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If you live in or near the Central Toronto core, chances are it's become a fact of life to be stuck in traffic due to road or development construction. So why is there so much development happening all at once? Is Toronto overbuilding?

Toronto is currently going through...

How cannabis legalization will affect condo rental properties and Toronto real estate?

As of October 17th, 2018, the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) will take effect which will provide for the legalization of recreational use of marijuana. Many details of the regulations will...

The modern age of technology has transformed the 9 to 5 workplace, with more individuals to run their business from anywhere and conduct business out of home. There are definitely options for  live/work space in Toronto, from commercial storefronts with a living unit a...

Is now a good time to buy a house in Toronto?

With the stress test, Canadian interest rate and rental prices trending upwards, you are probably wondering if you should get into the market now. There are a few things to consider if you are thinking of buying your next ho...

Buy a bungalow. There is no better time!

There is no better time to buy a bungalow in Toronto since the 2017 real estate price correction. Freehold detached home prices have adjusted. Buyers can now find urban bungalow lots with 25ft to 40ft lot frontage for a reasonabl...

How to look for modern homes for sale in Toronto?

Conventional real estate search on the MLS are often optimized for data specific searches limited to the number of rooms, square footage and area of the house. For an advanced modern property search in Toronto, your sear...

Architect-designed modern homes are often one-off authentic designer homes with no details overlooked from concept to construction. Browse urburbia.ca if you are looking for a Toronto modern home.

On a MLS listing, the description often has a section that calls out the "inclusions" which are chattels and fixtures that comes with the sale of the property. Chattels are movable possessions not afixed to the a surface. Unless otherwise noted specifically in the purc...

For modern architectural or one-off custom homes, the appraised value can vary depending on the appraiser you hired. An appraisal works for the benefit of the lender, and is not the same as market value or what a home buyer is willing to pay.

The cost of buying or selling your home is not just based on the purchase price on the offer. If you are selling, you would want to get a snapshot of all the related closing fees to work out your net proceeds from the sale. If you are buying, you would want to budget a...

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