Why use a Realtor to lease a condo in Toronto?

By: Jonathan Schwarz, ABR, CNE, SRS

Why use a Realtor to lease a condo in Toronto?

Tags: condo, rental, using a Realtor, lease

Why do I need a Realtor to help me find a rental, can't I just go on Kijiji, Craigslist or even Realtor.ca? The answer of course is yes, but what is your time and stress worth? According to CMHC (the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) in the fourth quarter of 2016 the vacancy rate for rentals in the GTA declined to 1.3% which is abysmally low and makes the Toronto rental market inc...Read More

You’ve decided to buy your first home!

By: Jonathan Schwarz, ABR, CNE, SRS

You’ve decided to buy your first home!

Tags: house, home, condo, first time buyer

Congratulations, this is a big decision, I'm so excited for you! Buying your first home can be a wonderful, scary, intense and interesting experience! Your heart is pumping  adrenaline through your body, your nerves are shot, this is it! It’s time to take the leap! The move to home ownership while scary is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself and your family long term...Read More

Getting your condo ready to sell

By: Jonathan Schwarz, ABR, CNE, SRS

Getting your condo ready to sell

Tags: condo, Toronto, staging your condo, getting ready to sell,

Its time to sell your condo, whether you're moving up, moving down or just plain old moving out and you want to do everything possible to maximize your sale price. Not only that, but you don't want your condo sitting on the market for weeks if not months you want it sold as soon as possible (not that this is an issue in Today's market in Toronto). The last condo I listed prior to writ...Read More