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Posts filed under: Info for Buyers

Toronto Real Estate Investing - Part 1

March 5, 2012Info for Buyers

Dispelling Myths about Toronto Real Estate Investing Real Estate Investing isn't about flipping property or making fast cash. And it's not about ...

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Toronto Scholarships from RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd.

February 23, 2012Info for Buyers

Toronto Scholarships Specifically for First Year Post - Secondary Once a student starts their college education, their world suddenly gets bigge ...

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5 Timeless Laws for turning Clients into 'Raving Fans'

January 31, 2012Info for Buyers

'Good' Is the Enemy of 'Great' 1. First understand your clients standards for 'satisfaction' In Seth's Blog (Jan 30/2012), Seth Godin suggests t ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics December 2011

January 29, 2012Info for Buyers

Toronto Real Estate Board Sales Statistics December 2011 Number of Sales (all Toronto MLS Districts) While December 2011 sales for the entire To ...

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Home Inspection Can't Always Find Hidden Defects

November 22, 2011Info for Buyers

Buyer Had A Home Inspection - Then Relied on Sellers Disclosure Statement CBC News recently covered the story of a B.C. home buyer who had an in ...

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Moving To Winnipeg

October 31, 2011Info for Buyers

Q: Why post a 'Moving To Winnipeg' article on my Toronto Real Estate Website? A: Because record numbers of Torontonians are moving to Winnipeg! ...

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Toronto Air Quality Report And How It Affects Toronto Real Estate

October 25, 2011Info for Buyers

5 Take-aways From The Toronto Air Quality Report & How It Affects Toronto Homes in The Beaches, Leslieville, and Riverdale The opinions that ...

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Canadian Real Estate Industry Changing Due to Court Decision Against Zoocasa?

October 25, 2011Info for Buyers

Merely browsing a Canadian Real Estate website could amount to signing a contract The BC Supreme Court recently ruled against Zoocasa - (a Can ...

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How to lose money renovating Toronto Real Estate.

September 28, 2011Home Improvements

'A Leslieville Home Rebuilt and Reborn' The Globe and Mail 'Home of the Week' section on Toronto Real Estate, (Aug 18, 2011) described in great ...

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Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Toronto Home on Danforth East

September 12, 2011Danforth Village

The Danforth Mosaic blog presents - in no particular order - "The Top 10 Reasons to Buy on Danforth East". I couldn't do a better job than thi ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics August 2011

September 9, 2011Info for Buyers

Toronto Real Estate Board Sale Prices August 2011 Number of Sales (all TREB districts) The Toronto Real Estate Board saw 7,542 sales through t ...

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Danforth Mosaic 'Ripe for Change' | Guest post from 'Danforth Mosaic'

September 6, 2011Danforth Village

East End Toronto | Danforth Mosaic The following is an article titled 'Supply and Demand" written August 28/2010 by a blogger who goes by the h ...

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Toronto Condo Market 2011 - By the Numbers

August 26, 2011Info for Buyers

Toronto Condo Market Still Breaking Records! The following is a repost of an article from condo outlet's Roman Bodnarchuk. It's worth noting tha ...

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Why Toronto Real Estate Market Will Keep Chugging Along Despite Stock Market Woes

August 17, 2011First Time Buyers

Low interest rates continue to tempt First Time Buyers into Toronto Real Estate Market despite rising home prices and falling stock markets An ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for July 2011

August 5, 2011Beaches

TREB Sale Prices July 2011 Number of Sales (all TREB districts) The Toronto Real Estate Board called this July's 7,922 sales 'a substantial re ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for June 2011

July 7, 2011Info for Buyers

TREB Sale Prices June 2011 Number of Sales There were 10,230 sales reported for the month of June 2011, up 21% from a year earlier, and the 3rd ...

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Toronto Real Estate Investing Guru Shares Her Secrets

June 16, 2011Info for Buyers

How to succeed at Toronto Real Estate Investing Cindy Wennerstrom could be the poster-child for Toronto Real Estate investing. Over the last 5 y ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for May 2011

June 10, 2011Info for Buyers

TREB Sale Prices May 2011 Number of Sales The Toronto Real Estate Board reported 10,046 sales for the month of May 2011, up 6% from a year ea ...

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Interesting Twist in the Toronto Condo Market, Fixer-uppers have arrived!

June 8, 2011First Time Buyers

Toronto Condo Market is Maturing, Catching Reno Fever Stephen Dupuis, president and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Associatio ...

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Buying a Toronto Condo? You're not adequately protected, says Condo Institute

June 2, 2011First Time Buyers

Toronto Condo Buyers Need an Updated Condominium Act Stating that the current 10 year old Condominium Act doesn't adequately serve the needs of ...

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Doors Open Toronto | East End Toronto | Leslieville

May 27, 2011Community Events

Ralph Thornton Community Centre 765 Queen St. East - Leslieville Architect: E. J. Lennox, 1913 Subsequent architect(s):Retrofit by Matsui, Ba ...

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Unreasonably-low condo fees can cost you in the long run!

May 22, 2011Info for Buyers

You'd think lower condo fees are a good thing, right? Not necessarily. A recent story in the Globe and Mail (Faulty Towers: The hidden dangers o ...

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Mortgage Renewals: What the banks don't want you to know!

May 10, 2011Info for Buyers

Here's how you can save thousands on your next mortgage renewal Just don't sign the mortgage renewal form the bank sends you! Most bank ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for April 2011

May 5, 2011Info for Buyers

Sales The Toronto Real Estate Market had 9,041 home sales for the month of April 2011. Even though this is 17% less than record-breaking April 2 ...

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Beaches Studio Tour Spring 2011, April 29 & 30, and May 1

April 29, 2011Beaches

It must be spring in the Beaches neighbourhood in East Toronto There are some sure signs of spring in the Beaches neighbourhood in East Toronto: ...

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How to Buy Your Downtown Toronto Condo For the Best Price

April 27, 2011First Time Buyers

There are at least 7 critical issues every Buyer must consider when you're trying to buy a Downtown Toronto Condo for the best price. I'm going ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for March 2011

April 9, 2011Info for Buyers

Sales The Toronto Real Estate Market showed 9,262 home sales for the month of March 2011. Even though this is 11% less than the March 2010 sale ...

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Great Ideas for Landscaping Small Yards

March 25, 2011Info for Buyers

Landscaping small yards increases usable space, enjoyment & value Why did we wait so long? It was a no-brainer, really. Just finish off the ...

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Did You Know That RE/MAX Hallmark Gives out Toronto Scholarships for High School Seniors?

March 22, 2011Info for Buyers

Did I ever mention that I work for a pretty cool company? I'm not talking about the corporate giant of RE/MAX International. I'm talking about t ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for February 2011

March 10, 2011Info for Buyers

Sales The Toronto Real Estate Market showed 6,226 home sales for the month of February 2011, 15% less than the February 2010 sales of 7,291 but ...

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Toronto Condos at 8 York Street - The Water Club Condominiums

February 16, 2011First Time Buyers

I love the Toronto Waterfront. From the Scarborough Bluffs in East End Toronto to the Waterfront Trail in Long Branch, our waterfront connects u ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for January 2011

February 8, 2011Info for Buyers

Sales The Toronto Real Estate Board reported 4,337 home sales for the month of January 2011, 13% less than the January 2010 record of  4,986 sa ...

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Toronto Interior Design Show January 29 & January 30

January 27, 2011Home Improvements

If you love sophisticated home design, you will find something or someone at the 14th annual Interior Design Show at the Metro Toronto Conventio ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for December 2010

January 7, 2011Info for Buyers

A Review of the Toronto Real Estate Market for the entire year 2010 The Toronto Real Estate Board reported 4,395 home sales for the month of De ...

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5 Essential Steps to Improve your Credit Score | Toronto Real Estate Advice

December 13, 2010First Time Buyers

Buying your first Toronto Home? Your credit score will determine when you can go from renting to owning. This post will explain credit score ba ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for November 2010

December 13, 2010Info for Buyers

Toronto Real Estate Statistics indicate it's still a Sellers Market?! How do they figure? The Toronto Real Estate Board November sales figures ...

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Skating Rinks & Free Skating in East End Toronto

December 11, 2010Beaches

Locations and Schedules of Skating Rinks and Free Skating in Leslieville, Beaches, Danforth Village and Riverdale View East End Toronto Skating ...

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Repeal the Toronto Land Transfer Tax!

November 29, 2010First Time Buyers

'Double' Toronto Land Transfer Tax Hurt us all! Adds about $3,725 in costs to a $400,000 home. Toronto home buyers, builders and realtors are ...

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A completely different way of measuring Toronto House Prices

November 25, 2010First Time Buyers

Tracking Toronto House Prices. Another Tool for Determining Toronto House Values There's been a lot of talk lately about whether or not Toront ...

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Riverdale Share. An East End Toronto Community Event

November 25, 2010Info for Buyers

Community Events Help Build Strong, Vibrant Communities The Riverdale Share Concert is a diverse holiday celebration held every December in t ...

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Part 1: Top 10 Inexpensive Small Bathroom Staging Ideas

November 22, 2010Home Improvements

Top 10 Inexpensive Small Bathroom Staging Ideas If your budget for getting your home in pre-sale shape is seriously strained, here are some i ...

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The easiest way to create a Safe Toronto neighborhood

November 11, 2010Info for Buyers

The Toronto Police TPSlinks service. Keeping Informed Living and working in the East End, we feel fairly confident that we have safe Toronto  ...

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Is there a Toronto Real Estate Bubble?

November 9, 2010Info for Buyers

Toronto Real Estate NOT overvalued says latest BMO Nesbitt Burns analysis. One of the questions I'm often asked by clients these days is 'Are w ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for October 2010

November 8, 2010Info for Buyers

How's the Real Estate Market in Toronto? ...Healthy. The PR people at the Toronto Real Estate Board are using 'healthy' as the buzzword to desc ...

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Making East Toronto Safer With Neighbourhood Watch

November 7, 2010Info for Buyers

What is Neighbourhood Watch? For many growing up in East Toronto and across the G.T.A., Neighbourhood Watch meant the sign in a neighbour's win ...

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5 Great Reasons to Buy a Home in Toronto's East End

October 13, 2010Beaches

If you've decided to buy a home in Toronto there are a lot of reasons to look at homes in the East End.

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New Toronto Parking Bylaw: Restrictive Bylaw Hurts East-enders

October 7, 2010Beaches

Draconian parking by-laws are nothing new in Toronto, but a new by-law that came into effect October 1 bites more than most. The new law allows ...

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Balsam Avenue In The Toronto Beaches

October 4, 2010Beaches

Ideal for professional couples and busy families This fall is proving to be a much more balanced market, and my listing on Balsam Avenue wou ...

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Firstbrooke Road - A Beaches Gem

September 24, 2010Beaches

It always comes down to location, location, location, doesn't it? This East facing, light-filled home on Firstbrooke Road is situated on one of ...

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Danforth Village Community

May 3, 2010Danforth Village

The Danforth Village community has grown from its early days as Church of England land to a thriving community, ideally situated just east of Ri ...

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Buying your Toronto home for the best price

April 6, 2010First Time Buyers

How to Figure Out Toronto Real Estate Values and Get the Best Toronto Home for the Best Price If you were to list the top 10 fears of any Toron ...

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First time buyer mistakes and how to avoid them

March 4, 2010First Time Buyers

You can Avoid The Mistakes I made as a First Time Buyer I made almost every first time buyer mistake you can make, when I bought my first home i ...

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Buyer Beware! Your Beaches Dream Home could be attached to Public Housing!

February 27, 2010Beaches

Let's say you've been househunting for a while. You've seen a lot of properties and this one catches your eye and captures your heart. Semi-deta ...

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Toronto Mortgage Rate Changes Feb, 2010

February 16, 2010First Time Buyers

Important changes for first time buyers and investors Paul Vieira, Financial Post Published: Tuesday, February 16, 2010. Amid warnings about "re ...

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