Open House Article

How to Make the Most of an Open House

Perusing online real estate listings is a convenient and simple way to get a general idea of what is available and at what cost. However, they rarely discuss a property’s flaws and photos may be specifically styled to give a…

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Land Transfer Tax Relief

Councillors Push for Land Transfer Tax Relief

Two Toronto councillors want to see an increase in the municipal land transfer tax rebate for first-time homebuyers. Mark Grimes (Ward 3 Etobicoke-Lakeshore) and Brad Bradford (Ward 19 Beaches-East York) tabled the motion in January. The pair have asked city staff to…

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December 2019 Real Estate Market Update

While buyers were stress-test-adjusted and benefitting from lower interest rates, the December 2019 real estate market heavily favoured sellers. The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has reported a near 12% increase in the average selling price of a Greater Toronto…

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Ontario Revamping Real Estate Industry Rules

Ontario Revamping Real Estate Industry Rules

The Ontario government is revising the province’s real estate laws, which, if passed, will impact home buyers and sellers. The proposed legislation, known as the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, aims to raise professional standards and improve protections and…

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The Best White Paints For Brighter Walls

The Best White Paints for Brighter Walls

White is one of the most popular ‘colours’ to paint a home before selling. The neutral hue makes rooms feel fresh, more open, spacious and clean. All-white walls also look better online, where most potential buyers will see your home…

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Major Property Tax Hike Likely on the Way

Toronto Mayor John Tory’s plan to significantly increase property taxes cleared a major hurdle last week, when his executive committee unanimously approved the proposed hike. If passed by city council Dec. 17, home and business owners’ tax bill will be…

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