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Pros and Cons of Buying Resale vs. Pre-construction

Pros and Cons of Buying Resale vs. Pre-construction

Resale involves the selling of a home that has already been lived in before. The other option is to buy pre-construction. Buying pre-construction means buying a home (whether it be a house, townhouse, or condominium) that is newly built from the builder. The decision to buy resale or pre-construction depends on personal preferences and needs. Here are the advantages and disadvantages that you should consider. Pros of Buying Resale What ... Read More

Take-Out and Delivery Food Options in Mid-Town Toronto

The option to dine in in restaurants may be off limit at the moment due to COVID-19 measures, but it doesn’t mean that you should deprive yourself of certain food cravings or delicious ethnic foods! If you live in or near mid-town in Toronto, you likely have come across the construction zones and road diversions due to the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension / Eglinton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. Although ... Read More

Take-Out and Delivery Food Options in Mid-Town Toronto
When Will COVID-19 Restrictions End?

When Will COVID-19 Restrictions End?

It has been a few weeks since the announcement of non-essential business closures and measures were put in place to limit mass gatherings of people and enforce physical distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As winter is coming to a close and temperatures are rising, it may be tempting to go outside and enjoy the sun. The question that is asked by most people is: when will these restrictions and measures ... Read More

Different Community Subdivisions in Vaughan, Explained

You often hear location names such as Woodbridge, Maple, and Thornhill. You know that they’re north of Toronto, and that they’re part of York Region. But are they considered towns or cities? Are they part of a bigger city? Are they informal names of neighbourhoods or geographic areas? It can get confusing when you’re writing a mailing address, or would like to tell someone which city you’re going to (or ... Read More

Different Community Subdivisions in Vaughan, Explained
Aurora: The New Real Estate Hotbed in York Region

Aurora: The New Real Estate Hotbed in York Region

Aurora has long been in the shadow of its larger and vibrant adjacent cities and towns in York Region, such as Newmarket, Markham, and Richmond Hill. However, Aurora is quickly gaining the reputation of being an equally livable place to live in the region. What makes Aurora such an attractive place to live in York Region and the GTA?   1) Committed and Action-Focused Municipal Government In January 2019, the ... Read More

What are the Different Mortgage Types?

If you're looking to get a mortgage for your (soon to be) purchased home for the first time, the different mortgage terms and types that are offered by lenders out there might be overwhelming at first. Here are the most common mortgage types and their definitions:   TRADITIONAL (CONVENTIONAL) VS. HIGH-RATIO Traditional or Conventional Mortgage Traditional or conventional mortgages typically have low loan-to-value ratio. In other words, the amount of ... Read More

What are the Different Mortgage Types?
What Makes Oakville One of the Best Places to Live in Canada?

What Makes Oakville One of the Best Places to Live in Canada?

Maclean’s Magazine named Oakville as the number 1 best place to live in Canada in 2018. Data was gathered from 415 cities across the country, and they were ranked in 10 categories: affordability, wealth and economy, taxes, population growth, commute, crime, weather, access to health care, amenities, and culture. Environics Analytics provided the majority of the data. The analysis not only showed that Oakville was #1 in the “Canada’s Best ... Read More

Steps in Home Buying

So you’ve decided to take the big leap and become a first-time home buyer. Below are the steps that you can take as you prepare for the big milestone.   Step #1: Determine your budget Compared to renting, there are a lot more financial factors to consider when it comes to buying a home. In addition to the purchase price of the home itself, there are lawyer fees, closing costs ... Read More

Steps in Home Buying
Why Buy a Home in King Township?

Why Buy a Home in King Township?

The Township of King really is king when it comes to a livable neighbourhood, housing options, and green spaces. Located in the northwestern part of York Region in Ontario, King provides small-town living with amenities and plenty of parks, recreation, and cultural facilities. Reason #1: Cost of Living Relative to Income With an overall rural city population of around 25,000, King is an ideal place to live if you are ... Read More

Overview of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

If you have been to the Yonge-Eglinton area and along Eglinton St. West lately, you know that there is a massive construction project going on to extend the Eglinton Crosstown public transportation route. The ongoing construction is resulting in certain road closures, reduction of lanes, diversion of bus routes that usually pass through the area, and for many who live, work, or frequently travel through the area – both a ... Read More

Overview of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension