Do your research when choosing a mover

According to John Levi, president of the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM), the following steps can help you have a positive moving experience. Pick three – Choose at least three companies and then check them out. Ask questions and check their reputations through available resources (see below) before settling on one. Match them to the job – …

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Coldwell Banker Brand Promise

A video that gives you information about our corporate presence – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR4savEjXYQ

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Record Low Mortgage Rates

The lowest mortgage rate in Canadian history could continue to fuel record-breaking housing sales in Canada. The Bank of Montreal and the TD were the first to announce a drop in their five-year, fixed-rate mortgage by 0.5% to 2.99%. This  mortgage rate is only available until Jan. 25 from BMO and until February 29th from TD, and …

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What makes a good neighbourhood?

There’s an old saying that ‘the three most important things in real estate are location, location, location. But what makes one community more desirable than another?  Often, it’s the visible aspects of the neighbourhood such as pride of ownership in well-maintained houses, and clean, tree-lined streets.  Sometimes it’s the intangibles, like a look or a …

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Winter’s Coming… Are You Ready?

The trees will soon turn our neighbourhoods into a colourful display of reds, yellows, and orange.  You may be spending the remaining warm days enjoying the great outdoors with the knowledge that the cold winter months are just around the corner. With the arrival of autumn, we need to think about preparing our homes for …

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Four Season Housing Market

According to Stephen Dupuis, the old notion of a “spring” and “fall” new housing market has gone out the window. These days, the market in the GTA appears to be driven by the timing of new project openings. According to RealNet Canada Inc. new project openings drove total new home sales up thirty-six per cent over …

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