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Shortage of House Listings in Toronto could be Boon for Condo Sales: Scotiabank

March 28th, 2014
Shortage of House Listings in Toronto could be Boon for Condo Sales: Scotiabank
By: Susan Pigg

The shortage of single-family homes for sale across Toronto is likely to buoy the resale condo market this year as first-time buyers look for an affordable alternative to a place with a picket fence, says a new report from Scotiabank.

It appears to be the lack of listings — and not la ...

713 10 Tapscott Road, Toronto, ON

March 26th, 2014

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Carriage House One. Large sunny bedroom directly across from Malvern Town Centre. Updated with newer 12 mm plank engineered hardwood. Open concept living and dining and large kitchen. Bright exposure from the 7th floor with lots of natural light. Enjoy the convenience of ample shopping, TTC, brand new medical cent ...

What First Timer Home-Buyers Need to know about Making an Offer on a House

March 20th, 2014
What First-Time Home-Buyers need to know about Making an Offer on a House
By David Fleming
www.thegridto.com

Recently, I found myself discussing an offer with a buying client on a house that would likely attract a lot of bidders. “So when do we find out what all the other bids are?” the client asked. “You won’t,” I replied. Right then, it occurred to me that very few buyers are aware of ...

What to Look for on your 2013 Income Tax Return

March 11th, 2014
What to look for on your 2013 Income Tax Return
By Evelyn Jacks
www.thestar.com

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It’s another good year for do-it-yourself tax filers. Like last year, there aren’t too many personal tax changes – just one really lucrative new tax credit to encourage people to get into the habit of charitable giving.

Here’s what’s new and some tips for when it’s time to get down to yo ...

CMHC Hikes Mortgage Insurance Premiums

March 3rd, 2014
CMHC Hikes Mortgage Insurance Premiums
By Pete Evans
www.cbc.ca

Canada's national housing agency has increased the cost of insuring mortgages for homebuyers who make down payments of less than 20 per cent.

Starting in May, the housing agency will charge an average of about 15 per cent more to insure mortgages, CMHC said in a release Friday.

Prior to the announcement, the premiums rang ...

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