Category: Condo

18 Apr
MQP_Blog_01

How To Successfully Upgrade Your Property

Living in a small space, whether an apartment or starter house, forces you into being efficient. When you move into bigger digs, it might be tempting to throw old habits to the wind and indulge all your square-footage related fantasies. But before you surrender yourself to the euphoria of owning a bigger home, read these […]

10 Apr
total-cost-of-ownership-mac-versus-pc-in-the-enterprise_750_422_75_s_1488381809

House or Condo: Which is a Better Investment?

Purchasing either a house or a condominium is a big investment. Despite the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA) recent run of high housing prices, a house is the safer investment than a condo with respect to resale and property value. Here are a few reasons why buyers should prioritize making an offer on a house over […]

04 Apr
105068485-5ED1-REQ-LateTax-031518

Facts About Property Tax

While being a homeowner will bring you many joys, it will also come with some costs, including an annual property tax bill from the Government. Here are a few quick facts about paying property tax in the Greater Toronto Area. Property Tax – What it is and How it is Calculated Property tax is a […]

28 Feb
why_need_renters_large

Toronto’s Impending Rental Hike

Toronto is a metropolis but living in the GTA can be challenging. Because of the mortgage stress test that was implemented several years ago and the overall cost of property, many have been unable to enter the housing market. This has led to a hyper-competitive rental market with no end in sight. As if rental […]

22 Nov
vaughan

Why Choose Suburbia?

When most people think of suburbia, they picture two-car garages, uniform lawns, quiet streets, and spacious backyards. It offers a certain lifestyle that doesn’t appeal to everyone but it’s a reality for many who want to enter the GTA housing market. The reason it is such a viable option isn’t just because of the ample […]

11 Oct
22505-78112

The Classic Debate: House or condo?

When looking for somewhere to live, there are benefits and potential downsides to the types of homes you can explore, ranging from your individual needs to the trends in the real estate market. The condo market seems to be ever expanding, yet houses are still widely popular in their own right. Here are some simple […]

04 Oct
49952_7369895_IMG_01_0000_max_476x317

Affording an Investment Property

In the current real estate climate, people who can afford to own a home may wish to go one step further and purchase a second property solely as an investment. This means living in their first home, but consistently renting out the second—ideally for a profit and ultimately to sell it later on for a […]

27 Sep
self-employed-mortgage

Update on Mortgages for the Self-employed

Recently, we wrote a post about how self-employed individuals can be approved for a mortgage. Self-employed mortgage applicants face additional challenges because they pose greater risks to lenders because their income can be unpredictable. Last July, self-employed people looking to enter the housing market received some good news. The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) […]

13 Sep
home-not-selling

Why your Home isn’t Selling

There is nothing more frustrating than putting your property on the market, then watching it sit there month after month without ever receiving an offer. If you have a property that isn’t garnering a ton of interest, it might be wise to pull it off the market and to regroup with a new strategy or […]

06 Sep
credit card debt

Getting out of Credit Card Debt

In Canada, the cost of borrowing continues to rise leading to more household consumer debt. This consumer debt usually refers to credit cards, and it can cripple borrowers and families. If you carry credit card debt every month than it’s time to plan and execute a strategy to tackle it for good. It takes discipline […]