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DOES A POOL ADD VALUE TO MY HOME?

May 31, 2017
This question is often posed when a home owner has excessive unused land on their property. Unfortunately, it’s not [more]
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RECORD HOUSING SALES IN 2016

Jan 24, 2017
Record housing sales experienced in Toronto real estate 2016.
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RECLOCATING TO THE GREAT WHITE NORTH

Jan 21, 2017
Maybe itʼs our diversity and polite manner. Maybe itʼs our vast and awe inspiring landscape from coast to coast. Wh [more]
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CONDO MARKET DOMINATES CITY OF TORONTO IN 2016

Nov 14, 2016
The thriving demand for Toronto condos in the past decade has been fueled by the scarcity of downtown land, histori [more]
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CAN YOU GUESS THE PRICE PER SQFT OF THESE CONDOS?

Nov 10, 2016
Price per sqare foot (or PPSF for short) is a measure of how much a buyer pays for a suite divided by its size.  It [more]
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WHAT IS THE AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET FOR A SEMI-DETACHED IN TORONTO?

Oct 10, 2016
With around 100,000 people moving to the GTA each year, the growth of Toronto’s real estate market continues to rise. The combination of low inventories and buyer demand has caused homes to sell at a [more]
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WHAT PERCENTAGE OF HOMES ARE STAGED TO SELL IN TORONTO?

Oct 05, 2016
When selling a house, it is important to keep it looking clean and tidy for potential buyers. Often, a homeowners personal taste may not be ideal for presenting their house to a wide range of buyers. [more]
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WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF MAINTENANCE FEES AND WHEN ARE THEY APPLICABLE?

Jun 28, 2016
You might think that condo maintenance fees are money down the drain; however, when you look at the breakdown of monthly expenses, you’ll see how necessary these fees are to maintaining the value of y [more]
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CONDOS, CO-OPS, AND CO-OWNERSHIPS?

May 30, 2016
Simply defined, a co-op is a multi-unit apartment-style building where each resident holds shares in the co-op corporation, with a contractual right to occupy a particular unit. The resident does not [more]
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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CONVENTIONAL MORTGAGE AND A HIGH RATIO MORTGAGE?

May 12, 2016
Conventional mortgage is the most common mortgage type. It requires the home buyer to put down at least 20% of the purchase price as down payment. As an alternative, a high ratio mortgage is useful fo [more]
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REAL ESTATE AGENT AND A REALTOR?

Feb 18, 2016
Many people think that the terms ‘real estate agent’ and ‘Realtor’ are interchangeable, but they are not. Although all Realtor members are real estate agents, all real estate agents are not Realtors. [more]
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HOW DOES A REALTOR GET PAID?

Feb 02, 2016
A REALTOR earns his / her livelihood on a commission basis. They are self employed. In Ontario, the Seller pays one fee (i.e. commission) to list their property for sale. This is shared between the li [more]
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