verge of an impressive comeback against the Boston Bruins after dropping three of the first four games. The Leafs tied the series and then led 4-1 in game seven in the third period. The Bruins scored once and then with their goalie pulled, scored twice more in the final 82 seconds of the third period to send the game to overtime. Boston completed the historic comeback with an early goal in overtime to take the game 5-4 and the series 4-3. The playoff appearance was the Leafs’ first since 2004 and with their early playoff exit, the Leafs continue to hold the league’s longest Stanley Cup drought – not winning it since 1967.

But they deserve heartfelt congratulations for their wonderful effort this year.

Jason Magder is a mortgage agent with Northwood Mortgage and used to be a sports reporter for The FAN 590 in Toronto. He can be reached at or 647-299-4273.

How To Choose Your WOOD FLOORS

Wood floors can add value to your choose carefully. And have you heard of

"porcelain" floors....


Where there is a will there is a way for the human spirit to triumph.....


The Rapp Report picked ORB for the Kentucky Derby and our resident handicapper was right on. Well, it looks like we like ORB right back to win the 138 th running of the Preakness Stakes this Saturday, at Pimlico .... As is our motto "You Never Know" but we will try to" Rapp it up" for you. ORB should win but he will not be 6 to 1 like he was in the Derby. We are even going to go out on a limb and predict ORB to win the Belmont as well. This could be the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 !!

You can celebrate Saturday's great race with a refreshing Black Eyed Susan, the official flower and drink of the Preakness Stakes. We have attached the recipe at the end of this report....just scroll down.

New Toronto Sensation ANDRIA SIMONE

Saw her a little while ago at El Mocambo and she had a wonderful, raspy, bluesy sound a little like Amy Winehouse. Watch the attached utube of Andria doing Etta James.

The Best 44 RESTAURANTS for 2013

In this issue of The Rapp Report we have given you an inspirational symphony, sports and racing news, a new talent, wood floor advice, a little mortgage and housing news, a stroll down memory lane .... so now it's time to eat..

Toronto Street Car Nostalgia

Take a stroll down memory lane on a Toronto Street Car....

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Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.


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