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September Market Update

Sales reported through TRREB’s MLS® System by Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® amounted to 11,083 – a new record for the month of September. This result was up by 42.3 per cent compared to September 2019. Following a record third quarter, sales through the first nine months of 2020 were up by approximately one per cent… Read more »

How to use your RRSP for a down payment

Saving up a down payment for a home using your RRSP is a great way to speed up the process of becoming homeowners. The Home Buyers Plan (HBP) allows each first-time home buyer to withdraw up to $25,000 from their RRSPs to purchase or build a home, without having to pay tax on that withdrawal…. Read more »

August Market Statistics

Sales were up on a year-over-year basis for all major home types. It should be noted that detached and semi-detached houses and townhouses, were the drivers of sales growth. Condominium apartment sales were up on an annual basis for the second straight month but to a lesser degree. Home sales continued with a record result… Read more »

Could an investment property be your pension?

The recent shock to the economy has had many Canadians thinking seriously about what their life might look like after their paycheques stop. Even if you have a workplace pension plan to look forward to, you may find it falls short of the income you’d like to live on. Is it possible to take your… Read more »

Average Home Insurance in Ontario

Buying a house is incredibly exciting, and even a little scary, but most of us get so caught up in the experience that we don’t always realize the insurance rates we’re going to get before signing on the dotted line. It’s important to know what you’re likely to pay in a given city before getting… Read more »

The One Home Maintenance Duty We All Forget About

We all know that you should clean your lint screen after every load of laundry. Doing so allows for shorter drying cycles, saves your hard earned money and prevents fire hazards. But did you know that there is a few more things you should be doing to keep up with the regular maintenance of your… Read more »

Mortgage Deferrals and Ten More Timely Tips from a Mortgage Specialist

Certainly, many Canadians are feeling the financial pressures mount as we work together to conquer this pandemic. The good news is there are strategies that can help. We sat down (virtually) with Mortgage Specialist Brendan McLaughlin from Proper Mortgage to shed some light on mortgage deferrals and some tips that can help during this time…. Read more »

Spring Cleaning: COVID-19 Style

It’s that time of year again, Spring Cleaning! Although, this year the annual deep clean may look a little different in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Finding the motivation to deep clean the home during this time may be tough as it may feel frustrating being stuck indoors, however organizing your space can make you… Read more »

How We Use 3D Virtual Tours to Showcase Homes

Now more than ever technology is planning a big role in the real estate industry! Here is an example of one of our standard services that we include in every listing. With concerns surrounding COVID-19, our 3D floor plans allow potential buyers to virtually view the property without having to leave the safety of their… Read more »