Category: Selling Real Estate

New down payment rule now in effect

If you’re in the market for a new home this spring, a recent change to the rules surrounding insured mortgages might affect you. The new rule came into effect on February 15, 2016 and will affect buyers shopping for homes with price tags over $500,000. Homebuyers will now have to put at least a 10 […]

What to do after you’ve found your dream home

One of life’s most exciting events is the purchase of a new home. Whether it’s your first or fifth time, buying a home is always a cause for celebration! It might feel like the hard part is over once you’ve signed on the dotted line but the to-do list is always a long one in […]

The advantages of selling your home in the fall

Thinking of selling but wondering if the fall season is the right time? Traditionally, a spring market is always the busiest, but home sales switch hands all year long and fall is a great time to attract serious buyers. Deciding to sell your home during the cool fall season can create hidden benefits to your […]

The importance of determining the “sweet spot” price

A large majority of Ontarians – three out of four – planning to buy a home in the next two years say that the listing price has a big impact on whether they want to see more of a home, shows new research from the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). Pat Verge, president of OREA, […]

Confidence in local real estate markets growing

With the number of home sales steadily rising from month to month, prices creeping up and the average time spent on the market decreasing, it’s not surprising that GTA residents are feeling more confident about the local real estate market. According to the Ontario Home Ownership Index – a semi-annual province-wide research study commissioned by […]