Category Archives: Buying a home

Good News. Phantom Real Estate Bids are Illegal

We all know and have probably experienced the “phantom bid.” “I know you need to think about it, but I’ve already got a lot of interest from different people.” “You really should buy now, it probably won’t be here next … Read More »

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Toronto Prices Hit a Record High Over the Summer

July saw a record number of Toronto-area homes sold, with an average selling price of $609,236 for the month. According to Mark McClean, Real Estate Board President: “9,880 homes sold in the Greater Toronto area in July 2015, representing an … Read More »

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How to Avoid a Bidding War on Your Home

  Race to the Bottom There isn’t a single buyer who benefits from a bidding war. When two or more purchasers enter into a bidding war for a home, only the sellers win. Real estate markets with intense competition, in … Read More »

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Is it Better to Raise Kids in a Small Community?

When making the all-important decision of choosing the neighbourhood in which your family lives, selecting the type of surroundings that your child is exposed to is one of the most pressing concerns. While big city life does offer a variety of … Read More »

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Why Your Kids Need a Yard and Not a Condo

Parents looking for the best environment in which to raise a child have to weigh the pros and cons of buying a home versus purchasing a condo. A variety of factors come into play, such as cost, convenience, market conditions … Read More »

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Why You Need a Home with a Yard

Many homeowners dream of having a yard of their own. There are many benefits to having and maintaining a yard with your house, that are both private and public. Although a yard can be aesthetically pleasing, they also come with … Read More »

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6 Things to Hate About Condo Living

For many years, condos were offered as the ideal home. With advertising all over the city, it’s easy to see why many people agreed, but times are changing. People are beginning to see the numerous issues faced by those who … Read More »

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Property taxes: Alliston vs. Toronto

Property taxation is a major source of funding for the municipality, school boards and county, which require the funding to support their programs and deliver their services to the public. Depending on what kind of property you hold and what … Read More »

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Have You Grown Out of Living in Downtown Toronto?

Every year, so many people are drawn to the lights, the sounds, the people of downtown Toronto. As the song says “Things will be great when you’re downtown!” Unfortunately, many people are getting a sharp wake-up call due to sudden … Read More »

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This is What Alliston Has to Offer This Fall

An Autumn in Alliston The town of Alliston offers a variety of great events that everyone from ages 3 to to 103 can enjoy. This fall, a variety of shows, events and workshops bring the community together to enjoy one … Read More »

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