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New Home Buyer Fees in Toronto are Three Times Higher Than in New York

Saturday Sep 28th, 2019

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Buying a new home in the Toronto area? Not only will it cost you nearly $800,000, on average, you'll pay more in government-imposed fees than anywhere else in North America! The GTA-based Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) recently commissioned data researchers from the Altus Group to take a look at how much people can expect to pay in government charges and fees on new homes across both Canada and the United... [read more]

It Now Takes 32 Years for an Average Person to Buy a Home in Toronto

Saturday Sep 28th, 2019

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Most of us already know that saving for a down payment on a Toronto house is out of reach, but the amount of time it would actually take to do so may shock you.  According to a new Zoocasa report, it would take a median-income household 32 years to save for a down payment on an average Toronto home.  That's right, 32 years — better start saving! The report, titled "Where Could a Median-Income Household Afford Real... [read more]

Rent Prices Expected to Soar in Toronto Over the next few years

Saturday Sep 28th, 2019

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Hold on to your rent-controlled place for dear life, my friend, because Toronto's affordable housing crisis is far from being over. In fact, economists say that unless all levels of government take immediate action to spur new investment in rental housing, the situation is going to get much, much worse — as in worse than the already absurd $2,300 per month for an average one bedroom condo we're looking at now.  A new... [read more]

Are Landlords Ripping Off Toronto Tenants?

Saturday Aug 03rd, 2019

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There’s a perception out there that Toronto Landlords are raking in money at the expense of tenants. No doubt, we have an affordable rental problem in Toronto..but are greedy Landlords the problem? We help over 100 TorontoTenants find a home each year, so we’re not naive to the challenges of renting in Toronto. But we help a lot of Landlords, so we’re well versed in the challenges of being a Landlord too. Today, we’re looking at Toronto’s rental... [read more]

Moving with kids

Saturday Apr 27th, 2019

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  Everything from forks to favourite stuffies, bathroom stuff, kids’ bedding and kid-specific activity stuff should be labelled, so you know where to find the essentials that will make your kids feel right at home. Pack Boxes For Each Child If you want your kids to help on the other side, in each room, pack the things that belong to that child in their own boxes. There are a lot of little decisions that you’ll need to make when moving... [read more]

How Millennials can Save to Buy a Home

Monday Apr 22nd, 2019

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Many millennials in today’s marketplace find themselves doubting that they’ll ever be to afford a home in their lifetime. After paying back student loans, rent, utility bills, meals and transportation, there’s not likely to be much wiggle room in the saving department. However, when saving for a big purchase, every bit helps and there are some simple ways that millennials can put away a few extra dollars each month. Share living costs with a roommate. The... [read more]

Best Real Estate Apps

Saturday Jun 23rd, 2018

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Like any industry, innovation in the land calling progresses dangerously fast and can abandon you pondering where to begin. Out of all the applications accessible, which ones will really have a huge effect in your land wanders? I've made it simple on you by giving a rundown of a portion of the best land applications to enable you to get some additional understanding when purchasing or offering your home.   1. Realtor.ca Definitely Realtor.ca has a standout amongst other... [read more]

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