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The Million Dollar House.

No this is not in New York or Las Angles or London England, but the Toronto Real Estate Board has released the sales for April and for the period between April 2013 and April 2014 prices for a single detatched incresed 13 %. This means in the old City of Toronto the average sale price for 4,878 transactions was $ 965,670.00 and semidetatched increased to an average of $ 702,3322.00 up 18%. By comparison ...

Ontario program helps commercial property owners

Things are looking good for Canada’s commercial real estate market. CBRE Canada is calling for a “steady and stable” 2014 while PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) assigned an average overall rating of “modestly good” to Canada’s nine largest commercial real estate markets. Forecasts vary depending on the asset class – office, retail, industrial, investment and multi-housing ...

Spring Cleaning

These are some of the other questions I asked myself about each belonging I am determining whether to keep, discard or donate: When I see it, does it lift my spirits? Or does it carry memories of a time best forgotten? Does it have a practical use, today? Or maybe, it was once useful and I think perhaps someday it may be useful again? Am I keeping it for me, or out of a sense of duty to someone ...

CMHC Cuts 2 programs effective May 30, 2014

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is tightening up the types of mortgage insurance it will offer.     The Crown corporation said Friday that it is going to stop offering mortgage insurance on second homes. It will also stop offering mortgage insurance to self-employed people whose income cannot be validated through traditional means. The changes on second homes also ...

Buy Real Estate Now, OR You'll Regret it Later!!

5 reasons why Buying Real Estate now is a great idea!! 1.  Pay Yourself:  We still have record low interest rates!  If you are currently renting, you could possibly buy a house and have lower payments(basically to yourself, as you increase your equity with each payment) than you currently pay in rent, to someone else!  Pay yourself, no Regrets...2.99%-3.09% at most banks right ...

How do we obtain a mortgage for a cottage?

How do we obtain a mortgage for a cottage? By Jackie DavisJackie Davis Photo by phasinphoto/Shutterstock.com The Question What are the requirements for obtaining a mortgage on a cottage? —A Bewildered Borrower The Answer In general, they aren’t any different than those for buying a house: good credit, a job, ability to make a down payment, etc. And it’s not necessarily ...

CMHC Cuts 2 programs effective May 30, 2014

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is tightening up the types of mortgage insurance it will offer.     The Crown corporation said Friday that it is going to stop offering mortgage insurance on second homes. It will also stop offering mortgage insurance to self-employed people whose income cannot be validated through traditional means. The changes on second homes also ...

The Town Clock

I found this picture of the town clock in my mother's family album and wanted to share. I am not sure what year it would be, let me know if you do!

The Town Clock

I found this picture of the town clock in my mother's family album and wanted to share. I am not sure what year it would be, let me know if you !

Big Bald Lake family compound

Executive home on Big Bald Lake located in the heart of the Kawarthas with 276 ft of clean waterfront on a private setting of 1.64 acres with sunset exposure. This home has 6 bdrms, 4 baths and features in-floor heating, oak floors, gourmet kitchen, stone fireplace, indoor hot tub, central air, two-storey boat house with power lift and games room above, 4 car garage and wheelchair accessibility. In ...