Looking to break into the Toronto real estate market, but seek more square footage than the typical condo provides? Given the average house price now tops $1.3 million in the city, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board, you better have a significant nest egg if you dream of detached living.
2016 was an unforgettable year, though some may want to try. Through the loss of several music legends, a rise in world-wide violence and a tumultuous political situation south of the border, it’s easy to dismiss last year as a negative. Yes, there were several monumental events that affected life for Canadians, though as many in the Real Estate industry would agree, one of the biggest news stories of 2016 was the continued highs of the Real Estate market.
With the Canadian and U.S. economies showing strength in many sectors across the economy, the housing and rental markets has once again come to the forefront of the discussion in both the U.S. and Canada.
Whether you’re a property manager or a renter, knowing your rights and responsibilities when it comes to your apartment is extremely important. While it’s not reasonable or expected for everyone to know everything about the Landlord Tenant Act in their particular province, being aware of the basics to some of the most commonly asked questions will make for a harmonious rental experience for all involved. Before we delve into these frequently asked-about issues, remember that the laws in your province may differ from those we discuss here (for ease of explanation, we will focus on Ontario). If you’re ever in doubt, don’t hesitate to contact your provincial Landlord and Tenant Board for more details regarding your specific issue. … The Landlord Tenant Act: A Brief Overview
By Jessica Green, Director, Cursive
In 2011 alone, YouTube reported more than 1 trillion views. That’s 140 views for every person on the planet. Facebook’s following of 750 million users is nothing to scoff at either. Having more than doubled its number of Canadian users to 6% to 14% since 2009, LinkedIn is no slouch. And you know that networking site that forces you to craft a thoughtful statement in 140 characters or less? It’s called Twitter and it hit more than 140 million users last year, so stop pretending that you don’t know how to pronounce it and start getting chatty. … Take Control of Your Condo or Apartment’s Web Presence by Investing Time Online and on Social Media
The temperatures are dropping, the holiday lights and decorations are going up, and the sun sets earlier every day. This adds up to one inevitable conclusion – winter is coming. For property managers and landlords, winter adds a new set of responsibilities to your already full schedule. But with a little planning and preparation, you can get your building into tip-top shape in time for the deep freeze. After all, the trusty Farmers’ Almanac is calling for a colder than normal winter throughout most of Canada, with Ontario and Quebec in store for a particularly snowy winter. … Winter Maintenance Tips for Property Managers