Houses in Toronto are of varying ages and materials: depending on the age or material of your plumbing, you might have cause for concern or need to consider replacing your plumbing sooner rather than later. The City of Toronto will replace your lead water service connection for free. Galvanized Pipes Galvanized pipes are usually made.. read more →

When you’re going over your home buying budget, it’s vital that you set aside an additional two to five per cent of your home’s price to pay for closing costs. Closing costs are the costs associated with buying a new home, and these are costs that usually need to be paid upfront. They can include:.. read more →

When speaking with clients about action items that could help increase the marketability and value of their home as they give consideration to selling – or indeed after the decision to list has been made and listing preparation is now underway – enhancing their home’s exterior is often top of the list. The reason for.. read more →

You may have heard of a condominium special assessment, these can be quite scary for the prospective condo owner and buyer. When a condominium all of a sudden needs an emergency repair – for example, the boiler breaks or the exterior is crumbling – the cost is passed on to owners in the form of.. read more →

What requires a building permit in Toronto? If you’re planning on renovating or updating your home to live in and enjoy and/or increase its value before selling, you may need to take out a building permit. According to the City of Toronto, you will need a building permit to: Construct a new building Any addition to.. read more →