FIRST TIME HOME BUYER FINANCES: LIFE AFTER THE PURCHASE

By |January 15th, 2019|Buying, Financial, First-Time Buyer, Real Estate Tips, Toronto Condos, Toronto Houses|

Thinking about becoming a first time home buyer? Follow these steps to learn how to live with the added expenses without sacrificing too much of your old way of life.

WHY TORONTO DEVELOPERS ARE BUILDING RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES (NOT JUST CONDOS)

By |January 3rd, 2019|Buying, First-Time Buyer, Neighborhood, Pre-Construction, Toronto Condos|

Toronto condo communities are being built by developers as a solution to the Toronto market's high home prices. Here's why communities matter.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT IN TORONTO

By |November 27th, 2018|Buying, First-Time Buyer, Real Estate Tips, Selling|

With over 50,000 Toronto real estate agents to choose from, how do you know you’re hiring the best agent for the job? Here are seven ways to help you find the best real estate agent in your city.

HOW TO BUY A TORONTO CONDO ON A BUDGET

By |October 30th, 2018|Financial, First-Time Buyer, Real Estate Tips, Toronto Condos|

With rising condo prices, first-time buyers are faced with serious competition for a condo within their budget. Follow these key steps ahead of starting your condo search to know you'll be ready to offer with confidence.

TORONTO CONDOS: WHY 5% DOWN TODAY IS BETTER THAN 20% TOMORROW

By |October 23rd, 2018|Buying, Financial, First-Time Buyer, Real Estate Tips, Toronto Condos|

Saving for a down payment can be a huge hurdle in the buying process. If the full 20% down payment seems out of reach, let’s discuss why paying the premium of mortgage insurance may be better than waiting to save the full 20% down.

UNDERSTANDING MAINTENANCE FEES FOR TORONTO CONDOS AND TOWNHOUSES

By |September 25th, 2018|Buying, Financial, First-Time Buyer, Real Estate Tips, Toronto Condos|

Condo maintenance fees are the price you pay for a hassle-free, amenity-filled lifestyle. So what exactly do they cover and how much do they cost?

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.

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).

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