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Condos Allowing Short Term Rentals DT Core

Tuesday Oct 27th, 2020

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People who are interested in living in or investing in DT condos are often asking which building do, and which once don’t allow short term rentals. The truth is the majority of the condos don’t permit short term rentals and it is stated in their bylaws, of the buildings who are not allowing them there are some who enforce it strictly, and others that don’t. City of Toronto at the end of 2019 implemented new rules and regulations for short term rentals, there are certain... [read more]

Is mortgage pre-approval important for the buyers.

Sunday Oct 3rd, 2021

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This topic is often brought up on various online forums and opinions vary, from don’t bother it’s not worth the paper it’s written on to it’s a must and everything in between. Most home buyers are not lucky enough to be purchasing a property without financing and will need a mortgage. Let’s start with the basics. What is mortgage pre-approval. A mortgage pre-approval means the financial institution has qualified you for a certain amount of mortgage based... [read more]

Kitec plumbing.

Tuesday Sep 28th, 2021

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If you are not familiar with kitec plumbing you are not alone, many have not heard of it, but if you are home or condo owner, or you are in the process of buying one, it would be beneficial to you to familiarize yourself with the basics. If interested, please read on. About kitec. Kitec plumbing was a very popular product used in homes and condos constructed between 1995 and 2005. In 2005 the problems were identified related to this product as the pipes and fittings were deteriorating... [read more]

Buyers Cash Back Explained

Thursday Aug 12th, 2021

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You may have heard of realtors offering a cash back, in this short blog we will explain what it is, and how it works. What is a cash back? Cash back for buyers is an incentive offered by the real estate agents for their buyers. In a typical real estate transaction the sellers signs a contract with the listing agent, in the contract one of the items outlined is a commission, part of the commission is received by the listing agent (agent representing the seller), and part of the commission... [read more]

What is a den, or let’s talk about +1.

Saturday May 22nd, 2021

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When looking for your next condo you often see numbers such us 1+1, 2+1, 1+2 where the first number represents the number of bedrooms, and the second number represents a den. We have already discussed what is a bedroom and the alternative solutions often used in condos, now let’s talk about the dens. A den, or the number that comes after “+” as it turns out, and unlike other spaces in your house or a condo is not regulated by the Ontario Building Code and that is why we... [read more]

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