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SELLERS BEWARE Today's blog is about a common mistake I see made by homeowners when choosing a listing agent. I'll first explain how most homeowners choose a listing agent. Commonly, homeowners preparing to sell their homes will interview several different agents. The agents...

A fundamental question you might have when purchasing or selling a house is, "how much will this cost." There are a lot of different costs concerning buying or selling real estate, but this blog will talk about the fees associated with...

Buying a home is one of the most significant decisions a person can make.  For most people, it's the most significant purchase they'll ever make in their life, and it can also be the most important contributing factor to their wealth...

WHAT IS STAGING? Home staging is the art of dressing up a home to prepare it for photographs, video, open houses, and walkthroughs. Staging can have a positive effect on the sale price of a home. Staging is considered one of the...

In this blog post, I will break down the carrying costs for a hypothetical home purchase.  But first, a disclaimer: This blog should not be considered financial advice. This blog is hypothetical and uses historical figures from TRREB. The market changes...

What is Land Transfer Tax, and How is it Calculated in Ontario? If you're thinking about buying a home in Toronto, Ontario, you've likely heard of land transfer tax. In this short post I'll explain how it's calculated and give you...

We always hear stories about homes that sell way over the asking price. Sometimes these stories are so sensational they make the six o'clock news. But how does real estate pricing work? Are homes selling for 30% over ask? In short, yes,...

Fall is just around the corner, which means the Toronto real estate market is about to get busy! If you're thinking about buying a new home or selling the one you're currently living in, preparing ahead of time is crucial to...