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What You Should Know When Making a Real Estate Deposit

Ever wonder what happens to your deposit when you make an offer on a home?  What about if the offer doesn't go through or if you have to pull out for some reason?  Read below to find out what happens to your real estate deposit and what happens…
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8 Reasons Why You Need a Real Estate Agent

If you've ever wondered, "do I need a real estate agent?", wonder no more. Here are the Top 8 reasons you need an agent, especially in Toronto's market. 1.    Local knowledge.  Agents know their territory. In fact, if they’ve been…
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What Happens When a Home Sale Falls Through?

The home buying and selling process is both exciting and scary at the same time.  There is a lot at stake financially as well as emotionally and those last few weeks leading up to the closing can be nerve racking. But what happens when the…
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How Does The New To Canada Mortgage Program Work?

The New to Canada Mortgage Program allows qualified individuals who are relocating to Canada to purchase a home with as little as 5% down. Properties cannot have more than two units, and the owners must live in one of them. This includes both…
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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,…
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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.…