4 Takeaways From The New Rental Fairness Act

By: Christopher Toste

4 Takeaways From The New Rental Fairness Act

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Renting a room, apartment or a home is something that is common in the GTA area and it isn’t a surprise with homes selling at high record amounts. This is resulting in more people looking at rentals. Recently the new changes are being proposed called the “Rental Fairness Act,” which amends the Residential Tenancies Act and it is currently in its second reading and are now public....Read More

Five Tips To Prepare Children For A Move

By: Christopher Toste

Five Tips To Prepare Children For A Move

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Five Tips To Prepare Children For A Move Moving can always be disruptive to routines and change is always difficult for everyone especially so for children. Therefore, preparing your children for the move will help them cope better with the changes. For this post, I decided to reach out to Momma Braga who is a Canadian mom blogger and was named the 2017 Blogger of the Year by The Baby Spot (Global...Read More

Five Etiquette Tips For Viewing Homes

By: Christopher Toste

Five Etiquette Tips For Viewing Homes

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Many times our search for a home requires many viewings and sometimes we tend to forget about our etiquette during these showings. This is especially important to keep in mind for realtors as we are intrusted with the sellers’ home and we should be taken it as an honour and never take advantage of as a professional industry. Here are my top five etiquette tips for viewing homes which can ap...Read More

Top Five Real Estate Allies To Make Home Selling A Little Easier

By: Christopher Toste

Top Five Real Estate Allies To Make Home Selling A Little Easier

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The road to selling a home can be a long one but with the right people in your corner it can be much easier. When you are ready to sell your home, time really is money. A faster sale means fewer mortgage payments to make, less time spent dealing with the hassles of frequent home showings, and a higher sale price. This is why I have a checklist of elite professionals that make your home ready for t...Read More

A Quick 4-Step Guide For Engaged Couples On House Hunting

By: Christopher Toste

A Quick 4-Step Guide For Engaged Couples On House Hunting

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An engagement is usually the start of the next chapter in a couple’s lives as they start to plan their wedding and in many cases start house hunting. While both are exciting steps but they do require a lot of work. So how can a newly engaged couple balance it all? It takes a lot of patience, compromise, planning and communication. You can almost say it is a great way to learn about marriage ...Read More

Fundamentals to Having a Successful 2017

By: Christopher Toste

Fundamentals to Having a Successful 2017

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I always start the year off-by setting goals. It gives us a clear mark, a standard for us to aim for. It’s that time of year again, the time when we sit down and reflect on the year that passed and look forward to how we can make the next year even better. Whether 2016 was good to you or not – a new year marks a new beginning – so let’s do it right! Goals are what takes us ...Read More

Take the Right Steps to Find the Right Real Estate Agent

By: Christopher Toste

Take the Right Steps to Find the Right Real Estate Agent

Tags: Real Estate, GTA, Toronto, Real Estate Market, Real Estate Agent, Referrals, Interview, Home Buying, Testimonials, References, Client, Licensing, Research, Realtor, Real Estate Council of Ontario, Listings, Experts, Finding the Best Real Estate Agent, Decision, Purchasing, Selling a Home, Home, Housing Market.

Take the Right Steps to Find the Right Real Estate Agent Buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions and purchases you make in a lifetime. And with any major decision, it is important to do your research and rely on trusted experts. One of the most important first steps in the buying or selling process is to select the right real estate agent to represent you and your best int...Read More

Will It Benefit Me To Use The Listing Agent?

By: Christopher Toste

Will It Benefit Me To Use The Listing Agent?

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Will It Benefit Me To Use The Listing Agent? To those of you who recently watched the “Real Deal on our Marketplace”, a CBC exclusive on realtors in Canada taking advantage of the system, I must say I am extremely disappointed. For context, CBC recently went undercover and caught multiple realtors on camera using their “power” to manipulate potential clients. These re...Read More

By: Christopher Toste

"Have We Outgrown Our Home?"...Top 4 Signs It's Time To Move On

Tags: Real Estate, Moving, Family, Motherhood, Fathering, Parenting Articles, Family Articles, Outgrowing Your Home, GTA, Home, House, Storage, Neighbourhoods, School Districts, 4 Signs to Move, When is it time to move, Family Needs, Growing Family, Real Estate Blog, Blog, Tips, Family Tips, Real Estate Tips

“Have we Outgrown our Home?”…Top 4 Signs it’s Time to Move On Many times, when purchasing a home, we focus on our current lifestyle setup rather than our future needs. However, life has a tendency to change…and with change comes the need to adapt. When families grow so do their needs in a home.  Here are the top four reasons I’ve learned from clients wit...Read More

3 Important Changes to Mortgage Rules Effective Today

By: Christopher Toste

3 Important Changes to Mortgage Rules Effective Today

Tags: Real Estate, Mortgage, Important Changes to Mortgage Rules, Canada, GTA, Toronto, Real Estate Market, Housing Market, New Home Buyers, Loans, Mortgage Rules, Economy, Borrowing, Foreign Ownership, Stress Testing Affordability, Insurance, Mortgage Insurance Rules, CMHC, Millennials, Baby Boomers

Last couple of weeks there has been a lot of buzz around the new mortgage rules that will be taking effect today. With a stagnant economy where every dollar counts, some buyers could find themselves with less borrowing power due to these new mortgage rules. So what exactly was announced? The changes are an attempt to cool off what is believed to be an overheated Canadian real estate market, in pa...Read More

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