Posts tagged Tips for Buying
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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Are You Ready to Be A Home Owner?

This is a critical question that every first-time buyer should ask themselves before starting the home buying process as it can have a big impact on your lifestyle & finances!

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Living BIG in a TINY Condo

With the average condo now selling for over $550,000 in the Downtown Core, it's about time that Toronto starts implementing more Tiny Condo & Home options for those willing to take on this different living style!

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Who is The OneWheel Realtor?

Rylie Cook aka The OneWheel Realtor is a Downtown Toronto-based Sales Representative who specializes in condo living & helping first-time buyers & investors with their purchase!

Easily spotted on his signature OneWheel board zipping through the streets of Toronto en-route to showings, this isn't any normal real estate agent!

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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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Do You Live in a Designated Neighbourhood Improvement Area?

Back in early 2014, the City of Toronto released a program that was designed to target 31 specific areas that were to be designated Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs) under the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020.

While this initiative was started close to 4 years ago now, we are starting to see the benefits of it come to fruition today in areas like Regent Park & South Parkdale which have seen drastic improvements in the quality of life, available services/amenities & transportation! 

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Planning Home Renovations for 2018? Do’s & Don’ts When Choosing a Contractor

As our market conditions have shifted over the past several years to being more seller-centric, we are seeing an increasing amount of people decide to stay in their current home & renovate instead of moving.

While home renovations can be an extremely fun & challenging task, you need to make sure that you hire the right contractor to do the work or it could end up costing you in the long run!

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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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