The Pros and Cons of Buying First vs. Selling First

January 13, 2020 Sean Cooper 0

A big decision when you’re looking to move is, should I buy first or sell first? It depends. It depends on the real estate market you’re buying and selling in, your tolerance for risk and whether you can afford to carry both home if possible. Let’s look at the pros and cons of buying first versus selling first to help […]

Toronto housing market sees strongest annual price jump this November

December 13, 2019 Danielle Kubes 0

By: Zoocasa November saw the strongest annual growth for Toronto property prices, reports the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB). Property prices for houses for sale in Toronto climbed 7% from November 2018 to $843,637. November likely picked up because buyers have adjusted to new market conditions, which include tighter mortgage lending rules and policies from Ontario’s 2017 Fair Housing Plan. Sales […]

Toronto Home Sales Remain Robust this October: TREB

November 30, 2019 Danielle Kubes 0

By: Zoocasa The Toronto housing market is officially on the rise, with prices rising above inflation this October. The Toronto Real Estate Board reports Greater Toronto Area  prices rose 5.5% year over year to $852,142. In the 905, single-family homes rose 4.2% to $952,574, semi-detached homes grew 4.7% to $690,599, townhouses just 2.7% to $638,672 and condos a whopping 10% to […]

Property Investing in the UK

October 29, 2019 Ruban Selvanayagam 0

If you’re thinking of trying your hand at overseas property investment, the UK may provide some surprising opportunities.  At first glance, it may seem like a gamble to put money into the economy of a country that is currently embroiled in a struggle to leave the European Union, but in actual fact, now may actually be the best time. Here, […]

Suburban Property Prices Outpace the 416 this September

October 8, 2019 Danielle Kubes 1

By: Zoocasa Property prices in the suburbs of the Greater Toronto Area are outpacing those in the 416 this September, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board’s monthly housing report.  While the average selling price for all home types across the entire GTA was up by 5.8% to $843,115 year over year, much of that growth is due to the 905.  […]

Is the 416 Just Too Expensive for Home Buyers?

September 21, 2019 Danielle Kubes 1

By: Zoocasa The City of Toronto appears to simply be getting too expensive for prospective buyers. The Toronto Real Estate Board released its August report detailing MLS data and the state of the housing market recently and the figures are astonishing. Sold house prices in Toronto rose 0.3 year over year to $1,246,392 — but that doesn’t tell the full story. […]

5 Reasons Why You Need a Realtor to Sell Your Home

September 16, 2019 Gabe Nelson 1

When you’re getting ready to put your home on the market the decision making can be overwhelming. Everywhere you turn there are FSBO houses for sale and your best friend’s sister’s cousin said it was easy. Why do you need help? Consider for a minute, who can answer your questions? There are many wonderful tips from realtors across the country. […]

5 Pro Tips on How to Flip a House for Maximum Profit

September 12, 2019 Tracey Clayton 0

Investing in real estate has proven to be one of the best ways to ensure long-term success with your investment efforts. However, just like any other type of investment, you need to research the thing you’re investing in and learn about some of the most common red flags that will help you avoid making costly mistakes.  When flipping a house […]

Things to Look for when Buying a New Home

September 3, 2019 Kevin Jefferson 0

Purchasing a place to call your own represents one of the most important milestones in the life of a young individual, or a couple. It’s a place where you can start your family, keep your dog, hang the pictures of your dear old aunty, and spend time when you’re not at work. So, ensuring that this place is not full […]

Investing in Rental Properties? Five Tips on Getting a Mortgage

August 17, 2019 Bruce Mullins 2

According to the Canadian Rental Housing Index, rental properties are in demand across Canada, where 32% of all households occupy rental properties. Growing demand is attributed to increased immigration, mortgage stress-tests that curb borrowing, tight rent control regulations, etc. Vacancy rates for rental properties have steadily decreased nationwide from 3% in 2017 to 2.4% in 2018. What has been the […]