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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The Art of When to List

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Picking the ideal time to either list or shop for a home can be tricky. There are times with more or less activity, more or less inventory, when people have different priorities all with good and bad effects. You also have to consider what would be happening in 60 or 90 days when the house […]

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2013 Storms Damage GTA Homes

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Any basement can suffer water damage at any time. Smart homebuyers and real estate agents will go into the basement and evaluate its dryness early in the visit – looking for water damage, sniffing for that mouldy smell. However, the floods from July and the ice storm that ended 2013 has opened a whole can […]

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Lack of Inventory is a Real Challenge

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In Toronto there is very little inventory of homes for sale right now, which is a challenge to both Real Estate Agents and buyers. Why that is happening is fodder for a whole separate blog post, but what’s interesting is I am finding that even people who have a real need to buy a property […]

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No Market Crash in Toronto

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Daily news reports pump out “concerns” about the North America’s real estate market, such as a recent story in Maclean’s entitled, “Brace for Grim Housing News”. But even this story admits, “so far, housing prices have been holding up quite well,” and states that Toronto’s real estate market is not facing the same situation as […]

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Strong TO Market in Spite of Reports

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You may have read or heard reports about declining house sales and prices in 2013, anywhere from 3 and 25 percent! There’s no need to be alarmed—in highly desirable neighbourhoods like Toronto’s west end, this is simply not the case.   TO is a sellers market

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