How to Improve Your Credit Score to Help You Buy a House

By: Brandon Weiss & Mark Adelson

How to Improve Your Credit Score to Help You Buy a House

Tags: First, Time, Home Buyer, Real Estate, Credit, Buy, House. Property, Condo

For most of us, buying a house without a mortgage just isn’t an option so we must borrow the money to make this purchase and pay it back over a period of time. Part of qualifying for a mortgage is having a credit score that demonstrates that you will be able to make the payments on the money you borrow. When your credit score isn’t high enough, it could mean borrowing at a higher inter...Read More

The Top 3 Things to Look for When Walking Through a Home for the First Time

By: Brandon Weiss & Mark Adelson

The Top 3 Things to Look for When Walking Through a Home for the First Time

Tags: Toronto, Real Estate, House Prices, 2021, Update, Investment, Investing, Property,

If you are in the market for a new home, it can get easy to get bogged down in less than important details like that ugly wallpaper in the bathroom (that is something that is simple enough to change!). But likewise, it can also be easy to overlook some really important items! Here are our top three things to look for when walking through a home for the first time: What needs work? It is ok to...Read More

Midyear Real Estate Report

By: Brandon Weiss & Mark Adelson

Midyear Real Estate Report

Tags: Toronto, Real Estate, House Prices, 2021, Update, Investment, Investing, Property, Mortgage, Rates

The past year has been a year of uncertainty, and the Toronto real estate market has faced uncertainty like any other industry. There have been mixed reports, and “experts” have reported conflicting predictions as to where the market will move to over the next few years. And while we cannot predict for certain what will happen in the future, we can look at current trends to predict wh...Read More

How to Buy a Home in a Sellers’ Market

By: Brandon Weiss & Mark Adelson

How to Buy a Home in a Sellers’ Market

Tags: Toronto, Real Estate, Home Buyer, Seller

A combination of record-low mortgage rates and a short supply in the Toronto housing market has created conditions under which housing prices have skyrocketed. It is truly a sellers’ market right now that is resulting in bidding wars and homes being sold for tens of thousands (sometimes hundreds of thousands) of dollars above the asking price. And while this is great news for sellers, it ca...Read More

Finding the Right Mortgage Rates

By: Brandon Weiss & Mark Adelson

Finding the Right Mortgage Rates

Tags: Toronto, Real Estate, House Prices, Spring, 2021, Update, Investment, Investing, Property, Mortgage, Rates

If you are looking to jump into the housing market, one of the first steps you will need to do is to get preapproved for a mortgage. Getting preapproved will not only help you to understand how much home you can afford, but it will give you a competitive advantage over buyers who haven’t been preapproved. In today’s competitive market, sellers don’t want to wait around to see if ...Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Investing in Properties in 2021

By: Brandon Weiss & Mark Adelson

Everything You Need to Know About Investing in Properties in 2021

Tags: Toronto, Real Estate, House Prices, Spring, 2021, Update, Investment, Investing, Property

The real estate market in Toronto has never been hotter, and with mortgage rates at all-time lows, many Canadians are looking to jump on the bandwagon and start investing in properties. And while this can be a great way to make money and build wealth, it is still important to learn the rules of the game if you want to come out ahead. If you are new to real estate investing or if you are consideri...Read More

Spring Market Update for 2021

By: Brandon Weiss & Mark Adelson

Spring Market Update for 2021

Tags: Toronto, Real Estate, House Prices, Spring, 2021, Update

While many industries were hurt over the last 12 months of a worldwide pandemic, the Toronto housing market is still going strong – a trend which we expect will continue into the spring. With low inventory being an ongoing issue, it appears we are going to have a seller’s market well into 2021, as some economists are predicting housing prices to rise by about 6% to an average price of ...Read More

Renting or Buying: Which is Better?

By: Brandon Weiss & Mark Adelson

Renting or Buying: Which is Better?

Tags: Toronto, Renting, Buying

There is a lot of conflicting information out there about whether it is better to rent or to buy. It wasn’t that long ago that it seemed that it was the dream of every Canadian young adult to purchase their very first home. But now, with real estate prices on the rise, some are wondering if buying a home is worth it. In this article, we will look at two different scenarios that compare rent...Read More

Real Estate Market Predictions for 2021

By: Brandon Weiss & Mark Adelson

Real Estate Market Predictions for 2021

Tags: Toronto, Real Estate, Housing, 2021, Predictions, Investment, House, Homes

To say that 2020 has been an unpredictable year is certainly an understatement. By the second week of March, any economists’ predictions about what should have happened in the real estate market were thrown out the window. And the uncertainty that we’ve experienced over the past nine months has been daunting, to say the least.  But as 2021 draws closer, we realize that a new rea...Read More

What You Need to Know About Home Inspections

By: Brandon Weiss & Mark Adelson

What You Need to Know About Home Inspections

Tags: Toronto Houses, Real Estate. Home Inspections, Service

You’ve probably heard that it is important to get a home inspection before you close on the purchase of a new house. And for the most part, we agree with this. But it is important that you understand exactly what you are getting when you pay for a home inspection. In this article, we will cover a few of the things that you should know.  What is a home inspection?  Home inspectors ...Read More