Seven Easy Steps to Handling Your New Role
1. Set the Stage for Peaceful Relationships
Right from the get-go, many expecting parents experience tension or a feeling of being torn between two – or even three or four – sets of grandparents forcefully asserting their wishes. It's a recipe for stress that soon-to-be moms and dads definitely don't need.
As much as you can, stay positive, be flexible, and go with the flow. Focus on supporting the expecting...
Family Day 2018 is around the corner and we’ve rounded up some local Toronto events for an array of fun family-focused activities. For more information on any of the events posted, click the images.
FAMILY FUN FEST
WHERE: Downsview Park, 40 Carol Road, Toronto, ON
WHEN: Saturday, February 17th - Monday, February 19th
DETAILS: Come check out Toronto’s indoor amusement park with over...
THIS PAST YEAR SAW THE SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED HOME AND CONDO MARKETS DIVERGE ON DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT PATHS IN THE TORONTO ESTATE MARKETS
The trend is expected to continue into 2018 as a mix of relative affordability for condo units and price appreciation for detached homes in recent years, combined with government policy changes in both markets, has helped push an influx of buyers toward condo ownership.
The GTA’s condo market also saw price appreciation of 22...
The 5 Best Home Renovations For Greatest Return on Investment
The 5 Best Home Renovations That Will Bring You the Highest ROI
Like most homeowners, you want to get the highest return on your investment when you decide to sell. While this will ultimately come down to a number of factors—location, proximity to public transport, market conditions—you can control how well your home shows, both inside and out. Doing some renovations can greatly increase your home’s value, especially if they haven’t been done...
Why it's a bad idea to work with more then one real estate agent
Every day we receive phone calls and emails from potential buyers and sellers asking for help in getting some information on specific properties or for help in buying & selling a home. One of the first questions we ask everyone is, "Are you working with an agent?" Sometimes the answer is, "Yes, I am working with my friend (or son, or cousin, etc.)" Not everyone knows how the real estate process works, so we like to explain it to them and...
Why wait for the Spring Market - Winter can be an excellent time to buy a house!
So real estate wizards tells us that spring and summer are the prime seasons for house hunting. Buyers are more likely to get out and shop when the weather is nice. It is a more pleasant time of year, and sellers know their yards look better when not covered in snow. Yet there are some very compelling and logical reasons for going shopping for a house in the fall and winter.
Here are some pros & cons to buying a home in November & December.
Fewer Buyers to Compete...
FREE EXECUTOR KIT: A checklist for choosing an executor
1. Make a list of the people you know and trust who could do the executor job well.
2. Consider the advantages of appointing more than one executor to work together. Perhaps neither one alone has all the tools necessary to get the job done, but as a team they do. This also has the benefit of sharing the load on more than one set of shoulders, and providing checks and balances - two heads may well be better than one.
3. Consider the value of a corporate executor, to reduce strain on...