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Red Flags to Watch Out For When Purchasing a Home
Buyer Tips
Red Flags to Watch Out For When Purchasing a Home
As a first-time home buyer in Ontario, you might feel overwhelmed by the process of finding a house—especially if you haven’t been through it before.
Should I get pre-approved for my mortgage?
Buyer Tips
Should I get pre-approved for my mortgage?
Yes, pre-approval is a smart move—one that ensures you know how much you can afford and gives you the confidence to pursue your real estate goals.
How to Choose A Real Estate Lawyer For Selling
Seller Tips
How to Choose A Real Estate Lawyer For Selling
When you are buying or selling a home, it is important to have a real estate lawyer. A lawyer helps ensure that the details of your home sale are handled correctly at closing.
Holiday Season, Should you Sell during Holidays?
Real Estate Knowledge
Holiday Season, Should you Sell during Holidays?
If you can put up with having showings over the holiday, you could end up getting the attention of the right buyer. After all, if your property isn’t on the market, nobody’s going to find it.
Skyrocketing real estate prices leaving some buyers struggling to find a home
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Skyrocketing real estate prices leaving some buyers struggling to find a home
Skyrocketing costs for real estate during the pandemic are hitting Canadians hard, turning finding a home into an ordeal.
Feds eyeing foreign buyers ban on non-recreational residences, end to blind bidding
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Feds eyeing foreign buyers ban on non-recreational residences, end to blind bidding
OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau has tasked Canada's housing minister with implementing a temporary ban on foreign buyers of non-recreational residential properties.
Toronto semi pushes $2 million as 'bully offers' dominate red-hot market
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Toronto semi pushes $2 million as 'bully offers' dominate red-hot market
The home, a two-story semi-detached home in the Pocket neighbourhood in Toronto’s East End, received three bully offers and sold after a day on the market for $210,000 above asking.
What You Need to Know About Condo Insurance in Toronto (GTA)
Buyer Tips
What You Need to Know About Condo Insurance in Toronto (GTA)
In this article, We’ll explore what condo insurance is, why you need it, what’s covered (and what isn’t), and how much you can expect to pay for condo insurance.
Tips On How To Start Investing In Your Home
Seller Tips
Tips On How To Start Investing In Your Home
If you’re planning to sell your home, chances are you’re thinking about what renovations you can make to maximize your return on investment. While the kitchen and bathroom are two of the most common renovation projects,
The biggest things to look for when buying your first rental property in Toronto
Rental Tips
The biggest things to look for when buying your first rental property in Toronto
The Toronto real estate market is still hot, and just when consumers thought that a market crash would pop things, the opposite happened. The demand for homes has remained as high as ever.
The costs of buying a Condo
Buyer Tips
The costs of buying a Condo
A mortgage is a loan you get from a bank, credit union, trust company or major mortgage lender to buy real estate like a condo or a house. You pay back that loan, plus interest, over time.
The First Time Home Buyer Plan Incentives
Buyer Tips
The First Time Home Buyer Plan Incentives
If you’re buying a home for the first time, you’re in luck! Ontario has a number of excellent first time home buyer incentive programs. Here’s what you need to know:
Ontario appoints nine people to task force that will deal with making homes more affordable
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Ontario appoints nine people to task force that will deal with making homes more affordable
Premier Doug Ford says he has appointed nine people to a task force assigned to address housing affordability in the province so that it’s 'easier for more Ontarians to realize the dream of home ownership.'
Buyers: Be Prepared for Closing Costs
Buyer Tips
Buyers: Be Prepared for Closing Costs
When you purchase a property, there’s more money involved than just what you’re paying for the actual house or condo.
How to find a neighborhood
Real Estate Knowledge
How to find a neighborhood
When house hunting, it's easy to focus on finding that perfect cozy fireplace or sweet breakfast nook.
Understand why you even want a real estate agent
Real Estate Knowledge
Understand why you even want a real estate agent
Knowing the reasons you’re bringing on an agent in the first place will help you pick the right one. Here’s why you want one:
Questions to Ask when Buying Condo in Toronto (GTA)
Buyer Tips
Questions to Ask when Buying Condo in Toronto (GTA)
Is there Kitec plumbing in the unit and/or the building? What’s the view? How might it change? What do you own vs what belongs to the condo corp?
What to Look for in a Condo Building
Buyer Tips
What to Look for in a Condo Building
We put together this list some of the things to look for when hunting for a condo.
What is a Condo Corporation?
Real Estate Knowledge
What is a Condo Corporation?
A condominium corporation is the legal entity that represents and governs the condo building. And you should care because as a condo owner, you’re a partner in it.
Why Should I Get a Status Certificate?
Real Estate Knowledge
Why Should I Get a Status Certificate?
The status certificate is the one document that will give prospective buyers details of the financial and legal circumstances of both the condominium building and the particular unit they are interested in