Want to Upgrade or Downsize? Plan Your Next Move Wisely

September 13, 2010 - Updated: September 13, 2010

There are so many factors and reasons for making a change when it comes to home ownership. You could currently own a home but are finding that y ...

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New Listing: 42 Hiawatha Rd. $649000

September 4, 2010 - Updated: September 4, 2010

New Listing! Detached, 2 1/2 Story, 2 Car Parking Fully Renovated and Beautifully Maintained 42 Hiawatha Rd. Toronto, ON OPEN HOUSE ...

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Thinking of Buying an Investment Property?

August 29, 2010 - Updated: August 29, 2010

Having an income property in your investment portfolio is beneficial for a number of reasons. The most obvious of course is the income generated ...

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August 2010 Newsletter: What's Going On??

August 23, 2010 - Updated: August 23, 2010

Based on media reports one would never know that the state of affairs of the Toronto real estate market is not as "cool" as we are led to believ ...

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Pluses of Increased Interest Rates

May 10, 2010

We all know that interest rates are rising signaling the end of borrowing at an ultra low cost. Keep in mind though, we're seeing very small in ...

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Home Maintenance Tips for Winter

January 27, 2010

Home Maintenance Tips for Winter Protect Your Home -- and Your Investment! Your house is more than the place where you live, it's your hom ...

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Smart Home Renos: Will I Recoup My Investment?

November 16, 2009

Smart Home Renos Why not do a home renovation project that allows you to live better now and make your home more saleable later? Think cost ...

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TREB Preseident's Message November 13/09

November 15, 2009

TREB PRESIDENT'S REPORT November 13, 2009 Despite the fact that the holiday season is fast approaching, the Greater Toronto Area resale ...

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South Etobicoke Set to Be the Next Best Place to Invest

November 5, 2009 - Updated: November 5, 2009

Today - with condo developments marching west along the lakeshore, pockets of new retail appearing and dollops of public money being invested - ...

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Want to Sell your House? Have Tenants?

October 8, 2009

If you are thinking of selling your home this year and a tenant currently occupies it, is it better to end the tenancy before putting your home ...

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More About Mortgages: There's More to a Mortgage Than a Low Rate

October 3, 2009

Homeowners and buyers are in a rather enviable position these days. Interest rates are at historic lows and the cost of borrowing for a home is ...

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Mortgage Trends

September 24, 2009

"The general trend toward higher rates, and away from those extreme lows we saw at the turn of the year, is likely to be the dominant theme over ...

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NEW Condo Buyers: Bring Along Your Agent to Work on YOUR Behalf!

September 21, 2009 - Updated: September 21, 2009

2009 Study Shows Growing Dissatisfaction Among GTA Condo Buyers A 2009 New-Condo Builder study compiled by JD Power and based on response ...

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Interest Rate Hikes in 2011

September 12, 2009

Get ready for steep rate hikes in 2011: economist According to Carlos Leitao, chief economist at Laurentian Bank Securities, when the Bank of ...

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6 Little Known Facts That Can Help You Buy Your First Home

August 28, 2009

6 Little Known Facts That Can Help You Buy Your First Home The problem that most renters face isn't your ability to meet a monthly payment. G ...

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9 Buyer Traps and How to Avoid Them

August 28, 2009 - Updated: August 28, 2009

9 Buyer Traps and How to Avoid Them 1. Bidding Blind What price should you offer when you bid on a home? Is the seller's asking price ...

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TREB August 2009 Mid Month Market Update

August 18, 2009 - Updated: August 18, 2009

GTA REALTORS® Report August Mid-Month Resale Market Statistics TORONTO, August 18, 2009 - In the first two weeks of August, Greater Toront ...

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Do I Need a Building Permit??

August 16, 2009

When is a Building Permit required? You will need a building permit if you plan to: Construct a new building Any addition to an exis ...

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Renovate your Bathroom, Increase the Value of your Home!

August 10, 2009 - Updated: August 10, 2009

Bathing Beauties: Bathrooms Become Spa-like Retreats Are you planning on selling your home this fall? Improve the bathroom and you im ...

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Toronto Downtown East Set for Big Changes

July 24, 2009 - Updated: July 24, 2009

Toronto Downtown East Set For Big Changes! The area bounded by Sherbourne St., King Street East, Parliament and Front Street is set to redeve ...

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