It’s time for many Canadians to abandon the 20% down-payment rule

This article, written by Rob Carrick, first appeared September 24th in The Globe and Mail. This one’s for the housing true believers out there. You’re the buyers who keep pushing house prices higher in cities such as Vancouver, Toronto and … Read more

Real Estate

25th Anniversary Contest

It’s almost time to ring in the New Year, which means reflecting on our accomplishments and looking ahead to the future. This year the Josie Stern team has a lot to celebrate – our 25th year in the business! Read more



This neighbourhood is comfortably nestled between North Toronto and Forest Hill, an ideal place for families with children in close proximity to many green areas in particular the Beltline Trail and North Toronto Memorial Community Recreation Centre. At the heart … Read more


Nes Girma and Dawit Hailemariam

Nes Girma and Dawit Hailemariam

It took my husband and me a while to decide whether or not we wanted to move. When we finally realized we had outgrown our home, we knew we needed the right people to give us expert advice on the current housing market, ways to improve our home as well as how and where to find our 'forever' home.

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