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New First Time Home Buyer Incentive from the Federal Government

June 18, 2019

Assuming that our upcoming federal election (or anything else for that matter) does not change anything, we can count on the new first time home buyer incentive program to begin accepting applications on September 2, 2019 (with the first available closing date of November 1, 2019). The new incentive will ...

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June 2019 Market Update

June 10, 2019

Watch my June 2019 Market Update Video…. Featuring:  how does Durham Region compare to the overall GTA in average home prices? https://youtu.be/n5M5xaFRiuE   ...

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Determining What You Can Afford

June 1, 2019

Money: What Do You Have and What Can You Borrow? Determining the type of home that you can afford to purchase involves figuring out how much money you have for your down payment and the mortgage loan that is available to you. The down payment is the largest cash cost ...

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Moving With 4 Cats

May 26, 2019

Cats do not like moving day, that’s for sure. And, of course, as cat owners we wish we could always just let them do what they do best, which is to be happy all of the time. But once in a while we have to put our kitties into their ...

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Are Canadians at Risk of Insolvency? See what Benjamin Tal says.

May 17, 2019

“Bankruptcies and insolvencies have been trending downward for years now. For years, because the labour market is on fire. The labour market in Canada has been very very strong. In fact, companies can’t find people. And that’s something that will continue to keep the insolvency story ok.” – Benjamin Tal, Deputy ...

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My latest read: The Family War

May 16, 2019

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May 2019 Market Update

May 6, 2019

In this month’s video, I highlight the average home prices in the GTA and discuss the Ontario government’s Housing Supply Action Plan. Here’s the link: https://youtu.be/exK11fZYH2E If you have any questions, or you know anyone who is buying or selling, let me know! Miia ...

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Realtor Quest Call for Exhibitors: Still a Few Booths Left!

May 1, 2019

If you are a business owner who services Real Estate Salespeople, then consider getting a booth at the annual Realtor Quest trade show. Thousands of Realtors® attend every year. I’ll be there! Dates: Wednesday, May 29 – Thursday, May 30, 2019 Booth Availability: http://www.realtor-quest.ca/exhibitors_floorplan_availability.php I hope to see you there. Miia ...

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Fun Facts: Where Can You Find a Home for Under $500,000?

April 29, 2019

As of this morning, April 29, 2019, I searched the TREB MLS® for residential properties that are listed for an asking price of maximum $500,000. Here’s what I found: 2 in Pickering; 10 in Ajax; 18 in Whitby; and 144 in Oshawa. For more information about listings of interest to ...

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Business Book Review: Persuasion, by Arlene Dickinson

April 28, 2019

In this book, the author, Arlene Dickinson, who is known by many to be a co-star on CBC’s TV show, Dragon’s Den, describes her approach to persuasion. Through various stories and examples from her own life and from others, Arlene describes how persuasion involves being authentic and honest, and that ...

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