Protect Your Privacy

The Competition Bureau is taking action that would force TREB to abandon the safeguards in the MLS® system and make personal information available on the Internet. Doing so, though, would threaten the privacy rights of GTA consumers. But what do Ontarians think? TREB has released the results of an Angus Reid poll. The vast majority … Continue reading

Few Tips To Remember When Shopping For A Home Contractor

Whether you are looking to have your home windows replaced, new siding installed on your garage or a pool built for the summer months ahead, it’s always important to find a home contractor that you can trust. The Better Business Bureau recommends following this smart shopper checklist before choosing a contractor for your home appointment. … Continue reading

First Time Home Buyers – Read The New Mortgage Rules Disclosure

Years ago prior to my real estate career I took out a high interest rate mortgage without paying attention to the IRD penalty clause for breaking a mortgage and soon realized the consequences when I broke my mortgage contract to shift to a lower interest rate. How much penalty I had to pay? A whooping $16,000!!!! … Continue reading

Lease To Own Home – Is It For You?

How Does Lease To Own Work? These agreements – relatively uncommon in Canada – are best administered by a licensed real estate agent or lawyer, property experts say.  A lease-to-own agreement gives a buyer the opportunity to rent a home, with an option to buy in three years or less. The sale price is determined … Continue reading

10 Deadly Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make

Buyer Mistake #1: Making an offer on a home without being pre-qualified Buying a home in Toronto, ON. (or anywhere) requires some homework. Whether you are planning on buying now or later down the road you need a well preparation. Buying a home is much more than just purchasing a new place to live it is one of … Continue reading