Million Dollar Property: Toronto vs. Florida

August 27, 2017 Jelani Smith 0

Toronto’s real estate market is the second most expensive in Canada, after Vancouver. As of July 2017, year over year prices rose 5% to $746,218, amid a 40.4% decline in sales (TREB). What can one million dollars get you within the Toronto area? It really depends on the most important factor: location. In Toronto East, a million dollar budget would […]

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 […]

Toronto Stock Exchange: Canada’s Next 150

August 9, 2017 Jelani Smith 0

Celebrating Canada’s 150th year, the Toronto Stock Exchange (TMX Group) launched a unique marketing campaign – showcasing the new generation of talented, dynamic and ambitious Canadians. Canada’s Next 150 aims to shine a spotlight on entrepreneurs, from high school students to entrepreneurs in their early 40s. These entrepreneurs are the future leaders of tomorrow, within Canada and globally. The nominees […]

Is the Toronto Real Estate Market Really Crashing?

July 27, 2017 Jelani Smith 0

Toronto’s Real Estate market conditions changed drastically after the implementation of new government policies, back in April 2017. Kathleen Wynne’s main objective was to cool the Toronto-area real estate market with the Ontario Fair Housing Plan. It appears that Wynne has met her goal of ‘cooling’ the market. As indicated in the latest TREB Market Watch, sales declined 37.3% YoY […]

How to Get Your Finances Back on Track After Buying a Home

July 25, 2017 Gordon Powers 0

By Gordon Powers, Zoocasa Home ownership rates in Canada are among the highest in the world, with the most recent census from Statistics Canada showing the trend to own continuing to climb and now hovering around 69 per cent – including, it seems, you. Looking forward to relaxing a bit after closing the deal on that Toronto townhouse or high-rise? Think again: […]

What to Do Before You Move into a New House

July 15, 2017 Lana Hawkins 0

The joy and excitement of moving into a new home easily dwindle in the presence of practical issues and problems. For better or worse, getting the keys of your new home is not the end of hard work. In fact, it is just the beginning of the stage where some new problems could arise. Naturally, you want not only to […]

Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

June 30, 2017 Valerie Kriss 0

This guest post was contributed by Real Estate Experts, a realty agency serving clients in Hillborough and surrounding neighborhoods. Are you thinking about making the move into homeownership, but not sure how to make your first home search a success? In this post, we share some tips for first time homebuyers based on our years of experience in the residential […]

Robo-Advisors: Investing Shortcut for Millennials

June 24, 2017 Jelani Smith 1

One of the most common personal finance related questions I get is “how do I start investing?” When you think of investing, you may think of stock trading, equity research, and portfolio monitoring. It can be time consuming, especially when you have a full time job and/or studying in school. The solution to this is robo advisors – my favourite […]

7 Pro Tips to Help Your Home Sell Faster, for More Money

June 21, 2017 Lana Hawkins 0

Just selling the property the way it is may sound tempting, but does not cut it in today’s market. A home that is set up for sale has better chances of attracting buyers than the one that has not been staged. The latter is targeted by lowball offers and people who want to profit on sprucing up and flipping them […]