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The new—and improved—suburban lifestyle

More than a decade ago, Christopher Hume, the now-retired architecture critic and urban issues columnist for the Toronto Star, lamented that "though many suburbs are now trying desperately to reinvent themselves in more urban forms, they’re…
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Tax Breaks for Ontario Homeowners

It can be overwhelming to navigate through some of the tax credits available to Ontario homeowners. Below is a list of the most common and accessible credits and rebates offered through the federal government as well as the province of Ontario. Federal First-time…

Highway 427 Extension – Update 2022

The much anticipated extension of Highway 427 deeper into Vaughan officially opened to traffic on September 18, 2021. Amidst delays, a legal battle and a pandemic, the 6.6-kilometre stretch between Highway 7 and Major Mackenzie Drive aimed to ease congestion and improve the flow of traffic from Vaughan to Toronto. With new ramps at Langstaff Road, Rutherford Road and Major Mackenzie Drive, the highway is now accessible from all reaches of Vaughan. In this busy city, the promise of saving commuters up to 25 minutes of total travel time for a two-way trip during peak periods is very encouraging.
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What you need to know about the realtor you are hiring

How many times a week do you see a realtor’s postcard in your mailbox? For most, it’s an annoying piece of junk that goes directly in the recycling box, but for me, it’s an opportunity to see who my competition is and what they are doing…
real estate market and covid 19

Should I Sell My House Now, or Should I Wait?

The decision to sell a home can be driven by a variety of influences. A new job, a new baby, or a significant life change (such as parents moving into your home or out of theirs) can trigger the need to move on from your current home. I always…
real estate during covid-19
real estate during covid-19

Being a Realtor During the COVID-19 Pandemic

What the heck is actually happening right now? This a question many people are trying to come to terms with right now, both on a personal and a professional level.   The Vaughan market has always been a wild ride. I’ve watched this…