What Homeowners, Buyers, Renters and Sellers Need To Know

By: Bill Orr

What Homeowners, Buyers, Renters and Sellers Need To Know

Tags: home rental, sell, buy, buying home, selling home, ontario

Ontario’s Rent and Housing Reform: What Homeowners, Renters, Buyers & Sellers Need to Know Recently Premier Wynne announced that Ontario would be initiating 16 new legislations designed to balance and cool the red-hot housing market among other things. Here are the 16 points explained. Actions to Address Demand for Housing: 1) A 15% non-resident speculation tax (NRST). The NR...Read More

By: Bill Orr

The Truth Behind Title Insurance

Tags: Title Insurance, Home Insurance, Homes For Sale, Mississauga Real Estate, Real Estate

The Truth Behind Title Insurance    You’ve been told that title insurance is optional, but important, but before you shell out the money, it’s necessary to know what it is, and why you need it. A lot of people over look it as an ‘additional cost’ when they are settling their closing fees with the lawyer. But don’t just sign off on...Read More

The Cost Of Living In Suburbia

By: Bill Orr

The Cost Of Living In Suburbia

Tags: Living In The City, Living In a Mississauga Home, Mississauga Home Lifestyle, Homes For Sale

It may seem like you’ve traded up when you moved into your four bedroom home in the suburbs. With a yard in the back and an open spacious kitchen, windows all along the house and the park and school just a few steps away. It’s hard not to fall in love with the fantasy, especially if you’re a new family, starting off your lives with the kids. But is it true that suburban living of...Read More

By: Bill Orr

Making Room for a Make Over

Tags: room makeover in Mississauga, home makeover Mississauga, Mississauga Home Renovations

You don’t have to wait for a special season to give a part of your home a quick and easy change. In order to spruce up the space, you need a good plan, and some inspiration! You’ll want to start by listing down the functionality of the room. What it’s used for, how much time you spend there, and what you absolutely need in it.   When you start planning the room make over, yo...Read More

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Turning Your Ugly Kitchen Duckling Into a Swan

Tags: Kitchen Renovation, Kitchen Re-modelling,

Turning Your Ugly Kitchen Duckling Into a Swan Any kind of big renovation is disruptive, frustrating and eventually very stressful, especially if it has to do with the kitchen. Being the most important part of your home, the kitchen requires the most attention, and of course, will need to be kept updated as well. But we all know that when the kitchen shuts down, so does the home! In order to get t...Read More

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Condo Managers Should Now Qualify for their Job

Tags: Condo Act Of Ontario, Condominium Act of Ontario, Condominium lifestyle

Last summer, there were proposed changes to the 15-year old Condominium Act of Ontario, which were sent to review by the government, industry officials and condo owner representatives. Among other things, the newly revamped Act required all condos to hire qualified managers as caretakers of the property. Since condo life mainly revolves around the person who is in charge of the building, it was be...Read More

By: Bill Orr

The Mortgage Five Year Plan

Tags: Mortgages, Interest Rates, Mortgage Rates, Refinancing, Financing Homes

The Mortgage Five Year Plan   Is this the beginning of the end of cheap credit in Canada? As home owners wait anxiously for their five year term to renew, they are the mercy of lending institutions to keep rates a realistic amount. The future isn’t looking too promising, as market reviews are all hinting at an upward trend. The rates are rising and so will the payments which follow. ...Read More

By: Bill Orr

Putting Your House For Sale In Mississauga?

Tags: Mississauga Homes, Homes For Sale In Mississauga, Houses For Sale In Mississauga

14 Important Facts To Consider If you are considering putting your house for sale in Mississauga there are a number of important factors to to acknowledge. Consulting a qualified and professional Real Estate Agent is fundamental step in achieving your selling goals. However, occasionally one can see "For Sale By Owner" signs, as some owners think that putting their house for s...Read More

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Client and Realtor Safety during an Open House

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There’s something about the concept of open houses that provokes a broad spectrum of responses from realtors and clients alike starting with enthusiasm right on down to indifference. The proliferation of Internet listings, virtual tours, blogs and the like means there are easier ways to view a home today. While that doesn’t exactly mean they are becoming extinct, it’s long bee...Read More

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A Window With No View

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A Window Without a View Everyone loves a big beautiful window in the room. What’s there not to love? In most cases, windows add light and a wonderful view to the outdoors, but for some, the view is a little less than panoramic. If you’ve got a window that overlooks a neighbors wall , then it’s probably more trouble than terrific! If your house has one of those windows that don...Read More