October 2018

Found 4 blog entries for October 2018.

The Fraser Institute’s school rankings website provides a detailed report on how each school is doing in academics compared to other ranked schools. It also shows whether the school’s results are improving, declining, or just staying steady over the most recent five years. Remember that the newer schools will not have a history, and you may want to check yearly, to see how they are fairing in comparison to other schools in the area!

A very important consideration for you when you have decided 2019 is the year you are making a move is: "What are the schools like in the neighbourhood? What programmes are available? French Immersion? Gifted? Regular Track? " You can get all of the information you need if you click the links below. The information and

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The First Time Buyer incentives were changed on January 1, 2017, first-time buyers who are permanent Ontario residents, do not pay land transfer tax on the first $368,000 of the cost of their homes. Given lower prices in some of our areas of expertise, outside of Toronto, and in the West GTA & Hamilton area, this could mean no land transfer tax on the purchase for your first home. Or, at the very least, it is closing cost savings of $4000for your 1st home, instead of the former $2000 incentive.

Tenants are also getting a benefit, as the also government froze the property tax on apartment buildings — which are taxed at more than double the rate of other residential properties and condos, for example — while it reviews how the “high property tax burden”

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The proliferation of services that help homebuyers and sellers complete their own real estate transactions is relatively recent, and it may have you wondering whether using a real estate agent is becoming a relic of a bygone era. While doing the work yourself can save you the significant commission rates many real estate agents command, for many, flying solo may not be the way to go–and could end up being more costly than a realtor’s commission in the long run. Buying or selling a home is a major financial (and emotional) undertaking. Find out why you shouldn’t discard the notion of hiring an agent just yet.

1. Better Access/More Convenience

A real estate agent’s full-time job is to act as a liaison between buyers and sellers. This means that he or

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An interesting perspective on home sales from The Real Estate Board of Hamilton Burlington:


Hamilton RES New Listings:  240
Hamilton RES Sold Listings:  132
Hamilton RES Average sale price:  $470,189.00
Hamilton Commercial New Listings 33
Hamilton Commercial Sold Listings 4

Burlington RES New Listings:  78
Burlington RES Sold Listings:  51
Burlington RES Average sale price:  $663,176.00
Burlington Commercial New Listings 8
Burlington Commercial Sold Listings 2

Haldimand RES New Listings:  26
Haldimand RES Sold Listings:  16
Haldimand RES Average sale price:  $423,460.00
Haldimand Commercial New Listings 2
Haldimand Commercial Sold Listings 0

Niagara North RES New Listings:  24
Niagara North RES Sold Listings:  14
Niagara North RES Average

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