Category: Home Inspections

November 12, 2014

4 Common Problems to Consider When Buying an Older Home

Many homes on the re-sale market in Toronto were built in the early 1900’s when building practices and available materials were completely different from today’s standards. These solid and well built homes exist in established areas and offer the buyer exquisite design features and character that is difficult to replicate. Older homes are a great […]

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November 5, 2014

4 Steps for Handling Multiple-Offer Situations

There are times when a buyer finds a property they want to buy but then they find out there are other offers on the house. This is called a multiple-offer situation or “bidding war.” This can be a distressing situation because you have to compete with other buyers to purchase the home. If this does […]

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October 29, 2014

7 Upfront Costs when Buying a Home

It is important to account for all the upfront costs of buying real estate. Here is a detailed list of these expenses: Provincial Land Transfer Tax Land Transfer Tax varies as a percentage of the property’s purchase price. It is usually about 0.5% to 2%. However, for first-time buyers there is a refund program. The […]

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