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Affordable housing: condo townhomes

November 10th, 2019
Advantages of both house and apartment

In the currently high cost housing market, it is becoming in-creasingly harder for buyers especially those with young growing families to find exactly what they want in a home. rices for detached, semi-detached and even freehold town-homes have climbed significantly in recent years, making them an unaffordable option - therefore forcing buyers to-wards th ...

Money matters: build equity in your home

November 10th, 2019


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Owning a home is an investment that can garner a substantial return on investment when you sell your home. But, owning a home can also enable ou to finance some of life’s unexpected (or expected) expenses - such as a new car, kids’ university education, or reducing high-interest debts with a consolidated loan.

Homeowners in need of extra financing can use the equity in thei ...

FINANCES: Reverse mortgages

November 10th, 2019
Should we say yes?

Many people have seen ads depicting the benefits of a reverse mortgage for seniors. The message tells seniors that this type of loan allows them to remain living in their home while at the same time enjoying the home’s equity. It’s billed as financial freedom without the stress of moving or downsizing.

What is a reverse mortgage? In a nutshell, if you are 55 or older, you ca ...

Home inspections: when things go wrong

November 10th, 2019
There may come a time after you’ve lived in your house for a while that you discover something wrong with it. At that point, you may be upset or dis-appointed that your home inspection did not reveal this issue. There can be a number of reasons why the home inspection did not find it.

Intermittent or concealed problems
Some problems can only be discovered by living in a house and will never be ...

MOVING TO TORONTO: Pros and Cons

November 8th, 2019

Whether you’re coming from a different country, province, territory, or city, moving to Toronto is an adjustment for everyone. But it can also be very rewarding given the fact that the city has a lot to offer. Like anywhere else, there are a lot of benefits to living in Toronto, some of which may be more worthwhile than others depending on your perspective and personal preferences.

If ...

Lest We Forget

November 4th, 2019
At MAC Real Estate, “it’s not business... it’s personal”. The success of MAC Real Estate is due to Canada’s freedom and peaceful existence. Freedom which would not be a reality without the men and women who sacrificed their lives in the name of peace and freedom. For that, we remember.


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In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, ...

What's Happening Around Town

November 4th, 2019

A Guide to Events Taking Place in Toronto

Courtesy of MAC Real Estate Services Inc.

 
Toronto Christmas Market
Nov. 14 - Dec. 22, 2019

The Toronto Christmas Market takes over the Distillery Historic District for another year of holiday magic and romance. Now in its eighth year, this market is ranked as one of the world’s best Christmas markets by Fodor’s Travel, USA Today and Mashable. ...

When is the Best Time to Buy?

November 1st, 2019
MAC Real Estate Services has been operating for 30 years now. We have seen and heard it all. One of the top questions we are asked is: “when is the best time to buy?”. NOW, and here’s why:

  1. The Toronto Real Estate Market is very stable
    Have there been ups and downs in the market? Well, yes. Have they been the dramatic, sky-is-falling, bubble-bursting downs that some people claim are coming? Ab ...

Tips To Help Sell Your Property Fast, and For More Money

October 28th, 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 property is highly sought after by first time home buyers and real estate investors, regardless of the time of year you are selling:

  • De-clutter
    Think about when you look at photos of properties… does a clear countertop look more ap ...

How to Spot a Hot Neighbourhood

October 25th, 2019
Certainly you’ve heard the saying “location, location, location”. Indeed, this is a realtor’s mantra, but it is so for a reason. Homes can be renovated or adjusted to fit your needs. The neighbourhood can’t. So, here are some things to keep in mind when buying real estate in Toronto:

  • Proximity to transit.
    Transit is incredibly high on the priority list for most buyers. Nobody wants a long o ...
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