TORONTO CONDO LAWS TARGET GOVERNING BOARDS

By | 2017-11-02T16:08:14+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Buying, Governments, Toronto Condos, Toronto Market|

With issues arising in Toronto condos regarding “alleged hijacking of boards of directors”, the Ontario government hopes their new consumer protection laws will create more sustainable and healthy condo communities.

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T CARE TORONTO REAL ESTATE SALES HAVE SLOWED

By | 2017-08-03T15:16:01+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Buying, Financial, Governments, Toronto Market|

Real estate sales are down 6.7% in June when compared to May 2017. BUT it still not a buyer’s market in Toronto despite what the media is saying. Read on to find out why.

A FACE-LIFT FOR DUFFERIN AND BLOOR

By | 2017-11-02T16:09:10+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Buying, Investing, Neighborhood, Toronto West End|

Seeking to offer a unique retail and lifestyle experience to the Dufferin and Bloor area, this Capital Developments proposal is backed by an impressive who’s-who of urban planners, designers and architects. The proposal appears to offer the neighbourhood exactly what its residents have been asking for, and likely a few things they didn’t even know they needed.

MORTGAGE HIKE NOT WORTH THE HYPE

By | 2017-08-03T19:38:44+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Buying, Financial, Governments, Real Estate Tips, Selling, Toronto Market|

The media has been acting like the sky is falling but The Bank of Canada raised their rates by a 0.25% increase. So, what does this really mean for the Toronto housing market?

NEW DEVELOPMENT: EAST HARBOUR

By | 2017-07-11T13:26:09+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Buying, Investing, Neighborhood, Toronto East End|

Looks like the south-east core has a sexy new future in the works. Currently Canada’s largest commercial development, First Gulf is essentially creating a new city neighbourhood. It’s like a city within a city: office and retail spaces, parks and public spaces, restaurants and a huge new transit hub. Nothing has been forgotten!

HOW TO USE YOUR EQUITY TO BUILD A COMFY RETIREMENT

By | 2017-11-13T22:33:03+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Buying, Featured Investing, Financial, Investing, Real Estate Tips, Toronto Condos, Toronto Market|

There is a strong difference between good and bad debt. Understanding how to utilize your current equity to build good debt is the key to unlocking the power of leverage

ADVICE FOR LANDLORDS: ONTARIO’S NEW RENT CONTROL ACT

By | 2017-11-02T16:10:35+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Governments, Real Estate Tips, Rental, Toronto Condos, Toronto Houses, Toronto Market|

If you’re a landlord in Ontario, you’re probably feeling the woes of the Rental Fairness Act that recently went into place. While the act favours renters, you’re probably asking, “What does that mean for me as a landlord?” With an extremely competitive rental market and a vacancy rate of less than 1%, you’re likely [...]

DOWNSIZING: A BUYER’S GUIDE TO CONDO LIVING

By | 2017-11-13T22:35:27+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Buying, Featured Buying, Real Estate Tips, Rental, Selling, Toronto Condos|

The Toronto condo market is nothing short of thriving. While many young professionals seek the urban lifestyle, it seems many baby-boomers and empty nesters are making the transition from suburban to urban lifestyle as well. Those looking to downsize are typically at a stage in their life where they’re no longer looking to build [...]

TOP 10 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND DURING A CHANGING MARKET

By | 2017-11-02T16:11:31+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Buying, Real Estate Tips, Selling, Toronto Market|

Toronto housing prices are holding strong, but the real estate market is changing and along with it so should your expectations. Here are a few things to keep in mind during a changing market.

8 STEPS TO STAGING YOUR HOUSE TO SELL FAST

By | 2018-01-15T18:01:40+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Featured Selling, Real Estate Tips, Selling, Staging|

We all don’t possess that killer style jean that comes so easily to the children of celebrities. To make styling your house/condo easier, we’ve put together a simple eight step guide that will help you prepare for the sale of your home.