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Toronto Real Estate Market Update: May 2017

Toronto Real Estate Market Update: May 2017

Our monthly market review including advice for buyers & sellers.

Let’s Change The Conversation About Toronto Real Estate

Let’s Change The Conversation About Toronto Real Estate

Dramatized headlines and ill-informed stories are skewing consumer views of the Toronto market. We give you the facts.

Whitby & Oshawa Real Estate: My Journey to the Suburbs

Whitby & Oshawa Real Estate: My Journey to the Suburbs

Thinking of buying in Durham Region? My recent experiences may help inform your buying strategy.

Toronto Real Estate Market Update: April 2017

Toronto Real Estate Market Update: April 2017

Our monthly market review including advice for buyers & sellers.

Toronto Real Estate Market Regulation Has Buyers Spooked

Toronto Real Estate Market Regulation Has Buyers Spooked

Showings stalled to a standstill immediately after Wynne's Fair Housing Plan announcement as buyers hang back and wait to see happens.

Wynne Announces 16 Measures to Cool Ontario Real Estate

Wynne Announces 16 Measures to Cool Ontario Real Estate

Breaking news: Kathleen Wynne announced today the Province's new Fair Housing Plan incl 16 measures to cool the Ontario Real Estate market.

Canadian Tax Tips for Property Owners & Investors

Canadian Tax Tips for Property Owners & Investors

Home owners, make sure you're abiding by Canadian tax law and maximizing your return / minimizing taxes owed by taking advantage of these tax tips.

Toronto Real Estate Market Update: March 2017

Toronto Real Estate Market Update: March 2017

Our monthly market review including advice for buyers & sellers.

Greater Protections For New Home Buyers in Ontario As Tarion Falls Short

Greater Protections For New Home Buyers in Ontario As Tarion Falls Short

It's long overdue. Finally, enhanced consumer protections are on the horizon for new home buyers in Ontario as Tarion continues to fall short.

Cooling Speculation in Toronto Real Estate

Cooling Speculation in Toronto Real Estate

We take you through some of the options for tempering speculative buying that the Government and Real Estate boards should consider.

Speculators versus Investors: Who's Fuelling Toronto Home Prices?

Speculators versus Investors: Who's Fuelling Toronto Home Prices?

Are foreign buyers really fueling Toronto's skyrocketing home prices? We take a look at the difference between speculators and investors and where the bulk of non-end-user buyers lie.

Reporting the Sale of Your Principal Residence

Reporting the Sale of Your Principal Residence

Tax law has changed. You must now report the sale of your Principal Residence. Here's what you need to know.

Toronto Real Estate Market Update: February 2017

Toronto Real Estate Market Update: February 2017

Our monthly market review including advice for buyers & sellers.

More Real Estate Lies: Buying A Listing

More Real Estate Lies: Buying A Listing

Be wary of listings agents who over-value your home. It's known as buying your listing and here's why it's dangerous for sellers.

Real Estate Listing Lies

Real Estate Listing Lies

Most REALTORS are honest, hard-working and passionate but there are some shady agents out there who will lie to get your business. We take you through the top listing lies so you don't get snowed.

Toronto Real Estate Market Update: January 2017

Toronto Real Estate Market Update: January 2017

Our monthly market review including advice for buyers & sellers.

When List Price Lies: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Under-Listed Homes

When List Price Lies: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Under-Listed Homes

List price seem to low? It almost certainly is. Here are our top tips for avoiding the pitfalls of under-listed homes.

Mortgage Approval Denied? What Not to do Before You Buy a Home.

Mortgage Approval Denied? What Not to do Before You Buy a Home.

Think mortgage pre-approval is a guarantee? Think again. Here's what not to do between the time of your mortgage application and closing day.

Mortgage Pre-Approval No Guarantee

Mortgage Pre-Approval No Guarantee

First-time buyer or applying for a new mortgage? Make sure you understand the difference between mortgage pre-approval and pre-qualification and that neither is a 100% guarantee of the loan.

Help Saving for a Down Payment

Help Saving for a Down Payment

Are you a first-time buyer, struggling to save a down payment? We take you through our top tips for saving and getting a foot on the property ladder.

Top Mistakes First-Time Buyers Make

Top Mistakes First-Time Buyers Make

Buying your first home? Avoid these common first-time buyer mistakes.

 2017 Toronto Real Estate Market Predictions & Tips

2017 Toronto Real Estate Market Predictions & Tips

It's been a crazy year in Toronto Real Estate but moderation may be in sight. Here are our predictions for what buyers and sellers can expect in 2017.

Home Rebates and Buyer Incentives

Home Rebates and Buyer Incentives

Don't leave money on the table when doing home renovations. Familiarize yourself with the various incentives and home rebates available in Canada.

Should Double Ending in Real Estate be Banned?

Should Double Ending in Real Estate be Banned?

Double ending - the process whereby the same REALTOR® represents both the seller and the buyer in a Real Estate transaction - has hit the headlines lately. For good reason. Here's why we think double ending should be banned.

New Canadian Mortgage Rules Hit First Time Buyers Hard

New Canadian Mortgage Rules Hit First Time Buyers Hard

We take you through the latest changes to Canada's mortgage rules and what they mean for first-time buyers.

Toronto Real Estate Market Update: November 2016

Toronto Real Estate Market Update: November 2016

Our monthly market review including advice for buyers & sellers.

How to Find a REALTOR

How to Find a REALTOR

The right REALTOR® can make or break your property dreams. Don't just hire a family friend or whomever sold your neighbour's house without doing your due diligence. Here are our top tips for finding your best REALTOR® match.

Client Versus Customer

Client Versus Customer

Did you know there were different types of client contracts in Ontario Real Estate? Before you hire a REALTOR®, make sure that you understand the difference between being a client and being a customer.

Why Toronto Bungalows Are the New Big Thing

Why Toronto Bungalows Are the New Big Thing

We’ve been saying it for years and the market appears to agree–bungalows are among the best Real Estate investments in Toronto.

Priced Out, Maxed Out: Buying in a Hot Toronto Housing Market

Priced Out, Maxed Out: Buying in a Hot Toronto Housing Market

Keen on buying a home but find yourself constantly priced out and out-bid? Time to adjust your strategy and, perhaps, your expectations. Here are our top tips for buying in a red hot market.

My First Home: Where to Buy Now in Toronto

My First Home: Where to Buy Now in Toronto

Ready to take that first step onto the property ladder but not sure where to buy? We've rounded up our top Toronto neighbourhood picks for young professionals buying their first home.

Investment Real-Estate: East-End Toronto Neighbourhoods Just Shy of Prime

Investment Real-Estate: East-End Toronto Neighbourhoods Just Shy of Prime

Finding yourself priced out of prime, east-end neighbourhoods like Riverdale and The Beach? Buy in one of these up-and-coming 'hoods just shy of prime and watch your home equity grow.