House Hunting Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

November 16, 2017 Lana Hawkins 0

When hunting for your first home, you need to do more than just shoot in the dark. After all, this is a huge investment, one of the most important decisions we make in life. Therefore, get familiar with the ins and outs of the process and set your priorities straight. Stay focused to steer away from common pitfalls and surprises […]

Toronto Real Estate: Signs of Recovery?

November 14, 2017 Jelani Smith 0

Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) released their monthly Market Watch Report; with 7118 sales reported in October, the market has been showing signs of recovery. There is usually an increase in sales from September to October, as the fall real estate market picks up. This year; sales rebounded almost 12%, which is above the average increase from September to October. […]

The Best U.S. Cities for First-Time Home Buyers

November 3, 2017 RealEstate.Com 0

It’s no secret that buying a home in America’s biggest cities poses challenges for first-time home buyers. Lack of inventory, coupled with demand, means bidders with large down payments or all-cash offers win out. Prospects look brighter in urban pockets, primarily in the Southeast and Midwest, according to new research from Zillow®. The company’s list of the 10 best markets […]

National Home Sales are Slowing – Should Buyers Make a Move?

October 27, 2017 Zoocasa 0

Fall usually signals an opportunity to make big bucks in real estate – for many prospective buyers, the autumn months are when they make a last-ditch effort before cooler temperatures and holiday spirit effectively put ice on the housing market. It’s the perfect time to make a move on townhomes for sale in Toronto, or condos in Hamilton as both […]

How to Attract the Right Tenants

October 20, 2017 Yopa 0

It can be hard to attract the right tenants to your property, and it’s a careful balancing act between price, longevity and income. In addition, you to make sure that your tenants are creditworthy enough to afford the cost of the tenancy and that all the legal boxes are ticked. Ultimately, you need to find the perfect tenant who keeps […]

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Moving to A New Home

October 14, 2017 Lana Hawkins 0

A major change, such as a move, is a vital decision that should be the result of long-term planning and careful discussion. Depending on the thought and effort invested, it can solve problems, but it can also add fuel to the fire with expenses, sense of isolation, and other issues. So, it might seem like a good idea, but you […]

Stay on Top of Modern Trends with This Decor Trends Guide

October 8, 2017 Tracey Clayton 1

Decorating your home with classic timeless trends makes sense: it means that you won’t have to make any major changes as the trends come and go. However, change is good sometimes. It shows that you are up to date with what is going on in the field of design and that you know how to implement new trends into your […]

First Time Homebuyer Closing Costs

September 24, 2017 Jelani Smith 2

Recently, I bought my first home at the age of 22 – as promised, here’s my subsequent post in regards to the closing day. Fortunately, it went smooth, although I did get caught off guard with the closing costs. Closing Costs These are additional costs related to closing your property (buying or selling). Closing costs can include, but not limited […]

Pro Tips for Decorating Your Rental

September 13, 2017 Lana Hawkins 0

Rental apartments do not get that much love and often get left on their own. Renovation and remodeling projects make a difference, but not everyone has the budget or will from them. Well, how about redecorating? It is much more affordable and it still makes a real difference. Landlords can attract renters and maximize the revenues, while renters have the […]

All Aboard the Affordability Train: Top Affordable Neighbourhoods for GO Transit Commuters

September 12, 2017 Penelope Graham 0

The cost of living in the big city is undoubtedly steep, and that’s especially true of the 416: The average home price in Toronto has steadily increased annually for two decades, even as sales have drastically slowed following the implementation of the Ontario Fair Housing Plan. Regardless of recent market trends, it’s still too pricey for some to purchase real […]