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25 Apr

Tips To Safeguard Your Property

Securing your home and property from break-ins is vital to protecting both your family and your investment while feeling safe every day. Luckily, there are proven ways to ensure your property is protected that won’t cost a bundle. Common Sense Using common sense will go a long way towards keeping your property safe from thieves. […]

18 Apr

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

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

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 […]

29 Mar
psychology of buying a house

The Psychology of Housing Market Trends

Psychology is a driving force of any housing market. It can influence bidding wars or convince sellers to only accept offers well over asking. Many even believe that psychology is responsible for people staying in the rental market despite having the means to buy a property. Whatever role it plays, psychology is a pervasive force […]

29 Mar

Is it a Good Time to Buy?

People who have been saving and looking to buy a property in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) must weigh the pros and cons of when to start the process. Buying property in the GTA has historically been a healthy investment. In 2019, it means figuring out if the time is right based on the market […]

21 Mar

How to Gauge a Neighbourhood’s Appeal

When you buy a home, you are also buying a neighborhood, the place where you will spend most your social time and where your children will attend school. Before making an offer on a property, you need to check out the neighbourhood and figure out if it’s right for your lifestyle. Let’s review the best […]

21 Feb
mortgage stress test

Looking Back at the Mortgage Stress Test

The mortgage stress test hasn’t been in effect for very long but enough time has passed for us to examine its early impact. Enacted as of January 2018, Canadians applying for a new mortgage or refinancing an existing one had to prove their financial situations could withstand an interest rate hike. This Government initiative was […]

31 Jan
condo market

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 […]