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10 Tips to Prepare Your Condo For Sale This Spring

10 Tips to Prepare Your Condo For Sale This Spring

Preparing your condo for sale should be done іn a way which is structured and planned to maximize your return for the least cost. Here are my top 10 tips to do so, in no specific order, as some might be more or less important to ...

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How Blockchain Could Change the Real Estate Industry

How Blockchain Could Change the Real Estate Industry

While it’s unlikely that blockchain technology is going to drastically disrupt the Canadian real estate industry this year, the potential applications of blockchain could seriously change how we conduct real estate in the near f...

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Advice & Tips to Reach Your Real Estate Goals in 2019

Advice & Tips to Reach Your Real Estate Goals in 2019

It’s January, and it’s time to set your sights on the year ahead. Whether you’re hoping to buy a condo in 2019, sell your family home, move up in square-footage, or downsize to a turnkey lifestyle, here are six tips from our...

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Fall 2018 Toronto Condo Market Update

Fall 2018 Toronto Condo Market Update

Faced with no more long weekends until the December holidays, it's time to roll up the sleeves and seize the opportunities of this fall real estate season. Across most communities and price points, it's clear that we are experienc...

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The Cost of Convenience with iBuyer Real Estate Services

The Cost of Convenience with iBuyer Real Estate Services

Over the last year, a new service has emerged in the ever-evolving world of digital real estate. It’s called an iBuyer or “iBuying.”An iBuyer is an instant offer real estate business model whereby a seller can immediately se...

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New Trends in the Toronto Condo Market This Fall

New Trends in the Toronto Condo Market This Fall

Labour Day has passed and for some that means the summer has ended. Vacation time is wrapping up, students are heading back to school, and the real estate world will be shifting into its fall season. The summer had a slow start, b...

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Check Your Toronto Condo for Kitec Plumbing

Check Your Toronto Condo for Kitec Plumbing

If your Toronto condo was built or renovated between 1995 and 2007, chances are Kitec Plumbing was used and that’s a problem. If you currently own a condo or you’re starting to look at Toronto condos for sale, you need to be aware of this issue.

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Spring 2018 Toronto Condo Market Update

Spring 2018 Toronto Condo Market Update

The weather in Toronto might be refusing to accept the arrival of spring, but Toronto real estate is a force of nature all its own. For buyers and especially sellers, the spring real estate season is here! We've used sales data from the month of February

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Debunking the Short-Term Condo Investment Mindset

Debunking the Short-Term Condo Investment Mindset

There is a current trend in the thinking about Toronto condo real estate. A current mindset, if you will. You’ve probably heard it already. You might even believe it yourself. But it’s a way of thinking that we would highly ad...

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Federal Court Rules TREB to Release Housing Market Data

Federal Court Rules TREB to Release Housing Market Data

The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of the Competition Bureau against the Toronto Real Estate Board in the long-standing struggle over the public release of TREB’s housing market sales data. With today’s ruling, re...

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Vancouver Real Estate Has Split into Two Separate Markets

Vancouver Real Estate Has Split into Two Separate Markets

According to our Vancouver Condo Pros, there is a consensus that the real estate landscape in Vancouver has been divided into two separate markets; one for single-family detached houses and another for condos and townhouses. While...

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How Your Buying Power May Change Under New Mortgage Stress Test

How Your Buying Power May Change Under New Mortgage Stress Test

Stricter mortgage regulations are coming January 1, 2018. It’s time to think about what that means for you. Back in October of 2016, the federal government implemented new mortgage rules, endearingly known as “stress tests”,...

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What to Expect this Fall from Toronto Condo Real Estate

What to Expect this Fall from Toronto Condo Real Estate

Last week saw a flood of new listings come onto the market, with condo re-sale listings alone increasing 90%. Historically, the fall market shows an influx of new listings and renewed real estate activity, but last week’s sales ...

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New Landlord and Tenant Rules Now Apply

New Landlord and Tenant Rules Now Apply

The rules of the game have changed. As of September 1, 2017, landlords must follow stricter rules when it comes to evicting a tenant, or else face up to $25,000 in fines. These changes are part of the Ontario government’s new Fa...

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Toronto Condo Market Update: June and July

Toronto Condo Market Update: June and July

Two weeks ago we polled our readers with the question: "How do you feel about the Toronto condo market?" Out of 1,000 Toronto Insiders, 40% said that real estate is always up and down and Toronto is no exception. Just under one th...

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Why Vancouver Condo Prices Are Going Up and Up

Why Vancouver Condo Prices Are Going Up and Up

It seems that every day the Vancouver condo market is seeing new record breaking prices, making it harder for buyers and more uncertain for sellers. But what is causing these surprising sale prices for condos in Vancouver? Well, a...

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Condo Pro Advice on Downsizing Your Home

Condo Pro Advice on Downsizing Your Home

As spring rains give way to summer sun, a feeling of change is in the air. For older homeowners, that change may be bigger than breaking out the summer wardrobe. It might be time to downsize your lifestyle, sell that family home, ...

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Toronto Condo Market Normalizes For Spring Selling Season

Toronto Condo Market Normalizes For Spring Selling Season

One of our Condo Pros recently helped a client sell their Liberty Village condo for around $700,000, a property they had purchased last year for around $500,000. The client moved out to Mississauga where they could afford greater ...

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These new Vancouver condo prices are hard to believe

These new Vancouver condo prices are hard to believe

As we head into April and the spring season starts to take off, the demand for condos in Vancouver is fast out-pacing the supply and the effect on prices is a little hard to believe. While the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouve...

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The Downside of For-Sale-By-Owner Listings

The Downside of For-Sale-By-Owner Listings

In the wake of new consumer-direct services and technology, the real estate industry is seeing a rise in For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO) transactions. FSBO (pronounced Fizz-Bow) is a common ‘Do-It-Yourself’ practice that removes the ...

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In A Seller's Market, Buy Before You Sell Your Condo

In A Seller's Market, Buy Before You Sell Your Condo

The astounding rate at which Toronto condo prices have risen should have anyone who bought a condo four or five years ago jumping for joy today. Condos.ca PSF Index shows that since February last year an average 800 sqft condo ha...

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Should You Sell Your Condo in Spring or Winter?

Should You Sell Your Condo in Spring or Winter?

As we start our way into 2017 and finally come out of our Holiday hangovers, we would like to touch on a subject which often has divided opinions, whether to list your property in the winter or wait it out until the spring? When i...

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Vancouver's Real Estate Agent For Buying and Selling Condos

Vancouver's Real Estate Agent For Buying and Selling Condos

Say Hello to Vancouver's Condo Pro, Andrew Way “I feel most rewarded knowing I’ve gotten my clients that home or property that they really had their hearts set on…”[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxKxJJzdD6Q&fe...

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What's happening in the Vancouver Condo Market

What's happening in the Vancouver Condo Market

Since mid-August, Vancouver’s new foreign-buyer tax has caused a stir of commentary about the future of Canada’s real estate market. If you haven’t heard, the foreign-buyer tax imposes a 15% property transfer tax on all non-...

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Housing Affordability a Key Topic During Trudeau's Visit to Vancouver

Housing Affordability a Key Topic During Trudeau's Visit to Vancouver

I was in Vancouver last week during Justin Trudeau's visit; his car actually pulled up in front of my cab as I was hopping out.While the hottest topic was the $460 million in federal funding for British Columbia transit (provincia...

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