Toronto Vacancy Rate at an All-time Low
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It has been very challenging for renters in Toronto to find places to live over the first six months of this year. Some are saying that the vacancy rate is at an all-time low. Experts suggest that the current rate … Read More

John Tory’s Plan for More Affordable Housing
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Toronto mayor John Tory is looking to combat the housing shortage in Toronto. His three-point plan is being implemented to try and create 40,000 new social housing units over the next twelve years. The plan unveiled is as follows: First, … Read More

Changes Coming to The Ontario Real Estate Act
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CEO of the Ontario Real Estate Association, Tim Hudak, introduces a new program to modernize the current real estate act. (REBBA)… Read More

Paul’s Ten Tips for Buying an Income Property in Toronto
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During 20+ years in Real Estate Paul has worked with hundreds of clients to buy, sell and lease duplexes, triplexes and multiplexes all across town. Here are his top tips for buying an income property.… Read More

2019 Ontario Rental Increase Guideline
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The Ontario government recently announced that the allowable increase that landlords can charge their tenants this year is 1.8% of the base rent. Some years have seen larger increases, and some smaller, but this figure seems to be right in … Read More

Should All Prices Be Disclosed in a Real Estate Bidding War?
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The Toronto real estate market has been plagued with a lack of supply for some time now. This had led to a sellers’ market where there is often more than one bid on a property that is listed for sale. … Read More

TREB Market Statistics for January 2019
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The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has just released the overall sales numbers for January 2019. There were 4,009 sales in January 2019, up 0.6% compared to January 2018.On a seasonally adjusted basis, sales were up 3.4% compared to December 2018. There was a total … Read More

How to Get as Much Rent as Possible for your Suite
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When your tenants vacate your rental suite that is the ideal time to make changes and improvements so that you could potentially charge more rent to the new tenants. You are allowed to charge whatever the market will bear so … Read More

Snow Removal at Tenanted Properties
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Snow Removal at Tenanted Properties: Whose responsibility is it to shovel the snow: landlord or tenant?… Read More

5 Fire Safety Guidelines to Keep Your Tenants Safe
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Fire prevention and safety is a must for every landlord. Here are 5 guidelines that every landlord should follow to ensure proper fire safety.… Read More

Cannabis Retail is Coming to Toronto
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The PC government has created a lottery system for would-be cannabis retailers.… Read More

Deciphering the New Rent Control Rules in Ontario
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In an effort to deal with the alarming rental shortage, effective immediately Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the PC government has taken away rent controls on all new rental stock. … Read More

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