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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 ...