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How Buying a New Construction Home Could Save You Money

As a homebuyer, you are looking to make a purchase that is the best bang for your buck. Chances are, you have a list of definite features you want in your next home, as well as some deal breakers and compromises you’re willing to make. For many homeowners, they must choose between the quality of the home, location, and price. Agents often tell buyers that getting two out of three of these is a good deal. 

But when it comes to finding a home in a desirable neighbourhood, close to your favourite amenities, loaded with exceptional features, many buyers expect to break the bank. However, there is a way to get your cake and eat it too. Buying a new construction home is a great way homeowners in the GTA can get everything they’re looking for while also

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Ask These Questions Before Buying a Toronto Condo

Condos are a fantastic real estate investment for a variety of buyers. From retirees looking to downsize from the family home to young professionals looking for a low-maintenance, high value investment, condos in Toronto are quite popular and their popularity is only on the rise. 

So with so many GTA condos for sale, how can someone know which is the best one to buy? Between learning about the location and the basic stuff like the price and property taxes, here are six questions you should always ask before buying a condo in Toronto: 

1 - Anything Related to Condo Fees 

Condos are a fabulous option for both retirees and active professionals and families because they are low maintenance. This means that typical tasks like watering plants,

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Buying an Older Toronto Home

Custom detailing, durable building materials, classic architecture, old-world charm, and historical relevance; all are reasons that many home buyers opt to invest in an old home. While there are many reasons to invest in an old Toronto home for sale, there are also many considerations not to be taken lightly.

Be sure to ask these questions before buying an older home in the Greater Toronto Area:

When was the last home inspection done?

When it comes to purchasing an older home, a home inspection is invaluable. An experienced home inspector will be able to spot many potential problems including lead pipes, unsafe electrical, a failing septic system, unsafe well water, mold, termite damage, and more. Any one of these could impact the sale price

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Get excited about Sugar Wharf condos for sale

The Toronto real estate market is about to get even more exciting with the introduction of a magnificent new condo development called Sugar Wharf. Located at 95 Lake Shore Boulevard East in Toronto's waterfront area, the Sugar Wharf condos for sale are a more affordable housing option in the heart of this amazing city. Start from the high $400,000s, these exciting condo units will start pre-selling this spring. The final completion date of the building itself is set for 2022.  

Sugar Wharf is a building like no other in the Toronto real estate market. Menkes developments Ltd. has gone to great lengths to ensure that some of the LCBO headquarters buildings, which is a heritage site, have been incorporated into the development plans of this stunning

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Century 21 Unveils Its Bold New Brand

Since it was established in 1971, Century 21® has prided itself on its dedication to offering home buyers and home sellers excellent service. The company has grown to include approximately 8,000 locations in 80 countries across the globe. For years, the familiar gold and black logo with the simple golden house was where people turned to when they needed assistance with a home sale or purchase.

Now, Century 21® is excited to reveal its bold new brand. The design is simple, modern, and elegant: just like today’s buyers. 

Like the original Century 21® logo, the new brand incorporates the black and gold colors; however, the tones are more muted, and the new circular logo is visually much simpler than the house depicted in the old logo. The new logo

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Any resident of Toronto can tell you, housing is in high demand. As more and more people are attracted to Toronto by promising jobs, post-secondary education opportunities, and the vibrant culture of the community, more homes are needed. Space is the major limiting factor, but as places to live become increasingly more valuable, the other limiting factor for many tenants becomes price.

In an attempt to help landlords and tenants form legal, easily understood, consistent lease agreements, Ontario is rolling out its new Standardized Lease Agreement, and here is what you need to know.

Ontario’s new Standardized Lease Agreement intends to help both tenants and landlords

Prior to the document’s creation, there was no single lease agreement that

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Local Apps Toronto Residents Should Use

Whether you're a working professional, a parent, or a student, your life is busy. Toronto is a big city, and it can take a lifetime to learn the tips and tricks of this city. Here are a few Toronto apps that will make your daily routines easier, help you find new places to wine and dine, or help you live like a local in no time.

Check out these local apps every Toronto resident should use.

Make Transportation Easy

Transit App

Whether you use public transit to make your daily commute, or you use it only on special occasions to meet friends at the bar, this handy app will let you know exactly when the next bus or streetcar is ready to arrive. It also includes information about where the nearest stop is located, prioritizes relevant

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Tips For Home Buyers

There are few purchases more exciting than your first home. New buyers are often enthusiastic about the many freedoms that come with being a homeowner, but buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you’re likely to make in your life, and it’s not one to be taken lightly.

Here are 5 Tips for First-Time Buyers in the Greater Toronto Area:

1. Hire a Greater Toronto Area Real Estate Agent

The Greater Toronto Area real estate market is full of quirks and nuances. A trained GTA real estate agent will help you find a home in a neighbourhood that best fits your budget and your needs. If you have a young family, you’ll likely be in search of a safe community where schools are nearby. If you’re a young professional, perhaps being near the heart

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Keep Warm This Winter in Toronto

It’s no secret: Canadian winters are cold, and Toronto is no exception. While snow frosted tree branches and the ice along the shores of Lake Ontario may be beautiful, many Canadians quickly tire of tramping through slushy streets, chipping ice off their windshields, and cold stiff fingers.

Not to worry, there are plenty of ways to shake the chill and keep your spirits high. Here are 5 ways to keep warm in Toronto in the winter.

Get Some Exercise

There’s no better way to keep warm than getting your blood pumping, your heart rate up, and your body active. Shift some furniture around in your home so that you can practice some yoga or do some aerobics. Visit one of city’s many outdoor rinks. Nathan Phillips Square is where the Winter Festival of

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What Amazon's HQ2 Could Mean For Toronto

The fact that Toronto was Short Listed from 238 proposals throughout the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, is wonderful news for Torontonians! We are the only Canadian city that remains in this very exciting race to the finish. As exciting as all of this is, what does it mean for the city itself? We know that 50,000 high paying jobs will be coming our way if we win the bid, but have we really thought about what that would mean for us? What will it do to the economy? What will it mean for the housing market?

We have some time to think and review what this means for our great city as the announcement won't take place until later this year. However, before we get too ahead of ourselves, let's take a step back and review what Amazon's plans are, what

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