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.

FIVE OF TORONTO’S BEST HERITAGE CONVERSIONS

By |March 13th, 2018|Buying, Toronto Condos|

Old buildings are already brimming with character so the purpose of a restoration is simply to retain the unique features reminiscent of old-times, while giving the property in question a much-needed facelift. From repurposing an ancient church to overhauling a derelict factory we’re showing you the best of the best from around Toronto.

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.

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.

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.

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!!

YOUR TORONTO HOME: RENTING VERSUS BUYING

By |February 6th, 2018|Buying, Featured Buying, Financial, First-Time Buyer, Investing, Rental, Toronto Condos, Toronto Houses|

When you’re a kid, the big dilemma you face is whether to spend your allowance on candy or ice cream. All of a sudden when you're forced to ‘adult’ it shifts to: do I continue to rent or do I buy? We’ve got the two biggest factors to consider when purchasing your first home and we’ve even broken down the math for you.

THE RENTAL FAIRNESS ACT AND GETTING MORE FOR YOUR TORONTO RENTAL

By |February 1st, 2018|Financial, Real Estate Tips, Rental, Toronto Condos, Toronto Houses|

So… you have a vacancy? Check out some of the most common reasons to enlist the help of a realtor in finding a quality tenant. Most notably, is the recent introduction of the Rental Fairness Act which is putting pressure on landlords’ cash-flows.

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