The Pros & Cons of Preconstruction or Resale Condos

August 23, 2017 Sheila O'Hearn 0

By Sheila O’Hearn, Zoocasa   Purchasing a condo or townhouse for sale in Toronto – or even a home further out in the GTA, such Hamilton condos – is an exciting milestone. Preconstruction condos are the wave of the present and future, eagerly sought after for their lower price tags, in comparison to the cost of detached homes, with fabulous […]

Do Canadians Still Have Confidence in the Housing Market?: Zoocasa Survey

May 16, 2017 Sheila O'Hearn 0

By: Sheila O’Hearn, Zoocasa Affordability in the housing market continues to be a hot topic, as home prices reach record highs in major cities, such as Vancouver and Toronto real estate markets. Combined with policy changes aimed at tightening mortgage qualifications, home ownership has become more challenging for first-time buyers, move-up buyers and downsizers. In addition, concerns about foreign and […]

New Buyers Beware: Escalating Condo Occupancy Fees

April 17, 2017 Sheila O'Hearn 0

By Sheila O’Hearn, Zoocasa Buyers who’ve managed to get in on unfinished condo projects in a market where sales are exceeding supply in the GTA real estate market, might not want to uncork the champagne bottle quite yet. Are you prepared for the financial impact of occupancy fees on your budget? Purchasers of units in larger projects will doubtless find […]

Top 7 Features that Drive up Home’s Selling Price

November 21, 2016 Sheila O'Hearn 0

By Sheila O’Hearn, Zoocasa Are you planning on selling your home? It’s a good time for sellers. The average house price in Canada for October 2016 was reported as $576,656, according to the Globe and Mail. In Toronto real estate − single-family homes specifically ─ are chiming in over the $1-million mark and soaring, and in outlying suburban areas, standalones […]

Top 5 Popular Toronto Neighbourhoods for Millennials

September 12, 2016 Sheila O'Hearn 0

As a young professional, working in the heart of Toronto can be exhilarating. That initial, heady fast pace, however, can dissolve into an exhausting rat race, if you don’t have a share in Toronto real estate, as a renter or homeowner. That out-of-city commute has its problems (traffic congestion, construction, winter road conditions, the risk of work-burnout), so a better […]