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Things to Know Before Buying a House (or Having One Built)
Apr 29th, 18

Buying or building a home can be a daunting process, particularly for first timers. There are numerous potential stumbling blocks and pitfalls that can rapidly complicate what may have previously appeared to be a straightforward, low-risk transaction.

 

Fortunately, there is no…

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Buying a New Home in a New Community
Apr 19th, 18

For buyers looking to find the right home at the right price, the sheer number of things to consider can be downright overwhelming.

 

And so, it’s no surprise that prospective homeowners often find themselves bogged down by so many small, specific…

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Real Estate in the GTA: Spring 2018
Mar 30th, 18

Last summer, Toronto's real estate market was unlike any year before. Houses were selling at record speeds, for record prices. Common buyer protection measures like home inspections went out the window with offers containing conditions not even being considered. Even…

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Get the Look for Less: Garage Organization
Mar 26th, 18

You've seen those man-cave garages in commercials and movies, but how on earth could you go from your existing avalanche-in-waiting to a sleek magazine worthy stylish garage?

 

Believe it or not, it is possible. It may take some elbow grease, but…

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When it Comes to Moving, it Pays to Know Your Rights
Feb 28th, 18

Moving can be very stressful, and getting stuck with the wrong mover can turn things into an impossible situation. You’ve paid someone you believed to be a professional to handle your personal belongings with care, only to find out they’ve…

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Move for Free when you Buy or Sell with Team Mahesh and Rakhee Khatri
Feb 26th, 18

Want to move for free with Homestar’s best moving company? If you are considering buying or selling a home, you could!  Right now, Team Mahesh and Rakhee Khatri of Royal Lepage Terrequity Sapphire Real Estate, Brokerage are offering to pay…

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Flood Insurance - Are You Covered?
Jan 30th, 18

Flooding is becoming a more common problem in Ontario; with flash flooding caused by heavy downpours, runoff when fluctuating temperatures suddenly melt snow, and waves reaching new heights in Lake Ontario. Whether you own your home or rent, it's important…

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Post-Holiday Declutter in Preparation for your Move
Jan 17th, 18

Now that the holiday festivitieshave wrapped up for the season, it’s a great time to take inventory of you and your families’ possessions- both new and old.  This is especially true if you are moving, as moving day will be…

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How to Stay Safe in a Winter Power Outage
Dec 31st, 17

The risk of power outages goes up in the winter, as ice storms and snow laden tree branches weigh down power lines. Unfortunately, the risk of fires resulting from power outages also increases in cold weather, with people trying to…

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Holiday Safety Starts at Home
Dec 24th, 17

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes twinkling, colourful lights dripping from trees and rooftops, and lining windows and streets.  If you’ve recently moved into a new home,or are selling your current house, and are planning on…

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A DIY Dream: Buying a Diamond in the Rough
Nov 29th, 17

While it may be tempting to buy a house that’s move-in ready, all polished and cosmetically perfect, there is another option that could potentially lead to greater satisfaction and more equity.  This is to purchase a property that requires some…

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Choosing the Right Mover: How to Avoid getting Scammed
Nov 27th, 17

When moving, there is a lot to consider. But whether or not the moving company you’ve chosen will meet your expectations shouldn’t be a concern. You’ve entrusted a company with your most personal and often irreplaceable belongings, and there are…

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