Detached Homes Drag Toronto’s Housing Market: Infographic

February 13, 2018 Danielle Kubes 0

By: Zoocasa Detached houses in the 905 dragged down the average property price in the Greater Toronto Area this January, according to numbers released by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB).    Detached houses were down 9.1 per cent overall to $970,823 from last January, but most of that decrease was seen outside the City of Toronto. Detached Toronto houses saw […]

Staging Your Home Cheaply and Effectively

January 21, 2018 Lana Hawkins 0

Selling your home is a lengthy and complex process that can take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of years, depending on a number of different factors. And while you can’t affect some of them, there still are lots of things you can influence, and these are the things that will make or break your sale. So, […]

Condos Were a Best Seller in 2017: Toronto Real Estate Infographic

January 20, 2018 Danielle Kubes 0

By: Danielle Kubes, Zoocasa Condominiums showed strong, double-digit price growth in December 2017, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board, far out-pacing all other forms of Toronto housing. Condos jumped 14.1 per cent to an average selling price of $532,700 from December 2016. The most expensive form of housing, detached, on the other hand, saw a 2.8 per cent rise […]

How to Get Your Construction Startup Off the Ground

January 14, 2018 Lillian Connors 0

Owning a construction business is certainly a lucrative proposition, but the profit isn’t always easy to get. There is a whole lot of preparation work to handle before launching your startup: From following industry regulations to hiring employees, you are faced with a complex matrix of moving parts. What is more, a bunch of other entrepreneurs have a similar idea […]

Here’s What You Need to Know About the New Mortgage Stress Test

January 3, 2018 Sean Cooper 0

Canada’s banking regulator OSFI (short for Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions) has become quite the water cooler conversation topic these days. “How ‘bout them Blue Jays?” has been replaced with “did you hear about the latest mortgage rule changes?” Although these were perhaps the most anticipated mortgage rule changes in history, there’s still some confusion about them – […]

Proven Ways to Increase the Resale Value of Your Home

December 19, 2017 Lana Hawkins 0

Let’s get something clear right away: You don’t have to break the bank or rip your home down to studs in order to make a difference. Little upgrades can have a big impact on the resale value of the property, increasing it by as much as 35%. However, recouping the investment isn’t as simple and straightforward as it may seem. […]

Six Tips when Selling Your House over the Christmas Holidays

December 15, 2017 Sheila O'Hearn 0

By Sheila O’Hearn, Zoocasa  Selling a house over the holidays is challenging: kids returning home from college or university; hosting parties for friends and relatives; and Christmas shopping that never seems to end. Despite all the fanfare, the hope of that house sale is all-consuming. So, how can you stay focused on your goal, while enjoying the season? The first […]

Why Canadians Should Invest in Vacation Rentals in South Florida

December 5, 2017 Samuel Awosolu 0

One massive secret in the world of vacation rental real estate investment is the fact that Florida is a haven for real estate investors world wide. Regardless of the season, they are all hitting the Sunshine State super hard and picking up vacation properties as fast as you can say FLORIDA. For a lot of Canadians out there, the very […]

GTA Pulls Down October National Home Sales Average: CREA

November 29, 2017 Zoocasa 0

By: Zoocasa The latest market report from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) reveals sales improved slightly in October across the country, rising 0.9 per cent from September’s activity. However, longer-term trends are still below last year’s levels, with 4.3 fewer homes sold than in October 2016. Last month also marks the seventh consecutive one in a row that activity […]

All You Need to Know Before Launching a Career in Real Estate

November 27, 2017 David Webb 0

So, you’ve finally made up your mind about launching a career in real estate. Well, I have some good news and some bad news for you. The good news is that you have excellent taste when it comes down to choosing the right industry. Real estate has not only the potential of becoming a lucrative business for you if you […]