Smart Investing Info Series: Spring 2019 Sessions

05 March 2019
Life and the City

We're very excited to announce the launch of our new Smart Investing Info Series! The sessions in this series are designed to provide valuable information, insights and advice that will help you understand how to invest smartly in Toronto real estate. Here are all the details on our first two sessions: "Building Your Real Estate Portfolio" and "Rent Or Buy?"


What to expect in 2019 for interest rates in Canada

21 January 2019
Life and the City

Alain Lavoie, Mortgage Broker with Capitol Home Lending, provides an overview of what we can expect for interest rates in the coming year.


May 2018 GTA Market Update

14 June 2018
Life and the City

The GTA real estate market continues to be influenced by the mortgage stress test requirements that were introduced at the beginning of the year, as well as by the modest increase in mortgage rates and lower sales of higher-priced luxury homes across the GTA. Keep reading to see more notable stats for the GTA market in May - and what they mean - in our May 2018 Market Update!


Q&A Series: What You Should Know about the Home Buyer's Plan

15 March 2018
Life and the City

The Home Buyer's Plan is a program that makes home buying more accessible for first-time purchasers in Canada - but here are nine things you should know about it.


Q&A Series: How the New Mortgage Rules Might Affect You

29 January 2018
Life and the City

In 2017, Canada posted year-over-year residential price gains across most regions. Now in 2018, many housing markets could see reduced purchasing power resulting from the new OFSI mortgage rules that took effect on January 1st. If you’re among the 37 per cent of Canadians who are not aware of the change in mortgage rules and how they might affect them, read on...


QA SERIES: New Mortgage Stress Test

27 October 2017
Life and the City

By now, you've undoubtedly heard about the latest mortgage lending restrictions that were recently announced by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI). Here is an overview of what these changes mean, and how they will impact buyers in 2018.


QA SERIES: Pre-Constructions

19 October 2017
Life and the City

A question that we often hear is in regards to new-build condo developments and pre-construction projects: How do you access the best units before they get snapped up in pre-sale events? This is a great question because it highlights a common misconception we have often noticed - that many people are unaware that as Realtors at one of the top brokerages in the city, we have access to the best pricing and floor plans at a development's first launch.


QA SERIES: Where We Work

29 September 2017
Life and the City

One of the misconceptions that we have been hearing most often is in regards to what locations we work in, and what property types we help our clients buy and sell. Many times, in conversation with existing or prospective clients, we'll hear things like: "I'm interested in purchasing a (home/condo) in (the west end/downtown/midtown), but I know you don't work in (condos/homes) in (that location)". The reality is that we don't specialize in just one type of property or location - we work with all types of residential properties and in communities GTA-wide!


QA SERIES: Moving Outside of the GTA

21 September 2017
Life and the City

What do you do if you need to make a move to another city in Canada, or if you want to buy a different type of property? While we specialize in a variety of locations and property types, there are certain ones that lie outside of our areas of expertise. For this, we can connect you with an amazing real estate professional from our country-wide network. Learn more here!


QA SERIES: Understanding Income Properties

14 September 2017
Life and the City

Have you ever considered owning a rental property? ou likely already know that it's a fantastic way to supplement your income and help pay your mortgage, but many people are at a loss when it comes to the process of acquiring one - what to look for, how to set it up, how to maintain it, etc. Learn more here!