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How To Choose The Right Realtor

Friday Aug 04th, 2017

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The biggest billboards or the loudest ads don’t always translate to the best person to suit your real estate needs or the task at hand. Realtors are a critical part of the selling/buying process and can offer vast experience and unique insight. They will also reduce some of the stress to assist you with focusing on what matters most! Having a great rapport with people is of the utmost importance when it comes to choosing a real estate agent, below is some great tips... [read more]

Simple Tips to Purchasing Your First Home

Friday Aug 04th, 2017

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Well it’s that time, you have decided to become a home owner, where to begin can be complex, confusing and become a very unpleasant task. Purchasing your first home will probably be the biggest and most exciting purchase you will make, so ensure that you are prepared and understand the process without jumping in and buying purely on impulse. Preparation will ensure that you are more than satisfied with your decision and will help you enjoy the excitement of... [read more]

10 Tips to Make Moving Day More Enjoyable

Friday Aug 04th, 2017

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There is not too many people who are enthusiastic about moving, even if your new home is a fresh start, upgrade or your first home, you still have to spend days on end packing up your belongings and then organizing your new place. The day that you move is can be extremely stressful, below are some tips to minimize your stress and help enjoy the excitement of your new home. 1. Clear your schedule   Moving should be the only thing on your schedule that day as it will always... [read more]

Choosing a Family Friendly Neighbourhood

Friday Aug 04th, 2017

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There are several key things that should be checked off when looking for a family friendly suburb.  If you are searching for a great place to settle down, plant some roots and raise a family we’ve got some insights and tips to help you in finding the right neighborhood. A family friendly property   People establish their roots and raise families in many different types of areas, so there is no one size fits all solution for everyone. From high-rise city apartments... [read more]

Choosing a Family Friendly Neighbourhood

Friday Aug 04th, 2017

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There are several key things that should be checked off when looking for a family friendly suburb.  If you are searching for a great place to settle down, plant some roots and raise a family we’ve got some insights and tips to help you in finding the right neighborhood. A family friendly property   People establish their roots and raise families in many different types of areas, so there is no one size fits all solution for everyone. From high-rise city apartments... [read more]

Choosing a Family Friendly Neighbourhood

Friday Aug 04th, 2017

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There are several key things that should be checked off when looking for a family friendly suburb.  If you are searching for a great place to settle down, plant some roots and raise a family we’ve got some insights and tips to help you in finding the right neighborhood. A family friendly property   People establish their roots and raise families in many different types of areas, so there is no one size fits all solution for everyone. From high-rise city apartments... [read more]

Investing in Property as a Non-Resident of Canada

Friday Aug 04th, 2017

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Currently there are no restrictions for non-resident investors to purchase property or businesses in Ontario. You are free to purchase homes, commercial properties, businesses, or agricultural land.  Financing for purchases may be arranged through any of the Canadian chartered banks or through an independent mortgage broker. Typically non-residents will be asked for a higher downpayment - generally at least 35% by the major banks, although some lenders may accept 25%.  A... [read more]

Buying Your First Condo!

Friday Aug 04th, 2017

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Buying Your First Condo! Just like many first time home buyers, you may be considering buying a condo to start your family off in affordable housing.  Condos can be a fantastic option for many different situations however,  they can often come with hidden costs that may not be known to the potential purchaser. Realtors are here to help; below I have put together a guide to the hidden costs that can come along with condo ownership so that you can ensure you are making an... [read more]

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Moving Company!

Friday Aug 04th, 2017

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You have signed all the papers, the possession date is set, now comes the time of packing, purging and moving your furniture into your new home. If you would rather be spending your time picking out new furniture, paint etc. or if you just do not have the time, your next step is finding a moving company that can do the packing and schlepping for you.   Presuming you’d rather hire someone who isn’t going to break or lose your things, though, you’ll want to do some... [read more]

Plan The Best Open House Ever!

Friday Aug 04th, 2017

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Open houses are an important part of both the home buying and selling process. For sellers it can enable them to really showcase their home and allow multiple viewings. For a buyer it gives them a chance to get an intimate look at the home and get a better sense of whether or not they are interested. Want to put together a knockout open house that will have your property sold in no time? Just follow these quick tips and you’ll be well on your way to closing a deal. Warm up the... [read more]

Foreclosure v.s. Power of Sale

Tuesday Dec 27th, 2016

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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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