The Basics: Who Does What in Real Estate

Why You Need an Agent

If you’re a buyer, you’ll want an agent who represents YOUR interests.

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What Do Buyer Agents Do?

Everything you need to know about your agent’s role.

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Should You Buy With the Listing Agent?

It might seem like a good idea…but is it?

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Your Real Estate Lawyer and You

What’s your real estate lawyer’s job?

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How to Pick a Real Estate Lawyer

The Do’s and Don’ts of Picking a Great Real Estate Lawyer

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Financial Matters: Buying a Home

10 Questions to Ask Your Lender

If you’re buying a home, you’ll want to ask your banker these questions right now.

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All About Deposits

Found the house of your dreams? Be ready to provide the deposit.

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Bank Appraisals 101

Don’t get caught by surprise – be ready for the bank appraisal.

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Be Ready for Closing Costs

There’s more to buying a home than paying the mortgage. Here’s what need to know.

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Land Transfer Tax

If you’re buying a home in Toronto, get ready to pay TWO land transfer taxes.

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How Much Does it Cost to Own a House?

A breakdown of all the costs.

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The Big Home Buying Decisions

Condo or a House?

A breakdown of the pros and cons of the house vs. condo dilemma.

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Should You Buy or Sell First?

It’s a big decision and there isn’t one right answer.

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Should You Move to the 'Burbs?

It’s a big decision: Toronto or the suburbs?

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Househunting

10 Habits of Happy House Hunters

How to make the most of hunting for a house in Toronto.

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What to Expect When Touring Homes

It’s one of the best parts of the home search process.

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Which Property Should You Buy?

How to make the big decision.

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Ugh. You Might Need to Compromise.

Almost everyone has to compromise – here’s how to do it.

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Houston, We Have a Problem.

Here’s what you need to know about disclosures in real estate.

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Buying the 'As Is' Home?

What’s an ‘as is’ house? Should you buy one?

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Making an Offer on a Home

Top 10 Things to Know About Home Inspections

Buying a house? You’ll need a home inspection. Here’s why.

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The Financing Condition: What You Need to Know

Why and when you need a financing condition.

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The Status Certificate Review Condition

Buying a condo? Here’s why this condition is important.

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The Status Certificate Explained

All about condo status certifcates.

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The Sale of Property Condition - What's That?

It’s rare in Toronto, but here’s what you need to know.

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10 Questions to Ask Before Making an Offer

Do your due diligence and be prepared.

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What to Expect When Making an Offer on a Home

Here’s everything you need to know.

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How to Win a Bidding War

Our insider tips and tricks.

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All About Bully Offers

Thinking of making a bully offer? Read this first.

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Avoiding Bidding Wars

Looking to avoid the dreaded bidding war? Here’s how to do it.

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Buying a Home: After the Offer & Closing

My Offer's Been Accepted: Now What?

Know and be ready for what happens after your offer has been accepted.

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17 Things to Know About Closing Your House Deal

Important tips from one of the best legal resources in Toronto.

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What the Heck is Title Insurance?

Why title insurance is important.

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For Condo Buyers

Top 10 Things to Consider When Buying a Condo

New to condos? Here’s what you need to know.

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14 Misconceptions About Condos

Condo life may not be what you think it is.

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All About Kitec Plumbing

If you’re buying a condo built between 1997-2005, you need to read this.

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How to Win a Bidding War: Condo Edition

Our top tips for winning a condo bidding war.

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50 Things to Know About Condos

Random facts and figures about condos in Toronto

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For House Buyers

10 Things to Know About Old Toronto Houses

Old Toronto houses have their unique challenges – here’s what you need to know.

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Knob and Tube Wiring

Boring, but important info about knob and tube electrical wiring.

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All About Termites

Ugh. But important to know.

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A Few More Blogs For Your Reading Pleasure

What to Look for in a Flip

Looking at a flipped house? Here’s how to protect yourself.

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15 Things Nobody Tells You About Buying

Insider secrets just for you.

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The Truth About Cats and Dogs

Pet rules for condos and houses in Toronto.

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Straight Talk About Home Insurance?

How much insurance should you have?

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