Category Archives: First Time Buyers

Land Transfer Tax

When you buy land, or an interest in land then that purchase is liable for Land Transfer Tax.  The amount owing is dependent on the value of the property and for most purchases  (ie. land with a single family dwelling … Continue reading

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Multiple Offers

Multiple offers have long been a reality in the Toronto real estate market, with sellers holding offers until a certain day in an attempt to create a bidding war.  Over the past 12-18 months this situation has started to become … Continue reading

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What to look for when viewing a home.

Top Ten Tips. Take a quick look at the roofs of other houses as you approach the house you are viewing. A typical asphalt shingle roof needs reshingling every 15 years or so. Are the shingles curling or missing? Note … Continue reading

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Downpayment for a Mortgage

A question I am regularly asked is “How much money do I need to put down?” This article from the Globe and Mail does a great job explaining the issues and the options available to potential home buyers with limited … Continue reading

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Buyers Guide to Purchasing a Home

The attached document provides a description of the home buying process and answers many of the more frequently asked questions. Home Buyers Guide      

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