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Everything You Need to Know About Closing Costs

Everything You Need to Know About Closing Costs

There are lots of costs to buying a home, and one that many new buyers don’t often think about are closing costs. Closing costs are legal and administrative fees that you need to pay when the home sale closes. These typically range from 1.5-4% of the purchase price, so be sure to budget for it! […]

How to Protect Your Basement From Flooding

How to Protect Your Basement From Flooding

The warmth may have finally arrived in the GTA, but so has the rain. With heavy rain comes the risk of basement flooding, and Toronto homes are particularly at risk. A flooded basement can be costly, not to mention it can reflect poorly when it comes time to sell. Luckily, there are a few simple […]

May 2019 GTA Real Estate Market Report Summary

May 2019 GTA Real Estate Market Report Summary

  Summer is arriving and Toronto’s real estate market is heating up! Sales across the Greater Toronto Area rose in May, helped by an increase in the number of listing available.   “After a sluggish start to 2019, the second quarter appears to be reflecting a positive shift in consumer sentiment toward ownership housing. Households […]

5 Questions to Ask When Viewing a Listing

5 Questions to Ask When Viewing a Listing

Buying a home can be stressful, especially in a hot real estate market like Toronto. Once you find a good property, the next step is to contact your real estate agent to set up a viewing. Viewing a listing can be exciting, but it’s also the perfect time to ask some essential questions about the […]

Understanding Real Estate Closing Dates

Understanding Real Estate Closing Dates

  Whether you’re buying or selling a home, both parties should pay attention to the closing date. The closing date is one of the key components of any real estate transaction contract, so make sure you fully understand what it is.   What is a Closing Date? The closing date is the day that ownership […]

5 Tips for Prepping Outdoors Before an Open House

5 Tips for Prepping Outdoors Before an Open House

Spring is here, which means it’s officially real estate season. Buyers are emerging, and sellers are putting their homes on the market. But the warmer weather also means that buyers will be less forgiving about an unkempt outdoor space. Here are a few tips all sellers should follow before their first open house.   Mow […]

April 2019 GTA Real Estate Market Report Summary

April 2019 GTA Real Estate Market Report Summary

The city is finally starting to warm up and so is the real estate market! TREB recently released their GTA real estate market report, which showed substantial year-over-year gains in home sales this April. New listings were up, and sales continued to grow from last month.   Here is how the Greater Toronto Area’s real […]

Why Ontario Real Estate Wants to Ban Bully Offers

Why Ontario Real Estate Wants to Ban Bully Offers

Not all offers are the same when it comes to real estate, especially in a hot market like Toronto. There are many different types of offers, but not all of them are as controversial as bully offers.   A bully offer is one that is made preemptively, before a seller’s offer date. This means that […]

Toronto Real Estate Stabilizes as Vancouver Struggles

Toronto Real Estate Stabilizes as Vancouver Struggles

The two biggest housing markets in Canada, Toronto, and Vancouver, both had tough years last year. With the introduction of the foreign buyer tax, stricter mortgage rules, and skyrocketing prices, the markets suffered.   According to March’s TREB numbers, Toronto’s real estate is finally beginning to hold steady. Vancouver isn’t as lucky though. The number […]

March 2019 GTA Real Estate Market Report Summary

March 2019 GTA Real Estate Market Report Summary

Spring is officially here and the GTA is beginning to thaw. Flowers are beginning to bloom and so is the real estate market. Sales picked up in March after a seasonal slump at the beginning of this year. TREB just released their March real estate market report, which showed that sales were up from last […]