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The Provincial Government and The Housing Market

Ontario might be on the verge of a leadership change with the upcoming election. The Progressive Conservative Party (PC), led by Doug Ford, currently has a 21-point lead over the incumbent, the Liberal Party of Canada. While it is far from decided, it’s not too early to consider the ramifications. If the shift occurs, the […]

18 Apr
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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 […]

04 Apr
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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
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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 […]

10 Jan
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An Update on Quayside

The proposed development known as Quayside—located near the Queen’s Quay in eastern downtown Toronto—will likely feature 12 buildings made up of residential, retail and commercial units. Part of the Google family, Sidewalk Labs is behind the future community that intends to revolutionize urban living through intelligent technology. Certainly, this new development will put pressure on […]

03 Jan
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Is your Mortgage up for Renewal in 2019?

Making your monthly mortgage payments can be stressful enough, but when it comes time to renew your mortgage, choosing between all the different options may just put you over the edge. But since home ownership comes with its own set of complications and responsibilities, here are some factors to consider when you renew your mortgage […]

Home Sales Data is Now Public

A recent Supreme Court decision could have an enormous impact on the GTA housing market. This ruling will make sales data public, thus removing a lot of the secrecy that shrouds transactions for both sellers and buyers. This brings to end a longstanding 7-year battle brought forth by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) and […]

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 […]

The Municipal Issue of Affordable Housing

In October, the GTA was gripped in election fever. Sure, there were several candidates but it was really a two-horse race between John Tory and Jennifer Keesmaat. In the end, Tory remains Toronto’s mayor. Despite the usual election rhetoric about crime and property taxes, the one issue that loomed large was that of affordable housing […]