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VISIT SERIES: Haliburton Highlands

December 30th, 2019
New to Toronto? On a Toronto work assignment and want to see the sights? Visiting Toronto and the GTA? The Greater Toronto Area has some spectacular things to see and do. In our “Visit” series, we will focus on some of the great day-trips to take to get to know your new hometown.


Haliburton Highlands is a tourist and cottage area in Central Ontario. The county borders Algonquin Provincial Park ...

Where to Ring in the New Year if Visiting Toronto This Holiday Season

December 27th, 2019

New Year’s Eve in Toronto is pretty much like one big citywide extravaganza! Restaurants and bars will stay open later and offer unique holiday-themed specials, the TTC will uphold its tradition of offering free ride services after 7:00 p.m., and the city will be buzzing with locals and tourists attending New Year’s 2020 celebrations!

If you’re wondering where you and your loved ones sh ...

Determining an Asking Price

December 23rd, 2019
Toronto real estate is hot right now. Properties are moving fast, and for more money. Having said that, there are some key points to keep in mind to ensure your home is priced correctly to capture the attention of first time home buyers and real estate investors:

  • Work with a Realtor: This is our #1 piece of advice. Successful licensed realtors (like us!) really can guide you to the correct ...

MOVING TO TORONTO: Stress-Free Holiday Season Moving

December 20th, 2019

Regardless of where you’re moving—whether it’s across the country or down the street—planning a temporary or permanent move can be extremely stressful even in the best of times. But moving to Toronto in the middle of the holiday season is downright panic inducing for a lot of people. Unfortunately, when there are extenuating circumstances involved, relocating to Toronto during the busiest t ...

Probate and Toronto Real Estate

December 18th, 2019
As a real estate professional with three decades of experience, I have dealt with many varying types of real estate transactions. One transaction that I often am asked questions about, is selling a Toronto area re-sale home which requires probate.

Probate, simply put, is a judicial process that proves the validity of a will. This is done in a court of law, and typically takes 4-6 months (yes, ...

Must-See Attractions While Visiting Toronto During the Holiday Season

December 13th, 2019

Despite taking place in the winter, the holidays are the warmest and most cheerful time of year. With all of the bright lights, music in the air, and festivities abound, there’s a lot to do across Toronto and the GTA this holiday season. If you happen to be celebrating in Toronto this year, there’s a lot of wholesome fun in store for the whole family! But if you’re only staying in Toronto t ...

MOVING TO TORONTO: Tips to Help with Relocating in the Winter

December 11th, 2019

Moving to a big city like Toronto is hard enough without factoring in potentially poor weather conditions during the winter months. Sometimes, moving in the winter is unavoidable, especially if you’re relocating to Toronto for work, to be closer to family, or because the lease on your current rental is running out. There are quite a few benefits to moving to Toronto in the winter that many ...

Happy Holidays

December 9th, 2019
At The MAC Group (MAC Suites, MAC Caribbean, MAC Real Estate, and MAC Relocation Solutions), it's not business, it's personal.

The staff send a wish of good health and happiness for the holiday season and New Year.


From all of us, to all of you, Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year.

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CONDO CORNER: Assignments

December 6th, 2019

The Toronto condo market is HOT right now. Buyers looking to purchase a condo in the Toronto real estate market are finding themselves in bidding wars, or struggle to find that “latest and greatest” condo they are looking for.

So what exactly is an assignment? It’s when a seller sells their interest in a property before they take possession (ex: before it is built). This means that they are se ...

Top 6 Spots to Have a Business Lunch in Toronto

December 4th, 2019

Whether you frequently take business trips to Toronto or are planning your first one to close a big deal with a client, setting up a lunch date can be a great icebreaker to help you talk strategy and achieve your desired outcome. As a massive corporate and cultural hub, Toronto has countless sophisticated and well-known lunch spots to choose from that are ideal for any business meeting. Si ...