Renting vs. home ownership: Can you be financially secure without buying?

By: Jenelle Cameron

Renting vs. home ownership: Can you be financially secure without buying?

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A Certified Financial Planner compares the cost and long-term investment potential—and, just as importantly, the emotional motivations behind renting or buying. A MoneySense reader writes: With the price of real estate continuing to rise all around me, I’ve been wondering about the viability of being a long-term renter. I understand that there are strong financial benefits to owning...Read More

Detached homes in Toronto reach record-high selling prices

By: Jenelle Cameron

Detached homes in Toronto reach record-high selling prices

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The average selling price for a detached home is approaching $1.8 million. The average price for a detached home in the Toronto real estate market is higher than ever. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone browsing local listings, where a Scarborough bungalow sitting on a large lot is pegged at $3.2 million (this is not hyperbole).   According to the Toronto Regional Re...Read More

Fall Housing Outlook: Average Sale Price in Toronto Expected to Rise Even Higher

By: Jenelle Cameron

Fall Housing Outlook: Average Sale Price in Toronto Expected to Rise Even Higher

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Keeping in line with seasonal trends, Canada is on track to have a strong fall housing market, with activity poised to remain steady and average sale prices set to rise further by the end of 2021. High housing prices, driven by low supply and high demand, have created challenging conditions for many homebuyers across Canada, especially in Toronto and Vancouver. However, this has also created favo...Read More

Toronto falls 5 spots on prestigious ranking of world's best cities

By: Jenelle Cameron

Toronto falls 5 spots on prestigious ranking of world's best cities

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Toronto has fallen five spots to #18 in the global ranking of this year's list for the World's 100 Best Cities.  The list, as compiled by Resonance Consultancy, considers each city's diversity, cultural programming and presence on social media as ranked by locals, tourists and investors. It also includes each city's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and it...Read More

Should you help your adult children to buy real estate?

By: Jenelle Cameron

Should you help your adult children to buy real estate?

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With home ownership becoming increasingly difficult for millennials to achieve, many are turning to the Bank of Mum and Dad for help. Some investment pros warn against giving it. Arguably, it’s much harder for millennials to get their first step on the real estate ladder, compared to when my cohort bought our first homes. Housing prices were remarkably low in the 1980s compared to today; ho...Read More

The cheapest Toronto neighbourhoods to buy a townhome

By: Jenelle Cameron

The cheapest Toronto neighbourhoods to buy a townhome

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    With real estate prices still on the rise, buying a townhome in Toronto will likely cost you a pretty penny. But it doesn’t necessarily have to. If you’re looking to keep your spending on the lower end, knowing the most affordable neighbourhoods to buy in is key. And a new report from Strata.ca revealed exactly which five Toronto neighbourhoods are the cheape...Read More

“Which reverse mortgage is right for me?”

By: Jenelle Cameron

“Which reverse mortgage is right for me?”

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  Two lenders in Canada offer reverse mortgages—and while their offerings are similar in many ways, there are key differences you should understand if you’re considering one. How much can you borrow? What rates do they charge? Can you pay back the loan at any time? Read on for answers. When Vancouver condo owners Maggie and Rob found out they were on the hook for $400,000 in imp...Read More

Home buyers: How large should your down payment be?

By: Jenelle Cameron

Home buyers: How large should your down payment be?

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Is it best to maximize your down payment on a house or condo purchase, or keep some money to invest? When you buy a house or a condo, there are minimum down payment requirements to consider as you make your financial arrangements. If the purchase price is $500,000 or less, you need a 5% down payment. For properties between $500,000 and $999,999, there is a 5% minimum on the first $500,0...Read More

The cost of an average Toronto home is slated to go up another 50k in just 2 months

By: Jenelle Cameron

The cost of an average Toronto home is slated to go up another 50k in just 2 months

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Ah, Toronto home ownership, the dream that was not-so-long ago achievable by many with just a few years' salary, but is now completely out of reach for most. Nearly a third of those living in the city have come to terms with the fact that they'll likely be renting for life, while even more — over half — understand that they'll never ...Read More

Here are the cheapest and most expensive neighbourhoods to buy a home in Toronto

By: Jenelle Cameron

Here are the cheapest and most expensive neighbourhoods to buy a home in Toronto

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Though you now need a household income of nearly $200,000 per year to afford the average detached house in Toronto — and will be paying it off over the course of more than 25 years — there are still people who hope to own property in the city, though the number of those with such dreams is definitely dwindling as they face the hard reality of how expe...Read More