As a Realtor, I see myself at a cross roads in every deal. I’m smack dab at the intersection of the market and a person’s major life choice.Read More
I don't think it is only heightened demand that is causing the incredible velocity of the Toronto market. I think the real estate profession itself has everything to do with the pace we're now experiencing and so in a way, I do blame the profession itself.Read More
Knowing what your current home is worth goes a long way to knowing what you're willing and able to spend on your next home. But with the crazy appreciation in the market currently, this is not a number that can easily be nailed down.Read More
If any change you're intentional about making begins first in your brain, you've already begun your move if you're curious enough about moving to be reading this ... See how easy it was to get started?!
Seriously though, as you mull over the changes your future could entail should you embark on a move, a guide to what you're in for can be a very helpful thing. Sure, there is no tried and true recipe to follow for a move. The only certainty is that yours will not match another's. So instead of a recipe, here is a 5 step guide that follows the flow of moving from ending where you currently are - through the in between - to your eventual new beginning. This is a guide to any sort of change process in fact, but that lends itself particularly well to the changes faced when moving.Read More
Despite the obvious downside of slim pickings, frozen lock boxes and parking in snow banks there are oh oh oh so many benefits to Christmas house shopping. Here are a few:Read More
Let me guess, you've spent months looking at run-of-the-mill semis. Does Toronto not have anything better to offer? What is a first time buyer wanting something interesting to do?
Perhaps you've been holding out for that 'weird' one? That live/work space with a street presence in the city? (that as a bonus doesn't have you jumping through any commercial real estate hoops?)
Well, if that's the case and you've been holding out, your wait was well worth it and I'm here to tell: wait no longer. This is your week. The stars have aligned. Begin your backflips now.Read More
Starting this fall and in effect as of September 28th, 2015, CMHC plans to change the rules for buyers to allow them to include projected income from secondary suites when they apply for a loan. "CMHC will consider up to 100 per cent of gross rental income from a two-unit owner-occupied property that is the subject of a loan application submitted for insurance," the new rules state.Read More