If you’re in the market for a residential purchase, you may be struggling with a big decision: condo or house? For many potential homeowners, this is an easy choice. Some may not be able to afford a single-family home, which is typically more expensive than a condo. Others may be looking to downsize, so a condo is the smarter choice. The lifestyles that come with both are quite different, so it’s best not to rush into a purchase without weighing all of your options first. If the decision isn’t such a simple one, we can help. Here’s a list of ...
Condos vs. Houses: Which Is Right for You?
January 9, 2019
5 Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Winter Months
December 18, 2018
It may not be peak season in the Canadian real estate market right now, but that does not mean you still need to wait until spring to market and sell your home. Despite popular belief, there are many reasons why selling in the winter can be beneficial, especially if you are interested in selling soon. Here's why: Less competition - Since the most common time of the year to buy/sell a home is in the spring, you will likely face less competition in the winter from other listings. Serious buyers - When looking for a home, people tend to ...
Trends in Choosing Residential Listings
November 5, 2018
If you’re looking to buy a home, you may be wondering what the current trends are for choosing residential listings. Navigating different homes and properties can be a difficult task with all the options out there. Many people get overwhelmed with trying to narrow down their options and find a home that’s ideal for them. However, there are many trends in choosing residential listings and you’ll want to become familiar with them, so you can buy the home that is best suited to your needs. Consider What Type of Home to Buy According to recent home trends, home ...
10 Coffee Table Décor Ideas
October 16, 2018
The possibilities are endless! Any coffee table décor, properly planned, can be the focal point of your living room. A sitting room coffee table versus a family coffee room table can be used in many different ways to bring attention to your favourite collectibles, pique interest with a series of books on a treasured hobby, or showcase a collection of plants and flowers. The possibilities are truly endless. Here are ten different ways you can decorate and dress your coffee table. Depending on your décor style, your furniture design and how you wish to use the room, your coffee table ...
7 Things You Must Do Before Buying a House!
October 10, 2018
Before you consider purchasing a house, there are many things you should consider. A lot of people equate buying a home with a dream purchase, however, if you have not done your homework well in advance, it can quickly turn to nightmare. We have broken down seven key factors that you should consider before even considering buying a home. Buying a new home is an exciting time for many people, especially first time home buyers. But, you need to keep in mind many other factors that play into this large decision. If you prepare yourself, you will be much better ...
Why It's Better to Buy Rather Than Rent
September 19, 2018
The road to homeownership can be a rewarding journey. But despite the clear benefits of owning property, many Canadians are still tempted to rent. Rising interest rates, tougher mortgage rules, and the difficulty of saving up for a down payment are just some of the reasons people are intimidated to buy. Although renting does have its perks, homeownership is an effective means of establishing wealth and putting yourself on a secure financial footing. If you’re still not convinced, here’s why we believe buying is always the better option. Reason #1: Freedom to do whatever you want with the ...
Creating a Bedroom Retreat
September 10, 2018
After a long day, who doesn’t want to retreat to a cozy bedroom, read a good book or just put your feet up without any distractions? The bedroom should be an oasis, a place of refuge, a chance to relax and unwind or simply meditate the cares of the day away. The bedroom should be a place where you get your best sleep. Creating a bedroom retreat is easier to do than it sounds. Here are some simple yet proven tips that you can be sure will make your bedroom the first place to get some good R&R. Sweet Dreams ...
Things are looking up in the GTA Real Estate Market
August 14, 2018
While 2017 was quite a volatile year in real estate, things are now trending upward. According to the TREB report for July 2018, there is hope for those who shied away from buying a home because of the The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) stress test which was implemented earlier this year. In addition, the provincial election had also created some uncertainty, but since both those events have now settled into the recesses of our real estate mind set, there is optimism once again. Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis, says “home buyers in the GTA ...
Noteworthy Housing Trends of 2018
July 13, 2018
We can all agree that the housing market throughout Toronto and the GTA has changed dramatically over the past few years. Not only financially, but also when it comes to the needs and wants of home buyers. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, or a retired home owner looking to downsize, keep reading to see 2018’s most popular housing trends when it comes to home features, design and neighbourhood amenities. FEATURES Smart Homes Smart homes are continuing to get smarter and we don’t see that stopping anytime soon. Linking all devices in your home together harmoniously to your smartphone is ...
Choosing a Window Trim to Complement Your Home’s Exterior
July 6, 2018
Exterior window trim is installed around the perimeter of the frame in order to add a hint of design. To make a clean and neat exterior, people usually install their window trims between the window sill and the window heather. The trim will be a little flatter than the sill and header. Although it's fun to garden and plant tropical plants, all the beauty in the world won't matter if your home itself doesn't also look good. Plus, a beautiful exterior to your home can increase your home's overall value and your curb appeal should you ever decide to sell ...