January

January 30, 2013

Don’t Over Improve your House before you Sell

If you’re considering selling your house, you might be tempted to sink some money into home improvements. After all, gleaming new hardwood floors or a stunning wrap-around deck will make your property sell a lot faster, and for more money. […]
January 22, 2013

Canadian homebuyers more experienced,financially prudent moving forward, says RE/MAX

Tighter mortgage lending rules, in conjunction with the fallout of the US housing meltdown and the European debt crisis, have triggered a shift in the Canadian homebuyer mix and mindset. The new Canadian real estate consumer is experienced, fiscally-responsible, and […]
January 18, 2013

Reducing the damage of drafts

Can a draft through a window or door cause damage? It can. Damage to your bank account! A single, seemingly minor, draft through a window can increase your energy bill by as much as 3%. In addition, a damp draft […]
January 14, 2013

GTA REALTORS® RELEASE FOURTH QUARTER CONDO MARKET REPORT

Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 3,830 condominium apartment sales through the TorontoMLS system during the fourth quarter of 2012. This number represented a decline of 23 per cent compared to 5,005 sales during the same time period in 2011. The average […]
January 8, 2013

How Much Can You Afford?

Why is it so important to know how much you can afford to spend on a home? Two reasons. First, you don’t want to buy a property and then find out, only after you’ve moved in, that you can’t financially […]
January 2, 2013

Mortgage Reduction Resolutions!

As a homeowner, one of your New Year’s resolutions may include a goal to stabilize your financial position in 2013. Despite regional ups and downs, the forecast for Canada’s real estate market is still positive. Interest rates continue to remain […]