Taking Care of Money Matters

Now that I am officially off work again, I've been paying a lot of attention to budgeting and managing our finances. I read an article on moneyville called "Why tracking your spending makes sense". Boy did this article come in the nick of…

Single women create change in housing market

The future of the Canadian condo market could and likely will look very different than it does today - thanks to single women. Real estate professionals in the past have been unable to offer single exactly what they were looking for, simply…

Homeproof.com sells home history report for $99

Have you ever bought a used vehicle? If you have, then you likely know that you can ask for a car fax that details the vehicle’s history, helping you to make a more educated decision before buying. But what about when it comes to buying a…

Single family homes in Toronto: Where are they?

Do you know the average size of a Toronto condo? 820-square feet. Yup, that’s it. 820-square feet. While it might be enough room for the young exec who spends most of the day at the office, it’s certainly not large enough to raise a family. The…

Busy spring market expected

This spring should be a busy one in real estate, says a recent report released by Re/max. The Re/max Trends Report, which highlights sales, prices, trends and developments in 15 markets across Canada, has found that January-February sales are…

First time homebuyers: Use your tax benefits & RRSP funds

There are all sorts of benefits to being a first time homebuyer in Canada. Two you may be entitled to are the RRSP Home Buyers' Plan and the First-time Homebuyers' Tax Credit Program. Let's see how each works and whether or not they apply to…

The Answers: Will solar panels affect the value of my home?

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post on solar panels. Two of my past clients, Andrea and Moira, had been told by a solar panel company that they were the perfect candidates for solar panels due to their home's location. They were concerned, though.…

Savour York Region

I'm excited about the coming weeks, as I will have an opportunity to sample some of the region's finest food. Starting tomorrow: Savour York Region! Savour York Region provides food lovers with an opportunity to try some of York Region's…

Guest post: This house isn't for me. The dining room is too small - or is it?

Introducing: Guest blogger, Michelle Finnamore Home staging in Vaughan Advantage Staging will frequently consult on homes that appear to have small dining rooms. As the area attracts larger families it is a sticking point when buyers come…

T-minus one week, guys

Yup, that's right. There's t-minus one week until Valentine's Day, guys. If your lady friend has said not to worry about getting her anything, I hate to say this, but she's probably lying - a little bit. Truthfully, most of us love to be spoiled,…