Upsizing From Condo To Home Living | It’s A Possibility

By: Christopher Toste

Upsizing From Condo To Home Living | It’s A Possibility

Tags: Homes in Toronto, House Prices, Real Estate, Realtor, Upsizing From Condo To Home Living, Differences Between House and Condo, Condos, Homes, GTA, Toronto, Home Buyer, Home Seller, Real Estate Market, Tips on Owning A Home, Benefits of Home Buying

In some cases, the first real estate experience is a condominium, especially for a single or young couple. Many do this for financial reasons or for the type of living it offers; however, no matter the reason, it is a great way to get your foot in real estate. As with anything in life, things change and people’s needs change. This is when many people look at upsizing their space from condo t...Read More

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

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

4 Takeaways From The New Rental Fairness Act

By: Christopher Toste

4 Takeaways From The New Rental Fairness Act

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, Renting, Rental Agreements, Eviction, Rental Fairness Act, landlords, tenants, Residential Tenancies Act, rentals, for rent, 1991 Exemption, Landlord and Tenant Board

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

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

Tags: Keywords: Real Estate, Toronto, Engagement, Couples, House Hunting, Housing, Dream Home, Home Design, GTA, Wedding, patience, compromise, planning, communication, engaged couple, engaged, Wedding planning, unique, real estate blog, finances, new top realtor, new top real estate agent

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

Tags: Real Estate, Real Estate Market, Toronto, GTA, Goals, Setting Goals, Achieve, Success, Resolutions, Focus, Motivation, Measure, Accountable, Motivation, Dream Home, Financial, Spiritual, Mentally, Physically, Life Goals, Budget, The Importance of Goal Setting, Fundamentals to Having a Successful 2017, Real Estate Blog

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?

Tags: Real Estate, Moving, Listing Realtor, Home, Buyer Representation, Home Buying Articles, BuyingArticles, Finding The Right Home, GTA, Ethics, Bidding Wars, Multiple Representation, Buyer Needs, Buying A Home, Real Estate Blog, Blog, Tips, |Buying Tips, Real Estate Tips

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

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

1 Message Us On Facebook Message us on Facebook!
close