Understanding the New Ontario Standardized Lease Agreement

The new standardized lease agreement was created by the Ontario government for private residential leases of various property types including single and semi-detached houses, apartment buildings, condos and secondary units. ​ Effective April 30th, 2018, all leases used by a landlord in Ontario must be drawn up on the new standardized lease. For any lease that is …

Posted in Income Properties

Tax Time Advice

While the sale of your principal residence has not had any tax implications in the past, 2016’s changes to reporting should be taken seriously. If you don’t report the sale on your income tax return, you could be subject to a fine up to $8,000. While the CRA may reassess your tax returns going back …

Posted in Buying and Selling, Home Finance, Income Properties, Uncategorized

Shifting Housing Markets – Buy and Sell in the Same Market

Did you read the Toronto Star article on April 7th about the Oakville real estate market? We certainly made the news. While it’s important to realize that sensational headlines sell papers, the message of shifting markets is accurate and the content is food for thought. They talked about the buyers who purchased new builds from Mattamy …

Posted in Buying and Selling, Home Finance, Local News, Market Evaluation, New construction

2018 Design Trends

The app Houzz is one of our favourite places to search for what’s new and trending in homes. They have great articles and a myriad of photos – so the perfect place to go for inspiration. Of course, we also have a number of wonderful stagers with interior design backgrounds that we work with – …

Posted in Home Renovation, Living

Changing Mortgage Rates and the Housing Market According to RLP

Dominion Lending Centre Mortgage Agent Jeff Dickson sends us a weekly rate minder. It’s clear from his more recent mailings that both the posted rates and the preferred rates are on the rise. His recent report attributes some of the upward pressure on an unexpectedly strong US jobs report. With January job creation exceeding estimates, …

Posted in Buying and Selling, Home Finance

2017 Sales Results are In!

Many thanks to our valued clients for your trust and your referrals over the past twelve months. Because of you, we are thrilled to have received the Diamond Award for sales performance in 2017.  In fact, we ranked #3 by production and #3 team overall in 2017. We love what we do and we could not …

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