Posts tagged Buying
Knowing How to Budget for Home Ownership

While many people focus solely on the mortgage pre-approval & application process to base their financial real estate decisions off of, it’s important to remember that this number doesn’t fully encapsulate the extent of your home-buying budget.

A mortgage pre-approval tells you how much you’ve been approved for by the bank/lender, which is quite different from the amount you can actually afford in your monthly budget!

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How to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage can be one of the most important preparatory steps you can take before beginning your property search for several reasons! 

A pre-approval will essentially tell you the price range of how much you have been approved for by your bank or lender which allows you to focus your search on properties that you can actually afford. 

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What Does 2018 Have in Store for the Toronto Real Estate Market?

With 2017 being one of the craziest years on record for the Toronto Real Estate market, we want to breakdown our projections for the upcoming year & what you can expect to see happen!

The rental market remains one of the hottest topics when talking about real estate in Toronto & for good reason! Last year we saw an unprecedented increase in rental prices and a drastic drop in available units with 2018 not looking like it's going to be much different.

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4 Things A Toronto Real Estate Buyer Wants In A Home

The Toronto home buyer is increasingly becoming more & more educated about the real estate process and what they want out the property they are purchasing! 

These 4 additions to your property could result in big value increases if done properly!

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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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Should You Buy Or Sell Your Toronto Home First?

One of the hardest questions we get asked by our clients when they are looking to sell their property is “should we buy our new home first or sell our existing home first?”

The reason this question is so hard to answer is because it changes so drastically from person to person! Here are some of the pro’s & con’s for each option

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