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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Shorter interim occupancy time an advantage for condo buyers

Shorter interim occupancy time an advantage for condo buyers

As with road work on a major city street, so with the purchase of a pre-construction condominium: expect delays. But for how long? Road construction crews usually put up a sign giving the duration of the traffic-slowing lane closures. Condominium builders also give buyers a schedule, marking every milestone between first closing and final, full… Continue Reading

How to choose the best wireless plan

How to choose the best wireless plan

The holiday season is a great time to take advantage of special offers on smartphones. Whether you’re treating yourself or surprising a friend or family member, you’ll need to choose a wireless plan that lets you get the most out of that new device. Here’s a great little guideline: Choosing a carrier First thing’s first:… Continue Reading

Toronto ranked second in world by reputation

Toronto ranked second in world by reputation

A few months ago, we learned that Canada had been rated the number 1 country in the world by an organization called the Reputation Institute. Now that same outfit has released its list of the top cities of the world, by reputation, and Toronto is number 2, after Sidney, Australia. So woo hoo for Toronto… Continue Reading

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15 percent non-resident speculation tax becoming reality for Ontario; may help temper “frantic” real estate market “without unintended consequences”

15 percent non-resident speculation tax becoming reality for Ontario; may help temper “frantic” real estate market “without unintended consequences”

As expected, Kathleen Wynn moved to cool down the sizzling hot GTA real estate market with a bundle of measures, led by new 15 percent non resident speculation tax. Investors who are residents are exempt, although separate “policies” may also target locals. Expanded rent controls are also certain. “When I talk about the frenzy in…

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner wants action on noisy Airbnb “tenants”

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner wants action on noisy Airbnb “tenants”

Reader Question: “I believe my neighbour is renting out with Airbnb. I see people I don’t know coming and going, making lots of noise. I also don’t feel safe in this environment. What can I do about this? So far, complaining to management hasn’t helped.” Do you have a question for Richard? Please reach out…

Sousa again promises action in GTA real estate market and rent controls in “coming week”

Sousa again promises action in GTA real estate market and rent controls in “coming week”

In another of several announcements promising action on the Ontario housing market — this one promising “in the coming week” — Ontario’s Finance Minister Charles Sousa revealed more details of the pending plan to rein in speculative market pricing in the GTA area. A combination of low supply and excessive demand has thrust house pricing…

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