Buyer Closing Costs to Budget for

Monday Jul 25th, 2022

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When purchasing a property, everyone knows you need a down payment, but many people don't realize that in addition to your down payment, more funds are needed to cover your closing costs. Closing costs are fees that can include title insurance, tax and utility reimbursements, land transfer tax, and miscellaneous smaller fees for services like notaries and wire transfers. If you are getting a mortgage, your lender could also charge appraisal, underwriting and application fees. How much... [read more]

New Construction, Fact or Fiction?

Tuesday Apr 26th, 2022

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When you’ve never experienced the new construction process, it’s easy to buy into any number of misconceptions about it. I'm here to set the record straight about some of the myths about building a new home so you can make the decision that is best for you.   ๐…๐ˆ๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐: I don’t need an Agent. ๐…๐€๐‚๐“: Builder’s Sales Agents are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the homes and models. However, as nice as the sales reps... [read more]

Buying & Selling at the Same Time

Monday May 31st, 2021

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Top 5 Home Renovations When Selling

Buying a new home at the same time as you’re selling your current home is all about timing — ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, of course.  Here are a few ways that you can make buying & selling work for you and your family, without having to move into short term housing. ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜†-  In this scenario, you would focus on... [read more]

Successful Fall 2020 Etobicoke Food Drive!

Tuesday Dec 1st, 2020

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On October 28, two Etobicoke Realtors from Forest Hill Real Estate Inc. - Etobicoke delivered over 700 lbs of non-perishable goods to the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank on New Toronto St. that was generously donated by the Alderwood residents. As a part of their annual Fall Food Drive, Michele Baksa and Brenda Tzannis led the charge and distributed 3000 post cards and dropped off 1000 flyers and bags in advance through the Alderwood neighbourhood in early October to announce they were... [read more]

Covid-19

Wednesday Nov 25th, 2020

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5 steps to selling your home

“People with disposable incomes aren’t flying to Florida or California for vacation, they’re not sending their kids to camp, and they’re becoming stir crazy stuck in their homes,” said Elan Weintraub, co-founder, director and mortgage broker at Mortgageoutlet.ca. “People selling in Toronto are buying in cottage country because they can work remotely, and they’d rather live and work in a pastoral setting from inside a beautiful home with a great... [read more]

COVID - 19 Toronto Housing Market Changes

Thursday Apr 16th, 2020

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How to Choose the Right Mortgage

The strict social distancing measurements have been making it challenging for the Real Estate Industry in Toronto. March, which is usually the busiest month for transactions, has been a bit stagnated. However, the Toronto Regional Estate Board (TREB) announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,012 home sales through TRREB’s MLS® System in March 2020 – up by 12.3 percent compared to 7,132 sales reported in March 2019. That increase was based on the first two... [read more]

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Information is deemed to be reliable but not guaranteed. Not intended to solicit Sellers or Buyers currently under contract with a Brokerage.