TORONTO LANEWAY SUITES GET GREEN LIGHT

By |August 16th, 2018|Buying, Neighborhood, Toronto Houses|

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.

SELLING YOUR HOME: AGENT TACTICS THAT WILL COST YOU THOUSANDS

By |August 2nd, 2018|Buying, Selling, Toronto Condos, Toronto Houses|

There's a lot to know when selling your home, but how do you know if your agent really has your best interests at heart? We uncover some of the real estate tactics your agent might be using that are actually losing you money.

HOW CANADA’S STRESS TEST IS AFFECTING HOMEBUYERS AND HOMEOWNERS

By |July 17th, 2018|Buying, First-Time Buyer, Governments, Toronto Market|

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).

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH STATUS CERTIFICATES?

By |July 10th, 2018|Buying, First-Time Buyer, Real Estate Tips, Toronto Condos|

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.

HOW TORONTO’S HOMEOWNERSHIP RATE COMPARES TO OTHER MAJOR CITIES

By |July 6th, 2018|Buying, Toronto Market|

Toronto is Canada’s largest city but compared to the U.S. our rate of home ownership is still much higher than their best performer. Read on to find out more about renting vs owning in Toronto’s real estate market.

THE COST OF BUYING AND OWNING A TORONTO HOUSE BY NEIGHBOURHOOD

By |June 7th, 2018|Buying, Financial, First-Time Buyer, Neighborhood, Toronto Houses|

Thinking about buying a house in Toronto? Understand the different costs in each neighbourhood and make an educated decision when setting the search criteria for your new pad.

MOVING TO CANADA: WHAT INTERNATIONAL BUYERS NEED TO KNOW

By |May 15th, 2018|Buying, Financial, Governments, Toronto Market|

Among the many beautiful cities in Canada, Toronto is one of the most desirable destinations for foreigners. If you’ve been thinking about moving to Canada, here are a few things you should know before buying your home in Toronto.

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