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Richmond Hill: A Tapestry of History, Culture, and Community

Nestled in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Richmond Hill stands as a testament to the dynamic fusion of history, culture, and community. From its humble beginnings as a rural village to its current status as a vibrant suburban hub, Richmond Hill has evolved into a place where past and present seamlessly intertwine, offering […]

An Overview of the 2024 Federal Budget Policies

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On April 16, 2024, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland unveiled the 2024 Federal Budget in the House of Commons. This budget, proposing $52.9 billion in new spending over five years, including $8.5 billion for housing, signifies a pivotal moment in Canada’s housing policy. It introduces a range of innovative measures aimed […]

Dear friends, November 2023 – Real estate Market Update Letter.

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November 2023 Dear valued clients Though not shocked, we are startled nonetheless. Despite rising mortgage rates and “”nervous”” expectations about how prices will be affected, sales numbers and prices were similar to previous year. In October, realtors in the Toronto area sold nearly 4,700 houses, with an average sale taking just 21 days. Year to […]

Understanding Land Transfer Tax on Inherited Property Ontario

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Inheriting property can often be a bittersweet experience if coming in the wake of a loved one’s passing. While it can be a financial boon, it also comes with its own complexities, especially regarding taxes. In Ontario, the Land Transfer Tax (LTT) is a significant consideration for anyone involved in real estate transfer. But how […]

Can You Use RRSP for Pre Construction Homes?

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The dream of being a homeowner is an important milestone in one’s life, and for many Canadians, it can be a financially challenging endeavour. However, a hidden gem in the Canadian financial landscape can help you turn this dream into reality – the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). Let’s explore together how you can leverage […]

Elfs Real Estate: What Is It And Why Does It Matter?

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In the ever-evolving world of real estate, there’s a term that’s been gaining traction and is crucial for both buyers and sellers to understand: ELFs Real Estate. The term ‘ELF‘ stands for Efficient, Low-cost, and Functional properties, and it represents a new wave of homes that cater to modern needs without breaking the bank. Understanding […]

Who Pays Land Transfer Tax? – Your Ultimate Guide

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Transfer taxes play a pivotal role in the realm of real estate. They represent a charge levied on the transfer of ownership or title of property from one entity or individual to another. Naturally, the question of who pays land transfer tax comes to mind. This tax can be imposed by various levels of government, […]

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