Buying a home can be a daunting task. Yes, it's exciting to become a homeowner but the decision to take this step in life often comes with some heavy price tags. Thank goodness technology is here to help! To make it easier here's a snapshot of the free mobile apps and free online calculators that can help you achieve your goal of homeownership — and the majority are 100% free to use.
If you can't picture what that looks like, a quick drive down the Gardiner Expressway will make it very clear. Interest rates are low, renter demand is high and investors are looking for alternate income streams. These combined factors create the perfect condition for purpose-built housing projects to thrive.
Housing prices continue to rise in the Greater Toronto Area because of land shortages that are at least partially being driven by builders sitting on real estate in hopes of a rising market, says a new report.
Sellers and their agents are not legally obligated to disclose so-called 'stigmatizations' - such as ghosts, criminal activities or other disturbing past events - that may be connected to the home's history.
Homes should come with a warning label announcing "maintenance required." Like it or not, houses need upkeep, and unless you're fine shelling out tons of money to the plumbers and contractors you'll have on speed dial, it pays to master a few home maintenance skills yourself. Here are the basic, rock-bottom tasks every homeowner should master.
Prices are likely to rise for a decade due to intensification, low interest rates and strong demand. Younger buyers are coming to the realization that the dream of owning a detached house, as their parents did more than two decades ago, is likely to remain but a dream, with the price of ground-oriented housing in the GTA increasing at double-digit percentage rates year-over-year.
We often get asked how to invest in real estate and what should investors should be looking for in an income producing property. It can be overwhelming for a first-time investor, as the real estate investment industry is riddled with various scenarios and situations that can decimate your returns. While the returns can be lucrative, proceed with caution.
Buying a home can be very stressful and complicated with all the paperwork, acknowledgements, representations and agreements that are required, as well as the normal process of due diligence that most buyers and some sellers want to include.
Canada's hottest housing markets are "ripe for a correction," a major bank is cautioning.
In its latest quarterly economic forecast, TD Bank said that while housing investment currently remains strong, "the party will come to an end."
You are now in the grips of looking for a new home for any number of reasons. You have been transferred, you are expecting your first child or you are blending new families together. So you will find yourself facing the eternal question of what to do first: Buy the new home, or sell the old one?
It's easy to forget how long the housing boom in Vancouver and Toronto has been building. The answer is: a generation. Except for a short freeze-up after Lehman Brothers collapsed, it’s pretty much been up for 20 years. Even the brutal Toronto real estate collapse of the early 1990s has been long forgotten.
Canada should consider further housing-market restrictions to avoid a crash, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said, adding another voice to the recent chorus of those warning rapid price gains may be unsustainable.
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