Posts in Condo
The Weekly Ride | What's It Like Working with My Mom?

Welcome to The Weekly Ride where I share more about my life as a real estate agent working in Downtown Toronto!

This week we're talking about what it has been like to work with my mom for the past 5 years as a team running a business

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Why Do I Ride a OneWheel to Showings?

Welcome to The Daily Ride!

This will be a daily video series about my life as a real estate agent, where I will also share my passions of photography/videography, events & restaurants around the city and much more!

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What is a Mortgage Pre-Approval?

Do You Know the Difference Between a Pre-Approval & A Quick Qualifier?

Many people go out home-hunting without even having spoken with their bank or mortgage broker!

Sometimes people go online and punch in their numbers for a Quick Qualifier, the problem with this is there are no supporting documents that the bank certainly will ask for at some point!

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Using Virtual Reality to Buy & Sell Your Home

It might sound like a crazy idea, but with recent advancements in technology & the fact that anyone who owns a smartphone can interact with Virtual Reality/360 content, this comical notion can actually become reality & end up being a very useful tool in today's real estate market!

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What Does The Home Buying Process Look Like?

For some people taking the first step in the buying process is the scariest.

Fear of the unknown might outweigh the excitement of the prospect of having your own place

The best way to feel in control of the outcome is to educate yourself as much as possible about the process, all costs involved & your realistic requirements.

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Your FEBRUARY Monthly Report

2018 is off to a great start for the City of Toronto as numerous infrastructure projects get announced & finished!

From the York St Exit Ramp to the $1.25 Billion Portlands project, there is a lot to watch out for in the city this year

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How Much of Your Life is Spent Waiting in Elevators?

If you live in a high-rise condo, you know all too well the problems that can arise when one or more elevators go out of service! 

But how much of your day & life is spent waiting for these elevators?

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How to Avoid a Special Assessment in Your Toronto Condo

The words “special assessment” bring goosebumps to many condo owners & with good reason! These additional fees can appear to come out of nowhere if you don’t approach your condo purchase properly & do your homework on the building!

A special assessment occurs when there are repairs that need to made to a condo building but the existing reserve fund doesn’t have enough cash on hand to cover the expense. As a result, owners are left with an additional lump sum that they must pay to cover the costs.

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How Walkable is Your Downtown Condo?

As traffic congestion worsens & TTC service continues to be undependable, more & more people are choosing to walk as their main form of transportation

It might not come as a surprise, but Toronto’s downtown core is home to some of the most walkable neighbourhoods in all of Canada & new construction developers are taking note of this sweeping change

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What Is “Exclusive Use” In A Toronto Condo?

When buying a condo, you will get inundated with a ton of new terms that relate to the ownership, rules & regulations of the building, many of which you probably have never heard before! 

One of these elusive terms used is “Exclusive Use”. This refers to the exclusive use common elements, which are elements only used by you while not actually being owned by you. 

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What Does Your Condo Declaration Mean?

If you own a condo, your Condo Declaration is one of the most important documents that you need to review as it contains all of the information regarding your suite & the building itself

Things like the boundaries of your condo suite & rules regarding pets, noise and what changes can be made to the unit with regards to physical alterations are outlined.

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Tips For Selling Your House During The Winter Months

If you are a fan of the hit show “Game of Thrones”, you will know the infamous saying “WINTER IS COMING”, which basically describes a third of the year in Canada hahah

In addition to your usual pre-winter preparations (getting out the heavy jackets, boots, snow shovels, etc.), there are several key things you can do to help sell your property in the winter months

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Did You Know Toronto Condo Fees Can Increase?

While most buyers know about the monthly maintenance fees you have to pay as a condo owner, many are unaware of the fact that these condo fees can increase at any time!

These fees are typically based on a monthly amount which you can easily budget for, however should the building need repairs or have to pay for a lawsuit, you can end up with an additional cost that can be hard to predict!

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