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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 ..


New mortgage rules…simplified

23 October 2012
Wilson Sisters

As you most likely have heard, in July of this year, the Government of Canada and the Superintendent of Financial Services implemented some new mortgage rules. There has been quite a bit of chatter and media discussion about the changes in the months since then. Up for debate is whether the new rules have affected ..


Looking for the perfect home?

17 September 2012
Wilson Sisters

There is probably a list of things you need and things you want in your next home, but putting them all on one single list would be a mistake. Why? Because buyers who separate what they need from what they want are much more likely to find a home that meets all their actual requirements. ..


The Work of Ryan Edmond

09 August 2012
Wilson Sisters

We happen to be big fans of Toronto. We’ve done some traveling, and have seen places that are incredibly beautiful, full of life and have a lot to offer. Toronto though, is home. That’s why, when we came across the work of Ryan Edmond, we were so excited at how beautifully he captured the Toronto ..


Good Karma…

04 July 2012
Wilson Sisters

Last year, we were working with a client, having shown her multiple properties, who ended up unfortunately going around us, contacting and dealing directly with a listing agent on a property that we had sent to her, putting in an offer and purchasing it without letting us know until afterward. It stung for sure, and we ..


Scrap the Tax

24 May 2012
Wilson Sisters

“We were thinking about moving but then we learned that the Toronto land transfer tax applies to each sale in Toronto, not just when you move to Toronto from another city like we did when we bought our current house. Knowing that now, we think we’ll stay put and renovate.” This is a piece of an actual ..


Part Time Agents

22 March 2012
Wilson Sisters

As Realtors, we’ve all heard it: A colleague of mine at the bank also has their real estate license, so I’m going to work with them on my purchase. My friend who is a fire fighter has his real estate license, so I am going to list with him. My sister is a Realtor in [insert ..


Sixty Colborne by Freed Developments

16 March 2012
Wilson Sisters

So on Friday, we Wilson Sisters attended the Broker Preview for the latest project to be introduced by Freed Developments. The event was held at Scarpetta, at The Thompson Hotel and was much more civilized and way more organized than the last couple we’ve attended. We will, next time though, be sure to arrive early to ..