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?"


The Runaway Home: Why the Best Time to Buy is Now

12 December 2018
Life and the City

Toronto first-time home buyers often believe the best approach to entering the market is to take the extra time to save for a larger down payment in order to reduce their monthly mortgage payment. Unfortunately, given the dynamics of the Toronto real estate market, this thoughtful approach can often cost them their dream home! Continue reading to find out why the best time to buy a home in Toronto is now.


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: Family-Friendly Condos

21 November 2017
Life and the City

The phrase “family-friendly condo” was once an oxymoron; Toronto's condo dwellers used to be a fairly equal mix of first-time buyers and empty-nesters. But as more young families are choosing to live downtown, or close to it, this emerging housing segment is a significant change that has been noted by building developers and City planners alike.


QA SERIES: Finding A Home in a Top-Rated School District

02 November 2017
Life and the City

If you have school-aged kids, deciding on whether to move, and what area to move to, often comes down to the schools that your children attend. As such, determining the best school districts can be one of the most important considerations for families when hunting for a new house. But how do you know where the top-rated schools are located?


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!