Generation X and Y - STOP paying your landlord's mortgage and BUY NOW.

By: Solutions That Move You

Generation X and Y - STOP paying your landlord's mortgage and BUY NOW.

Tags: Toronto House Prices, Real estate market correction, interest rates, building real estate wealth, Generation X, Generation Y, first time home buyer, first time condo buyer

Just reading an article posted on the CBC News website which talked about how a real estate correction would affect young home buyers. Thinking about this artice, I realized there are ways for young buyers to minimize, even avoid, any risks to a market correaction and interest rate shift. Here are three mythunderstandings: Understand that the real estate market goes up and down. P...Read More

How to Save $50/mo on your energy costs?

By: Solutions That Move You

How to Save $50/mo on your energy costs?

Tags: Hydro costs, toronto hydro costs, toronto homes, saving money on home expenses,

The days are getting shorter and hydro costs are getting higher. We can all save with some minor adjustments. We wanted to see what a difference analyzing energy needs and making slight changes would make so last fall we changed to compact fluorescent and LED lighting for general use (cost about $200) and have averaged a savings of $30-$40 a month. This recouped our initial outlay in th...Read More

Where is it safe to live in Toronto?

By: Solutions That Move You

Where is it safe to live in Toronto?

Tags: Toronto homes, safe homes, crime in Toronto, condo safety, best Toronto real estate neighbourhoods

Having lived in Toronto since 1955 I have seen the many changes we have gone through. Without minimizing it, the fact is that crime exists and now we have some objectivity in measuring it in our neighbourhoods, through statistics that can help us all see things we couldn't decades ago. The real question is how important are these statistics in your real estate decision? Do...Read More

Top 5 Things Millennials Should Know When Buying Real Estate

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Top 5 Things Millennials Should Know When Buying Real Estate

Tags: Millennials, Real Estate, Buy My First Home, Toronto

Here is a great article courtesy of Dr. Sherry Cooper - Chief Economist, Dominion Lending Centres There are 9 million Millennials in Canada, representing more than 25 percent of the population. Born between 1980 and 1999, the eldest are in the early stages of their careers, forming households and buying their first homes. Buying a home is a daunting process for anyone, but especially so...Read More

Are you a senior who needs help filing your tax return?

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Are you a senior who needs help filing your tax return?

Tags: Senior, Tax Return, Filing, Toronto Homes

With tax time approaching, many seniors are facing the prospect of deciding whether to complete their own income tax and benefit return, or have someone do it for them. For seniors living on a limited income, the possibility of paying someone may not be in the cards. Once again, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is partnering with local seniors' groups and other organizations to offer free ta...Read More

A fire in your dryer is more common than you think

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A fire in your dryer is more common than you think

Tags: Toronto Homes, Home Safety, Fires, Dryer, Lint Trap

Did you know that laundry room clothes dryers are the cause of around 15,000 house fires across North America every year? It is essential, therefore, to put this hard-working appliance on your springtime to-do list. “The reality is that dryer fires are fairly preventable with proper maintenance and safety precautions,” says Ryan Michel, senior vice president and chief risk officer at A...Read More

'Tis the season to layer your decor

By: Rob Roland

'Tis the season to layer your decor

Tags: Home Decor, Holiday Decor, Christmas

The holidays offer a once-a-year opportunity to decorate our homes in a whole new way – and the right décor combination will take any space from festive to fabulous. “The secret to making your home look beautiful is to layer,” says décor and lifestyle expert, Janette Ewen. “In each room there are so many different focal points to use this great technique.&r...Read More

Protect Your Home From The Next Polar Vortex

By: Rob Roland

Protect Your Home From The Next Polar Vortex

Tags: Toronto, Homes, Weather, Polar Vortex, Energy Audit

Last winter's persistent polar vortex not only affected the majority of Canada with subfreezing temperatures, but it also wreaked havoc on utility bills. According to The Farmers' Almanac and other weather predictors, a polar vortex is expected to rear its ugly head again this winter. If you would like to be better prepared this time, here are a few simple steps to make sure your home i...Read More

By: Rob Roland

Top 5 Picks For A Greener Home

Tags: Toronto, Green Homes, Energy Efficient

In these heady days of innovation, we don't necessarily need to hire someone to do the dirty work of a home renovation. Some of the household upgrades may be easier than you think. Start by familiarizing yourself about the job at hand. There are many reliable self-help books and websites dedicated to giving you the best environmentally-friendly suggestions when it comes to do-it-yourself ho...Read More

How to Sell Without Reducing Your Price

By: Rob Roland

How to Sell Without Reducing Your Price

Tags: Toronto, Homes For Sale, Price, Bed, Bath, House Prices

No home seller wants to reduce their price because their house isn't selling. Here are 3 ways to prevent that from happening: First, price it well to begin with. Price it no more than properties are selling for in your area. You can place a premium for things like a view or a stunning yard, but not for things like a remodeled kitchen. On the other hand, not having a remodeled kitchen could...Read More