Is Your Property Worth More Close to Transit?

Real Estate Worth More Near Transit

A new study suggests that Real Estate Property located closer to key transit spots is worth more money. Per Garry Marr | November 26, 2015 National Post: Commercial real estate company Avison Young looked at buildings sold in Toronto’s downtown core from 2012 t0 2015 and compared their sale price, dividing them up into two categories: buildings less than 500 metres from a … Read More

OCTOBER 2015 TORONTO HOUSE PRICES

New Mortgage Rules 2018

October 2015 another Record Month for Sales in GTA! Average Toronto Property Selling Price $671,350K! Average Price of Homes: Detached     $1,070,000 Town            $ 579,350 Condos         $ 406,790   Let us help you Find Your Dream Home …  Click here to Start your HOME SEARCH NOW If you would like … Read More

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’?