By: Rob Roland

Real Estate Update March/April 2018

Tags: Toronto real estate, Toronto house prices, real estate mortgage toronto

The balanced housing market will drive GTA real estate this year The Toronto Real Estate Board statistics from February and projections forward are bearing this out. Interest rates appear to be holding steady for now and could rise later this year. Remember the saying buy low, sell high. That applies to rates and house prices. If you need some solid, reliable advice, please contact me. ...Read More

By: Rob Roland

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.

Tags: Condos, Co-ops, realtors, seniors, lifestyle changes, senior agent, master realtor

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By: Rob Roland

What To Do When A Loved One Dies?

Tags: seniors, wills, senior real estate, estates, executors, powers of attorney, real estate

  A helpful CRA Perspective   Believe it or not, this is the title of a recent link from the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”). There is a soft and understanding side of the CRA. There is a lot to do after a loved one dies, and a lot of it not related to tax. But from experience, it does not take long for the subject to come up, which reminds me of the time I was approache...Read More

Yes Or No!

By: Rob Roland

Yes Or No!

Tags: decisions, real estate, coaching, adviser, seniors, mentor, buying a house in Toronto, selling a house in Toronto

At a recent coaching session, one of my key takeaways was the effect of yes, no or maybe on our energy. ...Read More

By: Rob Roland

Holidays Around The World

Tags: Christmas, Holidays, Real Estate,

  Time has really flown by this year and many of your have noticed that also. The are reasons and there are solutions. Business slows down in North America over the Holiday season which lasts from late November to January here in Toronto, starting with Diwali, the U.S. Thanksgiving and extending to the Orthodox Christmas in the new year. Traditionally our family, like many of you, went to c...Read More

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

By: Solutions That Move You

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?

By: Solutions That Move You

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