House Buying & Selling Tips

Here's a few tips about buying and selling homes..

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Home Buying Guide (2020)

The Homebuying Guide 2020 for Georgetown, Halton Hills & Rockwood How to buy a house in 7 steps The steps on how to buy a house are the same whether you’re buying a house, a townhouse, or condo. For simplicity, our examples will focus on how to buy a...

The Guide to Home Staging

According to Moving.com here’s the top ten staging tips that help you sell your house/home quickly and for the most money possible. Stage where it counts Not all rooms are considered equal when it comes to home staging. You want to focus your efforts on the rooms that have...

Declutter before Selling your home

According to ApartmentTherapy.com here are some easy to follow tips to declutter your home before selling it.. These tips apply to all home in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Georgetown, Guelph and the Entire GTA Make no mistake about it: when you’re selling your house, potential buyers want to...

How to Make an Offer on a House?

Once you’ve decided on the right home for you, it’s time to make an offer! Your real estate agent (That’s Me!!) will walk you through this process in detail, including any applicable laws in your area. However, there are a few important things to know. Offers & Contracts A...

Selling Tips – Tips to Sell your home Quickly & for the Most Money

House Selling Tip #10: Estimating it right Discover what your house is worth, at that point shave 15 to 20 percent off the cost. You’ll be rushed by purchasers with numerous offers — even in the most noticeably awful markets — and they’ll offer up the cost over what...

Quick Guide to Real Estate Acronym Lists

Here’s the Step by Step list of List of how to Understand and Learning Real Estate Acronyms with the definitions   • 3/2 – 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • APR – Annual Percentage Rate • ARM – Adjustable Rate Mortgage • BA – Bathroom • BD – Bedroom • CMA...

How to get approved for a Mortgage

According to RateHub.ca, here’s what’s is needed to get a Mortage in Canada.. 1. Check your credit score In Canada, credit scores run from 300 to 900 across five categories: Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent. The exact categories vary by credit bureau, but the point is the...

First Time Home Buyer Incentive

According to CMHC, here’s a few Tips for the First Time Home Buyer First-Time Home Buyer Incentive The First-Time Home Buyer Incentive helps first-time homebuyers without adding to their financial burdens. Eligible first-time homebuyers who have the minimum down payment for an insured mortgage can apply to finance a portion of...

November House Sales Update for the GTA

The record pace of home sales in the fall continued with 8,766 sales reported in November by Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® through the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board’s (TRREB) MLS® System. This result was up by 24.3 per cent compared to November of last year. Generally speaking, year-over-year growth...

Need your help, What ad do you like Best?

Hey Everyone, I’m working on a couple of Ads for my Real Estate Website..  And I need your help!! Here are the 3 ads, tell me in the comments which one you like best.. Thanks in advance!   End Proctoring–

Georgetown Home Sales Records (2020)

Georgetown Real Estate Sells Records in August 2020 If you are thinking of selling are you downsizing.. Are you looking to move away from the city This is a great time.. Toronto homes have climbed by record amounts Growing up in Toronto, and moving to the suburbs, I too...

Why You Need a Real Estate Agent (Sales person)

Purchasing a house is a major endeavor, and all viewpoints ought to be deliberately considered before any choices are made. In addition to the fact that you want to discover your dream home, however you need to do it inside a sensible spending plan. In order to stay inside...

Guide for the first time home buyer in Georgetown

Top 10 Do’s For First Time Home Buyer Georgetown   Get your free first-time homebuyer Georgetown kit below with more resources, information, maps, tools, and guides on how to be smart in the current real estate market. Contact Tony Sousa, a Georgetown realtor at tony@sousasells.ca or647-779-1567 for help buying...

How to buy a home in 2020

Looking to buy a home in Georgetown or Halton Hills, Nobody wants to pass up their ultimate home.  Here are some house buying tips so you’re readied whenever the correct open door seizes you. Get pre-approved for a Georgetown home loan Georgetown and Halton Hills is a very competitive...

How to Find the your Dream Home?

Finding the Dream Home – Time To Go Shopping! When you go shopping for groceries or clothing, you’d never leave home without some idea of what you want to buy, right? Touring houses is like shopping for a home. You’ll be able to take your wants and needs for...

Preparing a Purchase Offer

Before you make an offer, double-check these points Always check a calendar to avoid closing or title search dates that fall on weekends and holidays Title Search date is normally 2 weeks prior to the closing date (Allows lawyers to do title search) Verify the Seller’s name(s), property lot...

Real Estate Investing – Toronto and the GTA

What is real estate investing Real estate investing generally doesn’t mean buying a home to live in. While a home purchase may result in appreciation (although probably a lot less than you think once you factor in interest, repairs, utility bills, taxes, closing costs and inflation), you’re not getting...

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Boutique Style Full Service Realtor

Boutique Realtor Service What does this mean? It’s a fancy way to tell you that you’ll be dealing with me and only me.. I answer the phone, I answer my emails, I create and edit contracts & listing. Me and ONLY ME..  I’m completely responsible for you and your...

Looking for The Right Real Estate Agent?

Before you commit to working with an agent, you may decide to have an interview process. To make sure you’re fully comfortable with your agent, ask these questions. What types of clients do you like to work with? Have you worked with (first-time homebuyers, condo buyers, etc.)? What makes...

Kitchen Updates Sell Homes

Renovating a kitchen or bath takes months of planning and several weeks of work. Many buyers would rather spend $100,000 more for a home with a renovated kitchen and bath and pay a higher mortgage than consider spending close to that same amount to get the job done.

Home Staging Tips and Tricks to Sell Your Home Fast

Planning to put your house on the market? It goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as possible and get your asking price or more. Set the stage for success with these tips for styling and upgrading your home, and see results —...

Best Time to buy a Home in Toronto, Mississauga or anywhere in the GTA

The real answer is now.. Buy real estate as soon as you can afford to. Generally, the best time (time of season) to buy a house is in the late summer or fall. Shoppers will find plenty of homes on the market, but not as much competition for them...

Local Real Estate News

Bathurst Bridge

A view of Toronto‘s Mister Isaac Brock Bridge, referred to as Bathurst Street Bridge, was featured in today’s Daily Shot. Shown in this view received from Marc Mitanis , the 1903 sheet metal truss bridge recently underwent a restoration that included  TTC track and watermain replacements, as well as...

Data Roundup for March 23, 2021

Wanted: A city official if you want to redesign Toronto and make some beneficial trouble;   New High-powered Mile Plaza’s developers state that their proposal will be best to the neighbour;   Kensington Market land trust comes in the picture to rescue affordable property in the heart of the...

Amazing housing development seeks to charge women

COVID-19-induced lockdown consists have disproportionately affected women’s jobs, but an accomplished female developer and so an organization dedicated to women’s empowerment perhaps may be endeavouring to change that with a first-of-its-kind project. Carla Guerrera, founder and CEO of  Purpose Powered Development , has led complex Canadian development projects collectively...

Distillery District Decorations

With the holidays just around the corner, photos of decorations around Toronto are appearing throughout our Forum threads. In today’s Daily Photo, captured by Forum contributor DarkSideDenizen, we are brought to the base of the Clear Spirit and Gooderham condominium towers in the Distillery District for a view of some...

COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for December 9, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects in Toronto, including major impacts to what have been booming real estate and building industries. Many jobs and most events are currently suspended, postponed, or affected in other ways, though UrbanToronto is still operating at full strength with our team working...

New-found Strip of Density for those who are Entertainment District

Today’s Daily Photo takes us up the Bisha Hotel and Residence along Blue Jays Way southern area of King Street inside Downtown Toronto. This east-facing view captured by Website contributor  urb@ndweller looks over a moving Mercer Street. Towards the far east end of Mercer Sport, construction is active for...

Demand Grows for Smart Lockers in Multi-Residential Buildings: Q&A with Snaile

2020 may be over, but public health crises don’t adhere to our calendars, and we’re still facing the same challenges that sprung up in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic making its Canadian landfall in Toronto. Just over a year since the first case, many aspects of life have...

COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed decentralization: RBC

Although 2020 will soon be in the rear-view mirror, the changes it ushered in will remain into 2021 and beyond, according to a forecast from RBC Economics. The COVID-19 pandemic upended the way people around the world live and work, and RBC believes it’s the dawn of a new...

News flashes Roundup for February 22, 2021

Ford state administration selling Dominion Foundries land, fortunately isn’t revealing buyer;   Barcelone seeks injunction to stop man off building tiny shelters for the displaced;   Toronto councillor seen by video driving during city’s price vote; and more news: Ford big brother selling Dominion Foundries land, but rather isn’t...

Perch Condos Offering Affordable Luxury Features on Kingston Road

High demand for new housing in Toronto is fostering a city-wide wave of development, and both the trend towards working from home and the work towards improved transit is opening up more neighbourhoods for new residential investment. One emerging redevelopment strip is Kingston Road in Scarborough, where new buildings can...

COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Services market for March 5, 2021

Worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects in Toronto, not to mention major impacts on what ended up booming real estate together with building industries. Many jobs a great number events are currently suspended, postponed, or affected in other means, though UrbanToronto is still running at full strength with...

Short housing supply underscores Windsor’s creating pains

The Great Recession huge success Windsor hard over a decade ago, but today it’s virtually unrecognizable—fortunes have reversed at full throttle. But a sudden growth spurt isn’t without its problems. Rino Bortolin, councillor for Ward 3, which encompasses downtown Windsor, has been vocal about skyrocketing housing ownership and rental...

Parry Sound emerges as high class property hotspot

Ryan McKeown is the owner of Surprisingly Branched Out, a home decorating scheme shop in Parry Sound that specializes in high-end, custom furniture using real Ontario wood. Born and raised in the town of just over 6,000 residents, McKeown’s has noticed a dramatic change over the last several years....

The town center Yonge

A view over Yonge Street in Town center Toronto is featured in today’s Frequent Photo. Captured by Forum contributor  austinchencym , this perception faces south over the Yonge and after that Wellesley intersection to the new Wellesley on the Park condo tower. A lot more to the south, the...

Canada’s ‘piping hot’ housing market due for cooling: RBC

Home sales in Canada’s three largest cities surged last month, but RBC anticipates softening in the next few months. “Aside from some bumps in downtown condo markets, this summer’s broad market rally remained largely intact so far this fall,” said the bank’s report, Canada’s Housing Market was Exceptionally Strong...

COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry to receive January 7, 2021

The global COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects in Toronto, these include major impacts to what have been flourishing real estate and building industries. Many roles and most events are currently suspended, postponed, or affected in other ways, but yet UrbanToronto is still operating at complete strength with our...

British columbia sets sales record by February: CREA

Canada’s housing market set a different one sales record in July with annual and payment increases of 39. 2% and 6. 6%, respectively, according to the latest data by means of Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Substantial sales gains to the Greater Toronto Area , which led the monthly...

Condo insurance premiums on the rise

Surging condominium corporation deductibles in Alberta and British Columbia caused condo insurance premiums to rise by 16% last quarter from Q3-2019, according to a new report. “This is due to several factors, including climate change leading to more claims from things such as water or wind damage, and more...

Excavation Deepens for Line 5 Condos as Neighbour ‘Untitled’ On Deck

Midtown Toronto‘s Yonge-Eglinton began its transformation into a high-rise node following the opening of the Yonge subway, when large stretches of the area’s side streets were redeveloped with apartment towers. Over the last several years, the node has been further bolstered through a never-ending procession of developments, with the...

Architecture & Design Film Festival Returns To Screens For 14 Days

The Architecture & Design Film Festival, run by New York-based architect Kyle Bergman, had already run for several years in a number of US cities, but in November 2019, its first Toronto showing arrived in the cinemas of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Things being the 2020 way they are...

Post-COVID return to the office depends on in your town

The office group might be Canada’s most unknown real estate asset kind because, on the one hand, tenant are looking for is plummeting but , one the other side of the coin, there’s fervent belief which in turn square footage per employee increases to abet social removing. “Although some...

A look inside Forest Hill’s fancy new 7,200-square-foot Summerhill Market store

And the Drake’s Ted Corrado is the market’s new executive chef The post A look inside Forest Hill’s fancy new 7,200-square-foot Summerhill Market store appeared first on Toronto Life.

While pandemic, Canadians spending extravagantly on homes

Purchasers are spending money on high-priced homes in Canada’s crucial cities and it’s trickling down the ladder, making a place to stay more prohibitive for the others most affected by the outbreak. “Existing home sales display shifted towards more expensive housing types in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal and...

“We work the canning line until 4 a.m. some nights”: How an ex–government employee and a data manager opened the brewery of their dreams

“People were posting photos of our beers and I was in tears. I held up my phone, like, ‘People like us! They really like us!'” The post “We work the canning line until 4 a.m. some nights”: How an ex–government employee and a data manager opened the brewery of...

Institutional investors in ferocious competition for rental stock

Toronto’s multifamily residential buildings have been in hot demand among institutional investors, and while rental demand in the condo market is soft, REITs have identified healthy demand for purpose-built rentals. The institutions have been locked in bidding wars with each other for the city’s older rental stock because newer...

The trials of running a real estate investment firm during a pandemic

Running a cross-border real estate investment business isn’t without its challenges during the best of times, but throw in a pandemic and travel restrictions, and things become really complicated. Such was the case for Ottawa-based Mada Partners, which raises capital from Canadians for developments in Philadelphia. Mathieu Laquerre, the...

U of T’s Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre Soon to Rise Above College

To be the University of Toronto‘s next architectural landmark, a new trapezoidal pyramid-shaped institutional building is soon to rise along the north side of College Street just east of Queen’s Park Crescent. The Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre is to boast a standout design by New York-based Weiss/Manfredi Architects alongside Toronto-based Teeple Architects, with paired 12 and 20-storey towers that...

In the centre of Canadian home prices ended up seeing major gains in Q1

Housing price points in major Central Canadian markets saw double-digit growing last quarter, according to brand name new report from Royal LePage. Greater Toronto Floor In the GTA, wad home prices were along by 13. 1% year-over-year in Q1 to $989, 961. Two-storey homes light on 13. 6% price...

Sunset View Over Yonge Street

A sunset view over Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto is featured in today’s Daily Photo. Captured by Forum contributor austinchencym, this shot faces northeast to the TeaHouse 501 Yonge Condominiums development, where two under construction towers are working towards welcoming their first residents in 2021.

Mid-Rise Proposed on Lake Shore in Long Branch Area of Etobicoke

A mid-rise redevelopment is proposed at 3471 Lake Shore Boulevard West in the Long Branch area of Etobicoke, with developer Petrogold seeking zoning approval from the City of Toronto for a 6 storey mixed-use building with commercial on the ground floor and residential above. The proposal would be built at the southeast...

Superkül-designed Townhomes Announced as Latest Phase of Brightwater

A whole new stretch of Lake Ontario waterfront is soon to be unlocked in Mississauga‘s Port Credit area, with the 72-acre master-planned Brightwater community in the works on the former Imperial Oil Lands at Lakeshore Road West and Mississauga Road. The new community from Port Credit West Village Partners—a joint venture of DiamondCorp, Dream...

Etobicoke Sunset

Today’s Daily Photo takes us to the Humber Bay Shores area in the Toronto borough of Etobicoke, for a sunset view facing northwest. Captured by Forum contributor Full Metal Junkie, this shot looks towards the rising Phoenix condominium development, with the Mississauga skyline visible in the background.

11-Storey Mixed-Use Development Proposed on Sheppard East at Brimley

A Scarborough site that is home to low-rise commercial could see new life if a redevelopment proposal is approved by Toronto City Council. In late 2020, Wintrup Developments submitted an application to amend the Zoning By-law to allow an 11-storey mixed-use building with retail at 4415 Sheppard Avenue East, at the intersection with...

Wide Selection of Amenities On Tap at Brightwater I & II

72 acres of greened brownfield land will soon be integrated into Mississauga‘s evolving Port Credit waterfront, with the wheels now in motion to create the mixed-use Brightwater community. The project by Port Credit West Village Partners—a joint venture of DiamondCorp, Dream Unlimited, FRAM + Slokker, and the Kilmer Group—will bring over 2,500 condominium...

This couple makes $94,000 a year. How are they spending it during the pandemic?

Recent splurges include: a $130 cat scratching post and a $150 vintage REM t-shirt The post This couple makes $94,000 a year. How are they spending it during the pandemic? appeared first on Toronto Life.

COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for November 11, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects in Toronto, including major impacts to what have been booming real estate and building industries. Many jobs and most events are currently suspended, postponed, or affected in other ways, though UrbanToronto is still operating at full strength with our team working...

Do landlords have to provide snow removal for their tenants?

Are you new to the world of real estate investing in Ontario and aren’t sure whether or not you are responsible for snow removal for your tenants? You’re not alone. This is a frequently asked question amongst landlords and tenants come the wintertime. Who is going to battle the...

Fashion back Thursday: King and Chapel

Involving week’s Throwback Thursday receives us back just scared of three years to Toronto‘s King Street East along with Church Street intersection. In May, 2018, a  southwest-facing check out across the  intersection, as well as St . James Cathedral to your back, captured the construction from Sixty Colborne ....

UrbanToronto Year-End Poll: Vote On The Best Buildings of 2020

It’s that time of year again! Rounding up another 365 days of city building, we are returning with our seventh annual UrbanToronto Year-End Readers’ Poll, giving you the chance to vote on your favourite new buildings completed over the last 12 months. There are 39 newly completed projects spread across the city...

What is a good credit score in Canada for a mortgage?

Looking to buy a house in Canada? Before applying for a mortgage pre-approval, you should check your credit score in order to ensure you can be approved for a mortgage in the first place. The bottom line is, the lower your credit score is, the more consequences you’re likely...

Down on Avenue

Today’s Daily Pics takes us high above  Upper Canada College with the south-facing view down Path Road towards the heart concerning Downtown Toronto. Captured through process of Forum contributor Jasonzed , this search includes the new 620 Ave Road development, now capped out in the right foreground.  

Latest news Roundup for March 11, 2021

City of Toronto tells Better Court that Doug Ford’s government disrupted democracy with slashing council during election;   Waterfront Toronto release post-Sidewalk Labs chapter during the development of Quayside property;   Ryerson’s new health-sciences is usually goes up in dense down-town area; and more news: City of Toronto tells...

Trends Roundup for January 21, 2021

Highrise stalled by receivership shows a ignite of life; Ford government moves to acquire historic site of quite parliament as Foundry demolition may keep;   The never-ending war amidst Queen’s Park and City Area; and more news: Highrise stalled through process of receivership shows a spark attached to life...

Sunset from Riverdale Park

Today’s Daily Photo takes us to a popular Toronto park during the ongoing wave of warm weather this November. Captured by Craig White, this view from Riverdale Park East faces west over the large public space, with the sun setting behind the city skyline as a backdrop.

Latest news Roundup for April sete, 2021

Ontario to impose stay-at-home order, closing non-essential reseller, sources say;   Toronto’s office vacancy rate hits highest level since 08 financial crisis;   Ontario Variety Design Changes Again; d news: Ontario returning to impose stay-at-home order, reducing non-essential retail, sources declare (CBC News) Toronto’s office vacancy rate hits highest...

18 Acres of Open Space to Weave Brightwater Community Together

Mississauga‘s Port Credit waterfront is about to be extended westwards as 72 acres of cleaned up brownfields are primed to become a mixed-use community, Brightwater. Developed by Port Credit West Village Partners—a joint venture of DiamondCorp, Dream Unlimited, FRAM + Slokker, and the Kilmer Group—will remake the former Imperial Oil Lands at Lakeshore...

7,000 Seat Esports Venue and Hotel Planned at Exhibition Place

By sometime in 2025, Exhibition Place in Toronto could be home to a 7,000 seat entertainment facility built with Esports in mind, along with a second hotel on the ‘Ex’ grounds. OverActive Media, owners of two Toronto-based Esports teams and two Madrid-based Esports teams, are proposing to build an approximately $500...

House of the Week: $4 million for a custom-built Etobicoke home with serene golf course views

Big selling point? It’s gotta be the big windows The post House of the Week: $4 million for a custom-built Etobicoke home with serene golf course views appeared first on Toronto Life.

Pandemic, retirees fuel demand for recreational properties

Recreational properties in Canada rose in value by 11.5% year-over-year through the first three quarters of 2020, and are expected to increase by another 8% in 2021, according to a report from Royal LePage. The average single-family homes in recreational markets reached $453,046, while condos increased by 9.7% to...

Watch from INDX Condos

Today’s All the time Photo takes us regarding the 2016-completed INDX Condos at Toronto‘s Financial District. Snagged by Forum contributor MetroMan , all of this view faces south within the balcony at the 54-storey condominium tower from the team of  Lifetime General trends   and  CentreCourt .