GTA REALTORS® Report Monthly Resale Housing Figures

TORONTO, JUNE 3, 2010 ‐ Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 9,470 sales through the
Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May, representing a one per cent dip from May 2009. In
comparison to previous years, this was the third highest May sales result on record.
“The pace of transactions slowed in May following record‐setting sales in February, March and
April,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Tom Lebour. “Buyers who otherwise would
have been purchasing a home in May moved more quickly this year, likely to get ahead of
mortgage rate hikes.”

New listings were up 38 per cent annually to 18,940. The average price for May transactions
was $446,593 – up 13 per cent compared to the average of $395,609 recorded in May 2009.
“The gap between listings and sales has widened, which means there is more choice for
buyers,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. “The annual rate of
price growth will slow in the second half of 2010, from the current double digit pace into the
single digits.”

June Newsletter Featuring 27 Tips You Should Know To Get Your Home Sold Fast and For Top Dollar

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Ruth Lobbies local MP’s to Help Homeowners

I am just back from a Meeting with Bramalea-Gore-Malton MP Hon. Gurbax Malhi. I was lobbying to have the Home Buyers Plan Indexed to keep pace with inflation so that it never loses its value. Did you know that the average net worth of a household who rents is $11,000 compared to $375,000 for homeowners. We need to help everyone get into a house to increase their net worth. I was also lobbying to Allow the capital gains tax and the recaptured capital cost allowance to be defered when an Income propety is sold and the proceeds are reinvested in another Income property within one year. This program would assist Canadians saving for Retirement, as well as retirees dependant on regular income by making real estate a more viable investment vehicle. He was supportive and said he would speak to his caucus on this recommendation.
Earlier this month I went to Ottawa as part of the Canadian Real Estate Associations Political Action Days to lobby the other MP’s within the Brampton Real Estate Board Jurisdiction. I met with Andrew Kania, Hon. Navdeep Bains, and Ruby Dhalla. Everyone was in support of the programs. Let me know what you think of these programs.

Government Grants to Help Homeowners Buy a Home! Get Peel Region to GIVE you your DOWNPAYMENENT

Its Back!!! The Region of Peel is once again offering free money for your downpayment. The program was reintroduced yesterday so if you know someone who might be interested make sure you have them call me (905-456-1000) so that we can get an application in for this $10,000.

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The funds are limited so make sure you and your friends get the application in ASAP. Call me today at 905-456-1000 or email me at Ruth@RuthBallantyne.com if you are interested and we will go over the criteria and get your application started.

May Newsletter Featuring Cooling Your Home Naturally

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Thought this was really cute.

A baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?”

“Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.”

The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.”

God said, “Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.”

Again the child asked, “And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?”

God said, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.”

“And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?”

God said, “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.”

“Who will protect me?”

God said, “Your angel will defend you even if it means risking it’s life.”

“But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.”

God said, “Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.”

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, “God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.”

“You will simply call her, ‘Mum.'”

Happy Mother’s Day!

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