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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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Cityside Stouffville grand opening coming soon!

We’re counting down the days until Cityside Stouffville by DECO Homes, Fieldgate Homes, OPUS Homes, and Starlane Homes opens the sales centre doors. The big day is Saturday, September 21, 2019. Doors will open at 11 am.

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Detached housing starts trending higher despite rising prices

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its monthly housing starts data for August 2019, reporting the trend reaching 218,998 units, up from the 208,931 in July. The trend is a six month moving average of seasonally adjusted annual rates.

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

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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Condo price growth continues to outpace detached home segment

The report looks at the first seven months of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018. Considering transactions in January to the end of July, the median price per square foot of a condo unit in the GTA increased 9.1% year-over-year to $743.

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Millennials more likely to fib on their mortgage application

Would you ever fib on a mortgage application? Have you ever? Findings from a new Equifax survey suggests that Canadian millennials are more willing to do so than the general population. 

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Georgian International’s Endless Summer Social was a huge success! Image

Georgian International’s Endless Summer Social was a huge success!

The Endless Summer Social is one of Simcoe County’s largest private events, and it’s all in an effort to raise $50,000 for Mariposa House Hospice. Georgian International has committed to donating $10,000 a year over five years. 

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Should Canada allow a 30-year amortization for insured mortgages? Image

Should Canada allow a 30-year amortization for insured mortgages?

A new report by Mortgage Professionals Canada discovered that a 30-year amortization for an insured mortgage is the preferred option over the new First-Time Home Buyer’s Incentive.

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How to transition from summer to fall home decor

Everyone knows that once September arrives and the kids are back in school it’s basically fall. Don’t be sad about the end of summer though, just use this time as an opportunity to transition from summer to fall home decor! 

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Greater Toronto Area resale market conditions remain tight through the summer Image

Greater Toronto Area resale market conditions remain tight through the summer

According to the latest report from the Toronto Real Estate Board, the Greater Toronto Area’s resale market remained tight through August 2019. 

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