Tips for Working from Home & How to Stay Positive During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday Mar 25th, 2020


In the midst of the new coronavirus pandemic, many companies from various industries are implementing work-from-home policies. That means lots of employees are dealing with an unusual challenge which is working from home for the first time, full-time. Even if you’ve done it before, working from home because of the coronavirus is different as it might be for an extended period of time rather than a day here and there and it is not yet determined how long it’ll last. This is why we... [read more]

Post Home Closing Issues for Buyers to Be Aware of

Friday Feb 21st, 2020


You signed your final documents and you’re ready to move into your new home. However, once you move in, you may notice a few issues around the house that catch you off guard. This month’s blog post will discuss four main issues that can sometimes occur post home closing that you should be aware of. But don’t be alarmed, these issues can be solved in a few easy steps! Missing Fixtures Generally speaking, a fixture is something that is attached to the land... [read more]

Things You Need to Know to Pass Home Inspection When Selling Your Home

Friday Jan 24th, 2020


When homebuyers have their eye on a specific house, their wish is to ensure that the home they may call their own is as good beneath the surface as it appears to be. Will the roof end up leaking? Is the wiring safe? What about the plumbing? These, and others, are the questions that buyers will seek professional help to answer. Homebuyers typically hire professional home inspectors to identify any problems with the house before closing. As a seller, assessing the condition of your home and... [read more]

Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Pre-Construction Condo

Thursday Dec 19th, 2019


Are you thinking of purchasing a condo in the near future? Many home buyers are faced with the difficult task of choosing between a resale or a pre-construction unit. However, with condo prices and sales skyrocketing in Canada’s largest housing markets, many are choosing to invest in pre-construction. This is because you are buying a condo for the future at today’s price without the appreciation costs. This month’s blog will highlight the benefits of buying a... [read more]

What Home Buyers Often Fail to Notice About a Home

Thursday Nov 21st, 2019


The process of buying a home can be overwhelming, especially for first time home buyers. Certain aspects such as paperwork, neighbourhood research and financing can distract you from catching other important items when assessing a home. A tip to keep yourself on track and not get distracted when house touring is to create a “home buying checklist”. The following are some points that buyers often fail to notice about a home which can be beneficial to add to your... [read more]

Why is Location Important When Buying a House?

Friday Oct 25th, 2019


When it comes to purchasing a home, buyers often make their decisions based on internal factors of the home itself, like how it shows and the features it includes. While these are important factors to consider, external factors such as the location of the property and what the neighbourhood offers is also important and may be neglected by the buyer. “Location, location, location” is a common mantra used in real estate. You might think, why does location matter so much? Firstly,... [read more]

Tips for Prospective Buyers and Sellers That Hold True No Matter What

Friday Sep 20th, 2019


No one can deny that buying or selling a home is a huge decision – one of the biggest of your life. If you’re a buyer, choosing the right house in the right location and at the right price can help you live your best life. If you’re selling, how you prep your home for sale can be a huge factor in maximizing profit potential. There are many hidden tips and tricks that every home buyer or seller should know to help ease the process. Here are some of our top tips, we hope they... [read more]

Renting VS Buying Your Home

Thursday Aug 22nd, 2019


It’s time to face the unfortunate fact that rent prices in the GTA have gone through the roof – pun intended – and it’s extremely competitive to find a decent rental property for a reasonable price. The renting versus buying a home dilemma is what many people, particularly Millennials, are debating right now. Whether you wish to continue to rent or want to venture on an entirely different path, read on to find out the pros and cons in this crazy and ever-changing housing... [read more]

Popular Home Design Trends in 2019

Friday Jul 19th, 2019


Each year brings along new interior design fads and 2019 has brought some fantastic home design ideas to take note of so far. Whether you’re furnishing a new home or remodeling your current one, here are some interior design trends that will help you take on the task with confidence and ease.   Natural Materials There has been a huge move towards fresh and natural materials this year, unlike the tech-obsessed décor of 2018. Elements such as concrete, copper, stone and... [read more]

How The Housing Market is Affected by Millennials

Wednesday May 22nd, 2019


Every generation has their own unique way of thinking, particularly when it comes to home buying. Millennials are the largest generation in Canadian history and are approaching many key milestones; buying a home is one of them. Their preferences and attitude towards home buying offers some insight on how this will ultimately affect the Real Estate market in general.   Tech-Savvy As many of you probably know, Millennials check multiple online reviews when they want to purchase a... [read more]

Professionalism in the Real Estate Industry

Thursday Apr 18th, 2019


If you’re a client dealing with a Real Estate agent, it’s critical that you understand the confidentiality that comes with the role of a realtor. Just like you trust your lawyer or your doctor with valuable, sensitive and highly personal information, the same level of trust should be given to your realtor. Once you have established a relationship with your agent, you should have no fear in disclosing any relevant personal information to the person that’s helping you buy or... [read more]

Why You Should Invest in Real Estate Today

Friday Mar 22nd, 2019


Investing in real estate is a good idea for countless reasons. You can enjoy a fabulous Return on Investment (ROI) based on the strategy you choose. One of the strategies is investing in preconstruction real estate. Other strategies include flipping, development, buy and hold and leasing. Continue reading to find out why real estate can be a great venture. Investing in Real Estate in General You will receive better returns than the stock market without the unpredictability. You can... [read more]

Prevent Water Damage From Melting Snow

Tuesday Mar 12th, 2019


With all the rainfall we have had recently and rising temperatures causing snow to melt, we want you to be prepared for conceivable water damage to your home. We urge you to be extra alert in the coming weeks and follow these precautions to minimize or all together avoid any property damage: Shovel snow away from the walls. Protect important possessions in the event of a flood by keeping them on a higher level. If water managed to make its way inside your property, dry the affected... [read more]

The Importance of Home Staging

Wednesday Feb 20th, 2019


We have all heard the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”, however, this phrase may not necessarily apply when it comes to selling your home. Sometimes, the way your home is presented could be the make-or-break factor when it comes to the fate of your sale. That said, first impressions are everything, particularly in the real estate realm. You may oftentimes come across a home that’s overly furnished and overly cluttered that it’s impossible to see... [read more]

Foreclosure v.s. Power of Sale

Tuesday Dec 27th, 2016


In the unfortunate circumstance that a homeowner is past-due on their monthly mortgage payments, they pave the way for a “foreclosure” on their property. In today’s market, banks and other lenders do not turn to foreclosure to take away the homes of homeowners who are in arrears. Instead, they perform a "Power of Sale" which is wholly different from a Foreclosure. What is a Foreclosure? Foreclosures are laborious, grueling, and costly to both the... [read more]



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