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Is It Better to Buy or Rent Your Home?

The average selling price in Toronto for 2013  was $523,036 and 2014 looks to be another solid year for home prices.  From the down payment to qualifying for a mortgage, buying a home in Toronto can be a challenge.  Renting on the other,…
First time home buyers in Vaughan

First Time Home Buyer? Don't Make These 5 Mistakes

Are you a first time home buyer? You’ll probably find that buying your first property is an exciting, challenging and (at times) frustrating process. Life’s really too short to learn from your own mistakes, so here’s a compilation of five…
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The Home Inspection Process, What Home Buyers Need To Know

Hiring a home inspector can be one of the most important decisions you make during the home buying process. A good home inspector can uncover potential problems in and around the home that weren't originally disclosed. Uncovering these issues…
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Should I Buy A House Or A Condo?

They say a house doesn't always make a home. The same can be said for condos. It’s not a home unless it suits your needs and reflects your lifestyle- and houses reflect a different lifestyle than condos. It’s important to be aware of how…
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Types of Insurance Home Owners Need

Buying a home is usually the number one investment for most people in their lives.  Because of this, it is important to safeguard that investment with the proper insurance policies.  From protecting the home itself to protecting your financial…
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First Time Home Buyers Can Use RRSP Funds Tax Free

Did you know that first time home buyers in Canada can use part of their R.R.S.P. without having to pay taxes?  The Home Buyers Plan (HBP) is a Canadian federal government program which helps Canadian residents buy a home for the first time.…
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Ontario Home Buyers Making Smarter Choices In A Changing Real Estate Market

What's your opinion of the housing market in the GTA for 2013-2014? Despite tighter lending rules and talks of a real estate bubble, the optimism for the housing market in Toronto still remains strong.  Home buyers are learning to make smarter…
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A Look At Canada’s Rental Market

Looking to rent an apartment? Rental accommodations in Canada have been made a little easier this year, with more apartment buildings making their way onto the scene and fewer young adults finding themselves able to keep up with the tough job…
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Choosing The Right Insurance For Your Home

Do you know what type of homeowner's insurance is right for you?  If you're like most home buyers, you probably treat the process of getting insurance for your home as an afterthought.  Understanding the type of insurance coverage you have…
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Choosing A Real Estate Agent: Do Your Homework

Our Toronto waterfront condo seemed big enough for us and the dog. The truth was we were both, hubby and myself, thinking about a house. We got tired of going up and down in that elevator. Especially when you own a puppy. Anyhow, we decided…