4 THINGS YOU MUST DO BEFORE YOU LIST YOUR HOME

By |May 3rd, 2018|Real Estate Tips, Selling, Toronto Houses|

When a buyer walks into your home you want them having all the feels. Implement these tips before you list to ensure you’re making the best first impression and leaving buyers giddy.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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