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Posts Categorized: Buyers

Land Transfer Tax Refunds for First-Time Homebuyers

First time homebuyers are eligible for all or part refund of the land transfer tax. As of recent, the refund amounts are now a maximum of $4000, which is double the previous maximum of $2000. In order to qualify, a list of requirements have been constructed: The purchaser must be at least 18 years of… Read more »

THINGS TO DO IN JUNE

The weather is finally gorgeous! We have to enjoy the sunshine as much as possible before the long winter returns once again. Here is a short list of some things I thought of doing this June. Read on, perhaps you’d enjoy some of them too! ROAD TRIP TO NIAGARA Niagara has a ton of amazing… Read more »

How can buyers take control in a sellers market

As many of you already know, the real estate market has been completely bonkers in the last few months.  Almost all listings have bully/ multiple offers, and most  are being sold way over what a few weeks ago was considered to be a “normal price”. While this market is amazing for sellers and listing agents,… Read more »

WHY GET A PRE-INSPECTION?

 A pre-inspection is not a “report of minor deficiencies, a pass or fail report, a predictor of future events, or a to-do list for the vendor”.

USEFUL INFORMATION FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYER’S

A few weeks ago I held a first time home buyer’s seminar.  A lawyer, a mortgage advisor, an inspector and I talked about some of the important things first time home buyers should have knowledge of prior to purchasing, and I just thought I would share some of that information with you. ADVANTAGES OF BUYING… Read more »

STAGING A HOME

GENERAL TIPS

THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING THE BUILDER OF YOUR HOME

When buyers buy a completely new home, conflicts frequently arise between the buyers and builders. These conflicts generally concern building defects, delay in business projects, or changes in contract dates and prices.

Should you downsize your house?

When people reach “retirement age” they start to question if downsizing is the right move for them. Ask yourself these questions to help you decide if downsizing is right for you. Do you need the extra space? Parents are left with empty homes as their kids go off to schools, and they are often unsure… Read more »

REAL ESTATE MYTHS

1. Pricing a home so there is room for negotiation Sellers often believe that overpricing a home is beneficial, because it leaves room for negotiation. This is one of the greatest real estate myths, because an overpriced house generally deters buyers from seeing it altogether. By limiting the amount of people who see the property,… Read more »

Are Mississauga and Toronto safe cities to live in?

This then givens off the impression that crime rates are increasing and that crime rates are now at its’ worse than ever before. In fact, it seems that majority of people, especially the older generation, believe this notion to be true. This is what the media wants. They fear monger so that we worry and… Read more »