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Old Malls, New Looks

Two malls, two new looks. A redevelopment proposal for Bayview Village and Fairview Mall will give both malls and surrounding areas a big makeover including new retail spaces and new condo developments. Here is a breakdown of what is going into each development project. Bayview Village You probably recognize Bayview Village as it stands today, beside the iconic ARC Condos and Bayview TTC Subway station. Here is a Google Maps shot of it as it stands today. What you might not have seen however is that they are expanding to include 5 mix-use residential and commercial buildings around the existing mall, ranging from 6 to 33 storeys, and will have direct access to the mall from the TTC. This project […]

Should I Buy or Sell First? What’s Less Stressful?

Buy or Sell First? What's Less Stressful? This is one of the most common issues our clients have and it plagues them with unanswered questions and sleep loss. “If I Buy first, I’ll have to have sell my home by a certain date. “If I Sell first, I’ll feel forced to buy a house. There isn’t a magic answer, however, there is a formula for making the right choice for you. Let’s break down the 4 major steps involved in buying/selling, so we can pinpoint the main stresses, and sift out all the other “annoyances”. Stage 1 - Education and Preparation This is the stage where you prepare your home for sale and get accustomed to the market you’re buying […]

Investor’s Tips for Happy Long-Term Tenants

A happy tenant means a happy landlord. Happy tenants are more likely to renew their lease, keep you informed of any issues in the property, and also take care of the property being rented. Here are a few investor tips to maintain a good rapport and keep your tenant happy. Be a proactive landlord – Make sure the property is in good condition when the tenant moves in. This determines the quality of your tenant and how they will treat it themselves. It’s a good idea to establish grounds for open communication and educate the tenants on the property rules and quirks. Be responsive to the tenants’ needs – Tenants, like most people, don’t appreciate being ignored so return calls, […]

Parking Matters

Parking Matters – Blog Parking is a big deal, even if you don’t have a vehicle. All of our buyers looking in Toronto’s parking restrictive core get this crash course.  There are many different parking scenarios in Toronto, so we attempted to rank them according to our biased experience from most to least favourable. Parking Via Public Laneway Arguably better than private drives. Your land is utilized better with no driveway, and it also has better curb appeal, and more front or back yard space. Most city public laneways are wide and accessed by concrete. A main negative to laneway parking is the laneway being inaccessible if another car blocks the way, or if there is a large snowfall that […]

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Old Malls, New Looks

Two malls, two new looks. A redevelopment proposal for Bayview Village and Fairview Mall will give both malls and surrounding areas a big makeover including new retail spaces and new condo developments. Here is a breakdown of what is going into each development project. Bayview Village You probably recognize Bayview Village as it stands today, beside the iconic ARC Condos and Bayview TTC Subway station. Here is a Google Maps shot of it as it stands today. What you might not have seen however is that they are expanding to include 5 mix-use residential and commercial buildings around the existing mall, ranging from 6 to 33 storeys, and will have direct access to the mall from the TTC. This project […]

Should I Buy or Sell First? What’s Less Stressful?

Buy or Sell First? What's Less Stressful? This is one of the most common issues our clients have and it plagues them with unanswered questions and sleep loss. “If I Buy first, I’ll have to have sell my home by a certain date. “If I Sell first, I’ll feel forced to buy a house. There isn’t a magic answer, however, there is a formula for making the right choice for you. Let’s break down the 4 major steps involved in buying/selling, so we can pinpoint the main stresses, and sift out all the other “annoyances”. Stage 1 - Education and Preparation This is the stage where you prepare your home for sale and get accustomed to the market you’re buying […]

Investor’s Tips for Happy Long-Term Tenants

A happy tenant means a happy landlord. Happy tenants are more likely to renew their lease, keep you informed of any issues in the property, and also take care of the property being rented. Here are a few investor tips to maintain a good rapport and keep your tenant happy. Be a proactive landlord – Make sure the property is in good condition when the tenant moves in. This determines the quality of your tenant and how they will treat it themselves. It’s a good idea to establish grounds for open communication and educate the tenants on the property rules and quirks. Be responsive to the tenants’ needs – Tenants, like most people, don’t appreciate being ignored so return calls, […]

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Old Malls, New Looks

Two malls, two new looks. A redevelopment proposal for Bayview Village and Fairview Mall will give both malls and surrounding areas a big makeover including new retail spaces and new condo developments. Here is a breakdown of what is going into each development project. Bayview Village You probably recognize Bayview Village as it stands today, beside the iconic ARC Condos and Bayview TTC Subway station. Here is a Google Maps shot of it as it stands today. What you might not have seen however is that they are expanding to include 5 mix-use residential and commercial buildings around the existing mall, ranging from 6 to 33 storeys, and will have direct access to the mall from the TTC. This project […]

Should I Buy or Sell First? What’s Less Stressful?

Buy or Sell First? What's Less Stressful? This is one of the most common issues our clients have and it plagues them with unanswered questions and sleep loss. “If I Buy first, I’ll have to have sell my home by a certain date. “If I Sell first, I’ll feel forced to buy a house. There isn’t a magic answer, however, there is a formula for making the right choice for you. Let’s break down the 4 major steps involved in buying/selling, so we can pinpoint the main stresses, and sift out all the other “annoyances”. Stage 1 - Education and Preparation This is the stage where you prepare your home for sale and get accustomed to the market you’re buying […]

Investor’s Tips for Happy Long-Term Tenants

A happy tenant means a happy landlord. Happy tenants are more likely to renew their lease, keep you informed of any issues in the property, and also take care of the property being rented. Here are a few investor tips to maintain a good rapport and keep your tenant happy. Be a proactive landlord – Make sure the property is in good condition when the tenant moves in. This determines the quality of your tenant and how they will treat it themselves. It’s a good idea to establish grounds for open communication and educate the tenants on the property rules and quirks. Be responsive to the tenants’ needs – Tenants, like most people, don’t appreciate being ignored so return calls, […]

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Old Malls, New Looks

Two malls, two new looks. A redevelopment proposal for Bayview Village and Fairview Mall will give both malls and surrounding areas a big makeover including new retail spaces and new condo developments. Here is a breakdown of what is going into each development project. Bayview Village You probably recognize Bayview Village as it stands today, beside the iconic ARC Condos and Bayview TTC Subway station. Here is a Google Maps shot of it as it stands today. What you might not have seen however is that they are expanding to include 5 mix-use residential and commercial buildings around the existing mall, ranging from 6 to 33 storeys, and will have direct access to the mall from the TTC. This project […]

Should I Buy or Sell First? What’s Less Stressful?

Buy or Sell First? What's Less Stressful? This is one of the most common issues our clients have and it plagues them with unanswered questions and sleep loss. “If I Buy first, I’ll have to have sell my home by a certain date. “If I Sell first, I’ll feel forced to buy a house. There isn’t a magic answer, however, there is a formula for making the right choice for you. Let’s break down the 4 major steps involved in buying/selling, so we can pinpoint the main stresses, and sift out all the other “annoyances”. Stage 1 - Education and Preparation This is the stage where you prepare your home for sale and get accustomed to the market you’re buying […]

Investor’s Tips for Happy Long-Term Tenants

A happy tenant means a happy landlord. Happy tenants are more likely to renew their lease, keep you informed of any issues in the property, and also take care of the property being rented. Here are a few investor tips to maintain a good rapport and keep your tenant happy. Be a proactive landlord – Make sure the property is in good condition when the tenant moves in. This determines the quality of your tenant and how they will treat it themselves. It’s a good idea to establish grounds for open communication and educate the tenants on the property rules and quirks. Be responsive to the tenants’ needs – Tenants, like most people, don’t appreciate being ignored so return calls, […]

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Old Malls, New Looks

Two malls, two new looks. A redevelopment proposal for Bayview Village and Fairview Mall will give both malls and surrounding areas a big makeover including new retail spaces and new condo developments. Here is a breakdown of what is going into each development project. Bayview Village You probably recognize Bayview Village as it stands today, beside the iconic ARC Condos and Bayview TTC Subway station. Here is a Google Maps shot of it as it stands today. What you might not have seen however is that they are expanding to include 5 mix-use residential and commercial buildings around the existing mall, ranging from 6 to 33 storeys, and will have direct access to the mall from the TTC. This project […]

Should I Buy or Sell First? What’s Less Stressful?

Buy or Sell First? What's Less Stressful? This is one of the most common issues our clients have and it plagues them with unanswered questions and sleep loss. “If I Buy first, I’ll have to have sell my home by a certain date. “If I Sell first, I’ll feel forced to buy a house. There isn’t a magic answer, however, there is a formula for making the right choice for you. Let’s break down the 4 major steps involved in buying/selling, so we can pinpoint the main stresses, and sift out all the other “annoyances”. Stage 1 - Education and Preparation This is the stage where you prepare your home for sale and get accustomed to the market you’re buying […]

Investor’s Tips for Happy Long-Term Tenants

A happy tenant means a happy landlord. Happy tenants are more likely to renew their lease, keep you informed of any issues in the property, and also take care of the property being rented. Here are a few investor tips to maintain a good rapport and keep your tenant happy. Be a proactive landlord – Make sure the property is in good condition when the tenant moves in. This determines the quality of your tenant and how they will treat it themselves. It’s a good idea to establish grounds for open communication and educate the tenants on the property rules and quirks. Be responsive to the tenants’ needs – Tenants, like most people, don’t appreciate being ignored so return calls, […]