Today’s blog is courtesy of one of our favourite mortgage brokers, Mortgage Jake – May 19, 2017 Unfortunately, during these past few weeks, an increasing number of people are finding themselves in a very undesirable position: they bought a house at the peak of the market, and now that the market has shifted, they’re having a hard time […]

Talking about real estate has long been Toronto’s favourite pasttime…but as the spring 2017 market gets into full swing, the conversations have taken on a new tone. The 2017 real estate stats are mind-boggling: Prices for March are up 33.2% since March 2016. The average detached house in Toronto now costs almost $1.6 million. The […]

So you may have noticed that the blog has been pretty quiet these last few weeks…our team has been round-the-clock busy helping a ton of Toronto Sellers prep, stage and market their homes for sale.  Read on to see this week’s listings. Bonus: get a sneak peek at some houses and condos that’ll be available […]

  We’re not even in the thick of the ‘spring market’ yet and it’s madness out there. If you’re a Buyer right now, these are trying times – the worst I’ve seen in all of my years in real estate. And it’s not just house Buyers that are struggling anymore – the craziness has spilled […]

If you’re in the market to buy a condo in Ontario, you’ll no doubt hear about the Status Certificate. Here’s what you need to know.  What’s a status certificate? A status certificate (sometimes referred to as an estoppel certificate) is a huge document that contains the financial and legal health of a condo corporation. It’s […]

Bidding wars aren’t just for houses anymore -they’ve become the norm for condos too. If you missed our blog earlier this week, read True Tales and Gossip: Condo Edition to understand what’s happening.  If you’re looking to buy a condo in Toronto, you’ll need to arm yourself with the knowledge – and wherewithal – to come out on […]

So we’ve entered new territory in the condo market. Demand and prices have gone bananas. It’s literally happening all over the city: A condo listed at $299,900 sold for $476,000 in the Junction Triangle. There were 36 offers. Yes, 36. A condo listed on the Etobicoke Lakeshore was listed at $359,000 and sold for $441,000. […]

Note: I’m not a lawyer, and this shouldn’t be construed as legal advice. Think of this blog as general information and get a legal opinion if you need it. What’s a deposit in real estate? A deposit is paid by a Buyer on the successful agreement of the purchase/sale of a home, and forms part […]