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27th
Jan

Most Expensive Home Ever For Sale in Canada

Posted by Nicholas Searle on 06:52 PM

The most expensive home ever listed for sale in Canada is currently on the market in Oakville, a small town about 35 km south west of Toronto, Ontario. The house of almost 30,000 Square Feet named "Chelster Hall", has an asking price of $59 million Canadian dollars. It sits on almost 10 acres of...



1st
Jul

Toronto condo prices keep going up and supply keeps going down

Posted by Nicholas Searle on 05:40 PM

Toronto condo prices have continued to climb since 2012.

Toronto condo prices keep going up, even though overall sales volume might go up or down, depending on the time of year or other factors.

During the year the market follows a standard cyclical pathway. We always see the market moving up in Spring...



22nd
Apr

Where & How to Buy Vacant Land near Toronto

Posted by Nicholas Searle on 11:17 AM

Vacant land has no structure on it as the name implies, so it suits Buyers looking to build a unique and brand new custom home.
We’ve found over 30 lots in and north of the Greater Toronto Area in the range of $100K - $300K available for sale at the moment.
However before you get too excited, ONLY a...



17th
Jan

Ontario Landlords Can Raise The Rent 1.8% in 2018

Posted by Nicholas Searle on 03:20 PM

The rent control guideline in Ontario tells residential landlords how much they can raise the rent in a given year. The rent increase is linked to the Consumer Price Index. The Ministry of Housing uses it to find out the level of inflation based on prices of such things as groceries and the cost of buying clothes. Based on the Consumer Price Index for 2018, landlords can raise the rent by a maximum of 1.8%. So for example, if your rent is $2,000 per month the landlord can increase it by $36.0...



2nd
Jan

Know your rights as a buyer and seller in real estate

Posted by Nicholas Searle on 10:47 AM

As a buyer or seller, knowing that you have a good realtor, doing your own research, asking lots of questions and understanding your rights are all critical factors in a successful outcome.

Shop around for a good sales representative

Just like when you are shopping for the best deals, shop around for a good realtor. Currently, there are almost 50,000 realtors registered with the Toronto real estate board. That’s a lot to choose from! Each realtor an...



23rd
Dec

Ontario Government Offers Rebates for Energy Efficient Renos

Posted by Nicholas Searle on 06:15 PM

If you own a detached, semi-detached or town home, and are planning renovations or upgrades to your home in the near future, make sure you search online for the many rebate programs in Ontario. The offers differ depending on the work being planned and the energy partner involved.

For example, with the Home Reno Rebate from Union Gas(Enbridge), in partnership with the Government of Ontario and Save on Energy, you could be eligible for up to $5,000 in renovation rebates plus additiona...



13th
Oct

Best Free Buyer Mobile Apps - for first time or experienced house or condo buyers

Posted by Nicholas Searle on 01:06 PM

Buying a new house or condo can be exciting but also overwhelming in many ways! First its all the financial calculations you have to do. Second its all the complex terminology related to the homebuying process, like warranty’s or inspections, and even researching builders or developers to make sure they have a reliable history. And once you settle on the property, the challenge is how to fit all your furnitu...



4th
Oct

Lakeside Lodge Condos, Muskoka - Deerhurst Golf Resort near Algonquin Park

Posted by Nicholas Searle on 01:55 PM

Muskoka is known for its natural beauty all year-round. Lakeside Lodge condos are waterfront suites at the luxury & historic Deerhurst golf resort & hotel in Huntsville, Ontario. Its about 2.5 hours drive north of Toronto or 3 hours drive from Ottawa and close to the edge of the world-famous Algonquin Provincial Park. The Lakeside Lodge condos are unique in their placement within the Deerhurst hotel complex, which offers four-season Muskoka lifestyle options like hiking & cro...





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