Leased land : Good Steal or Bad Deal

Sunday Jun 17th, 2018


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]

Looking at Homes - Use Google Maps!

Friday Aug 31st, 2018


If you're looking online for homes one of the best tools you can use is Google Maps. With Google Maps, you can look at the address and if you haven’t been to see the home in person, you can do an aerial view, a satellite view and neighborhood view and see things around it that you may not be aware of and save time in your carbon footprint.  With Google Maps, you won’t have to drive out to see your prospective home and notice that there's a huge transmission line in... [read more]