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What’s Changed in Real Estate with Phase 3

Real estate was deemed an essential service amid Ontario’s state of emergency, which meant business could operate but not as usual. Now, with Toronto in Stage 3, there’s a return to some of the normalcy pre-COVID, or what people like…

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Open Houses Resume with Rules for Buyers

Toronto’s Stage 3 entry marked the return of in-person open houses; however, the homebuying past-time is not the same. Visitors are expected to comply with all government and public health and safety protocols, including wearing a mask, not touching anything and keeping…

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Risks of Condo Purchase During the Pandemic

Living in a condominium building with shared facilities and tight spaces amid the COVID-19 outbreak presents a number of challenges. However, with less competition among buyers at this time, it may be an ideal opportunity to break into the Toronto…

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12 Ways Real Estate has Changed with COVID-19

Business has been anything but usual since the Ontario government deemed real estate an essential service amid the COVID-19 outbreak. While the decision brought a collective sigh of relief from the industry as it ensured buyers and sellers with a…

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How to Know Whether to Buy or Sell First

Every existing homeowner is faced with the same dilemma. Does it make sense to buy first and sell second, or vice versa? The answer: It depends on your individual circumstances and the current market conditions. Selling your Home Ahead of…

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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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What’s Coming Down the Pipe for Kitec

The deadline to file a claim to receive money from the Kitec class action settlement has passed, but owners of property that contain the defective plumbing products are encouraged to still seek compensation. January 9 marked the last day to…

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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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