Keeping the house clean, tidy and show-ready can seem like a never-ending task. Yet, that's exactly what you're expected to do once you list your house on the real estate market. Realtors champion the value of home staging, in which you remove clutter and personal items, and organize the furniture in a way that highlights the home's best features. Staging your home helps sell the house quickly, and for top dollar.

Almost every renovation project will come with some disruption to a homeowner. But there are a number of things you can do to minimize the disarray. Some people will opt to live elsewhere for part or all of their renovation. But for most people, living elsewhere for several months is not financially viable and instead they must find ways to live in a home under construction.

Getting the kids ready for the school year may be a busy and expensive time for parents, but it can be a good opportunity to lead by example and teach your children a thing or two about budgeting and money management.


After ‘fear of missing out’ drove the spring frenzy, purchasers often wield the power now. So why don’t more seize it? House hunters in the Toronto area lamented for years that sellers had a tight grip on the market. Now, that tension has eased and buyers often wield the power.

If you’ve been spending your weekends at open houses and dreaming of getting the keys to your first home, it’s easy to get caught up in the search. However, it’s important to take the time to do your research first and think about how much you can afford to spend on your new home.

In good years and bad, property is a safe investment. It is, however, an area where it’s better to think long term than to try to turn a quick profit by betting on speculation. Here’s an overview of real estate trends, to help you better understand the opportunities available.

When it comes to Toronto real estate, there are roughly two kinds of people: those who own a home in the city and fear (or vehemently doubt) that a crash is upon us, and those who don't own a home in the city and pray with all their might that a crash is upon us.