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 […]

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 […]

Depending on who your real estate agent is and how much you like or dislike them, this is either a How-To or a What-Not-To-Do…. 12 Ways to Annoy Your Real Estate Agent While touring properties, wear shoes that take 5 minutes to take on and off. We’re big fans of velcro (and isn’t that a […]

When you’re a Buyer in a hot real estate market like Toronto, there aren’t a lot of “deals” to be found.The market is smart and prices quite naturally adjust up or down based on supply and demand. [Related: The Market is Smarter Than You] But if you’ve got your heart set on finding a “deal”, […]

I know, it’s December, so this blog post probably seems a little self-serving. But the truth of the matter is that December is an EXCELLENT time to buy a home. Here’s why. Historically, December is the second slowest month for real estate sales in Toronto (only January is slower). So while that means that there […]