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Rising interest rates cool crazy Toronto real estate market

Posted on 01 June 2022

As we head into June, the first wave of summer warmth, rising interest rates, and the Ontario provincial election are all contributing to a slowdown in the Toronto-area real estate market.

According to Patrick Rocca, broker with Bosley Real Estate Ltd., prices in the core 416 area code are holding up, but he is seeing a drop in showings and fewer bids when an offer deadline appr ...

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11 Real Estate Tips for First-Time Home Sellers

Posted on 31 March 2022

First-time home seller tips include staging your home, inquiring about your agent's commission, having professional photos taken, hosting an open house, and reviewing your listing online.

Selling a home is not the same as buying a home.

Buying a home usually involves emotions and feelings, whereas selling a home usually revolves around what listing agents refer to as maximising profi ...

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4 Toronto Real Estate Buying and Selling Tips

Posted on 31 March 2022

The Toronto housing market has been nothing short of frantic recently, with bidding wars and bully offers becoming the norm.
It's not uncommon to see a property sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars more than the asking price these days, and the fast pace of the market can make buying and selling a stressful experience. The soon-to-arrive spring housing market is expected to be hotter than ...

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Great Cities in the South with the Lowest Cost of Living

Posted on 26 March 2022

In the U.S., the Midwest and South have the lowest cost of living, with the cost of living in the cheapest city of all, Kalamazoo, Michigan, nearly 23 percent below the national average. That's closely followed by Harlingen, Texas, which sits at the state's southernmost tip in the Brownsville-Harlingen metro area, where more than a quarter of residents are below the poverty level. &nbs ...

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How home buying and selling preferences are modernizing

Posted on 26 June 2021

(Family Features) Deciding to buy or sell a home is among the most important choices many people make in their lifetimes. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a great deal about personal real estate transactions and, as with many aspects of daily life, it is an increasingly digital process.
In fact, the pandemic is shifting how people approach real estate on a broader scale, from the timing of the ...

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The Fundamentals of a Successful Real Estate Investment

Posted on 15 May 2021

Real estate investing is a viable revenue source for those who get it right. There are big time financial benefits, both short and long-term. What can be better than financial freedom? A common reward for savvy real estate investors. It is important to note that the real estate market has not declined due to the COVID pandemic. Many budding real estate investors may be frothing at the mouth, read ...

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11 Mistakes Canadians Make with their Mortgage

Posted on 29 April 2021

Getting a mortgage can be difficult, and not just for first time buyers. Increasingly people are struggling to find the right mortgage for them.  Here are some of the most common mistakes Canadians make with their mortgages. Choosing the first financial institution you think of. There are so many lenders out there, and many are relatively unheard of. These may be the best ones for you, so ...

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Ten Tips for Buying in Canada's Seller Markets

Posted on 30 April 2021

In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic has been very detrimental for Canada’s economy. However, one area that seems to be defying all odds is the housing market; Canada’s housing market is going from strength to strength. While this is sparking some concern among commentators because people are over-stretching themselves financially to grab their piece of the property landscape, there ar ...

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5 Useful Tips When Buying a House in 2021

Posted on 10 April 2021

Buying a house is a huge commitment, and most likely the most expensive purchase you’ll ever have to make.  Since the pandemic struck, mortgage rates have been falling rapidly, reaching an all-time low of less than 3 per cent for the first time in over 30 years. Nonetheless, you may want to ask, is now a great time to buy a house? Well, the answer to this question is dependen ...

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All you need to know about Private Mortgage Lending

Posted on 08 September 2020

If you’re in need of a mortgage or a smaller home equity loan, private lending is just one of many options. Though loans from private lenders aren’t suited to everyone, they can be useful if you have poor credit, if you’re refinancing a mortgage or taking out a second mortgage, or if you need a small home equity loan faster than banks can provide it. Private mortgage lending is very si ...