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Toronto City Council has approved to amend zoning by-laws to allow for laneway suites. With nearly 300 kilometres of laneways throughout the city of Toronto and an increasing need for affordable housing, it seems we’re finally able to tap into this incredible housing solution that’s been in our backyards all along.
With the recent boom in the tech and e-commerce sectors, the demand for commercial real estate in Toronto is as hot as a new iPhone launch. Toronto’s future as a major tech hub is a reality, but what does this mean for the commercial real estate market?
Showing signs of continued strength in July the Toronto real estate market sales are up 18.6%, listings are down 1.8%, average home price is up 4.8% year-over-year. Check out your local neighbourhood stats.
SELLINGMore in Selling
When a buyer walks into your home you want them having all the feels. Implement these tips before you list to ensure you’re making the best first impression and leaving buyers giddy.
Having an experienced listing agent is crucial to ensure you earn the most for your property no matter what the current state of the Toronto real estate market is. Here are a few reasons why experience is key when selling your home.
As you get ready to sell it’s important to take into account whatever animals are in your home, because well let’s be honest it’s their home too and not everyone will love your pets as much as you do.
FIRST-TIME BUYERMore in First-Time Buying
Learn how using your home equity to invest in the Toronto pre-construction condo market can help pay for your child’s tuition while also securing their financial future.
Under these new guidelines, which have themselves changed over the last six months, the stress test has homebuyers qualifying for a mortgage at a rate of 5.34% or 2% higher than the negotiated rate (whichever is larger).
A status certificate is like a home inspection for your condo and provides an in-depth review of your future home’s general health, from policies to financial statements. Here’s why this condition is so important.
INVESTINGMore in Investing
The Toronto real estate market is always in flux and, as an investor you should be ready to switch up your strategy to maximize your dollars and of course, your ROI.
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.
If you’re looking for the ‘perfect’ time to invest, it’s never going to come. But if you’re looking for a healthy, stable market to invest in with great growth potential then the Toronto condo market is yours for the investing — and primed for profit.
BUYINGMore in Buying
Realtor.ca is the perfect search tool if you’re a passive browser, but if you’re a serious buyer it can leave you locked out of what could have been your dream home come true. We discuss exactly when you should be using their search tool.
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.
Whether you’re thinking about purchasing or have already purchased, Canada’s new lending rules will affect any buyers purchasing or closing with conditions after January 1, 2018.