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Here’s how competitive the GTA freehold market is

Long before finding cheap home insurance, property hunters must first actually find a home that crosses off their list of must-haves, put down an offer, beat out competing bids and ultimately, close the deal.

In Toronto’s super-hot housing market, that’s only proving to be a tougher task –

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HST Rebate on New Homes: 4 Things You Must Know

HST Rebate for end-users For many condo seekers who are making the move to buy pre-construction, understanding how the HST rebate works is anything but straightforward.

Questions around who’s really entitled to the rebate, how it’s calculated and “am I susceptible to having to pay it back” are often high up new homebuyer’s minds.

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Toronto Condo Prices at Major Intersections

For Torontonians who find the hustle and bustle of the city energizing and equate quaint suburban life to a bore, snatching up a spacious house and yard in the burbs likely isn’t high up on the agenda. A condo apartment conveniently located steps to transit, work and vibrant downtown shopping –

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Toronto Real Estate Cost per Square Foot by Neighbourhood

Cost Overview by Neighbourhood

First time buyers and transit-leaning Torontonians mulling over the idea of swapping out their rental payments for a monthly mortgage on a condo may be wondering – what can I afford to buy and what is a typical cost per square foot by neighourhood in Toronto?

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Selling your home? 1 out of 6 Toronto homes don’t sell on the first try

Selling your home? 1 out of 6 Toronto homes don’t sell on the first try

The word “hot” preludes almost every mention of the Toronto housing market, with news headlines reporting on significant spikes in sales figures and prices on a month-to-month basis. Even a superficial glance at the numbers is enough to resoundingly prove how real estate in Canada’s largest metropolis is experiencing a record-breaking streak.

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When is the best time to buy a house?

home-snowIn a market dictated by sharply transitioning seasonal highs-and-lows, savvy house hunters looking to save big on their home purchase would be wise to choose the lull month of January to sign on the dotted line.

That’s according to a new report from our friends from the real estate website TheRedPin.com,

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Toronto Condos: Average Price and Popularity

toronto-condosPint-sized bachelor apartments that squeeze residents into a tight 500 square feet (or less) may be the image many Torontonians are inclined to conjure up when they think of the city’s condo market, but after digging a little deeper and looking strictly at the numbers, a real estate website TheRedPin found a slightly different story to tell.

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Best Home Renovations to Increase its Resale Value

Your home is the biggest expense you may ever have, but the largest source of potential for increased resale value. We will show you what are the best home renovation option for your home. It can be surprising how many of your dollars will come back to you, if you spend them in the right place.

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Nearly 50% of Home Buyers Have Some Form of Regret

Home Buyer Regrets“If I could only go back and do it all again, I would”It’s a thought that runs through the minds of many homebuyers.

In an October 2014 survey, the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) found that 41% of all home buyers have some form of regret,

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The Best Time to Buy a House | The 5 Year Analysis

Many consumers ask themselves when is the best time to buy or sell your home. A Real Estate website TheRedPin conducted a 5 year GTA analysis that we would like to share with you.

The Toronto housing market today is a totally different beast than it was five years ago.

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