There's been a lot of positive real estate news lately, with the return of multiple offers and cautious predictions that the worst may now be behind us. The spring weather, boosted by low interest rates and strong first-time buyer activity, seems to be restoring at least some strength to Toronto's home and condo market.
But the results of last week's poll aren't quite so optimistic. The majority of Yourhomers, 55 per cent, said they don't think we're on our way back to a seller's market.
About 22 per cent said they thought the market was starting to bounce back, while 18 per cent said the market may be getting stronger. The remaining four per cent said they didn't know.
In this week's poll, we're looking to our gardens. The long weekend is traditionally a time to plant, but with the recent spotty weather, do you think it's too soon to start puttering in the yard? Vote on the front page.
And, if you're looking for some DIY long weekend inspiration, we've got it in spades. Steve Maxwell shares his tricks for repairing your cottage plumbing, Colin and Justin create a living room that's a vision in grey, and Vicky Sanderson rounds up the latest and greatest grills for your next backyard BBQ.
As an extra treat, we've also got a stunning slideshow of McLean House, where 47 designers donated their skills, times and materials to create a gorgeous space.