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Real Estate Lingo Made Easy: 11 Terms You Should Know

Make sure to familiarize yourself with common lingo used by realtors...it will make the process smoother when you know what everyone is talking about and by you knowing all of these terms you ensure you are not taken advantage of during the selling and/or buying process. 1) “As Is” Condition: If a house is listed in “as is” condition you can usually assume this means ...

Bring Indoor Comfort Outside

 Bring Indoor Comfort Outside    The arrival of summer and sunny skies beckons homeowners to create a space to enjoy the great outdoors. Why not design an outdoor living room that merges style and function, as well as incorporates elements of indoor comforts?    Some might be afraid to create a statement outside, but this is your opportunity to be bold and to go beyond ...

Jefferson Real Estate Richmond Hill, Randy Corcoran, Broker

The community of Jefferson, Richmond Hill, is the only one that straddles Yonge Street. It is a newly developed area, at least, when describing real estate and homes. With the neighbourhood only being developed in the last 10-15 years, it is ironic that this area was, almost, the central part of the failed Windham settlement of the Comte de Puisaye in the early 1800's. The original French settlers, ...

5 Real Estate Agent Gimmicks and How to Avoid Them

Realtors tend to get a bad rap. But let’s face it, there are unprofessional people in every line of work. That also means there are many great Realtors!  There are the kind that will help you earn more money as a seller or get more for your investment as a buyer. The key is to find those Realtorss when you need them. Keep an eye out for these common real estate gimmicks...that ...

Take The Challenge This Bike To Work Day

VIVA Transit Installs Bicycle Racks on all VIVA Transit Buses and Routes Commencing Monday, May 26, 2014 you will be able to bring your bicycle with you on VIVA transit routes. Bike racks in the past have been installed on YRT transit system buses since 2008. Now all VIVA buses will have bike racks too! VIVA and YRT buses bike rack feature is part of their Bike ‘n’ Bus Metrolinx ...

How many purchases are you making when you are buying a home?

It is commonly said and heard that a house is the biggest asset that the majority of us will ever buy. But while most of us delude ourselves into thinking that we actually know something about real estate, the truth is that very few have a handle on the complete real estate picture.  Just because you are reading this article or can search something about real estate on the Internet doesn’t ...

One More Land Transfer Tax for Homeowners? Say "NO"!!!

SAY NO to another HOMEOWNER TAX!!!!!  Another Land Transfer Tax which could make our life even more difficult whenever we buy a home.  It's Queen's Park that decides if a municipality can introduce a Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT).  Your community could be next.  Take action now.  It only takes seconds to say NO.  Just go to the link and say No http://www.donttaxmydream.ca/ ...

Tower Renewal For GTA: Rethinking "Tower in a Park"

I think this 2010 released report on the status of Toronto's aging rental apartments, commissioned by David Miller, warrants further discussion.  I hope it doesn't get buried as a leftist Miller project seeing as the 2000 or so apartment highrises represent a significant percentage of the GTA's housing stock and many are found in the high priority neighbourhoods in the city. The idea of ...

Spring Market in bloom April 2014 - average prices up 10.1%

Good start to the spring market in real estate in the GTA. Toronto Real Estate Board reported a 1.8% year-over-year (1) increase in sales through the MLS system in April. Demand is still very high;  buyers and investors find interest rates very attractive. New listings were down 4.5% from last year (1); however, average prices were up 10.1% from last year(1) because of the ...

Happy Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. But don’t feel like you have to break the bank to show mom how much she means to you. A bouquet of flowers, homemade crafts or cards, chocolates, breakfast in bed or giving mom a spa day are some ways that show mom how much you appreciate everything she does for you and the family. Whatever you decide to give your mom or wife this year, be sure ...