House Buying & Selling Tips

Here's a few tips about buying and selling homes..

Quick Guide to Real Estate Acronym Lists

Here’s the Step by Step list of List of how to Understand and Learning Real Estate Acronyms with the definitions   • 3/2 – 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • APR – Annual Percentage Rate • ARM – Adjustable Rate Mortgage • BA – Bathroom • BD – Bedroom • CMA...

Why You Need a Real Estate Agent (Sales person)

Purchasing a house is a major endeavor, and all viewpoints ought to be deliberately considered before any choices are made. In addition to the fact that you want to discover your dream home, however you need to do it inside a sensible spending plan. In order to stay inside...

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Home Buying Guide (2020)

The Homebuying Guide 2020 for Georgetown, Halton Hills & Rockwood How to buy a house in 7 steps The steps on how to buy a house are the same whether you’re buying a house, a townhouse, or condo. For simplicity, our examples will focus on how to buy a...

Declutter before Selling your home

According to ApartmentTherapy.com here are some easy to follow tips to declutter your home before selling it.. These tips apply to all home in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Georgetown, Guelph and the Entire GTA Make no mistake about it: when you’re selling your house, potential buyers want to...

Preparing a Purchase Offer

Before you make an offer, double-check these points Always check a calendar to avoid closing or title search dates that fall on weekends and holidays Title Search date is normally 2 weeks prior to the closing date (Allows lawyers to do title search) Verify the Seller’s name(s), property lot...

First Time Home Buyer Incentive

According to CMHC, here’s a few Tips for the First Time Home Buyer First-Time Home Buyer Incentive The First-Time Home Buyer Incentive helps first-time homebuyers without adding to their financial burdens. Eligible first-time homebuyers who have the minimum down payment for an insured mortgage can apply to finance a portion of...

Kitchen Updates Sell Homes

Renovating a kitchen or bath takes months of planning and several weeks of work. Many buyers would rather spend $100,000 more for a home with a renovated kitchen and bath and pay a higher mortgage than consider spending close to that same amount to get the job done.

How to buy a home in 2020

Looking to buy a home in Georgetown or Halton Hills, Nobody wants to pass up their ultimate home.  Here are some house buying tips so you’re readied whenever the correct open door seizes you. Get pre-approved for a Georgetown home loan Georgetown and Halton Hills is a very competitive...

How to get approved for a Mortgage

According to RateHub.ca, here’s what’s is needed to get a Mortage in Canada.. 1. Check your credit score In Canada, credit scores run from 300 to 900 across five categories: Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent. The exact categories vary by credit bureau, but the point is the...

Best Time to buy a Home in Toronto, Mississauga or anywhere in the GTA

The real answer is now.. Buy real estate as soon as you can afford to. Generally, the best time (time of season) to buy a house is in the late summer or fall. Shoppers will find plenty of homes on the market, but not as much competition for them...

Georgetown Home Sales Records (2020)

Georgetown Real Estate Sells Records in August 2020 If you are thinking of selling are you downsizing.. Are you looking to move away from the city This is a great time.. Toronto homes have climbed by record amounts Growing up in Toronto, and moving to the suburbs, I too...

How to Find the your Dream Home?

Finding the Dream Home – Time To Go Shopping! When you go shopping for groceries or clothing, you’d never leave home without some idea of what you want to buy, right? Touring houses is like shopping for a home. You’ll be able to take your wants and needs for...

The Guide to Home Staging

According to Moving.com here’s the top ten staging tips that help you sell your house/home quickly and for the most money possible. Stage where it counts Not all rooms are considered equal when it comes to home staging. You want to focus your efforts on the rooms that have...

November House Sales Update for the GTA

The record pace of home sales in the fall continued with 8,766 sales reported in November by Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® through the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board’s (TRREB) MLS® System. This result was up by 24.3 per cent compared to November of last year. Generally speaking, year-over-year growth...

Home Staging Tips and Tricks to Sell Your Home Fast

Planning to put your house on the market? It goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as possible and get your asking price or more. Set the stage for success with these tips for styling and upgrading your home, and see results —...

Selling Tips – Tips to Sell your home Quickly & for the Most Money

House Selling Tip #10: Estimating it right Discover what your house is worth, at that point shave 15 to 20 percent off the cost. You’ll be rushed by purchasers with numerous offers — even in the most noticeably awful markets — and they’ll offer up the cost over what...

Looking for The Right Real Estate Agent?

Before you commit to working with an agent, you may decide to have an interview process. To make sure you’re fully comfortable with your agent, ask these questions. What types of clients do you like to work with? Have you worked with (first-time homebuyers, condo buyers, etc.)? What makes...

How to Make an Offer on a House?

Once you’ve decided on the right home for you, it’s time to make an offer! Your real estate agent (That’s Me!!) will walk you through this process in detail, including any applicable laws in your area. However, there are a few important things to know. Offers & Contracts A...

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Boutique Style Full Service Realtor

Boutique Realtor Service What does this mean? It’s a fancy way to tell you that you’ll be dealing with me and only me.. I answer the phone, I answer my emails, I create and edit contracts & listing. Me and ONLY ME..  I’m completely responsible for you and your...

Need your help, What ad do you like Best?

Hey Everyone, I’m working on a couple of Ads for my Real Estate Website..  And I need your help!! Here are the 3 ads, tell me in the comments which one you like best.. Thanks in advance!   End Proctoring–

Guide for the first time home buyer in Georgetown

Top 10 Do’s For First Time Home Buyer Georgetown   Get your free first-time homebuyer Georgetown kit below with more resources, information, maps, tools, and guides on how to be smart in the current real estate market. Contact Tony Sousa, a Georgetown realtor at tony@sousasells.ca or647-779-1567 for help buying...

Real Estate Investing – Toronto and the GTA

What is real estate investing Real estate investing generally doesn’t mean buying a home to live in. While a home purchase may result in appreciation (although probably a lot less than you think once you factor in interest, repairs, utility bills, taxes, closing costs and inflation), you’re not getting...

Local Real Estate News

18 Acres of Open Space to Weave Brightwater Community Together

Mississauga‘s Port Credit waterfront is about to be extended westwards as 72 acres of cleaned up brownfields are primed to become a mixed-use community, Brightwater. Developed by Port Credit West Village Partners—a joint venture of DiamondCorp, Dream Unlimited, FRAM + Slokker, and the Kilmer Group—will remake the former Imperial Oil Lands at Lakeshore...

Tridel Revises Plans for Sobeys Dupont Street Redevelopment

Tridel is continuing through Toronto‘s planning approvals process on its path to redevelop a site at Dupont and Shaw streets, replacing a sprawling Sobeys supermarket and parking lot with a sizeable mixed-use building. In December 2020, it submitted a revised Site Plan Approval application (SPA) for 840 Dupont Street, just east...

Ground Floor Emerging for 47-Storey Peter and Adelaide Condos

Toronto‘s densifying Entertainment District is about to grow another tower denser as construction surfaces above street level for Graywood Developments‘ Peter and Adelaide. Marketed in a nod to its position at the northwest corner of the intersection of the same name, the 47-storey BBB Architects-designed condo tower will rise to wrap around the Templar Hotel...

Toronto Skyline from Etobicoke

A view of the Toronto views from Etobicoke is featured in today’s Daily Photo. Captured by Marc Mitanis from Islington Avenue where the item passes over the Willowbrook rail yard, this view shows the impact for this new office tower rising while in the site of The Well at...

Ontario gov’t releases new guide to save, educate condo buyers

You see, the Ontario government has introduced a new strategy to protect condominium buyers, a lot of whos have felt short-shifted in background purchases. “Realtors in Ontario have been frustrated that purchasers of preconstruction accommodations have been misled or ripped off who has far too many projects that got...

Crane Removal Marks Latest Milestone at 75 on The Esplanade

Harhay Developments and Carttera Private Equities‘ new 75 on The Esplanade development has been speeding past construction milestones on the southwest corner of Church Street and The Esplanade in Toronto‘s St Lawrence Market area. The 29-storey, architectsAlliance-designed project surpassed yet another important point in construction this past weekend, when the tower crane used to construct the building was removed...

Renderings Highlight Details of CentreCourt and Bazis’ 8 Wellesley

As a proposed 55-storey condominium tower at Yonge and Wellesley advances through the final steps of Toronto‘s planning process, the start of marketing for condo units is revealing details about the project known as 8 Wellesley Residences at Yonge. The CentreCourt and Bazis project would be set apart from surrounding towers with a sloped...

Construction industry remains robust during hard times

The health and safety of workers is, and remains, the most important concern of the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON). When COVID-19 hit, RESCON was quick out of the gate in developing and implementing protocols to keep workers protected on construction sites. As a result, we were able...

Toronto Condo & Rent Prices Still Declining

Who ever thought you’d see the day that the City of Toronto actually experiences a decline in their real estate listings? For condo and rent prices, especially in the downtown core, Canada’s largest condo market has seen a decline due to the COVID-19 global pandemic while the suburbs saw...

COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry to receive January 7, 2021

The global COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects in Toronto, these include major impacts to what have been flourishing real estate and building industries. Many roles and most events are currently suspended, postponed, or affected in other ways, but yet UrbanToronto is still operating at complete strength with our...

TRREB’s November Report Reveals Another Record-Breaking Month

The relaxing of restrictions following the first wave of COVID-19 marked the start of a resurgence in the Greater Toronto Area housing market, which has brought month after month of record-breaking figures. While the region is once again in the midst of a second wave of the pandemic, a...

Festive Atmosphere in Arnell Plaza

We feature another holiday scene in today’s Daily Photo, this one captured from Arnell Plaza in Toronto‘s Financial District. Shot by Forum contributor deerparker, this shot faces north across the plaza with its holiday lighting, framed by the two complete towers of the Bay Adelaide Centre on the left...

Ice-cubes on the Harbour

A view from Toronto‘s Harbourfront portion is featured in today’s Daily Video / photo. Captured by Marc Mitanis , this shot would seem north over a frozen slip within foot of York Street, to broken plates of floating glaciers adding a chill to the show.

Suite Layouts and Pricing Revealed for Tridel’s MRKT

The mixed-income, master-planned revitalization of Toronto‘s 18-acre Alexandra Park community is perfectly characterized by its latest phase, a complex planned for the southeast corner of Dundas and Denison. The two-tower complex designed by CS&P Architects and SvN will comprise a condominium west tower from Tridel known as MRKT in a nod to the adjacent Kensington Market neighbourhood, and a Toronto Community Housing Corporation rental building to...

GTA home sales in December set information

2020 was a year appreciate no other, but for Toronto’s real estate market, entirely was more of the same. Sales reported through the Toronto Regional Land Board’s (TRREB) MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE system rose by 8. 4% from 2019, reaching 95, 151. December also set a monthly quantity for sales,...

Heritage Lighting at 1 Yorkville

As construction winds down at the new 1 Yorkville condominium tower, new details are adding to the complex’s restored heritage base along Toronto‘s Yonge Street. In today’s Daily Photo, captured by Forum contributor Benito, the group of six heritage storefronts integrated into the base of the tower have recently been illuminated with...

Analysis from Tommy Thompson Park

Tommy Thompson Dog park offers some incredible views on this Toronto skyline, as seen in this Daily Photo. Captured by Community contributor globalexpress , this shot shows the skyline in the background, with waves crashing to one of the  artificial peninsula’s eroded brick and rubble beaches interior foreground.  

Path from Hong Kong to Canada then open

There are roughly 299, 000 Hong Kong residents who even now hold Canadian passports, but as the company’s once-vibrant city, bedimmed by a progressively more hostile, tyrannical government in Where you live now China, forces them to relinquish nationality to either nation, Canada is bound to have cleared the...

Modern building infrastructure slashes timeshare

Empty nesters transitioning to vertical a proper often make the mistake of entering into older condominium buildings request units are bigger plus, on a dollar per place foot basis, they’re priced competitively. “People can get the most affordable, 500 sq ft ‘t realizing they may be buying to the...

National real estate market stayed red-hot in November

A flurry of activity in the nation’s real estate market resulted in sales surging by 32.1% last month compared to November 2019, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association’s latest statistics. With sales north of 11,000 in November, the median price of a Canadian home reached $603,000—the Greater Toronto...

A lot more than $1bln saved in home insurance cover plan payouts in Canada this year

House hold insurance claims have declined much in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and related mobility prohibitions, says a new report. HelloSafe estimates that $1. 1 billion worth of insurance coverage coverage claims has been saved in Canada the new year, with $439 million in Ontario...

Mammoth city condo markets red-hot for starters 2021

Activity in Canada’s downtown condo submarkets was lackadaisical in 2020, but , if Jan was any indication, that’s quite possibly not to be the case for the remainder goal year. “Canada’s housing market frenzy was in extensive force in January. Buyers picked up virtually every unit they could—even downtown...

Dream and Humbold Propose 79-Storey Mixed-Use Supertall at King and Simcoe

Dream Office REIT and Humbold Properties are proposing to build a ‘supertall’ mixed-use tower on the northwest corner of King and Simcoe streets in Downtown Toronto, incorporating three heritage designated buildings into its base. The design is by internationally renowned SHoP Architects of New York, with locally-based Adamson Associate...

Corporate Drive Proposal Revised across from Scarborough Town Centre

Located just east of Scarborough Town Centre and a block north of the McCowan RT station, the Consilium Place lands are currently home to three office towers covering about half the site, and surface parking lots that cover the rest. Developer Kevric has recently submitted updated applications to the...

The Dylan Condos is North York revitalization’s lynchpin

The biggest reason to live in downtown Toronto is that it’s replete with big city amenities, but the equally biggest drawback is that it’s congested. But what if you could live somewhere that both brims with activities and isn’t crowded? As it turns out, North York is undergoing revitalization...

Throwback Thursday: Eaton Centre Bridge

This week’s Throwback Thursday compares two views of Queen Street just west of Yonge, during and after the replacement of the bridge between Cadillac Fairview‘s Eaton Centre and Hudson Bay stores. In the Spring of 2017, the 1977-built Zeidler Architecture-designed skywalk, showing signs of age, had just been removed. Photos from earlier in May...

News Roundup for November 13, 2020

Rebirth of the promenade: A proposal for “Canada’s street” shows what is possible in a post-pandemic world; Mega film and television studio in Toronto‘s port lands expands again; Here’s how Toronto, Peel Region will enforce new ‘red-level’ social gathering rules; and more news: Rebirth of the promenade: A proposal for “Canada’s...

News Roundup for December 23, 2020

‘It’s been pretty agonizing for a lot of people’: Mayor John Tory looks back on 2020, shares why he feels optimistic about Toronto’s recovery; Cineplex sells Toronto head office, aims to pay debt amid COVID-19 challenges; ‘There’s some unexpected moments of beauty’: Whose bright idea was it to make Toronto such...

Proposed nationwide foreign buyer tax panned

The federal government’s announcement to implement a nationwide non-resident property tax next year has been panned by industry players, some of whom believe it’s nothing more than empty politicking. “It’s being applied nationally because elections are national, but they’re appealing to voters in small rural towns who worry foreign...

Tower-in-the-Park Infill Planned at Sherbourne and Shuter

A new infill project in Toronto‘s Moss Park neighbourhood could bring over 300 new rental dwellings and new residential amenities to two existing apartment buildings. The Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment application was submitted by Bousfields Inc., planning consultant to Ontari Holdings Ltd, to City officials for 191-201...

New Phases Progressing in Kip District Community

A stretch of Dundas Street steps from Kipling subway and GO stations on the west side of Toronto is experiencing a significant growth spurt with a pair of multi-tower communities that are now well under construction. The first of these to begin construction was Concert Properties‘ Kip District community, its first of five towers,...

Metrolinx Will Electrify GO Rail Corridors With an Overhead Contact System

Metrolinx will not be using hydrogen fuel cells to power electric trains along GO Transit rail corridors – at least, not for now. Instead, after studying multiple variations of electrification, Metrolinx has chosen a 25 kV (kilovolt) overhead contact system as the base concept when analyzing all the environmental...

Amexon Updates Proposal for 50-Storey Grand Hotel Redevelopment

In 2014, Dundas Residences Inc. submitted a Zoning By-law Amendment (ZBA) application to the City of Toronto, seeking to redevelop the southeast corner of Jarvis and Dundas streets. The proposed 47-storey tower was to be built within 5 metres of the southerly lot line that it shared with the Grand Hotel...

Pandemic accelerated generational housing shift inside of Toronto

Scores of baby boomers have been retiring and, perhaps because of the COVID-19 pandemic, fleeing some of the most coveted neighbourhoods in Toronto, creating opportunity while on the housing ladder in the process. “The baby boomers really are retiring in record numbers and additionally leaving the inner suburbs for...

Gestuale Creek and Humber Bay Recreation area

Today’s Usual Photo takes us to Toronto‘s Humber Bay Shores area for their view of Humber Bay Toy store. The park near  Lake Side Boulevard West and Park Turf Road is divided into Humber Gulf Park East and West just Mimico Creek, seen at the heart of the shot,...

News or information Roundup for February 29, 2021

CMHC reverses course and furthermore predicts a soaring Barcelone housing market through to the end inside year; Advocates warn towards potential crisis as Toronto’s shelter system faces being created COVID-19 cases;   Barcelone taxi drivers say significantly more support needed as vicinity offers relief to beleaguered industry; and more...

COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for November 25, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects in Toronto, including major impacts to what have been booming real estate and building industries. Many jobs and most events are currently suspended, postponed, or affected in other ways, though UrbanToronto is still operating at full strength with our team working...

Hullmark and First Capital Plan Flatiron on King West

Developers Hullmark and First Capital have submitted a Site Plan Approval application to the City of Toronto for a flatiron-inspired purpose-built rental building at 1071 King Street West. BDP Quadrangle designed the 14-storey mixed-use building with 227 units for the wedge-shaped property formed by King Street West along the north, Douro...

Architecture & Design Film Festival Returns To Screens For 14 Days

The Architecture & Design Film Festival, run by New York-based architect Kyle Bergman, had already run for several years in a number of US cities, but in November 2019, its first Toronto showing arrived in the cinemas of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Things being the 2020 way they are...

View Over Bloor-Yorkville Neighbourhood

Today’s Daily Photo takes us up the recently-completed Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza development for a view over Toronto‘s Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. Captured by Ryan Debergh, this shot faces east over Cumberland Street on the right and Yorkville Avenue on the left. The view shows the transition between the neighbourhood’s low-rise character...

Housing Market Shows Signs of Seasonal Cooling Even as Historic Demand Continues

This Zillow Weekly Market Report includes housing market data as of the week ending Oct. 24

Toronto supplanted as Canada’s most expensive 1-bedroom rental city

Renting a one-bedroom apartment in North York nets landlords $25 more a month than in Toronto, making it Canada’s most expensive city for that type of rental, according to a new report from Rentals.ca and Bullpen Research & Consulting.   According to their National Rent Report, that’s a far...

Maintenance fees too high? Get involved with your condo corp

End user condominium purchasers is certainly surprisingly oblivious to not only their beliefs, or practices owners, but also how good governance is able to reduce both their short- and permanent monthly maintenance fees. “Even current owners perform know how condo corporations are perform, ” said Alex Balikoev, older vice...

COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for November 13, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects in Toronto, including major impacts to what have been booming real estate and building industries. Many jobs and most events are currently suspended, postponed, or affected in other ways, though UrbanToronto is still operating at full strength with our team working...

News Roundup for November 6, 2020

Toronto mayor reveals next steps for George Street makeover plan; There’s no such thing as affordable housing in TorontoToronto‘s mayor backs reopening even as city sees 330 new cases; and more news: Toronto mayor reveals next steps for George Street makeover plan (CBC News) There’s no such thing as affordable...

Smart home technology reduces time on market

Smart home technology has been slower to catch on in Canada than in the U.S., but the COVID-19 pandemic may have illuminated for some condominium residents the benefits of controlling their homes remotely. “I think even before the pandemic there was growing need in the market for smart home...

News Roundup for November 20, 2020

Tighter COVID-19 restrictions loom for Toronto, Peel, York; These tenants were asked to leave their $1,000 a month apartments during COVID-19 to make way for renovations. Then the landlord changed plans ; City has far fewer homeless shelter beds than it claims it has, street pastor says; and more news:...

Proposed revitalization could render Canada’s most iconic street unrecognizable

Yonge St. is easily one of Canada’s most iconic streets, but it better reflects the Toronto of yesteryear. That could change in the next few years. A proposal, Yonge Tomorrow, calls for enhancing the strip between Queen and College Sts. by creating pedestrian-only zones between Edward St. and Dundas...

Purpose-Built Rental Coming Together at 41 River Street

Wedged between Toronto‘s regenerating Regent Park redevelopment and the lower Don Valley, a stretch along the east side of River Street over to the Don River is seeing more and more redevelopment now as well. This is being manifested in both high-rise towers and smaller-scaled developments like one notable...

Insoho Developments Plans Infill on Birchmount In Scarborough

A new low-rise infill development proposal could bring 127 apartments to southwestern Scarborough on an assembly of narrow and deep properties where there are currently only three single family homes, each set well back from the road. Context Plan indicating the 1.96 acre site, comprised of three large and deep...