Quebec is knowingly trading citizenship for interest-free loans to wealthy investors who have disguised assets and fake documents
The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) and the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) are butting heads over whether or not real estate professionals need to register as travel agents if involved with short-term rental businesses
Michael Jakobczak is a Woodbridge, Ont.-based investor and the co-founder of USFastTrack.ca, a company that helps Canadian buyers find investment opportunities in the United States.
Dan Caird is a mortgage agent with Northwood Mortgage Ltd. in Markham, Ont. An experienced real estate investor, Dan currently helps fellow investors get the financing they need for their property purchases.
Lena Guirguis is an Ottawa-based real estate investor, Senior Managing Partner at Ottawa Capital Partners, and one of the founders of NV Property Management, a boutique property management firm.
In her last article, Lena Guirguis outlined a few of the hidden costs that some first time home buyers may not have planned for such as legal fees, land transfer taxes, appraisals, as well as HST on new homes and on CMHC premiums.
Bidding wars can be a dangerous territory for buyers to step into, especially if they are not educated or are unfamiliar with the intricate elements of the process.
Many first-time home buyers believe that once they have saved their minimum down payment and pre-qualified for the home of their dreams, they are ready to jump into the world of home ownership.
First-time home buyers may have increased their average budget, but a new report indicates that they are also waiting longer to make that first purchase in the wake of increased housing prices.
The Places to Grow Act has fundamentally shifted the nature of home construction from single-family detached and semi-detached homes in the outlying regions of the GTA to condominium units in in building scattered across the city.
One industry analyst is questioning how the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) reports its home sales data, suggesting his own analysis points to a less frenetically-paced market.
In the world of real estate, the more people who see the listings of homes for sale, the better the deal will be in the end for the home sellers – and, by extension, the Realtor. However, it is vital to ensure that those who are viewing the property are actually qualified and motivated homebuyers.
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