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Brennan Aguanno and Anna Kemp

Broker/Realtor - Sotheby's International Realty Canada

Brennan Aguanno and Anna Kemp are a husband and wife team of Realtors with Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. They also have invested in, renovated and continue to manage several properties in Toronto, their birthplace and a city they still call home. Their real estate pursuits have varied from renovating century homes in The Beach neighborhood to investing in new condo projects in the downtown core. Most of their time is now focused on helping others achieve real estate successes of their own.

Brennan completed a business degree from The University of Western Ontario before going on to do a Master’s Degree in Education. His family’s roots in housing construction and a passion for marketing, architecture, and urban planning eventually led him to pursue a career in real estate.

Anna completed a history degree from The University of King’s College before going on to obtain diplomas in both Interior Design and Graphic Design. Prior to pursuing real estate, she worked as the Art Director for an international production company. Her skills in design have allowed her the opportunity to work with VIP clients such as President Clinton, President Bush, Cherie Booth Blair, Martha Stewart, Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, Hilary Swank, Andre Agassi, Barbara Walters and many others. Her passion for design is now mostly fulfilled through her work in real estate.
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House Hunting in a Good School District? It's Going to Cost You

The first step in any home search always involves a discussion with the client about what is most important to them in a new home. But if you're basing your decision on where to buy your family home on what neighbourhoods do well on standardized testing, it's almost certainly going to cost you.
04/30/2013 05:30 EDT
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Toronto Doesn't Have Just One Housing Market

We constantly hear headlines proclaiming the 'Toronto Housing Market' is this or that, but in fact, each neighbourhood within the city has its own housing market, as unique as its culture. Understanding the many factors that shape housing prices in each of these markets, as well as knowing where prices are trending, is an important part of a successful home purchase.
03/25/2013 12:09 EDT
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Who Can You Believe About the Real Estate Market?

I've always found the disparity of housing market articles fascinating. On any given week I will come across headlines varying from predictions about an imminent collapse to stories about how the market has never been better. Statistics can be manipulated in so many ways that realtors, journalists, economists, or whoever feels like it, can pretty much paint the market to look however it best suits them.
10/31/2012 08:01 EDT
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Leave The Emotions At The Door When House Hunting

An article in The Atlantic entitled "The 11 Ways That Consumers Are Hopeless at Math" reveals how businesses use fact and psychology to persuade shoppers into making purchases they normally wouldn't make. They're tricks some Canadians face at the mall, the car dealership and even the grocery store. But what about the housing market? Are Canadian house hunters having the wool pulled over their eyes? Whether you're buying, selling or just window shopping, here are three things to consider.
08/21/2012 07:57 EDT
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How to Decipher a Condo Floorplan

Let's take a look at the subject of floor plans. After all, the easiest way to ensure you make a good investment when buying a condo is to ensure you've chosen a great floor plan. Insiders know that being amongst the first to purchase a unit in a pre-construction development isn't so much about the lower prices, as it is about getting first pick of the best layouts. But what exactly should one be looking for when choosing a floor plan?
08/10/2012 03:43 EDT
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Sorry Yuppies, Toronto Will Not Be Gentrified

Buying a property in a neighbourhood that is in the early stages of such a process is generally considered one of the best ways to build equity in terms of real estate investments. The media constantly runs stories along these lines. Unfortunately however, they couldn't possibly be further from the truth.
07/13/2012 07:33 EDT
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Condo Madness?!

Today Toronto leads all cities in North America with 132 high-rise buildings currently under construction. If you're like me and own a unit downtown, you can't help but be a little nervous about where all of this is heading.
12/07/2011 03:36 EST