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Legal Non-Conforming in Ontario

By |2021-11-28T11:40:35-05:00November 28th, 2021|All Posts|

How many times have you been searching for your next home or renovation project, and seen the words “Legal Non-Conforming” in the MLS Listing? You’re not alone. In 2020, there were hundreds of listings that mentioned something along these lines. As an agent, I have to admit that its tempting to use this term as [...]

Understanding Toronto Zoning By-Laws

By |2021-10-03T12:56:22-04:00October 3rd, 2021|All Posts|

When looking to buy or sell Toronto Real Estate, the topic of zoning by-laws is one that cannot be overlooked. These sets of rules govern the use for land in an area. Amendments, changes, and revisions can all have a significant impact on the value of a piece of property. In this guide, we will [...]

Qualified Buyer Selection in Real Estate

By |2021-09-23T21:34:20-04:00September 23rd, 2021|All Posts|

The offer isn’t the end of the selling process. Rather, its the beginning. Maybe you have one offer on the table, maybe you have multiple. Whatever the case, there’s a decision to make. Do I work with what I have on the table? Or do I wait for a better opportunity. This is where Qualified [...]

We Have to Stop Seeing the Housing Crisis as a “Federal Issue”

By |2021-09-18T16:30:59-04:00September 18th, 2021|All Posts|

This article written by Baron Alloway originally appeared on Storeys.   Enroll in any Economics 101 class and the first lesson you will learn is the Law of Supply and Demand. This common sense axiom drives virtually every aspect of our society today. If you’re not familiar with the idea, here’s a 10 second crash [...]

What is a Parcel of Tied Land (POTL)?

By |2021-10-08T22:36:46-04:00August 28th, 2021|All Posts|

When looking to purchase Residential Real Estate, the two most common products available on the market are Freehold and Condominium. These two terms, ubiquitous in the Toronto Real Estate market, might seem to be the only two types of land interest there are in Ontario. However, in rare circumstances, one might encounter a freehold or [...]

Toronto Real Estate Market Snapshot: March 2021

By |2021-04-11T15:40:28-04:00April 11th, 2021|All Posts|

The Toronto Real Estate Market Continues its Upward Tear. The weather doesn't seem to be the only thing unseasonably warm this year. The Toronto Real Estate market reported its continued exponential trend. Overall, sales were up by 42%, with prices rising 5% when compared to the month prior.   Download the Market Snapshot graphic. What [...]

The Requisition Date: Explained

By |2021-04-05T09:39:34-04:00April 4th, 2021|All Posts|

If you’ve bought or sold a resale home in Ontario, chances are you’re familiar with the standard-form Agreement of Purchase and Sale by OREA. This agreement is widely used by many Real Estate practitioners across the province...myself included. The Agreement provides a thorough and easy to understand agreement for buyers and sellers. Included in this [...]

A Guide to The Planning Act

By |2021-04-01T13:00:02-04:00March 15th, 2021|All Posts|

Or, Why You Can’t Sell your Home, Unless You Can. Since the posting of our Complete Guide to Easements in Ontario, we continually field calls from homeowners with land division questions. Property owners in Ontario continually request modification, creation or deletion of easements. The general consensus from the population at large seems to be: “If [...]

Legal Basement Apartments in Ontario

By |2021-09-23T20:44:04-04:00January 1st, 2021|All Posts|

Basement Apartments are growing in popularity in Ontario. For the homeowner, a basement apartment represents the opportunity to make a little extra money, pay off the mortgage quicker, or perhaps more room for extended family. Those getting started in life typically prefer basement apartments for their lower entry cost and lack of maintenance. But is [...]

A Guide to Expropriation in Ontario

By |2020-12-31T00:03:09-05:00December 31st, 2020|All Posts|

Before buying a property, it's important to investigate all angles. You've likely heard it said: "Location, Location, Location." Todays buyers are constantly reminded that, while one can modify structural deficiencies and irregular layouts, location of Real Estate never changes. Proximity to public services, such as transit and healthcare can be a large convenience and make [...]

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