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Tired of Living with Condo Rules?

For years, condo life was seen as the pinnacle of big city living for the young, hip set. Steps from amenities, right by downtown, easy to reach, and every night and day’s a party. Even today, the city is plastered … Read More »

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THIS is how expensive Toronto Housing Has Become

According to 84% of people surveyed by Angus Reid, “it is unrealistic for young people to expect to own a house and a yard in the GTA.” 45% of those surveyed admitted to being forced to shop outside the GTA … Read More »

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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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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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That New House Smell: What You Get with a New Build

There’s a certain peace of mind that real estate buyers enjoy when they purchase a newly built home. The uncertainty involved in buying an older construction revolves around how the prior owners treated the house. Occasionally, previous occupants try to hide shoddy … Read More »

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Do You Make These 5 Common House-Hunting Mistakes?

House hunting is a daunting task, and most of the homes you’ll come across won’t be what you’re looking for. Besides knowing what you don’t want in a house, there are a number of mistakes you could be making during … Read More »

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5 Quick Tips to Help You Budget for a New Home

Handling money is an artform.  Many people live paycheck to paycheck, while others save sporadically, but when you’re looking for a new home, a real commitment and discipline is required.  It involves a word many fear for good reason:  budgeting. … Read More »

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Should I Buy a Home Instead of Renting?

If you’ve ever been looking for a new place to live, then you’ve no doubt had this question cross your mind:  To rent or to own?  It’s a loaded question and the opinions you get will be pretty divided. The … Read More »

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Buying Your New Home? Here are 10 Important Things You Need to Check

Buying a new home is an exciting, life changing experience. However, just like buying a used car, you need to take a closer look at the home before you make a purchase. Here are 10 of the most important things … Read More »

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5 Must Knows for New Home Buyer Tax Credit

New home buyer tax credit can seem daunting for those that have never given much thought to the subject. Purchasing a new house requires you to pay attention to many details. However, there are some useful bits of information that … Read More »

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