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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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Changes To Canadian Mortgage Rules, An Interview With RBC's Lino Contento

The following is an interview with mortgage specialist, Lino Contento from Royal Bank.  Lino's been in the Financial/Banking industry for 25 years and has been with Royal Bank since 1999.  He's going to share with us some important changes…
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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…
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What is the Buyer Representation Agreement?

As most of you know, when you choose to sell your home and work with a real estate professional you are asked to sign a Listing Agreement. What most home buyers don't know though, is that there's an agreement made just for them too. A lot…
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Finding a family home in Toronto might not be possible

Last week, my husband and I were walking around the Beaches in Toronto, looking at the price of houses. It's not that we're thinking of moving. I was just curious. It donned on me suddenly that given the cost of homes in Toronto, a single-detached…