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16 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Do we really have a housing shortage?

Almost everyone knows the Toronto real estate market has gone mad as of late, although many would like to have you believe for the most part; that all is okay and the madness is justified. Governments manipulate interest rates to mask affordability. Banks either prop up or speak down housing depending on how it currently […]

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11 February 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Spring has come early and sellers are doing very well!

The Toronto real estate market is on fire as of late, and properties that have come early to the market are reaping very big rewards! Detached homes continue to be in very high demand everywhere, and semi-detached and townhomes in the trendier parts of Toronto, multiple offers are the norm and will continue to be […]

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31 January 2017 ~ 0 Comments

TREB predicts 10%-16% increase in house values for 2017

The Toronto Real Estate Board released today their forecast for the GTA housing market for 2017. Much to the shock and awe of many, they are predicting an increase in house prices between 10%-16% over 2016 prices, mainly due to the constriction of supply. Activity is also forecasted to stay the same as the past […]

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16 January 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Toronto City Council says “raise the land transfer tax cost”

#AnotherObstacle It looks like Toronto City Council is at it again! Thinking that purchasers of real estate in Toronto’s neighbourhoods are flush with cash, they look to make sweeping changes to the Toronto Land Transfer tax program. For anyone who has purchased a property in Toronto since February 1st, 2008, you are well aware of […]

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16 January 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Tips to protect your home and property: IBC

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reminds Ontarians to review their home insurance policies, update their home inventories and take steps to protect their personal property. “Reviewing and updating your home inventory list helps protect your personal property and can speed up the claims process in the event of a theft or loss,” says Kim […]

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12 January 2017 ~ 0 Comments

First-time buyers get a tax break

Effective January 1, first-time home buyers will get a financial break on the purchase of their new home with a rebate that is double the previous amount, the provincial government announced recently. This is a huge saving for consumers and marks the culmination of advocacy efforts by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) to help […]

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21 November 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Understanding the Status Certificate When Buying a Condo

In Toronto when you make a purchase on a condominium, there should (almost) always be a condition in your offer on the ‘review of an up to date status certificate and accompanying documents’. Why is this so important? There are way too many reasons to cover in this blog post, so I will highlight the […]

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16 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Spring Market Strong as Sales Surge

The Spring market continues to show strong results as well priced new listings are being snapped up in days, and sometimes even hours! The confidence amongst buyers is high, as sales across all of the pockets I follow and work in are doing very well. Houses in the Toronto area continue to shine as well […]

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11 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

CMHC’s Recent Changes Adding More Confusion?

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently added more changes to what it will insure and whom they will offer their products to. They no longer will be offering mortgage insurance to developers to finance new construction projects. They are still insuring individual purchasers who purchase a unit from these builders, and this is where I […]

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03 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Latest “must haves” in condos priced between $750,000 – $1 million dollars

For years now the standard condominium has become the option of choice for the majority of first time buyers. Various reasons have led to this reality, but what are condominium buyers looking for today when purchasing a condo in a price range that is not targeted to the first time buyer? In my experience working […]

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