HST Confusion…and Clarification

When exactly does HST come into effect for real estate transactions? That’s the problem. This is not exact science. To clarify… For Resale Homes As of July 1st, buyers and sellers will pay 8 per cent more on legal fees, appraisals, real estate commissions, home inspection fees, and moving costs. That’s about $2,500 extra if you are selling a $600,000…

Get Dirty

With somewhat more permanently good weather, now is the time to get in the garden and get dirty. To kick things off, check out some great plant sales in Toronto. Click the link for details… Black Creek Pioneer Village – Doors Open Toronto Plant SaleSaturday, May 29th to Sunday, May 30th Sheridan NurseriesTuesday, May 18th to Monday, May 31stHumber NurseriesMonday,…

Crack Shack vs. Mansion

It’s funny bit kind of scary. My wife scored 12 out of 16, but she is a ringer since she’s from Vancouver. Comment below if you beat her! CRACK SHACK VS. MANSION

April Market Watch

No matter how much the media tries to blow up the situation, the numbers are showing that the there is no bubble to burst, just a return to a more balanced market with greater inventory and movement. There is no doubt that things will slow down in the latter half of 2010 but not the frightening cliff dive that the…

Mortgages – Rate Creep?

From the desk of Peter Majthenyi and Andre Semeniuk… Lately there’s been a lot of speculation on when and how high interest rates will go. I don’t think any of us thought rates would stay low forever. I am confident we all recognize that our economy will gradually improve, and along with economic growth comes more realistic mortgage rates, likely…