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For Sale: This Beautiful 4-Bedroom Vaughan Home Backs Onto A Park

Friday May 05th, 2017

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Spring is here and it's time to enjoy the outdoors again. And if you love being active and enjoying the sunshine, we have the perfect home for you.  Backing onto a spacious, green park is 65 Kettle Court. This 4-bedroom home rests on a quiet court in the Maple area. Spacious (about 2,500 sq/ft) and meticulously kept by the owner, you'll enjoy the pleasures of a homey interior and an amazing backyard (did we mention it backs onto a park?) in this beautiful home.  A... [read more]

Foreign Buyers Vs House Flippers: Who’s Really Driving Up Toronto Real Estate Prices?

Wednesday May 03rd, 2017

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In the wake of the Ontario government’s Fair Housing Plan, everyone is wondering how the new measures are affecting the Toronto/GTA housing market. Will the new non-resident tax drive out the foreign buyers? Are the rebates on housing developments creating more inventory? Is influence of speculation and house-flippers being reduced?  Not really. Some are already praising the provincial government’s new slew of real estate rules, saying that a cooling of the Toronto housing... [read more]

Everything You Need To Know About Ontario's New "Foreign Buyer" Tax

Thursday Apr 27th, 2017

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Ontario’s new housing affordability plan is almost fully in effect. A slew of new measures enforced by the provincial government make up the plan. But will they really do anything? In truth, and as we explained in a previous post, probably not. But there’s one new measure that deserves some special attention: the non-resident speculation tax.  Otherwise known as the “foreign buyer tax,” at least to Vancouverites, the non-resident speculation tax (NRST) forces a... [read more]

Everything You Need To Know About Ontario's New "Foreign Buyer" Tax

Thursday Apr 27th, 2017

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Ontario’s new housing affordability plan is almost fully in effect. A slew of new measures enforced by the provincial government make up the plan. But will they really do anything? In truth, and as we explained in a previous post, probably not. But there’s one new measure that deserves some special attention: the non-resident speculation tax.  Otherwise known as the “foreign buyer tax,” at least to Vancouverites, the non-resident speculation tax (NRST) forces a... [read more]

5 Ways Ontario's New Housing Plan Will Change (Or Not) Toronto Real Estate

Friday Apr 21st, 2017

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The Toronto housing market is in for a major change. Or is it? Yesterday, the Ontario government released their “Housing Affordability Measures for Homebuyers and Renters,” a plan that hopes to cool the increasingly-hot Toronto/GTA housing market. A fair amount of new regulations were included in the action-plan, and, on the surface, it seems like some of the directives may work.  But when taking a closer look at some of the key initiatives outlined in the housing plan, the... [read more]

6 Dark Realities Of The Toronto Housing Market

Wednesday Apr 12th, 2017

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The Toronto housing market isn’t what it used to be. Whether you’re buying a house or selling a house in Toronto, the climate of the market can be described with one word: crazy.  Skyrocketing prices and a low inventory have sent people into a frenzy, creating some rather dark realities in the Toronto housing market that were rarities before. See what we mean below, and prepare yourself since some of these could happen to you.  You Need To Have Your Papers In Order In truth,... [read more]

7 GTA Housing Markets That Make Amazing Real Estate Investments

Wednesday Apr 05th, 2017

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Are you one of the many hopeful home-buyers who is priced out of the Toronto housing market? Well, if you want to buy a home and still work in Toronto, you aren’t entirely out of options. Yes, the city (and many nearby areas in the GTA) may be too pricey for you, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other housing markets that will suit your needs.  The thing is, thanks to the interconnectivity of Toronto and surrounding towns, you don’t really need to live in the... [read more]

Here's What Canada's Biggest Banks Are Saying About Toronto's Housing Bubble

Wednesday Mar 22nd, 2017

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Buying or selling a home in Toronto has never been scarier. Why? Because everyone seems to be talking about the "bubble" surrounding the Toronto real estate market. Especially Canada's largest banks.  Officials from almost every major bank in Canada have gone on the record to talk about Toronto's ongoing housing issues, with skyrocketing prices being the main concern. The banks aren't doing much to assuage people's fears, but they can give some insight into... [read more]

Why Toronto Rents Are Skyrocketing & What You Can Do About It

Wednesday Mar 15th, 2017

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  Let’s forget about buying or selling a house in Toronto for a second. Fact of the matter is, for so many living in Toronto, buying property simply isn't a feasible option. Real estate is far too expensive (the average home price just hit $1.5 million in Toronto) and so those out-priced of the housing market are turning to the only other option: renting.  But the Toronto rental market isn’t exempt from the same issues plaguing the property market. Rents are... [read more]

How To Prepare For Toronto's Spring Housing Market

Wednesday Mar 08th, 2017

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Spring is coming! Are you ready? From warmer weather to the return of flowers and foliage, the spring season brings about plenty of changes. And that’s especially true for the housing market, as things kick into a higher gear once spring rolls around.  This year, don’t let the many opportunities that the Spring Housing Market brings for both buyers and sellers pass you by. Be fully prepared for the Spring Housing Market and call the $ell With $ue Team, your one-stop... [read more]

How Anyone Can Afford To Buy A Home In Toronto

Tuesday Feb 14th, 2017

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Going it alone in Toronto’s housing market is next to impossible. With soaring prices and an ever-scarce inventory, buying a home on your own is a privilege most of us can’t afford. Even an experienced real estate agent can’t really help; Toronto is simply too expensive for many buyers.  But what if we told you that buying a house in Toronto didn’t have to be a solo endeavour?  Too many people have it in their heads that the only way they’ll own... [read more]

What Millennials Must Do If They Want To Buy A Home In Toronto

Wednesday Feb 01st, 2017

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Millennials have it rough in Toronto’s current housing market. With skyrocketing prices (that aren’t showing signs of slowing down) buying a home in Toronto/GTA is far from affordable, for anyone. Millennials have it a tad more difficult since, for many of the generation, they are just entering the housing market. That means most Millennials don’t have the privilege of using the sale of an old home to purchase a newer property.  All hope is not lost for Millennials,... [read more]

The Best Time To Buy Or Sell Your Home in 2017

Wednesday Jan 25th, 2017

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The dawn of the new year is far behind us. but it doesn’t seem like there’s been a new start to anything. Prices in Toronto’s housing market (and across the GTA) continue to rise at an unprecedented rate, there are still more buyers than sellers, and the housing inventory remains scarce, at best.  And it’s not like you’ve even had a chance to plan for the upcoming year yet. Most of us are still getting back into work mode after the holidays! Well,... [read more]

How You Can (And Should) Become A Savvy Real Estate Investor In 2017

Wednesday Jan 18th, 2017

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2017, here we come! The next year will surely be filled with wonderful joys and successes for you and your family, along with plenty of trials and tribulations. But buying or selling your home never has to be one! If you’re thinking about buying or selling your home in 2017, we’ve got everything you need. From home stagers to property appraisers to mortgage specialists, we’ll help you every step of your home buying/selling process. The beginning of a new year brings... [read more]

This Is The One Thing A Real Estate Agent Needs To Be Successful

Wednesday Dec 21st, 2016

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If there’s one thing the $ell With $ue Team has learned after more than 30 years of buying and selling homes in Toronto and the GTA (and beyond), it’s the one crucial element to success in the real estate industry.  No, it’s not social media marketing, virtual home tours, or other modern home-selling strategies. And it isn’t more traditional real estate skills like negotiating or understanding market shifts.  All of those are important when it comes to... [read more]

5 GTA-Area Housing Markets That Will Be Hotter Than Toronto In 2017

Wednesday Dec 14th, 2016

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The Toronto real estate market became a new beast in 2016. From the city’s urban core to the outskirts of the GTA, housing prices soared, but that didn’t stop homes from constantly being snatched up. Toronto (and the GTA) has easily become Canada’s hottest housing market, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any competition.  As more and more buyers are priced out of Toronto, expect to see some major growth in certain areas in and around the GTA come 2017. If... [read more]

10 Reasons NOT To Buy A Home In Toronto

Tuesday Nov 29th, 2016

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Buying a home in the city of Toronto isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Not that many of us can afford to purchase a semi or fully detached home in Toronto, but for those reading who can, you may want to reconsider.  Why? Well, a lot of Toronto housing is quite old. Like, turn of the century old, and that can result in a piece of property having some major structural issues. Of course, this isn’t true for all Toronto homes, but it’s more the rule than the... [read more]

7 Mistakes You Should NEVER Make When Selling Your Home

Wednesday Nov 23rd, 2016

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Selling your home in Toronto, the GTA, or just about anywhere is far from an easy experience. Every home is unique, and even the most experienced real estate agents can find difficulty with a property.  But what's generally more of an issue than the home is the seller themselves. In the 30+ years the $ell With $ue Team has been selling homes in the Toronto and GTA area, the biggest obstacles to overrcome are usually caused by the seller.  We've worked with some amazing... [read more]

What New Rules For First-Time Home Buyers Will Mean In Toronto

Wednesday Nov 16th, 2016

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First-time home buyers in Toronto, the GTA, and all across Ontario were given reason to rejoice today when news broke about the provincial government’s newly proposed tax breaks for folks buying their first home. But while saving money on taxes is great, will the new rules make it possible for first-time buyers to purchase a home in Toronto given the red-hot housing market? In short, probably not. But before we make matters seem even more bleak for first-time buyers in... [read more]

President Trump & Toronto's Housing Market: How Will One Affect The Other?

Wednesday Nov 09th, 2016

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What everyone thought was impossible is now reality. Donald Trump is the President of the United States. But while everyone is in shock and awe, questioning the actions of the American people, the real question is: how will a Trump presidency affect the Toronto real estate market? During a normal American election, an resulting impact on the Canadian housing market wouldn’t even be considered. But this was nor ordinary election. Droves of American citizens claimed they would move to... [read more]

7 Things You Need To Know When Buying A Home In Newmarket

Thursday Nov 03rd, 2016

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Looking to buy a home in Newmarket? Or maybe you’re planning on selling your Newmarket home and want to entice some prospective buyers. Either way, we have all the answers you’re looking for.  A vibrant community with a rich history, Newmarket is the perfect place to live for families young and old. Not to mention the strong business community found in Newmarket makes the town ideal for young professionals and entrepreneurs alike.  The $ell With $ue Team’s 30+... [read more]

7 Ways To Make Sure You Never Buy A Money Pit

Wednesday Oct 26th, 2016

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@page { margin: 0.79in } p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120% } Buying a home in Toronto, the GTA, or just about anywhere is almost always a great investment. The only time buying a house is a bad idea is when the property is a money pit.   A money pit, for those who don't know, is house that continually drains you of money well after the deal has closed. Serious repairs, a dropping property value, necessary renovations, all are ways a house can be a money... [read more]

5 Toronto Real Estate Stories You Need To Read

Thursday Oct 20th, 2016

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Looking to buy a home in Toronto? Or maybe you're selling your GTA home sometime soon? Well, the first step is being informed on the Toronto housing market.  With new reports and analyses coming out everyday, keeping tabs on the ever-changing Toronto housing market can be a challenge. Thankfully, we're here to do most of the work for you.  Below you'll find some of the biggest stories pertaining to Toronto real estate that came out this past week. But this roundup of... [read more]

Why You Need A Professional Stager When Selling Your Home

Tuesday Oct 18th, 2016

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A home stager is simply essential when selling a home, in Toronto, the GTA, or anywhere else. How do we know? Well, after 30+ years in the real estate industry the $ell With $ue Team knows a thing or two about selling a home, and we can attest to the usefulness of a stager.  Having a dedicated home stager on the $ell With $ue Team has been an invaluable asset in so many circumstances. All too often will a property look a little bland, then, after our stager is done, the house looks... [read more]

A Super Simple Guide To Canada's New Mortgage Lending Rules

Friday Oct 14th, 2016

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From Vancouver to Toronto to St. John's, the real estate climate in Canada is going to change. Come October 17th, the new mortgage-lending rules recently announced by the federal government will take effect, and it may create huge waves in some of Canada's hottest real estate markets, Toronto included.   Not sure what we're talking about? Well, to put it simply, Canada's Department of Finance released a new slew of real estate regulations on October 3rd, all of which... [read more]

How You Can Become A Millionaire Real Estate Investor

Wednesday Oct 12th, 2016

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We've all heard one too many times how amazingly beneficial it is to invest in real estate. After all, stocks may rise and fall but people will always need land.   Yes, that's a paraphrase of a Lex Luthor quote from the original Superman, but the sentiment remains true. Real estate is simply one of the soundest investments a person can make.   But here's the catch: no one is telling you how to invest in real estate.   Sure, everyone says it's the... [read more]

What Canada's New Mortgage Rules Mean For You, The Average Buyer

Thursday Oct 06th, 2016

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Monday was a huge day in Canadian real estate. In an effort to calm down the national housing market (or really just Toronto's) the federal government launched a few new rules and reforms to keep things in check.  Confused by the new rules? A tiny bit scared? Have no clue how it affects you? Don't worry, we were right there with you on every front. So, to make the world a little less confusion, we're going to go through why the recent new rules were made and what it means... [read more]

5 Reasons Why This Century Home Is Perfect For Any Buyer

Tuesday Oct 04th, 2016

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No one needs a reminder that finding a quality home in the GTA is far from an easy task. With soaring prices and lack of available units, most prospective buyers probably feel like their options are fairly limited.  Widen your scope a bit northwards to Bradford, however, and you’ll find the perfect home is in sight. A Century Home, that is.  Located at 197 Barrie Street in Bradford, this 100-year-old home is the perfect living space for just about any buyer. Don’t... [read more]

Why You Need A Real Estate Agent When Renting In Toronto

Tuesday Sep 27th, 2016

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When folks talk about the heated Toronto real estate market, and we all know there's been tons of chatter on that topic recently, they tend to focus on the availability of homes. Often overlooked, however, is the amount of rental units in Toronto and how hard it is to lock one down.  In many ways, the Toronto rental market is just as hot as the for-sale housing market. Both are plagued by a lack of available units, stiff competition, and, in some cases, intense bidding... [read more]

5 Reasons Why Friday Harbour Is The Best Place To Buy Right Now

Wednesday Sep 21st, 2016

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Toronto may be a hotbed of condo developments right now, all of which are highly sought after as the real estate market continues to heat up. But what if we told you there is a far better place to buy a house or condo than good ol' Toronto, one that boasts all the energy of an urban centre combined with the serenity only a natural landscape can bring?  Sounds too good to be true, we know, but that's exactly what Friday Harbour Resort is, to a T.  A brand new... [read more]

The 5 Toronto Real Estate News Articles You Really Need To Read This Week

Friday Sep 16th, 2016

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A lot can change in a week, and that's especially true when you're dealing with an ever-growing real estate market like Toronto's. But while it can be hard to keep track of everything going on in Toronto's housing market, we're going to do the work for you and help you stay informed whether you're planning on buying, selling, or just living in the GTA.  Stay in the loop and stay informed with the 5 Toronto real estate news articles you really should have read... [read more]

A Super Simple Guide To Toronto's Condo Market

Wednesday Sep 14th, 2016

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Buying a condo in Toronto right now is a seemingly impossible feat. Even renting a condo in the city is proving to be incredibly difficult. But how can this be when there are condo buildings popping all around the Greater Toronto Area? Making matters even more stressful is all the buzz around Toronto’s housing market and how prices (along with sales) have skyrocketed in recent months. And Toronto’s condo market has definitely been feeling the heat.  So right now, we have... [read more]

5 Toronto Real Estate Stories You Should Have Read This Week

Friday Sep 09th, 2016

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Keeping up on all things related to Toronto real estate can be really hard, so let the $ell With $ue Team do the work for you! Below you'll find some of the biggest stories within the realm of Toronto-area (and GTA) real estate, ensuring that you're completley up-to-date on the housing market.  Don't be an uninformed home buyer, seller, or citizen of Toronto. Stay in the loop with the 5 Toronto  real estate stories you should have read this week! How... [read more]

7 Things To Know When Buying A Home In Vaughan

Wednesday Sep 07th, 2016

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Thinking about buying a home in the City of Vaughan? Well, join the club, because Vaughan boasts one of the most in-demand housing markets in the GTA, and for good reason. Vaughan has so much to offer just about any Toronto-area resident, making it a sound real estate investment no matter who you are.  Made up of five different wards, each with their own unique character, Vaughan is roughly 25 minutes from Downtown Toronto, a rather enticing feature for folks living in the... [read more]

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