$4,000 Tax Break for First-Time Home Buyers!

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Great News For First Time Home Buyers! Ontario REALTORS® have lobbied for and won the first tax break for first-time buyers in over ten years. This tax break will help make home ownership more affordable by providing some relief to those Ontarians that need it most – young families. As part of Ontario’s Fall Economic […]

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Real Estate Market Stats Oct 2016

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Sales of homes in the GTA hit a record 9,768 in October, up 11.5% compared to the previous year! Toronto Real Estate Board reported that the condo market was particularly strong, rising 22.2 per cent, but detached single-family homes also increased, rising 10.3 per cent. With the new federal mortgage rules implemented in mid-October, it will […]

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Discover Your Perfect Life!

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Royal LePage has just launched an innovative and engaging tool called “Your Perfect Life”, a first in Canadian real estate, to assist you in your home search by finding places that fit your lifestyle preferences. This new lifestyle demographic profile generator is ideal when you are considering relocating and want to learn more about prospective […]

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Strong Growth in Home Sales in Q1 2016

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The first quarter of 2016 ended with strong growth in home sales following a strong result for March. There were 10,326 sales in March and 22,575 sales in the first quarter. The year-over-year growth rate for home sales was 15.8 per cent for Q1 2016 and 16.2 per cent for March 2016. For the Toronto […]

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Real estate outlook for 2016: stats (TREB) & survey (Ipsos)

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Home ownership is an important pillar of the economy and in order to sustain this vital economic driver, it must remain affordable over the long term. The key short term factors influencing affordability are regional economic conditions and borrowing costs. Over the long term, government policies, programs and initiatives will continue to play a significant […]

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Traits you should be looking for in a real estate professional

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Whether buying or selling a home, your real estate agent’s role is to ensure the transaction is completed competently and professionally. When selecting your real estate representative make sure they have an intimate knowledge of the local housing market and are committed to serving you with integrity. Every real estate agent has unique personal traits, […]

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Renovating? Make sure you have a contract.

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Preparing a home for sale invariably includes spending money on repairs or upgrades. Whether you’re having your roof repaired, installing new kitchen cabinets or updating your bathroom, if you’re hiring a professional for the job you’ll need a written contract. In Ontario, any agreement with a contractor for more than $50 must be in writing. […]

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Year In Review: 2015 Year By Numbers

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24: Hours after the start of the New Year when I received an offer on a listing. 6: Hard working staff on Team Gludish! Myself, David, Lee-Anne, Gita and our two co-op students! 3rd: Birthday when my Granddaughter received her first electric red Mercedes convertible! 1: Baby orphaned elephant “Rapa” sponsored at Christmas for my […]

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Winter, The Perfect Time to Get Ready to Sell Your Home and De-clutter.

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De-clutter, it seems like an odd word to use to describe the things in your home that you love, the things that have so many wonderful memories attached to them for you. How do we get started? As you walk from room to room, take a close look at each of these rooms. Really look […]

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Categories: Downsizing, Selling Your Home  |   No Comments

Downsizing from a larger home to something smaller, sounds not so hard, like you may have to get rid of a few pieces. But if you wrap your head around the scope of downsizing from a family home you’ve lived in for 20, 30 or 40 years with your kids, to a condo, you’ll recognize […]

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