By: Vincent Picone

The Toronto Condo Market

Tags: toronto homes, toronto condos, condo market, toronto real estate

The condo market in Toronto continues to thrive in the face of consistently rising prices and falling sales numbers. In fact, the drop in sales reflects a declining number of condos on the market for purchase, which creates a gap between supply and demand and lends itself to the trend of rising prices in the market.   Despite this, however, condos continue to be a first choice for new homebuy...Read More

By: Vincent Picone

10 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Tags: homebuyers, homes in toronto, newmarket homes, GTA homes, real estate blog

10 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers   Narrow Down Your Wish List – Know which things on your list are your absolute must-haves, and which would simply be nice to have. When viewing lots of different potential homes, this will help to simplify your search. Get pre-approved for a mortgage – Doing so makes you look like a serious buyer. Whether you’re planning to go through y...Read More

By: Vincent Picone

Mortgage Broker vs. Bank - Which is Right for You?

Tags: real estate, mortgage, mortgage broker, big bank

For first-time homebuyers, the process of getting a mortgage can be daunting. As one of the biggest financial investments that one will undergo in their lifetime, mortgages are crucial to understand before taking the next steps to acquire one.   When it comes time to begin the process of applying for mortgages, there is a decision to be made on whether you will use a bank or visit a mortgage ...Read More

By: Vincent Picone

Should You Be Worried About the Toronto Housing Market?

Tags: Homes in Toronto, GTA Housing Market

While the housing market in the Greater Toronto Area has been booming in recent years, the last few months have been riddled with headlines about the year-over-year drop in home sales seen in the market. According to Sarah Niedoba, though, this doesn’t tell the whole story.   Her article details the ways these year-over-year numbers may not tell the whole story about the health of the h...Read More

By: Vincent Picone

The Basics of (Residential) Real Estate Investing

Tags: investing, real estate, real estate investing

Real Estate investing can be a great way to put your money to work and turn a profit. Before getting started though, it is important to understand what is involved, so that the profit you make is enough to cover the risk involved with the initial purchase, the taxes paid, and costs of renovations and utilities on your new property.   Finding a healthy market to invest in is key. While it is p...Read More