MOVING TO CANADA: WHAT INTERNATIONAL BUYERS NEED TO KNOW

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

In early 2017 “Moving to Canada” went viral across North America and although we may not be trending at the same pace today, we know there are many of you still looking to migrate to our Great White North.Among the many beautiful cities in Canada, Toronto is one of the most desirable destinations for foreigners. [...]

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TORONTO’S REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT: APRIL

By |May 4th, 2018|Financial, Toronto Market|

Toronto’s average sale prices remain well above 2016 levels but a number of municipalities are still down from 2017’s peak market. If you are thinking about buying this year, the time is now as TREB predicts continued, gradual price growth on the horizon.

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NEIGHBOURS OF FORMER TORONTO SLAUGHTERHOUSE HOLDING THEIR BREATH FOR CHANGE

By |April 10th, 2018|Financial, Neighborhood, Toronto Central, Toronto Condos, Toronto East End, Toronto Houses, Toronto Market, Toronto West End|

It’s been four years since Quality Meat Packers Ltd. shut down their slaughterhouse in the Niagara neighbourhood. The residual foul odour has remained a point of contention. But good news is on the horizon. Plans include a fully excavated cavity... to you know maybe remove that delightful lingering smell.

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TORONTO’S REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT: MARCH

By |April 9th, 2018|Financial, Neighborhood, Toronto Condos, Toronto Houses, Toronto Market|

Toronto real estate prices still remain well above 2016 and are outpacing historical growth of 5% a year. But if you’re thinking about buying and you’ve been hoping for prices below their 2017 peak, you’re in luck — as long as you pick the right community.

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STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO SAVING FOR A DOWN PAYMENT

By |March 22nd, 2018|Buying, Financial, First-Time Buyer, Investing, Toronto Condos, Toronto Houses|

Buying your first home is kind of a big deal. With today's sky-high real estate prices, you need a good chunk of change for your down payment. Use some of these handy tips and tricks to save for your down payment and into your new home.

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TORONTO CONDO PRICES UP 10.7% ANNUALLY, 5% MONTHLY: FEBRUARY MARKET REPORT

By |March 8th, 2018|Financial, Toronto Central, Toronto Condos, Toronto East End, Toronto Houses, Toronto Market, Toronto West End|

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.

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HOW TO USE THE EQUITY IN YOUR HOME TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE

By |February 27th, 2018|Buying, Featured Investing, Financial, Investing, Toronto Condos|

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.

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UNDERSTANDING CLOSING COSTS BEFORE YOU PURCHASE THAT PROPERTY

By |February 22nd, 2018|Buying, Financial, First-Time Buyer, Investing|

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.

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WHY TORONTO HOMEOWNERS NEED AN OH SH*T FUND

By |February 13th, 2018|Buying, Financial, Toronto Condos, Toronto Houses|

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.

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TORONTO’S REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT: JANUARY

By |February 8th, 2018|Buying, Financial, Investing, Toronto Central, Toronto Condos, Toronto East End, Toronto Houses, Toronto Market, Toronto West End|

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!!

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