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The Condo Solution: To Rent or Buy?

By | April 12th, 2010|Categories: Buying, Renting|Tags: |

If you are renting because you believe it's cheaper than buying a home, it's time to take a close look at your math. Current interest rates make mortgage payments equivalent to or lower than rents in many areas. At the end of a tenancy, you have [...]

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CMHC rental market summary for condominiums

By | January 10th, 2010|Categories: Renting, Square One Condos|Tags: |

CMHC defines condominium rentals as the secondary rental market. They include condominiums offered on rent as well as the following additional housing units that are rented, namely- single-detached houses; semi-detached; freehold row/town houses; duplex apartments; accessory apartments; apartments which are part of a commercial or other type [...]

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Lease-To-Buy May Be Good Option

By | December 9th, 2008|Categories: Buying, Investing, Renting|Tags: , |

Many people who are struggling to get mortgages are finding comfort in a growing trend: lease-options. This is a contract that allows renters to lease the property and, at the end of their lease, they have the option to buy the home. Hopeful buyers with poor [...]

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Mississauga Rental Market

By | October 29th, 2008|Categories: Renting, Square One Condos|Tags: |

TREB's Rental Market Report (May to Aug 2008) Both leased transactions through the TorontoMLS system and monthly rents achieved in these transactions climbed in the second four-month period of 2008. Total units rented came to 4,297 (apartments and townhouses), up 12 per cent over the same timeframe [...]

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Residential Tenancies can be smoke-free

By | March 10th, 2008|Categories: Renting|Tags: , , |

Landlords can keep properties smoke-free Toronto Star dated Mar 8, 2008 by Bob Aaron A decision of the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board last month underscores the right of a landlord to insert a non-smoking clause in a residential lease, and that the clauses are enforceable in the event [...]

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Mississauga Condo Rental Market

By | January 24th, 2008|Categories: Condos, Renting, Square One Condos|Tags: , |

TREB's Rental Market Report (Sep to Dec 2007) The rental transaction through Toronto MLS rose 6 per cent in 2007 to 9,286 condominium apartment/townhomes rented in Greater Toronto Area. In 2007, 3,837 units were leased in GTA between May and August 2007, with transactions moderating in [...]

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