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WHAT JUST HAPPENED? HAS MOVING TO TORONTO OR RELOCATING TO TORONTO CHANGED FOR GOOD?

May 13th, 2020



Friday the 13th, March 2020, like a light switch, everything changed...what just happened? Where did everyone go??

 

Global Mobility, Relocation  and it's many facets is intricate/emotional/stressful, it's full of peaks and valleys.

When moving in Toronto it’s hard enough to move a few streets away in the same city, but moving from one continent to another is like an emotional roller coa ...

REAL ESTATE PAPERWORK and COVID-19, CRITICAL TO WORK WITH A KNOWLEDGEABLE TORONTO REAL ESTATE BROKER OR TORONTO REAL ESTATE AGENT DURING COVID-19

May 1st, 2020

 

As you know, the Ontario Government ordered most workplaces to close-down effective Tuesday, March 24, at 11:59 p.m. This measure is to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
 
The Government has created a list of “essential” services, which are businesses that are allowed to stay open, including “Land registration services, and real estate agent services and moving services.”

 
Why is “real est ...

A TOUGH BUT TEMPORARY BLOW to CANADA'S HOUSING MARKET

April 25th, 2020

The Pandemic will be a temporary shock


We are optimistic that the housing activity in the Toronto and Greater Toronto area will resume once the health crisis comes under control and authorities lift containment measures.  The timing and speed of the recovery is uncertain at this point.   We are hoping that early summer will be the restart date.  We think the Toronto real estate market recovery ...

MOVING TO TORONTO: Tips for an Easy Relocation with Kids

February 24th, 2020

Moving to Toronto is stressful enough without adding young kids into the equation. Whether you’re relocating for work, to be closer to extended family members, or for a fresh start, there are certain things you can do to make the move a little bit easier for yourself and your family.

Kids have a harder time adjusting to a new place than adults do. Generally, they have less experience wi ...

Chattels vs Fixtures – EXPLAINED

February 21st, 2020

Toronto’s real estate market is incredibly complex, and so is the terminology used. Two examples are “chattels” and “fixtures”. Two fairly benign words, but those two words have the potential to seriously complicate a real estate transaction. Let`s start by breaking down each item.

Chattels
These are generally goods that are not fixed to the property by anything other than their own weight, and ...

Less Stress over the “Stress Test”

February 19th, 2020

There has been a lot of talk about the “Stress Test” that took effect a few years ago. Currently, the OSFI (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions) requires that all homebuyers requesting a new mortgage – or those switching lenders – prove that they can afford 2% more than the rate their bank is offering, or 2% more than the Bank of Canada 5-year benchmark of 5.19%, whichever ...

Toronto’s Population Density

February 12th, 2020
A recent survey by Finder verified that Toronto is the most desirable city to move to for real estate. In 2018, Toronto was named the 4th most liveable city in the world. Toronto is also the fastest growing city in North America. With all this great buzz and desire to live in Toronto (Toronto real estate truly is outstanding), one would think Toronto’s density is quite high from a global pers ...

Facts about Corporate Apartments You May Not Know

February 7th, 2020

Corporate housing is an excellent option for business professionals who are planning temporary stays in Toronto for any given period of time. Since these accommodations are turnkey or move-in ready, renting a corporate apartment in Toronto saves you the hassle of having to spend a lot of time and money looking for a place to stay. Renting a corporate apartment also saves you from burdening ...

What's Happening Around Town

February 5th, 2020

A Guide to Events Taking Place in Toronto

Courtesy of MAC Real Estate Services Inc.

 

Canadian International Auto Show

Feb. 14 - 23, 2020

The largest auto show in Canada is back with over a week’s worth of events and displays with the newest advents of the auto world. Skydome City is a five minute walk from the Convention Centre. MAC Suites’ Skydome City and King & Spadina Reside ...

Toronto’s Finest Coffee Shops For Business Meetings

January 31st, 2020

As one of the largest, most diverse, and densely populated metropolitans in the world, Toronto has a lot to offer business professionals in the way of commercial opportunities. People come to Toronto from all over the world to work and live here both temporarily and permanently. Over the years, Toronto has more than earned its reputation for a major financial and business hub. One reason th ...

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