Let’s face it. Buying your first home is kind of a big deal. But before you start dreaming of ripping up carpets and picking out paint swatches, the first thing you need to consider is how you’re going to come up with the dreaded down payment (ie. the amount of hard cash you need [...]
Old buildings are already brimming with character so the purpose of a restoration is simply to retain the unique features reminiscent of old-times, while giving the property in question a much-needed facelift. From repurposing an ancient church to overhauling a derelict factory we’re showing you the best of the best from around Toronto.
Don’t believe the latest narrative in the news, despite the alarming headlines the Toronto real estate market is on track for another record year. Sales levels aren’t the entire picture. We discuss local statistics, inventory levels and click bait.
People go crazy for limited edition anything and in the case of pop-ups, it’s the experience that has an expiry date on it. No matter what it is, there is always an inevitable hype that is generated around the latest pop-up shop. But what about an entire pop-up market?
After a decade of strategizing, the Flood Protection Plans for our east waterfront are official and are set to begin this summer. Okay, so maybe that doesn’t sound all that exciting — but what if we mentioned that the plans include the creation of a new island, several new parks, and an entirely new neighbourhood? Better right?
What if there was a simple formula to make investing in your future doable today? Investing does not need to be such a daunting task. Stick with us and we’ll show you how you can leverage the equity in your home to generate more wealth in the long run.
In today’s hot real estate market you need to ensure you have all of your finances ready to go so that you don’t get sidelined when that perfect property comes along. One thing that we can’t forget to budget for are closing costs. We break down everything you need to know.
When it comes to buying a new home, your first order of the day after signing the offer for your fresh digs should be to divert some of your hard-earned cash into an “oh shit” fund. Find out exactly why you don’t want to dodge this expense.
Real estate in January is historically slow, with the addition of the fair housing plan, changes to the mortgage qualification rules and increased borrowing cost it’s no wonder we saw prices fall by 4.1% year-over-year. Experts predict though if you’re thinking buying now is the time!!
When you’re a kid, the big dilemma you face is whether to spend your allowance on candy or ice cream. All of a sudden when you're forced to ‘adult’ it shifts to: do I continue to rent or do I buy? We’ve got the two biggest factors to consider when purchasing your first home and we’ve even broken down the math for you.