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How To Make The Most Of Your Finances By Enlisting A Mortgage Broker

October 28th, 2020

When it comes to financing what may likely be the largest purchase you ever make, the smartest thing you can do is enlist the help of a seasoned mortage broker. As you would with other professionals - lawyers, doctors, etc. - ask friends and family if there is someone they… Read Full Entry

How To Have Your Toronto Property Properly Appraised

September 29th, 2020

There are occasions when it will serve you well to find out exactly what your home pragmatically worth via a credible certified property appraiser - no emotion involved. Keep in mind, this sum may not be the amount you might achieve when you list your home for sale, because value (or “worth”) in the context of a… Read Full Entry

How To Retrofit Your Residence To Net Zero Standards

August 27th, 2020

In an ideal world, Canadian housing would be producing energy rather than consuming it. Our shelter should be healthy, be easily maintained, produce food and water, cause no pollution, and be entirely self-sustaining. While this is far from the reality we live in at the moment, one such environmentally-friendly choice gaining momentum… Read Full Entry

How To Recognize Architectural Design Features That Increase Resale Value

July 21st, 2020

As elusive as sleuthing that special gift for the impossible-to-buy-for person on your list, finding your dream home - with the ideal trifecta of size, site and condition - can be a daunting task. When you're dwell hunting, there are a lot of factors to consider, and you want to ensure that whichever home you buy… Read Full Entry

How To Navigate The Home Hunt As A Single Buyer In Toronto

June 30th, 2020

Are you an independent, self-fulfilled, pro-solo person?     Single households are on the rise in Canada. Whether from divorce, death, or by choice, single households now outnumber other demographic groups. According to the most recent census from Stats Canada, single households now comprise just over 28 per cent of the population.… Read Full Entry

How To Purchase A Condominium Pre-Construction And Why You Might Want To

May 26th, 2020

With more and more homebuyers favouring condominiums as an affordable housing type and the fact it's the only new supply of housing being created in the central core of the city, buying a condo preconstruction is commonplace.  However, as a realtor in his 28th year who began his career in the preconstruction… Read Full Entry

How To Navigate Toronto’s Post-Pandemic House-Sharing Economy

April 23rd, 2020

In recent years, Airbnb  - and other short term rental platforms - have been a great way for homeowners to generate income and help offset the high costs of Toronto real estate.  In fact, I’ve written about Airbnb a couple of times before, as it's become an integral part of the shelter economy… Read Full Entry

How To Decide Between Moving And Renovating

March 27th, 2020

Unless you've found your 'forever home' - and sometimes even then - there will inevitably come a day when your property no longer meets your needs. While this is usually the time homeowners contact their realtor and begin scouting new options, with a lack of available stock, increasing housing prices, the… Read Full Entry

How To Decide If Multi-Generational Housing Is A Good Fit For You

February 27th, 2020

Multi-generational housing is a phenomenon that we are seeing more and more of in the City of Toronto and across Canada. The combination of high housing prices pushing the bounds of affordability, along with challenges in finding the right home in the right price point and/or location, is causing homebuyers… Read Full Entry

How To Compromise On Design When Sharing A Home

January 27th, 2020

Given so much of downtown Toronto's housing stock was constructed anywhere from 90 to 140 years ago and requires renovation, many new homeowners find themselves in conflict over how to design their new shared living space. Furthermore, with the proliferation of HGTV and the 24 hour loop of design media, more and… Read Full Entry