What is Title Insurance in Real Estate all About?

Title Insurance for Toronto Real Estate Properties

Title Insurance …. Does it Matter? Although Title Insurance in Ontario is NOT Mandatory, it is advisable when Buying Real Estate, to get the Facts, Pros & Condos about purchasing Title Insurance on your Property. The main reason to get Title Insurance is to Protect Ownership or Title against losses incurred as a result of undetected or unknown title defects. 

What’s Happening in the Toronto Real Estate Market?

October 2015 Average Sales Prices GTA

The GTA Real Estate Market had another Record Month for Sales September 2015! !  The Toronto Real Estate Market has steadily kept the pace and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. The Average Sales Prices for September 2015, Sourced from TREB are:

Is there still a Demand for High End Homes Toronto Real Estate Market?

Luxury Homes Mansions and Estates over One Million Dollars

YES! Demand of Homes priced $1M Plus is still High!  In fact, the biggest percentage increase in sales in the higher-end GTA market — up some 72 per cent, were properties over $4 Million in the first half of 2015 over the same period a year ago. Even Toronto’s Luxury Condo Market saw sizable gains, with $1 million-plus condo sales up … Read More

Real Estate Plan Your Move Checklist for Buyers and Sellers

Plan Your Move Checklist

Now that you Bought or Sold a Home, there are soooo many things To Do!  What to do next? Where do you start?  What should you do first?  So many Questions! When you are getting Ready to Move, here’s a Quick CHECKLIST so you don’t forget anything Important: MOVING GENERAL: * Book the Movers * Make special arrangements for the moving … Read More

Are Electronic Signatures Legal for Real Estate Agreements?

Land Transfer Tax First Time Home Buyers Ontario Refund

Not available to Personally Sign your Offer? … No Problem!…. Imagine sitting on your Dock and you are in the middle of a transaction to buy and/or sell Real Estate (in Ontario).  You just can’t get to a nearby Real Estate Office in order to sign the documents.  No problem!

What are the most expensive houses in Toronto Listed for?

Most Expensive House in Toronto Real Estate Market Rosedale

The TOP 5 MOST EXPENSIVE Luxury Homes For Sale in Toronto! 194 Roxborough Drive – Rosedale $28 Million In order to view this home, you need a Letter of Introduction from their Wealth Manager! It has over 17,000 sqft of space with 4 Bedrooms and 8 Bathrooms. There are 2 Stories in the Front and 5 Stories of Fantastic Views cascading out … Read More

WHAT IS A STATUS CERTIFICATE?

Toronto Condos need Status Certificates

BUYING A Resale CONDO in TORONTO …. THEN YOU NEED ONE OF THESE! Whether you are Buying a Resale Condo Apartment, Condo Co-Op or a Condo Townhouse, you need one of these.  Well, maybe not you, but definitely your Lawyer wants one and he’ll want it up-to-date. When a Potential Buyer Offers to buy a Resale Condo (any type), a … Read More

What is a PHANTOM Real Estate OFFERS and are they Legal?

Toronto Real Estate Bids Solds

PHANTOM REAL ESTATE BIDS ARE A THING OF THE PAST! You are in a bidding war and the Listing Agent says you better bring your very best Offer because you are in competition, but something doesn’t feel right.  Is there another Offer and how can we know for sure? Well, starting July 1st, 2015, RECO (The Real Estate Council of … Read More

IS REAL ESTATE A GREAT INVESTMENT ?

TREB CHARTS

TORONTO REAL ESTATE IS YOUR BEST INVESTMENT FOR YOUR MONEY…  You work hard for your Money and what better return than investing in the Toronto Real Estate Market. According to the following Toronto Real Estate Board Charts, Real Estate over time is the Best Investment for your Money.  Our Market and House Prices have continued a steady rise throughout the … Read More

Are Carbon Monoxide Alarms Mandatory in all Ontario Homes?

THE SILENT KILLER – DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN IN YOUR HOME OR TO YOUR FAMILY!  A few things: Carbon Monoxide is Odorless, Colourless and Tasteless The Law came into effect in Ontario to have Carbon Monoxide Alarms in Houses on April 14, 2015 Have your Gas Furnace/Stove and Chimney checked regularly, and make sure your Furnace Inspector has a ‘Gas Licence’, and your … Read More

WHAT IS KNOB AND TUBE WIRING?

Knob and Tube Wiring

Many Homes in Toronto have Knob and Tube Wiring….What is is exactly? Homes built prior to 1950, used a system called ‘Knob and Tube’ Wiring.  Today, although its technology is old, it is still capable of carrying electricity through a Home. What is Knob and Tube Wiring? It is a system that uses Porcelain Insulators called Knobs, for running wires through … Read More

Does $1Million send Buyers Out of Toronto?

Houses Under One Million Dollars

With theToronto Real Estate Market Buzzing with Million Dollar Sales, WHERE do the Buyers go to find their Detached Homes? It seems Toronto is getting too Rich for First Time Buyers and Move-Uppers’ blood. So where should Buyers look to find their ‘First Detached Home’?  

How to Keep Track of the Toronto Real Estate Market

Toronto Market Trends Real Estate

Want to know what’s going on in the Housing Market? Trends? Statistics?  How many Sales of Condos, Townhomes, Detached Homes?  Prices?  TREB (The Toronto Real Estate Board) provides regular data to keep Agents informed of the Market.  These Charts give Agents a better understanding of what the Real Estate Market is doing in Toronto.

BIDDING WARS – TORONTO REAL ESTATE

Toronto Bidding Wars for Real Estate Properties

Just How Much MONEY is Enough??? Toronto’s Real Estate Market is: HOT!  ON FIRE! CRAZY! FAST! INSANE! Sellers are spending Money on Getting their Homes ready for the Bidding War Frenzy.  Lawns are manicured, Flowers Planted, Shrubs Trimmed, and why, to add to ‘Curb Appeal’.  Buyers that are driving through Toronto Neighbourhoods, get an instant feeling of ‘Home’ when they … Read More