By: Jasmine Lee

Hallmark Market Update Press Release

Tags: Market Update, House Prices, Homes In Toronto

  Below you will find our recent press release - referencing current market conditions. We found it necessary to make our statement on today's market, particularly with the zealous negative nature of the press.  Our market is going through a transition period but will remain strong and certainly grow from year to year. For end users, the time has never been better to be involved wi...Read More

Security In The Home

By: Jasmine Lee

Security In The Home

Tags: Security, New Home, Toronto, Real Estate, Tips, Home, Security For Your Home,

We have put together a list and some usefull tips that you can use to give you that extra peace of mind knowing that you have secured your family's home.   Think Outside The Sock Drawer: Lets be honest, almost all of use have hidden something valuable in our sock drawer. We recommend getting safe or better yet, move items you do not on a regular basis to a safety deposit box. The small ...Read More

How To Read Your Mortgage Documents

By: Jasmine Lee

How To Read Your Mortgage Documents

Tags: Mortgage, Mortgage Documents, Amortization, Term, Toronto, Broker, Real Estate, Mortgages, Banks, Finance, Financial

  We all know how important getting a mortgage is, but do we actually read the full document end to end? Below we have listed some of the more important sections you should defintely read over and check thoroughly before signing!  Check The Key Rates And Terms   Check the duration of the loan term. Even a 10 basis point change in the rate can add up over the long haul. C...Read More

First Time Home Buyers Game Plan

By: Jasmine Lee

First Time Home Buyers Game Plan

Tags: First Time Buyer, Buyer, Real Estate, Game Plan, First Home, Home, House, Toronto

We understand that your first home is the biggest purchase most people make in their lifetime. With this in mind, we have come up with a First Time Home Buyers Game Plan!  Before you start to look for your ideal first home, you should: 1. Start saving for your downpayment Before starting to look at properties, you need to start saving for a deposit. Generally, you need to try to save a...Read More

$4000 Tax Rebate For First-Time Home Buyers

By: Jasmine Lee

$4000 Tax Rebate For First-Time Home Buyers

Tags: Tax Rebate, First-time Buyers, First House, Home Ownership, Toronto, Real Estate, Affordable Homes, Land Transfer Tax

Finance Minister Charles Sousa is giving first-time home buyers a land transfer tax rebate of up to $4,000. Sousa used Monday’s fall economic statement to announce the tax break for eligible purchasers is being doubled from $2,000. The treasurer said the measure — funded by hiking rates on houses selling for more than $2 million — will have more impact outside the Greater Toron...Read More

Fighting For Affordable Home Ownership

By: Jasmine Lee

Fighting For Affordable Home Ownership

Tags: Home ownership, Toronto, Real Estate, Affordable Homes

I want to take this opportunity to update you on some important work the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) is doing at Queen's Park to help make home ownership more affordable for first-time buyers. The Canadian Dream As REALTORS® we know that home ownership is a pillar of the Canadian Dream. It has, for generations, supported a strong middle class and vibrant communities across Ont...Read More

By: Jasmine Lee

Renting Vs Homeownership

Tags: Renting, Homeownership, For sale, first time buyers,

  For First-time homebuyers there are many questions that need to be asked, when deciding to rent or buy. From looking at the "hidden costs" of buying a property to long-term employment plans says Moshe Milevsky, an associate professor at the Schulich School of Business at York University. 1.Where are you going to be in five years? Are you planning to keep the job you h...Read More

By: Jasmine Lee

10 Simple Things That Can Save You Thousands

Tags: Fall, Autumn, Home Maintenance, Save You Thousands, Homes, Toronto

  So for those of us who are early risers, we have all seen how dark it is when wake up now, we have all felt the weather getting cooler and we have all seen the leaves start to fall right? This only means that Fall is here and this is the perfect time to carry out a few simple checks to your home before the winter arrives which could financially save you thousands of dollars!  Ho...Read More

New Major Mortgage Rule Change!!

By: Jasmine Lee

New Major Mortgage Rule Change!!

Tags: Ministry of Finance, House Prices, Housing Market, Toronto, Ontario, Mortgages, First Time Buyers, Financial, Long Term,

On Monday 3rd October, Bill Morneau made a Major Mortgage Rule Change that will affect the Canadian Real Estate buyers.   Bill announced measures designed to reinforce the Canadian housing finance system, to help protect the long-term financial security of borrowers and all Canadians, and to improve tax fairness for Canadian homeowners.    The Change: As of October 17th 20...Read More

Welcome to Pickering!

By: Jasmine Lee

Welcome to Pickering!

Tags: Pickering, living in Pickering, homes in Pickering, community, family, affordable houses

Looking for a new place to live? Pickering is a great choice! Just east of Toronto, it’s an ideal place to do business. It’s the kind of community you want to raise your family in. Community & recreation centres, the Waterfront Trail, and lots of parkland make Pickering the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors—and the view from your new home! The city has some high-rises and a...Read More