How big is the tax bill hiding under your roof?

I recently had the privilege to be one of the co-organisers and the moderator of a seminar on the subject principal residence exemption (“PRE”). Ren Henderson, chartered accountant and certified planner, commented on the last developments in regard to this exemption.

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Why lenders may refuse your mortgage application?

With the changes taking currently place in the market and in the mortgage rates, banks are becoming more and more cautious in lending money.

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Our market on a downward slope?

For once, let us talk numbers. You are all wondering how is doing our local real estate market. Many home buyers and sellers have been playing the waiting game, “Has the market slowed down for the summer or are we on a downward slope?”

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The Costs to Update, Renovate or Rebuild

This morning I am willing to share with you a very interesting link giving us information about the cost to renovate or rebuild.

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Why Realtors get paid?

Why Realtors get paid "so much money" for seemingly little work?

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An unpredictable housing market

I would like to share with you things that I have experienced myself or heard from colleagues.

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Is our market going to crash?

You probably all wonder how our Real Estate Market is reacting after the Ontario government announced 16 measures as part of Ontario's Fair Housing Plan to address some of the challenges facing Ontario families as they look to purchase a home.

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How serious is illegal building?

The Town of Oakville and 14 other Ontario municipalities has partnered with Tarion, the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) and Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) on a pilot program to stop illegal building locally.

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Deadlines Matter in Real Estate Agreements

Time deadlines in real estate deals have never been more important than today. Some deals can fall apart just because the Dead line is not met. Imagine a Buyer too late on a hot market, the sellers might take advantage of it and pick up another Buyer with a better offer.

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2017, affordability in Real Estate?

2017, what about affordability in Real Estate? First let’s have a brief look to numbers in 2016 in the GTA:

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