Condo Maintenance Fees

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Each month, condos owner pay a maintenance fee. This maintenance fee is a combination of all the costs to run and upkeep the condo split up between the condo owners. Cutting down on services and amenities offered to the residents helps to keep the maintenance fees down. With more and more people becoming cost conscious, we have […]

Using a Realtor VS For Sale By Owner

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In the real estate industry we call home owners that market their property for sale on their own FSBO’s or aka For Sale by Owners. The obvious main goal of a FSBO is to save money on real estate commissions. In the past few years we have seen more For Sale By Owners in the Toronto area, especially in the lower price […]

Costs of Buying Real Estate

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When buying Toronto Real Estate, it is important to take into consideration the additional costs of the transaction other than the purchase price itself. Put aside some additional cash for the following one time expenses: 1) Lawyer fees – closing fees and title insurance 2) Adjustments – depending on what is in the agreement of […]

Power of Sales

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The year 2007 in Toronto was a crazy year in terms of real estate sale and skyrocketing prices. Many buyers bought during this frenzy and paid top dollar for a property. As reality sets in and property values start to decline, these home owners are now struggling to pay off their financial obligations, forcing the […]

Toronto Lofts | Hard Loft or Soft Loft?

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Today, Loft apartments have become a trendy style of living. The term loft is used to describe a large open concept living space with high ceilings and large windows. Lofts were originally popular amongst artists and bohemians because of their affordability and versatility. Now that lofts have become so popular, loft living is anything but […]