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UPDATE - City council approves changes to LTT

February 16th, 2017

How will the City's new Land Transfer Tax calculations affect you?

City of Toronto Council has approved changes to the Toronto Land Transfer Tax that mean additional Toronto Land Transfer Tax costs for some home buyers with a closing date on or after March 1, 2017, when it will be harmonized with the provincial LTT.  

Click here to see the detailed City of Toronto Notice on the "original" pro ...

Market Update - January 2017

January 19th, 2017
See how the Toronto Real Estate Market has changed in the last year. Your January 2017 Market Update. 
Courtesy of the Ontario Real Estate Association
http://creastats.crea.ca/orea/

A Clarification of the New Mortgage Rules in Ontario

October 12th, 2016
This helpful document makes understanding the new mortgage rules in Ontario a little easier. 
Courtesy of:
Stephen Chartier, CFA

Mortgage Agent & Financial Planner
Dominion Lending Centres Mortgage Connection Inc

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Toronto Real Estate - Still one of the most affordable major cities

July 18th, 2016
While as a Canadian, we look at our current real estate market with shock and awe, could the prices really be this high? 
The Huffington Posts recent article comparing Canada's two largest real estate cities right now, Toronto and Vancouver, to the rest of the world shows a much different view point. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/07/16/housing-affordability-canada_n_11015752.html

Remembrance Day

November 11th, 2014
Please take a moment today to Remember and Give Thanks to the Brave Men and Woman who have given their lives for our Country and Freedoms. 

Lest we not forget the sacrifices so many have made.
Let us honor them today, and everyday. 
 
Poppy
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
      Between the crosses, row on row,
   That mark our place; and in the sky
   The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce he ...

Carbon Monoxide Detectors: A Safe New Legal Requirement

October 15th, 2014
CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS NOW REQUIRED BY LAW IN EVERY RESIDENTIAL DWELLING IN ONTARIO.

As of today it is now a legal requirement for every residential dwelling to have a working Carbon Monoxide detector within the home. 

The Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister, Yasir Naqvi,  states that  the odourless, colourless gas kills roughly 50 Canadians a year, 11 of time Ontarians.

The d ...

Toronto Real Estate Market - Update

July 23rd, 2014
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/housing/red-hot-toronto-condo-market-up-94-per-cent-from-last-year/article19715863/

First Aid Tips for your Pets

July 21st, 2014
First Aid Tips For Pets 
Be prepared to take action to help your pets

It’s always a good idea to keep your vet’s number where you have easy access to it: post it on the refrigerator for reference and store it in your smart phone. Of course, not every condition your pet faces will need emergency care. Here are some helpful tips to learn in the case you need to jump to the rescue to help your ...

Happy Valentine's Day

February 14th, 2014
Fact: The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! 

Valentine's Day Rose






http://www.weau.com/seasonal/misc/38686822.html 

 

Shoveling Snow onto City Streets Can Lead to Fines

February 5th, 2014
A Friendly reminder on this snow filled day in Toronto. 

The City of Toronto's By Laws state that a home owner or resident could be slapped with a $360.00 fine is they are caught shoveling snow off of their driveway or walkway onto plowed streets.

Snow in Old Toronto

The reasoning?  
The street which has already been cleared of snow will look as though it needs to be replowed - this equals more cost!
Putting the sn ...
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