By: Yathavann Selvarajah

Why Is Brampton One The Most Desirable Places In The GTA?

Tags: Life and Real Estate In Brampton, GTA Housing

The price hike in the Toronto market has also contributed to price increases in the nearby communities. Namely, many buyers started to look for alternative communities outside Toronto once they noticed that they'd been priced out of the market. The result was an over-demand in those communities as well, but they still remained more or less affordable compared to Toronto. One of the most popula...Read More

By: Yathavann Selvarajah

Home Insurance In Ontario. What Does Basic Insurance Cover?

Tags: Basic Home Insurance, Ontario, Standard Policy and Add-Ons

Most Ontario homeowners with home insurance believe they are covered for almost any kind of damage to their home, whether it’s a burglary or flood, but the truth is that coverage by insurance companies is limited if there are no additional extensions to your basic home insurance. Insurance policies may offer peace of mind and security, but homebuyers need to know their limitations. For examp...Read More

By: Yathavann Selvarajah

Child-Friendly Homes

Tags: Homebuyers, family, perfect family home

Children are adorable and they can put a smile on your face in a second, but they also like to create a mess. The household dynamics changes completely when young children start to explore their surrounding in and outside the home. Young parents try to adapt their lifestyle to the little ones as much as possible, but what tricks can help you maintain your home? How to create a child-friendly space...Read More

By: Yathavann Selvarajah

What Other Costs Come With The Mortgage When Buying A Home?

Tags: CLOSING COSTS, MORTGAGE, HOMEBUYERS,

Canadian homebuyers were faced with yet another 0.25% interest rate increase last month, which makes it the third one since summer. While they are figuring out how they are going to qualify for a mortgage under the new stress tests, they shouldn’t forget about other, the so-called closing costs that come with buying a home. Credit report copy Costs to get a copy of your credit report are ra...Read More

By: Yathavann Selvarajah

What Do You Need To Know About Your Realtor?

Tags: Finding a realtor, interview, real estate

Finding a good real estate agent requires some effort on your part, and it’s not as easy as everyone thinks. Many people turn to family and friends for a recommendation, but it’s not always the best option. Everyone has an acquaintance or a relative who “knows a little bit about the real estate business”, but you shouldn’t settle for anything less than a true professi...Read More

By: Yathavann Selvarajah

Renting In Toronto

Tags: Rentals, Toronto, Lease agreement, conditions, real estate

Toronto is a city that has lots to offer, and it's no surprise that the housing market is active year-round. Renting is a popular option, and despite the great variety of houses, condos and apartment buildings, it's not always easy to find a great rental in Toronto. Some people opt for looking for a place on their own via online sites like Craiglist, while others hire an agent to help them...Read More

By: Yathavann Selvarajah

Features That Sell A Home: New Design Trends

Tags: hOMEBUYERS tODAY, trends and homes

Besides a solid structure and functionality, there are a number of new trends that can add to the value of your home.  The new trends reflect the modern lifestyle and meet the needs of the new generation of buyers which are mostly millennials. Practicality over appearance and a minimalistic design have been the rule for the past decade, and it hasn’t grown old yet. Let’s take a lo...Read More

By: Yathavann Selvarajah

How To Prepare Your Home For Sale?

Tags: Prepare your home for sale, tips and tricks

Competition in the real estate market is fierce for buyers and sellers alike, and if you want your home to sell quickly, you've got to prepare and polish it up before listing it. You may not be able to do anything about the location of your home or its size, but you can certainly improve its condition and appearance to get more money from the sale. There are several methods which could help yo...Read More

By: Yathavann Selvarajah

GTA Housing Prices And The Market In 2017

Tags: GTA REAL ESTATE 2017, HOME PRICES

The GTA real estate market has been going up and down this year. Looking back, homebuyers and sellers went through many turbulent changes throughout the year. Concerns about a potential market crash were very common, but luckily, the crash was avoided.  Now, we are at the threshold of a New Year, which certainly will bring new challenges, but let’s first recap what was going on in the r...Read More

By: Yathavann Selvarajah

Advice For the first time home buyer

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You are buying your first home in GTA. Congratulations! You’ve saved a down payment, but now where do you start? What should you do first? While you’re excited to get started, it can also seem overwhelming. So let’s talk a little about the process and take some of the mystery out of it. At our first meeting, if you haven’t already done so, I’ll help you find a lender....Read More