Difference between condo and townhouse

What’s the Difference Between a Condo and a Townhouse?

If you’re a first-time home buyer, you may have asked yourself what the difference between a condo and townhouse is. In this article, we’ll go over what condos and townhouses are, the pros and...

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closing costs and what you should expect

10 Condo Closing Costs You Have to Plan For

Condo closing costs are a series of cash transactions the buyer needs to pay at the time possession is handed over. As we’ll see below, each closing cost isn’t outright expensive.  But because there’s...

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why millennials prefer condos

7 Reasons Millennials Prefer Condos Over Other Property Types

As the largest living generation in North America, millennials are impacting the real estate market. Their values and approach to work-life balance is driving them towards buying condos.  This is a major shift from...

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Condo Fee Questions

14 Condo Fee Questions You’re Too Afraid to Ask

When you buy a new or resale condo, you also commit to paying the condo fees that go towards maintaining and upgrading the common elements. Condo developments are co-ownership arrangements.  Every owner contributes towards...

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Condo Home Inspections: Here’s Why You Need One

If you’re buying a resale condo and found the property you want to purchase, you’ll place a conditional offer to the seller.  The conditions of the offer are usually securing financing and reviewing the...

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5 Bylaws to look for when buying a condo

When placing an offer on a condo, it’s critical to review the rules and regulations that govern the development.  The five most important ones that condo buyers overlook are : Rentals Short-term rental Pet...

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credit score mistakes can cost you

7 Credit score myths debunked

If you’re thinking of buying a condo, you may be worried about your credit score. That magical number lenders will look at to determine if you’re worth lending money to.  If you read our...

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condo price per floor

Buying a condo on a high floor? Don’t overpay

According to Statistics Canada, one in eight dwellings in Canada was a condominium. Of these, over 3/4 are in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.  These cities are building upwards instead of sprawling.The odds are, if you’re...

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learn which condo upgrades add value to your property

Which Condo Upgrades Add Value When Buying Pre-Construction?

One of the great perks of buying a pre-construction condo is getting to choose the finishes you want for your new home.  The day you move in, there’s no need for renovations: everything is...

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avoid legal problems from pets in condos

What you need to know about pets in condos

According to a 2016 nation-wide survey, almost 41% of Canadian households include at least one dog and around 37% at least one cat.  Overall, there are at least 8.8 million cats considered household pets and 7.6 million dogs....

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