Bonnie Byford

Rolph Road School Fundraising Event — TONIGHT!

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Rolph Road Public School’s Home & School Association’s 3rd Annual Winter Social and Silent Auction Campaign ROLPH ROAD SCHOOL’S OLYMPIC FEVER NIGHT 2010! Thursday, February 18th, 2010 8:00 pm Fox & Fiddle (190 Laird Drive) One of the school’s biggest fundraising efforts of the year. We anticipate up to 200 parents will be attending this […]

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Federal Government Changes Mortgage Rules

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February 16, 2010 — The federal government has announced changes to the rules for government-backed insured mortgages (less than 20 percent down payment) as follows: All borrowers will be required to meet the standards for a five-year fixed rate mortgage even if they choose a mortgage with a lower interest rate and shorter terms. Reduced […]

Bonnie Byford

Action on Land Transfer Tax could offset the HST

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TREB President’s Toronto Star Column, February 5, 2010 — Being in the dog days of winter, I’m certain a lot of people are dreaming longingly of summer weather, backyard barbecues, and long weekends. For many Canadians, Canada Day is always the unofficial start of the summer season. Unfortunately, this year, Canada Day is also the […]

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Helping those in desperate need in Haiti

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TREB President’s Toronto Sun Column, February 5, 2010 — It’s estimated that the earthquake in Haiti affected as many as three million people, taking the lives of 200,000 and injuring 250,000 more. More than one million people are now homeless as a result of the disaster. It has been noted that it was the worst […]

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Sales Start Off Strong in 2010

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February 3, 2010 — Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 4,986 transactions through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) in January 2010. This result represented a large increase over the 2,670 sales in January 2009 when the home sales were in a recessionary trough. Last month’s sales were slightly higher than the January average in the five years […]

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Year will see listings rise, price growth moderate

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President’s Toronto Star Column: January 22, 2010 — I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year. We have just crossed the threshold into 2010 and I think it is important to look back on the events that impacted the GTA housing market in 2009 and also consider what […]

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Toronto Real Estate Board’s Scholarship

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January 19, 2010 — TREB’s fourth annual Past President’s Scholarship applications have been sent to public and separate high school principals/guidance staff throughout the GTA. Two $5,000.00 scholarships are awarded on behalf of REALTORS® to two graduating high school seniors going on to pursue post-secondary education.Based on academics, community involvement and a 500-word essay, the […]