Home Staging: How to get more for your home, faster!

Set the stage for success with these home staging tips that will make your home sell for more, and sell faster. Boost curb appeal.  First impressions are important. Make sure your garden is groomed, your porch and sidewalks are swept, windows are washed and the doorbell works! Clean.  Clean, clean and clean some more.  Make

Defining Your Down Payment

“Down Payment” is defined as an initial payment made when something is bought on credit.  But who defines how much your down payment should be?  These days you see as little as 5% and as high as 50% down payments in the real estate market.  For majority of people purchasing a home is the biggest

GTA Housing Market’s Correction in 10 Facts

Greater Toronto Area home prices continue on the same sliding trend in August; a result some argue is from Ontario’s new Fair Housing Plan and it’s foreign-homebuyer tax in particular. Regardless,TREB President Tim Syrianos reports that “Economic conditions remain strong in Ontario.  Positive economic news coupled with the slower pace of price growth we are now

Condo Prices Higher Than Ever in Canada

Condo prices across North America are up by almost 20% from the same time last year.  Majority of the increases are in the Greater Toronto Area, with Oakville, Ontario seeing the largest increase in the entire country!  Even though real estate sales are down across the country, condo prices continue to rise as we see

Retirement Home Rent Prices in Ontario Soar

Millennials aren’t the only cohort feeling the rental squeeze.  The Toronto Star reports that an average rent for a one-bedroom space in Toronto retirement residences now costs more than $4,700/month.  This kind of rent of course comes with security, medical attention, and common areas for socializing etc., but it is very expensive for individuals already

Ontario To Release New Rules For Condominium Boards

Condominium Management can be a whirlwind process if your Board doesn’t have people with the right intentions in mind for your condo. New rules in Ontario are to take effect in the Fall of 2017 that have been created to ensure confidence, safety and security for condo owners and investors.   Under the new rules,