Should a new immigrant family choose a single house or condo when settling in Canada?

Tuesday Jun 21st, 2022

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Should a new immigrant family choose a single house or condo when settling in Canada?

Many new immigrants get confused when it comes to choosing their first home between buying a condo or a detached house. As an immigrant and a realtor in Toronto, I will share my experiences with you so you may learn from my past mistakes.  I moved to Canada twice. The first time was in the year 2000 as a young skilled immigrant and the second time was in 2017, coming back with my husband and two daughters. I would like to share some helpful tips and insights that will be useful to new... [read more]

How Much Are Real Estate Commission Rates in Canada?

Tuesday Mar 8th, 2022

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Toronto Realtor Commission

Real estate agents in Ontario, like many other sales professionals, get paid commission – typically a set percentage of the price of a home, paid upon the successful completion of the sale. When an agent works with a Seller and lists a home for sale, they take on the risk – they only get compensated for their time and out-of-pocket expenses if the home sells. If a home doesn't sell, the REALTOR doesn't get paid.    What do Seller's Agents Offer? During... [read more]

Residential Property Types in Toronto Real Estate Market by Land Ownership and Architectural Style

Tuesday Jan 18th, 2022

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Residential Property Types in Toronto Real Estate Market by Land Ownership and Architectural Style

Typically in Greater Toronto Area, there are 3 forms of land ownership: Freehold, Condominium and POTL, and 4 types of architectural styles of properties: Apartments, Townhouses, Semi-Detached Houses, and Detached Houses. Land Ownership Freehold Properties Let’s first look at the broad classification from the form of land ownership. The first type is freehold properties. This form of ownership means the property owners not only own the building, but also own the land where the... [read more]

GTA Community Profile - Rouge Woods of Richmond Hill

Tuesday Mar 8th, 2022

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Community Profile - Rouge Woods

Richmond Hill in York region has always been a popular home buying area for Chinese people within the Greater Toronto Area.  Within the city of Richmond Hill, the Rouge Woods neighbourhood has long been recognized as a five-star community, not only with convenient transportation and beautiful natural environment, but also equipped with amenities, and also has many top elementary and secondary schools. Now, let's take a closer look at this five-star community, the Rouge... [read more]

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