Welcome to our April newsletter!

The spring market is in full swing - and prices have been inching up month-over-month. Growth is being helped by the condo market, where the average price is up over 7% as compared to 2017! You'll find full market news and analysis below.

Toronto is a city that loves brunches - and Toronto Life has identified their top 20! You’ll find that below, along with a fun piece from Narcity highlighting 16 hidden spots in the city and some highlights from Hot Docs, which starts April 26!

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Marina and Mark

Marina Bolletta, Broker of Record
Mark Tavares, Broker
Urbanlife Realty Inc., Brokerage
Morning Glory: Twenty great reasons to rediscover the pleasures of brunch in the city
For Torontonians, brunch is more than a noun. It’s a verb, a way of life. And it’s about more than just eggs Benny and toast. The city’s best restaurants have turned the lazy midday feast into a multidisciplinary art. Here, 20 reasons to brunch now.
Toronto home prices rise for third straight month, showing signs of rebound
House prices in the Toronto area continued to show signs of stabilizing in March, fuelling predictions the city will see stronger growth in the second half of 2018.

The average sales price in March was up 2.2 per cent compared with February this year, buoyed by modest growth in detached home prices. It is the third consecutive month that average sales prices have risen in the GTA from the prior month, although the monthly sales numbers are not adjusted for seasonal variations.

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22 movies to watch at Hot Docs
A quarter-century after Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival began as a small, mostly inside-industry event, it has become the largest in North America and one of the preeminent fests of its kind in the world for films that explore true stories, memorable personalities, and social, cultural and political events and ideas from all parts of the globe.

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16 little known spots that will show you a side of Toronto you've never seen before
Toronto is a massive city which spans over 630 km and holds over 2.8 million people. Those stats are almost mind boggling to read. It's no surprise with this many people in such huge amount of space there's bound to be some pretty cool spots to explore.

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Market News
Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,228 residential transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in March 2018. This result was down by 39.5 per cent compared to a record 11,954 sales reported in March 2017 and down 17.6 per cent relative to average March sales for the previous 10 years.
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