7 Hidden Costs In Home Buying

By: Christopher Toste

7 Hidden Costs In Home Buying

Tags: Home Buying, 7 Hidden Costs In Home Buying, Toronto, Real Estate, Realtor, GTA, Home Buying, Home Selling, Homes in Toronto, Costs With Buying A Home, Home Insurance, Home Inspection, Land Transfer, Deposits, Legal Fees, Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Costs, Moving Costs

  Home buying can be defined as one of the biggest purchases in someone’s life and besides the cost of the home itself, there are a few other costs associated with home buying. Here are a list of the costs that you can expect when purchasing a home.   1.    Home Inspection Many buyers opt out of doing a home inspection to cut costs; however, the fee is minimal in ...Read More

What You Need to Know about “Interest Free” Deals

By: Christopher Toste

What You Need to Know about “Interest Free” Deals

Tags: Real Estate, Royal LePage, Real Estate Market, Real Estate Market Fall, Unconditional Offers, Normal Market, Toronto, GTA, Home Buyers, Home Sellers, Realtors, Multiple bids, Bidding Wars, Predictions for the Fall Market 2017, Strategy.

What You Need to Know about “Interest Free” Deals Next to your home and car, home furnishings represent the most expensive product purchases homeowners make. A mid-quality livingroom set, with sofa and two side chairs, can cost thousands of dollars. That’s why most furniture retailers offer “interest free” and “pay much later” deals to soften the blo...Read More

Top 5 Family Friendly Activities For the Fall

By: Christopher Toste

Top 5 Family Friendly Activities For the Fall

Tags: Real Estate, Royal Le Page, Real Estate Market, Fall, Autumn, Buyers, Home Sellers, Realtors, Top Family Friendly Activities for The Fall, Toronto, GTA, Top 5 Things To Do in Toronto, Hockey Hall of Fame, NHL Centennial Exhibit, Scarborough Museum, Scarborough, Brook Farms, Brook Farms Fall Fun Festival, Cirque Du Soleil, VOLTA, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, Family Fun, Parenthood, Parenting Articles, Positive Parenting Articles, Parenting Tips.

  The weather is getting a little cooler but that does not mean that family fun can’t be done in the Fall season. Here are my top five family friendly activities that you can check out this Fall.   NHL Centennial Exhibit At The Hockey Hall of Fame The limited-time NHL Centennial Exhibit is a comprehensive tribute to the players and teams of the National Hockey League from 1917-2...Read More

Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club Empowering the Community for 60 Years

By: Christopher Toste

Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club Empowering the Community for 60 Years

Tags: Tags: Realtor, Real Estate, Royal LePage, Real Estate Market, Toronto, GTA, Home Buyers, Home Sellers, Realtors, Next Top Real Estate, Real Estate Blog, Real Estate Blogger, Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club, Kids, Parents, Community, Teens, Afterschool Program, Toronto, Dovercourt Community, Programs for Children and Teens.

    Dovercourt Boys & Girls Club Empowering The Community For 60 Years “To provide a safe and supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.” – Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club That is the mission statement to the Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club...Read More

6 Tips for Buying a Home in Your 20's

By: Christopher Toste

6 Tips for Buying a Home in Your 20's

Tags: Tags: Realtor, Real Estate, Royal LePage, Real Estate Market, Real Estate Market Fall, Toronto, GTA, Home Buyers, Home Sellers, Realtors, Next Top Real Estate, Real Estate Blog, Real Estate Blogger, Buying a Home in Your 20s, Young Home Owner, Owning Your Own Home, Tips on Real Estate, Real Estate Advice.

Buying a home may seem like something that is hard to achieve especially in your 20s; however, it isn’t impossible with the right mindset and determination. Many may argue that Millennials are forgoing home ownership for two reasons. The first one is that they wait until marriage as at that point, they probably have a better idea of where they want to live, stability in the workplace, etc. ...Read More

Changing of Real Estate Pricing Strategy - Fall Market

By: Christopher Toste

Changing of Real Estate Pricing Strategy - Fall Market

Tags: Real Estate, Royal LePage, Real Estate Market, Real Estate Market Fall, Unconditional Offers, Normal Market, Toronto, GTA, Home Buyers, Home Sellers, Realtors, Multiple bids, Bidding Wars, Predictions for the Fall Market 2017, Strategy.

Changing of Real Estate Pricing Strategy: Fall Market Multiple bids, overnight sales, and unconditional offers was the reality of the real estate market this past Spring. It wasn’t uncommon to see houses under listed to draw in multiple offers and no conditions offered to gain the home of your dreams. This strategy frustrated home buyers and many found it impossible to achieve a home in the...Read More

Top 5 Family Friendly Activities to End the Summer

By: Christopher Toste

Top 5 Family Friendly Activities to End the Summer

Tags: Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, The Six, Tips, Realtor, Neighbourhoods, Downtown Toronto, Home Buying, Selling A Home, Real Estate Market, Family Friendly, Parenthood, Parenting Articles, Fun Summer Activities, Summer Fun, Vacation, Canada 150, CNE, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Royal Ontario Museum, Canada's Wonderland, Ontario Science Centre

We are in the prime of summer as August has already started and many start squeezing in some more family fun before the start of the school year. Here are my top five family friendly activities in Toronto that you can check out before the end of summer.   Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story This special exhibition is being offered by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) located at 100 Queen&r...Read More

The Royal LePage Commitment to Women and Children in our Communities

By: Christopher Toste

The Royal LePage Commitment to Women and Children in our Communities

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, Realtors, Home Buyers, Home Sellers, Real Estate Market, Homes, GTA, Selling a Home, Home Selling Tips, Top Rated Realtor in the GTA, Buy Real Estate, Buy Home, Houses for Sale, Neighbourhood, Community, Commitment, Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, Family Violence, Violence Against Women, Redwood Shelter, Shelter, Safe Place, Finding Shelter, Fundraising, Foundation, Violence Against Children, Fundraisers, Donate, Donating, Blog, Making a Difference

The Royal LePage Commitment to Women and Children in our Communities “On any given day in Canada, 3,000 women (and their 2,500 children) are living in an emergency shelter to escape family violence”** That is an alarming statistic but one that rings true in many of our communities. Violence against women and their children is a significant problem in all communities in Canada. This i...Read More

My Top 5 Patio Restaurants in Toronto

By: Christopher Toste

My Top 5 Patio Restaurants in Toronto

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, The Six, Restaurants, Tips, Realtor, Neighbourhoods, Downtown Toronto, Home Buying, Selling A Home, Real Estate Market, Top 5 Toronto Restaurants, Patio, Food, Restaurants with Patios

My Top 5 Patio Restaurants in Toronto   Summer is in full swing and that is when we start to see people enjoying the outdoors a lot more. In a busy city like Toronto, we have been seeing a lot more restaurants that offer the patio experience. Here are my top five Toronto restaurants that offer good food, atmosphere and a patio that I suggest to give a try before summer comes to an end. ...Read More

4 Things You Need to Know Before Jumping Into Real Estate Part-Time

By: Christopher Toste

4 Things You Need to Know Before Jumping Into Real Estate Part-Time

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, Realtors, Home Buyers, Home Sellers, Real Estate Market, Homes, GTA, Selling a Home, Home Selling Tips, Top Rated Realtor in the GTA, Buy Real Estate, Buy Home, Houses for Sale, Neighbourhood, Community, Part-Time Realtor, Full-Time Realtor, Commitment, Flexibility, Registered Realtors, Issues, Expectations, Lack of Experience

Many of us know someone who is a licensed realtor in our circle of family and friends. In these cases, many of the realtors work on a part time basis. I often receive requests from part-time realtors for advice, and my answer is always the same; I love my job and I could not imagine doing anything else for the time being but this is not a part-time gig. The challenges a realtor works through on a...Read More

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