The Blog


Changes are Coming for Toronto's Airbnb Hosts - Are you Ready?
Jun 29th, 18

No doubt you’ve heard the name – Airbnb. Seemingly overnight, the American-based online marketplace and hospitality service created for users to lease or rent short-term lodging, including holiday homes/cottages, apartments, hostel beds or in some cases, hotel rooms, exploded in…

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Is it Illegal to Cut the Trees in your own Back Yard?
Jun 27th, 18

It may seem like owning a home with a yard would mean you would have ownership over the trees within it, and total control over trimming them, pruning them, or cutting them down. But did you know that in the…

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Get the Look for Less: Custom Closets
May 30th, 18

Closet space is a coveted thing, and even if you own a house with a walk-in closet in every room, there still just never seems to be enough closet space. And chances are that you aren't in a house with…

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Getting Around when you move Downtown
May 28th, 18

The big city offers an array of potential advantages, one of the most obvious and important being the availability of work, along with being both the financial, cultural, and corporate mecca of Ontario. So now, more than ever, Ontarians are…

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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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