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The Top 10 Rental Features That Attract Cream of the Crop Tenants

Friday Sep 21st, 2018

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The success or failure of your real estate investments depends on your ability to consistently attract and retain great tenants. In the end, it doesn’t matter how great of a deal you got on the property or how strong your projected cash flow and return on investment are. Without great tenants that pay rent on time and take care of your property, the equity, cash flow and returns all evaporate into thin air. So the question that naturally follows is: How do you find great... [read more]

Fall Home Selling Tips

Thursday Sep 20th, 2018

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Fall is the other season that has always been popular for selling a home. The cooler weather makes going outside more enjoyable than in the summer, and a lot of homes will go on the market once sellers get back from their own vacations. You will have more competition in the fall, but you will also have more buyers looking for homes. Keep the yard clean. Save The leaves are going to be falling and certain plants are going to start dying off as the first cold weather hits. You may... [read more]

How To Grow Your Real Estate Investment Portfolio

Wednesday Sep 19th, 2018

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When people invest in real estate, they generally look at it as a means to earn more money. For many, real estate investing might not be a full-time job. For others, though, it may truly be a sector around which they want to build a business. Let’s take a look at five key pillars to ensure portfolio growth in today’s crowded market. 1. Marketing;  Every day that a rental property sits empty costs money. It’s a bad investment if the unit or building isn’t... [read more]

Our Favorite Fall Decorating Ideas

Tuesday Sep 18th, 2018

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Warm Things Up Take a cue from designer Sarah Richardson and give an open, soaring space (even one as massive as her living room) a snug, welcoming feel by swapping out pillows in lightweight summer fabrics, like linen and cotton, for luxe velvet ones in rich, fall shades. Add a few coordinating throws and get ready to cozy up by the fire. Boost Curb Appeal With Seasonal Color Fall is the time to fill window boxes and gardens with showy white, purple or fuchsia... [read more]

Why Investing in Overseas Property should be your goal

Monday Aug 20th, 2018

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You may be wondering where to make your next investment. Well, if you haven’t already, perhaps you should consider investing in overseas real estate. Overseas real estate is an exceptional investment opportunity. Whether it’s diversity, stability or increased returns you’re interested in, overseas real estate can be an exceptional addition to your investment portfolio.   Diversity I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “Don’t put all your... [read more]

4 Reasons you will want to live in Ecuador

Wednesday Aug 01st, 2018

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1. Ecuador is consistently ranked one of the best places to retire abroad. Each year International Living ranks destinations based on factors like climate, cost of living, and friendliness of the locals in its Annual Global Retirement Index.  Ecuador has been performing well in most categories in recent years. 2. Its various micro-climates offer a little something for everyone. Not only is it blessed with immense natural beauty, Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse countries in... [read more]

5 Reasons June might be the time for a new home

Monday Jun 18th, 2018

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Welcome June! The flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, and the home buying season is in full swing. Here are 5 common reasons that June is the time many decide to buy a new house. Do you fall within one of these categories? If so, June might be the time for you to buy a new home! Just Married- June is one of the most popular months to get married. And with good reason—it’s beautiful this time of year! Many newlywed couples want to start their lives together in a new... [read more]

Ecuador ranked top nation for Canadian retirees

Thursday Jun 14th, 2018

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What's all the latest buzz about Ecuador? With its low cost of living, balmy climate and cheap property prices, Ecuador has been ranked the top foreign retirement destination for North Americans for the fifth consecutive year. The South American nation bordered by Colombia and Peru scored the highest marks in InternationalLiving.com's annual ranking of the best places to retire.  With monthly estimated living expenses ranging from $900 to $1,400 (U.S.), Ecuador... [read more]

The Complete First Time Buyer Guide for Toronto Buyers

Wednesday Jun 13th, 2018

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As a first-time home buyer in Toronto, there’s a whole lot to learn. This is likely the biggest investment you’ve ever made – and the more you know, the better your decisions will be. So grab a glass of wine, sit back, and prepare to learn how to buy a house or condo. Step 1 – Get Pre-Qualified for a Mortgage The first step to buying a house or condo in Toronto is finding out how much your bank is willing to lend you. When you pre-qualify for a mortgage, your... [read more]

Want to be a part of this Urban Oasis?

Monday Jun 11th, 2018

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Want to be a part of this Urban Oasis? Empire Communities has been a force along Toronto’s waterfront by Humber Bay for the last six years with their condominium community of Beyond the Sea. Now they take pride in presenting Eau Du Soleil, one of Canada’s tallest and most iconic communities along the shores of Lake Ontario. Rising 66 and 49 storeys, the towers of Eau Du Soleil will take their place in this established community known for its scenic lakefront parks and ample... [read more]

Top 5 real estate policies that will impact Ontario buyers in 2018

Thursday Jun 07th, 2018

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Principal home sales must now be reported to the CRA A capital gains tax rule introduced in October 2016 caused new headaches this tax season, as the Canada Revenue Agency now requires reporting the sale of principal residences on tax returns. Tarion ousted as new construction regulator Greater protections were introduced for purchasers of newly-built homes, as the longstanding regulator had its status stripped by the province after complaints of negligence and conflict of... [read more]

We can help you obtain up to 10% of your down payment.

Friday Apr 27th, 2018

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Have a steady income?..good credit..? but no down payment? Contact us and we can help you obtain up to 10% to purchase your own property. This is NOT a rent-to-own program. We arent talking about a savings plan either, we can help you purchase a home within 4 months from now. Fill out the form and I'll explain how...https://bit.ly/2JBbdSZ.   [read more]

Are you tired of renting? Stop throwing your money away

Friday Apr 13th, 2018

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Are you tired of renting? Throwing your money away every month? What if I told you I can help you obtain a down payment for your home? This is not a RENT TO OWN program. I am not talking 3 years from now, or even 1 year from now, I mean within months from now. Just in time for summer. Fill out your info so our team member can get you started today.    [read more]

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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