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Moving, Decluttering. Sell Your Stuff to the Swap Shop!

Friday Aug 31st, 2018

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If you are looking to get rid of some junk, I have a great new tip for you. The Swap Shop in Toronto is a great little find at the corner of Victoria Park and Lawrence.  They will take your used electronics, instruments, small appliances bicycles and they will actually PAY you for it. This is a great way to de-clutter in the summer or as you are getting ready for a move.  The link to their telephone number is below give them a call,  see if they will accept your stuff. If you are... [read more]

Leased land : Good Steal or Bad Deal

Sunday Jun 17th, 2018

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I recently had some first-time home buyers looking for affordable homes in the Greater Toronto Area.  While they were on Realtor.CA, they started looking  on the outskirts of Toronto and found some great deals in Simcoe County.  They found homes that were priced $100,000 to $300,000 for a detached home which seemed like a great deal until we realized the homes were on leased land. What is leased land? It means that you don't own the land on which the home is situated. The... [read more]

Some Advantages to Buying Pre-Construction Home

Wednesday Sep 12th, 2018

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Some of the Advantages to buying pre-construction homes are:   Time to come up with a downpayment.  You may have 1-3 years to come up with the funds for the downpayment because they will ask for it in installment payments.  This may be helpful if you haven’t saved enough for the downpayment. You can buy something at today’s prices that hopefully will appreciate by the time it is built.  This means you are actually making money while the home/condo by... [read more]

Power of Sale or Foreclosed Property - Good Value in Ontario?

Tuesday Sep 11th, 2018

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It never fails. When I start working with buyer clients, they always ask me about purchasing a foreclosed property or a power of sale property.  The reason they ask me this is because they believe they are going to get a really good deal and pay less for a home.  If you watch a lot of HGTV or TLC shows, buying shows people buying homes in the United States, it may be a great way to get a good deal but here in Ontario may not necessarily be the case.  Disclaimer I'm not a... [read more]

Power of Sale or Foreclosed Property - Good Value?

Friday Aug 31st, 2018

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It never fails. When I start working with buyer clients, they always ask me about purchasing a foreclosed property or a power of sale property.  The reason they ask me this is because they believe they are going to get a really good deal and pay less for a home.  If you watch a lot of HGTV or TLC shows, buying shows people buying homes in the United States, it may be a great way to get a good deal but here in Ontario may not necessarily be the case.  Disclaimer I'm not a... [read more]

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