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Kori and Ralph are not just top brokers in Toronto and leading experts in their craft; but, they have also been investing in the Toronto Real Estate Market for decades. It is their seasoned experience in business along with their ability to creatively guide their clients through the highly competitive, and ever-changing Toronto Real Estate Market landscape that has made them a natural go-to for the media when looking for an expert and colourful perspective.

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101 Beaver Ave | foxmarin.ca

TORONTO LIFE: SALE OF THE WEEK: THE $1.5-MILLION WALLACE-EMERSON SEMI WITH A COMPLICATED PAST

10.29.2018

In 2012, a developer bought the two detached homes that were originally on this site and then spent five years attempting different ways of making money on the land. When that didn’t work, the developer built six semis, including this one. There were five competitive offers, and the home sold for $26,000 over asking. Fox Marin also sold 105 Beaver Avenue earlier this month for $1,406,105. Read more

The Mash: 1266 Minaki Road | foxmarin.ca

THE MASH: ADDICTIVE REAL ESTATE GOSSIP: 1266 MINAKI ROAD – MINEOLA, MISSISSAUGA

10.25.2018

This is a 4+1 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 5,552 square foot house on a 70 x 360.47 foot lot at 1266 Minaki Road in the Mineola neighbourhood of south Mississauga. It looks like it has been totally gutted and is back on the market. And I really like it. It has been on the market now for 2 weeks with a listing price of… Read more

9 red flags you should always look for at an open house | Fox Marin Press

LIVABLE: 9 RED FLAGS YOU SHOULD ALWAYS LOOK FOR AT AN OPEN HOUSE

07.06.2018

Open houses aren’t all schmoozing and sandwich platters. If you’re serious about buying a home, you need to know exactly what to look for in a potential property when touring it for the first time. Read more

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BUZZ BUZZ HOME: COULD THESE TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS BE HIT HARDEST SHOULD HOUSING PRCES CONTINUE TO FALL?

03.21.2018

The GTA housing market has gotten off to a frosty start in 2018, with housing prices and sales falling in the first two months of the year. But as the market continues to cool, some Toronto neighbourhoods stand to lose more value than others, according to one expert. Read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

BUZZ BUZZ HOME: SALES DROP IN THE FIRST HALF OF JANUARY

01.18.2018

Industry watchers have been holding their breath to see what January would bring for Toronto real estate. How would the market adjust to new mortgage rules and an interest rate hike? Well, the verdict is in — a new report has found a huge sales drop in the first few weeks of the new year…. read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

BC RELUCTANT TO IMPOSE BAN ON FOREIGH HOME BUYERS

10.27.2017

New Zealand’s new coalition government made a surprising announcement this week – that it would ban non-residents from buying existing properties. Meanwhile, in Vancouver, we got another round of numbers that attest to the yawning gap between incomes and housing costs. Read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

COZY: HOW TO STAGE A RENTAL FOR A SHOWING

01.03.2018

Staging a property is like being on your best behavior while on a first date—the purpose of both is to make a great first impression. People stage houses all the time when they want to sell. They want buyers to see the home’s potential and to imagine themselves living there. Sellers who stage typically use a real estate agent to guide them or hire a professional stager….. read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

BUZZ BUZZ HOME: THIS EXPERT SAYS THERE’S ONE THING TO BLAME FOR THE AFFORDABILITY CRISIS

12.22.2017

This week, new data revealed fewer foreign buyers were investing in Canadian real estate than many industry players had thought. Now, one expert is saying that the data is further proof that foreign buyers aren’t to blame for the housing affordability crisis… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

BUZZ BUZZ HOME: HOW MANY FOREIGN BUERS ARE INVESTING IN CANADIAN REAL ESTATE?

12.19.2017

How many foreign buyers are investing in Canadian real estate? Not as many as you’d think. After much speculation about the effects of foreign buyers on Canada’s hottest real estate markets, the results are in — and they might not be what you’d think… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

REAL ESTATE MAGAZINE: TIME FOR TORONTO’S LISTINGS TO “MEASURE UP”

12.13.2017

As people call for greater transparency in the real estate industry and its practices, one of the anomalies that continue to slip beneath the radar is the reporting guidelines surrounding the square footage of a listed property for sale, especially in condominium sales…. read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: THE WEEK’S INTERESTING CANADIAN REAL ESTATE STORIES

12.07.2017

If you spend any amount of time searching for condos in the Toronto area you’ll soon notice a glaring imprecision in size ranges. A unit will often be described as “600-700 square feet,” or “1,100-1,300 square feet.”. Toronto real estate broker Ralph Fox, thinks that’s not good enough… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

BUZZ BUZZ HOME: HOW COULD PUBLIC HOME SALE DATA AFFECT TORONTO’S REAL ESTATE MARKET

12.04.2017

Detailed information about Toronto’s home sales might soon be available to the public. On Friday, the Federal Court of Appeal upheld a lower court decision ordering the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) to make its home sale data open to the public…. read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: ACCEPT IT, YOUR CHILDREN MAY GROW UP TO BE RENTERS

11.02.2017

Get over your hang-ups about renting versus owning a home. The latest census data suggest the home ownership rate in this country may have already peaked, and that means more renting ahead. The idea of peak oil has fizzled, but peak housing is a theory we can build on…. read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

REAL ESTATE MAGAZINE: THE NEW OSFI STRESS TEST; TOO MUCH TOO LATE

10.31.2017

As of Jan.1, 2018 there will be a nation-wide stress test that demands a new minimum qualifying rate for uninsured mortgages – those with a deposit of 20 per cent or more. The guideline requires federally regulated financial institutions to vet applicants for all…. read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

ROGERS: GETTING YOUR HOME READY TO SELL

10.10.2017

Selling your home? The housing market has favoured buyers lately, but you can boost your property’s appeal with tried-and-true tactics that realtors and home stagers rely on.“People are busy! Regardless of what the market is doing, buyers tend to favour homes where they can simply unpack, rather than clean or make repairs…. read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

TORONTO LIFE: CONDO OF THE WEEK

10.06.2017

A one-bedroom unit on the fourth floor of a former 1950s apartment block, with a balcony at tree level. A row of coat hooks squeezes a little extra functional space out of the entry. A big sectional couch defines the living room (and those bookcases make an interesting backdrop)… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

MODERN STAGING: CAN MODERN AND TRADITIONAL WORK TOGETHER?

03.13.2017

Whether for staging or design,  many designer stick with one style only. If the theme is Mid-Century, then everything is Mid-Century.  If the house is Transitional, then it follows that the furnishings should be the same.  We disagree… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

EVENT MANAGER BLOG: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PLANNING A CONFERENCE PANEL DISCUSSION

03.18.2017

For a panel discussion to appear effortless there are actually a lot of things that need some forethought and planning in advance. These 14 things will help to ensure a slick operation… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

BLOGTO: CONDO OF THE WEEK

09.22.2016

For those interested in condo living but prefer a space with more character and less elevators, 53 High Park Boulevard is for you. Situated in Roncesvalles and a block away from High Park, the home… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

METRO NEWS: AS TORONTO TEMPERATURES RISE, SO DOES THE RED-HOT CONDO MARKET

08.11.2016

As temperatures once again rise into red-hot territory, so does Toronto’s mid-summer condo market. Stories abound from real estate agents in the trenches, of multiple offers and bidding wars, particularly on larger units… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

METRO NEWS: TORONTONIANS TURN TO CONDOS AS DETACHED HOME COSTS STAY HIGH

03.02.2016

While perusing MLS listings of Toronto single-family houses, one would get the impression that one- and two-million-dollar homes are not out of the ordinary these days. Once again, the condominium seems to be the more affordable option for … read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

METRO NEWS: GOOD DEVELOPERS ARE GOOD NEIGHBORS: HOW TORONTO DEVELOPERS ARE CREATING COMMUNITY

02.17.2016

From movie nights to barbecues, pop-up stores to block parties; throughout the year, Toronto’s condo developers sponsor all manner of events and promotions to break the ice with their new communities and engage local residents and… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

METRO NEWS: TORONTO REAL ESTATE FORECAST FOR 2016 IS LOOKING UP

01.14.2016

Two weeks into 2016, and the real estate market is already set to ramp up for the spring sales cycle. The experts weigh in on what you can expect in the GTA market over the coming months… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

METRO NEWS: DOWNTOWN TORONTO GETTING SO BUSY, REAL ESTATE AGENTS MIGHT SOON HIRE DRIVERS

07.09.2015

Toronto real-estate agent Ralph Fox says downtown traffic is so congested that agents will be looking to hire private drivers, as they do in New York City. “Because the transportation is becoming so difficult… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

METRO NEWS: THE ALEXANDRA PARK AREA IS A MAJOR TORONTO DOWNTOWN CONDO HOT SPOT IN THE MAKING

03.18.2015

A new neighbourhood rises from a neglected corner of Queen Street West in what may be Toronto’s best-kept real estate secret. The neighbourhood surrounding Alexandra Park near Spadina and Queen will be… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

CONTROL 4: AUTOMATION ADDS ADVANTAGES WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME

08.01.2015

On a street in Toronto, Canada, two neighborhood homes went up for sale at the exact same time. The homes had the exact same floorplan and square footage, and were on the same street. One home sold in three days. The other is still on the market, over two months later, with… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

BUZZ BUZZ HOME: PLANNING ON SELLING YOUR HOME?

05.21.2015

When potential buyers walk into a home, they decide whether or not they’re going to make an offer within seconds. By that point, they’ve already had an emotional experience, perceiving the entire space with all five senses. Home staging attempts to make that initial and decisive experience a positive one… read more

Meet the Fox Marin Team | foxmarin.ca

ONTARIO DESIGN: MAXIMIZING THE UTILITY AND VALUE OF YOUR HOME RENOVATION

05.18.2015

Home renovations are an inevitable step for almost all homeowners at one or several points in life. Although many might solicit the help of an Architect or Interior Designer, too few consider the benefits of supplementing that advice with that of a Real estate professional… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

URBAN TORONTO: TALKING ENIGMA ON THE PARK TOWNHOUSES WITH RALPH FOX

03.25.2015

We have been closely following the marketing of Aragon Properties’ Enigma on the Park, a 9-storey, Quadrangle Architects-designed development containing 86 condominium and townhouse units, to be built in West Toronto at the meeting point between the Bloordale… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

REAL ESTATE WEALTH: THE NEXT HOT NEIGHBOURHOOD IN TORONTO?

01.23.2015

With Toronto condo rentals up by 17 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014, investors are cashing in on a strong market and solid demand for properties in ideal locations… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL: BOC RATE CUT NOT SURPRISING ANYONE

01.22.2015

After much talk about the inevitable rise of interest rates, the Bank of Canada shocked many yesterday by lowering the overnight rate from one per cent to 0.75 per cent. One real estate broker who wasn’t surprised by the rate cut, however, pointed… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

METRO NEWS: TORONTO CONDOMINIUM MARKET AFFECTS THE RISE OF SINGLEDOM, FEMALE BUYERS

12.29.2014

More people are living alone today than at any other point in history, and the single-person household is now the fastest-growing category in Canada’s real estate market. Statistics show that the conventional family unit is in decline. According to…read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

TORONTO STAR: ENIGMA ON THE PARK PUTTING BLOORDALE VILLAGE ON THE MAP

10.16.2014

Over the last few years, condo developers have realized that high-rise living isn’t for everyone. That’s why Toronto has seen a handful of luxury boutique condos popping up around the city, and one of the latest is Aragon Properties’ Enigma on the Park…. read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

BUZZ BUZZ HOME: ENIGMA ON THE PARK

09.017.2014

Located at 138 St. Helens Avenue, Enigma is perfect for end-users who want to live in a unique boutique-style building in an artsy west-Toronto neighbourhood close to the park and transit…. read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

TORONTO LIFE: SALE OF THE WEEK

09.08.2014

This three-bedroom semi in Leslieville features an open-concept main floor with a powder room for guests, a kitchen with a marble centre island and custom finishes throughout. The basement has a full kitchen, making it relatively simple to….. read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

HUFFINGTON POST: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF HOME-BUYING

08.22.2014

During a viewing appointment in late July, Antonios Tsatsakis cracked open the door of a two-bedroom suite in Toronto, and was greeted by a young man clad in only a towel. Empty beer bottles were strewn on the breakfast bar, emitting a stale scent, and mismatched furniture… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

BUZZ BUZZ HOME: THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND FIRST IMPRESSIONS

08.11.2014

During a viewing appointment in late July, Antonios Tsatsakis cracked open the door of a two-bedroom suite in Toronto, and was greeted by a young man clad in only a towel. Empty beer bottles were strewn on the breakfast bar, emitting a stale scent, and mismatched furniture… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

HOSS: GIVE OLD CONDOS A SECOND LOOK

07.14.2014

The benefits of buying an older unit are significant – starting with the increased space. Many decades-old units feature larger bedrooms and a separate laundry area, something that’s hard to come by in an age when 300-square-foot micro-condos have become the new… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

TORONTO LIFE: COTTAGE OF THE WEEK

07.02.2014

The long stretch of sandy beach out back is already pretty unique, but the added hot tub means the owner is just a bunch of girls in bikinis away from being able to recreate a music video.Though Wasaga Beach’s main drag is just a touch west, this cottage should be far enough…. read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

THE EPOCH TIMES: TOP BROKER TEACHES US TO GET RICH SLOW

12.31.2013

The most money my parents ever made at one time was as landlords. They bought a former crack house on Hallam St. cheap, renovated it, and rented it out with cash-flow positive results. Eventually they sold it, making enough money to buy a giant house in Victoria, B.C., where they retired….. read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

TORONTO LIFE: CONDO OF THE WEEK

11.15.2013

A bright, lower-level loft in Parkdale. The building, which dates back to 1910, previously housed industrial office space but was coverted in 1989 into a mix of residential units and artists’ studios…… read more

FM Press | foxmarin.ca

BUZZ BUZZ HOME: BUZZ TALK WITH RALPH FOX

10.16.2013

There are few people who can claim they began their career at the age of 13. That’s when Ralph Fox, now a broker for Sotheby’s International Realty, started a business selling golf balls. Years later, once he graduated….. read more