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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THE MEADOWAY: TURNING A TORONTO HYDRO CORRIDOR INTO GREENER PASTURES

By |April 17th, 2018|Governments, Neighborhood, Toronto East End|

The city announced its plans for The Meadoway, a 16-kilometre long park. The Meadoway will connect sections along an existing hydro corridor and will stretch from Rouge National Urban Park in Scarborough to the trails that follow the DVP right into the downtown core.

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TORONTO PLANS FOR A NEW ISLAND AND EAST WATERFRONT

By |March 1st, 2018|Governments, Neighborhood, Toronto East End|

After a decade of strategizing, the Flood Protection Plans for our east waterfront are official and are set to begin this summer.Okay, so maybe that doesn’t sound all that exciting — but what if we mentioned that the plans include the creation of a new island, several new parks, and an entirely new neighbourhood? Better right?

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TORONTO LANEWAYS: THE SOLUTION TO OUR HOUSING CRISIS?

By |January 30th, 2018|Governments, Neighborhood, Rental, Toronto Houses, Toronto Market|

At a time when the city’s vacancy rate is hovering around 1% and rental competition is crazy, one Toronto community is taking to the streets, or rather the laneways with a possible solution to this urban dilemma.

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TORONTO TARGETS AIRBNB IN EFFORTS TO CURB LOW RENTAL INVENTORY

By |November 23rd, 2017|Governments, Investing, Real Estate Tips, Rental|

It’s a love-hate relationship between AirBnB and Toronto but are they really to blame for the lack of Toronto rental inventory?

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WHAT CANADA’S STRESS-TEST MEANS FOR BUYERS

By |October 30th, 2017|Buying, Featured Buying, Financial, Governments, Toronto Condos, Toronto Houses, Toronto Market|

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.

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TORONTO’S RAIL DECK PARK: THE PUBLIC V.S. PRIVATE DEBATE

By |October 11th, 2017|Governments, Neighborhood, Toronto Central|

Poppin’ back up in the news again is the uncertain future of Toronto’s proposed Rail Deck Park. The city promised its dwellers urban gold in its most coveted form, outdoor green space. Something Toronto’s downtown core sorely lacked but now this green space's future is uncertain.

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ADVICE FOR LANDLORDS: EVICTION COMPENSATION

By |September 12th, 2017|Governments, Investing, Real Estate Tips, Rental|

As of September 1, 2017 landlords evicting a tenant for personal use of the property will be required to pay the tenant one month’s rent as compensation. Read our tips for what this means to you as a landlord and how you should price your rental units.

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PROPOSED STRESS TEST WILL HIT FIRST TIME BUYERS THE HARDEST

By |August 31st, 2017|Buying, Financial, Governments, Toronto Market|

Proposed changes will tighten mortgage qualification rules and require homebuyers to face a stress test at 4.84%. Hardest hit will be first time buyers.

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