I Love What I Do

By: THE ANNA OLIVER GROUP

I Love What I Do

Tags: Meet Anna Oliver, The Anna Oliver Group, I Love What I Do, Toronto Realtor, Toronto Real Estate,

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Home Decor and Staging - Not just for selling your house

By: Anna Oliver

Home Decor and Staging - Not just for selling your house

Tags: homes in toronto, real estate toronto, house prices, staging, does staging work, condos, home decor, making the most of space, design ideas, decorating

Chances are that when you’re ready to sell your property, your agent will recommend staging your place or even include that service in his or her offering. While staging a property can certainly increase the appeal of potential buyers and highlight the home’s features, it’s usually a temporary measure and once the property is sold, the décor goes away. What about the tim...Read More

Making a Mid-Life Home Purchase? Consider These Five Options

By: Anna Oliver

Making a Mid-Life Home Purchase? Consider These Five Options

Tags: homes in toronto, house for sale, house prices, downsizing, upsizing, mid-life, home purchase, consider options, condos, townhouse, living downtown

  The days of buying a house and settling down for the rest of your life in one spot are stuck firmly in the past. Much like the PDA or floppy disk in the tech world, there’s just so many better options sitting in front of you when it comes to a mid-life home purchase to be tethered to one place forever. —— Sometimes you just need to make a change. Whether it’s movi...Read More

A good book drive

By: Anna Oliver

A good book drive

Tags: Good book drive, book donations, reading, learn to read, read in french, kids reading, toronto, students, for the future

What were some of your favourite books when you were a kid? Did you have a couple that were most meaningful, or do you have more general memories of being read to? Do you remember how excited you were when you learned to read on your own, and the world of books was opened up to you?   I was lucky to grow up with a French Canadian mom who read to me in her native language. My mom bought me m...Read More

Donate, Sell or Swap?

By: Anna Oliver

Donate, Sell or Swap?

Tags: homes in toronto, house prices, decluttering, spring cleaning, getting organized, downsizing, spring market, donations, swap, kijiji, ebay, for sale

Spring is (mostly) here! If you’re anything like me, this time of year is both thrilling and exhausting. You’re so excited that the days are finally longer and warmer, but you also suddenly realize that somehow, over the long winter, your house has become stuffed with clutter.   Where it all came from nobody knows, but your junk drawers are crammed, your closet is barely accessi...Read More

Condo Vs. Freehold

By: Anna Oliver

Condo Vs. Freehold

Tags: homes in toronto, condos, homes for sale, house prices, condo prices, toronto condos, condo living, small spaces, downsizing, condo fees, Stratus, urban living

It really feels like Spring is well and truly here, doesn’t it Toronto? Now that the clocks have changed and the sun is out later, you can almost imagine yourself out on the lake or on the boardwalk at Kew Beach soaking up some rays - or at least I can With Spring comes the Spring real estate market, too, and you might be one of many Torontonians thinking about getting yourself into the hou...Read More

My favourite dog parks in Toronto

By: Anna Oliver

My favourite dog parks in Toronto

Tags: homes in toronto, house for sale, dog parks toronto, dog mom, where to walk my dog, pets in the city, pet parks, dog walker

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love dogs - especially my black lab Griffin! It’s hard to believe Griffin has been with me since 2006, through moves and breakups and haircuts - he’s my constant sidekick and I can’t imagine my life without him.   Since we moved from Halifax to Toronto in 2008 we’ve spent a lot of time exploring the dog parks around the city. There a...Read More

In like a Lion - Selling your home in early spring

By: Anna Oliver

In like a Lion - Selling your home in early spring

Tags: homes in toronto, for sale toronto, toronto condos, selling in spring, timing to sell, when to sell, best time to sell house, house prices

March certainly came in like a lion, in Toronto at least. It feels like last Sunday’s +10 was a dream, doesn’t it?   Winter is an interesting time in real estate. Often, people think spring is the only time to list - but you know, I disagree! Some seasons are definitely busier, but the truth is the market never stops! If you’re looking at all this snow and thinking you sho...Read More

Add an accent

By: Anna Oliver

Add an accent

Tags: homes in toronto, real estate toronto, home decor, decorating ideas, home staging

Toronto, it seems like our mid-winter “spring” is over and we’re back to the true cold and dreariness of February.   I don’t know about you, but when the weather outside is “frightful” (sorry - did I just get that stuck in your head?) I tend to spend a lot of time cooped up inside with my faithful canine sidekick, Griffin - and the longer I’m home,...Read More

Time Saving Services

By: Anna Oliver

Time Saving Services

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, For Sale in Toronto, Time saving services, homes in toronto, home delivery

Let’s be honest - we’re all pretty busy. Whether it’s a demanding career, young kids, lots of travel, or any combination thereof, it seems like everyone has a lot on their plate these days! Between your work, family, and social obligations, it can seem like there’s just not enough time to actually do the basic things like laundry, cooking, or even grocery shopping - what so...Read More