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Mortgage Warning

18 November 2013
Wilson Sisters

Have you purchased a new condo or house during that last few years and are awaiting its completion? We strongly suggest that you get in contact with your lender to be sure that your financing is still in order. Do this sooner rather than later, especially if you’re buying the property as an investment and ..


Market Update

17 October 2013
Wilson Sisters

The Toronto Star reported today that home sales in Canada are expected to cool in the coming year due to the expiration of 90 and 120 mortgage approvals which may slow buyer activity. Their experts are not predicting a crash, rather a more modest increase in values than we have been seeing; around the 2% per year mark. ..


Waiting for a market correction?

03 September 2013
Wilson Sisters

We’re out in it every day. We have the actual real stats from TREB and can tell you that it doesn’t look like prices are going to be coming down any time soon. What you read in the newspapers can be quite deceiving. They like to start out with a negative headline that will get ..


Should you renovate before listing your property for sale?

01 August 2013
Wilson Sisters

Some say yes, some say no. We say, it depends. If your home is in really rough shape, our advice would be to try to clean it up as best you can, and list it without having done too much, because chances are, your buyer is going to be a renovator. Just make sure to .. read more


TIP for condo investors

27 July 2013
Wilson Sisters

Some of our clients have taken possession of their newly constructed investment condos this year…something we suggest to our clients is to spend a little money on upgrading the light fixtures in your unit, and be open to the idea of staging when trying to sell your new space. Chances are, when the building registers, ..


383 Sorauren

15 May 2013
Wilson Sisters

The Wilson Sisters and their constant companion these days, mini-Realtor Baby Will, attended a launch for 383 Sorauren a couple of weeks ago. We’ve been so busy since that time with super active clients, and said mini-Realtor, that we haven’t had a chance to write about our thoughts on this project, which is a shame. ..


Whoops…top mistakes of first timers

08 March 2013
Wilson Sisters

Buying a home for the first time can be exciting and a little scary. Take the scary out of the equation by getting informed. Having a Realtor on your side helps. We’ve worked with a lot of first timers and are happy to hand hold through the entire process. ;) Not knowing how much you ..


Why Follow the Pack?

23 January 2013
Wilson Sisters

We have to admit, it’s a very frustrating thing for us when the condo market takes a bit of a dive, that buyers, instead of buying when no one else is, take the “wait and see” approach. Why oh why don’t they take advantage of the lack of competition in a market that is so ..


What is ‘Purchase Plus Improvements’?

22 January 2013
Wilson Sisters

Our favorite mortgage broker, Rob Clancy of Safebridge Mortgage Solutions, recently sent out this article on Purchase Plus Improvements. We thought we would incorporate it into a blog because it addresses a product that doesn’t seem to be widely used. This handy mortgage product allows the buyer of a property to add some renovation costs ..


Worried about the latest Property Tax Assessment?

06 December 2012
Wilson Sisters

Property Taxes are a HOT topic lately in Toronto as the Assessment Notices went out and many were shocked to find out how much their assessed values increased since last time. A few of our clients were surprised to find that their assessed values were higher than that of their neighbors and were asking us ..