Why Do Real Estate Agents Ask If You’re Pre-approved?

Tuesday Feb 28th, 2017


Have you ever walked into an open house, or called a real estate agent about a listing, and within minutes, they’re asking you if you are “pre-approved” for a mortgage? If you haven’t, then you have never walked into an open house or called an agent. Or at least enough of them… Just wait. It’ll happen. And you’re going to feel like it’s pretty pushy for them to ask that. It’s like a joke. It makes you feel like telling... [read more]

M City flagship to hit new heights as Mississauga’s tallest tower

Sunday Jan 22nd, 2017


  Mississauga’s skyline will climb higher and take on another distinctive shape when the first of 10 proposed towers in the Rogers M City development rises at the corner of Burnhamthorpe Rd. and Confederation Pkwy. The flagship M City building will stand 60 storeys, making it the tallest in Mississauga, and feature an undulating design that bookends the 50- and 56-storeys in the curvy Absolute towers to the east. “It was our intention to do something truly iconic... [read more]

Guy Tries To Save Money By Shrink-Wrapping His Entire Home (Video)

Wednesday Nov 23rd, 2016


  After his divorce, Todd decided to sell his 2,600-square-foot home. But in an effort to receive the highest appraisal possible, Todd took extraordinary measures to keep his home not just clean, but barely lived in. The average house in Todd’s neighborhood sells for around $250,000. Todd hopes to sell his three-bedroom, three-bathroom house for $280,000. To up his chances, he protected the entire house in plastic shrink wrap, from the floors to the banisters — even the... [read more]

Ontario doubling land-transfer rebate for first-time homebuyers

Monday Nov 14th, 2016


  TORONTO - Ontario is doubling the rebate on its land transfer tax for first-time homebuyers to $4,000 in an effort to help them enter the housing market, but it is also raising the same tax on homes that sell for over $2 million.   Finance Minister Charles Sousa said first-time homebuyers won’t pay any land transfer tax on the first $368,000 of a purchase price after the changes take effect Jan. 1. He called the $4,000 rebates an “incentive” for... [read more]