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4 Risks of Buying Pre-Construction Condos

The Toronto real estate market loves condos. That should come as no surprise. Land is scarce, detached homes are expensive, and new condo developments increase in value before they’re even complet...

TREB Loses Supreme Court Bid

The Toronto Real Estate Board has been in a legal battle concerning price history and property market trends since 2011. They argued that data about what homes sold for violated consumer privacy, a...

How to Choose between Renting and Buying a Water Heater

One of the last things you think about at home is your water heater – until it stops working. Then it’s the only thing you can think about. Renting a water heater is a very popular choice i...

Where to Downsize to When your Area Is Too Expensive

In a surprise to no one, most people aged 54 – 72 in Ontario and B.C. feel that their province is too expensive to retire in. This is a combination of factors, most importantly the high cost of h...

Should I Rent or Buy with my Partner?

One of the most exciting and frightening stages of a relationship is deciding to move in together. Whether you decide to move into their place, have them move into yours, or move to a new place tog...

The Best Condo Amenities in Toronto to Look Out For

One of the major selling points of a condominium is its amenities. These are those facilities and services that are offered to residents. The great competition within the condominium subsector has l...

Understanding Hidden Condo Fees

Buying a condo may be an affordable option for many homebuyers – but buyer beware of the ongoing costs. There are potential hidden costs of condo ownership that may not be realized initially. A ...

Why Do I Need a Real Estate Lawyer?

If you're unsure of the differences are between a real estate lawyer and a real estate agent, continue reading to discover the key differences between the role of a real estate lawyer and the role of ...

The Top 4 Walkable Cities in Canada

Walkability is a measure of how pedestrian-friendly a city is. In this age of densely populated cities, never-ending traffic jams and the ever-increasing cost of gas, many people are opting to live...

Closing Costs in 2018: What You Need to Know

Your long journey is over. You found the perfect home. You sold your old home with the help of a beautiful home staging. You contacted a moving company so you know how much it will cost to move and wh...

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