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Time to get serious about preparing your home for the fall season

It’s the first of October - can you believe Thanksgiving is just two weeks away?! Now is the perfect time to get an early start on your fall home maintenance, especially if you didn’t get a lot done last month.

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How to prepare for final closing on your pre-construction condo

Through the stages of development of your pre-construction condo, perhaps the most crucial is the transition from interim occupancy to final closing. The most important of the moving pieces to have in place during this transition is your financing. 

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What first-timers should know about changes to the Home Buyers’ Plan

Thinking of breaking into the Canadian housing market for the first time? Chances are, you’re doing your research and looking into every possible tax break and incentive available to help financially ease your transition into home ownership.

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Will expanding the FTHBI in the Greater Toronto Area actually work?

If you’re a frequent reader of my weekly post, you know I tend to avoid politics, but there is one thing I want to talk about, and no, it’s not what you think it is. Some recent, um, controversy has plagued the Liberal campaign.

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You only have a few more days to complete these fall home maintenance tasks

So long sweet summer, it’s officially fall. While you were savouring the last few warm days we have here in the Greater Toronto Area, you probably didn’t get around to doing too much home maintenance. Well, the time is now. 

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8 fall fashion trends to inspire your home décor Image

8 fall fashion trends to inspire your home décor

Did you know that tracking fashion trends is a great way to forecast the next big thing in home décor?  These tips will transform you and your home into a trendsetter among your friends. 

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The gig economy should change mortgage lending practices

The Canadian Real Estate Association launched REALideas recently in anticipation of the federal election. One of the points they made is that mortgage lending needs to be updated to better serve those participating in the gig economy.

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6 housing ideas to consider before heading to the polls in October

The Hub is called REALideas, and it has all the policy recommendations that the leading political parties should take into consideration when releasing their platforms in the coming weeks. 

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How to optimize your backyard and create your own private oasis with a pergola: An ideal solution for common backyard problems Image

How to optimize your backyard and create your own private oasis with a pergola: An ideal solution for common backyard problems

The biggest concern I come across with homeowners in these new homes is the lack of backyard privacy. Functionality of the space is another, as these backyard lots often have odd dimensions – long and narrow, short and wide or pie shaped. 

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To all the first-time buyers out there, do not lose hope

I want people to be hopeful about the future, and for many, that involves feeling confident in their home ownership goals. A home is a foundation for your family. It’s a place to grow and to love.

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