PHASES OF PRE-CONSTRUCTION CONDOS: FROM SALES TO OCCUPANCY

By |September 13th, 2018|Buying, Investing, Pre-Construction, Real Estate Tips, Toronto Condos|

There are many phases that take place before a condo is ready for its residents. Let's delve into the phases of pre-construction condos from sales to occupancy.

TORONTO’S REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT: AUGUST

By |September 11th, 2018|Buying, Financial, Neighborhood, Selling, Toronto Central, Toronto Condos, Toronto East End, Toronto Houses, Toronto Market, Toronto West End|

Average sale prices are up 4.7% in August year-over-year inline with Toronto’s historical average growth rate marking a heathy stable market.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHEN BUYING A TORONTO PRE-CONSTRUCTION CONDO

By |September 5th, 2018|Buying, Financial, First-Time Buyer, Investing, Pre-Construction, Toronto Condos|

The process of buying a Toronto pre-construction condo can be a bit confusing compared to a traditional resale purchase, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve selected five frequently asked questions our clients have asked when buying their pre-construction condos.

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.

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