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Selling a Toronto condo is not like selling a home

When it comes to your Toronto real estate transactions, you might be tempted to think that the process of selling a condominium will be the same as selling a detached home of similar value.

In some ways, you’d be right.

What Home and Condos Sales Share

Both condo sales and home sales begin when the seller contacts an agent—or decides to go it alone. In consultation with the seller, the agent then conducts research in order to set an asking price that fits the seller’s needs. This is a delicate balancing act between setting a price that’s low enough to attract interest, while high enough that the seller feels they haven’t missed out.

After getting the property ready to sell—it’s common to hire a professional home stager or photographer—the

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Staging Your Toronto Home

Staging your home is a critical part of selling. Especially in the Toronto real estate market, where competition is tough, you want to do everything you can to both appeal to the masses and stand out. In many cases, hiring a stager is your best bet. However, if you’re willing to put in some work and follow this easy guide, you could potentially stage your own home with great success. 

Here is our practical guide to staging your home: 

Consider the Bones 

When we say bones, we’re talking about the actual structure of the home. Is there anything that needs to be repaired before it goes up for sale? Is the roof falling apart? Are the eavestroughs sagging? Make sure any structural issues that need to be fixed are repaired before you start working

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Summer in Toronto, 2018

Summer in Toronto is something everyone should experience. The city is vibrant and alive after suffering through a long Canadian winter. Torontonians make ample use of the summer months by hosting a bevvy of exceptional events and festivals that you won’t want to miss. Continue reading to discover some of our top Toronto events happening this summer in Toronto: 

1 - Pride Toronto
(June 1-24) 

Toronto Pride is one of the biggest pride celebrations in the world. Encompassing over three weeks of parades, performances, events, and activism. There’s something for everyone at Pride. Whether you’re looking to march in the spectacular Pride Parade or you prefer taking in art performances and live music, Pride will host a variety of performers from

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New Developments in GTA Condos

It seems like every time you take a trip down the 401 on the DVP, there are several new structures adding to the skyline. The condo industry in the GTA moves fast, and you just might miss an amazing opportunity if you don’t know what to look for. Luckily, you can count on our team of qualified real estate experts to guide you to the most exciting new condo developments in the Toronto real estate market. 

Today, we’ll be scratching the surface with three of the most interesting GTA condo developments you need to keep your eye on. Let’s take a closer look: 

Vendome 

Vendome is Markham’s newest premier luxury condo development. Now in the preconstruction phase, these condos by H&W Developments offer high style and exceptional amenities. Located

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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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