At it Toronto City Council meeting on February 15, 2017, the Council adopted changes to the Municipal Land Transfer Tax rate structure and rebate eligibility criteria. This change came into effect March 1, 2017. To make things easier for our agents and clients we created this quick reference guide: To download a pdf version you can do so here: Downloadable Ontario Provincial & City of Toronto Municipal Land Transfer Tax Rate Cheat Sheet
February 2017 was certainly one for the books. We saw tremendous year over year price increases right across all property types in Central Toronto. There has been wide speculation about what is causing this huge increase in price, foreign buyers being the easy target. In our view one of the greatest culprits is simple supply and demand. Demand is incredibly strong while supply is low and has been low (from a year over year comparison stand point) for months, since December. In February 2017 there were 12.5% fewer new […]
We are Sage Real Estate one of Central Toronto’s fastest growing boutique real estate brokerages. We are looking to hire a full time Jr. Graphic Designer with 2-3 years of work experience to work with our design team. At Sage we do things a little different. Our marketing department is run like an internal agency. Our clients are our agents and the brokerage itself. We are growing and need to add another member to the team to help with this growth. We want someone that has the skills we need […]
Now that you have sold your home, the next step is to get ready for the move. We’ve put together a checklist to get you organized and make the big day as stress free as possible. More than a month before the move Start a moving expense book. Some of your expenses may be tax deductible, so be sure to save your receipts. Get written estimates from at least two moving companies and make sure the movers know all the items which are to be included. Do not include jewelry […]
Teachers, lawyers and doctors are all being rated by their students, clients and patients. Rate how well your Realtor and brokerage has performed for you. If your Realtor or brokerage met or surpassed your expectations, let them know. If they haven’t, constructive criticism is a catalyst for improvement. This can easily all be done on Yelp and Google Reviews. Go to Yelp.ca, register or log-in and speak your mind.
Putting a deal together is half the battle, now it must be kept together. If the Agreement of Purchase and Sale was negotiated with conditions in it those conditions will need to be met and waivers or amendments will need to be signed in order to make the agreement firm and binding. Once the deposit cheque has been placed into the listing brokerage’s trust account and any conditions in the offer have been fulfilled, a SOLD sign will be placed on the lawn and the sale gets reported to MLS. […]