Buying a Home

Toronto's Hot Housing Market

Is 5% Down Still Enough in Toronto’s Hot Housing Market?

It’s every home buyer’s worst nightmare: You’ve stood your ground in a bidding war, stretched your budget to the max… Read More »

co-sign your mortgage

Should You Co-Sign Your Mortgage?

Recent data released by Statistics Canada does not paint a pretty picture regarding this country’s personal debt levels. The federal… Read More »

Former Grow-Op Houses

What Buyers Should Know About Former Grow-Op Houses

In the red-hot Toronto real estate market, it’s virtually impossible to find a reasonably priced home in an attractive neighbourhood.… Read More »

Detached home market and townhouses

Priced Out of the Detached Home Market? Consider Townhouses

The number of homes for sale is scarcer – and more expensive – than ever before in Toronto’s real estate… Read More »

Real estate taxes

How Real Estate Taxes and Fees Differ Across Markets

Closing costs are the dirty little secret of real estate transactions. No one talks about them – but everyone pays… Read More »

Emotional Bidding War

How to Handle an Emotional Bidding War

Purchasing a new home can be an exciting time, but the often long and arduous process can take its toll… Read More »

Making an offer on Toronto real estate

The Need for Speed: Making an Offer on Toronto Real Estate

The winter months are traditionally slower for home sales in Canada but that certainly hasn’t proven the case for Toronto… Read More »

Buy a condo on concept

Should You Buy a Condo On Concept?

Entering the Toronto real estate market for the first time is intimidating. Purchase prices continue to rise at unheard-of rates,… Read More »

Buy a Home as a Couple

Is It Financially Sweeter to Buy a Home as a Couple?

Buying a home isn’t for the financially faint of heart – and as prices rise, it’s becoming harder to purchase… Read More »

Co-Buying a Home

The Pros and Cons of Co-Buying a Home

Jorge Razon and his friend both wanted to get into the Toronto real estate market, but the thought of living… Read More »