The Benefits Of Purchasing A Property With A Backyard

By: Joshua Campbell

The Benefits Of Purchasing A Property With A Backyard

Tags: backyard, suburbs, real estate, York Region

1 minute read.   Many people regularly speak of the benefits of living in a small apartment in the city: minimal home upkeep, no lawn to mow, close proximity to all the city amenities, and the right amount of space. Sound nice?  Maybe for some.  But no backyard at all is probably not as ideal as you once thought after you read these benefits of having a backyard to call your own: &n...Read More

Can The Suburbs Make You Live Longer?

By: Joshua Campbell

Can The Suburbs Make You Live Longer?

Tags: suburbs, real estate, toronto, York Region

1 minute read.   Many believe that living in the suburbs leads to an improvement in their quality of life.  Urban vs Suburban living has become a choice of lifestyle and often is an indicator of one’s age and demographic.  Those who chose to live in the busy city are stereotypically YUPPIES or DINKS.  Do you remember these acronyms?  YUPPIES stands for ‘Young U...Read More

When Is It Time To Get Your Real Estate Affairs In Order?

By: Joshua Campbell

When Is It Time To Get Your Real Estate Affairs In Order?

Tags: downsizing, empty nest, Toronto, real estate

1 minute read.   The Kids have gone off to school and you can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel!  All families are different, but the fact of the matter is that more children return home from their post-secondary educations and STAY HOME much longer than ever before.  Your nest may only be temporarily empty right now, but that is the perfect time to get those Real Estate...Read More

Make The Most Of The Final Home Walkthrough

By: Joshua Campbell

Make The Most Of The Final Home Walkthrough

Tags: home inspection, real estate, buying a home, toronto

  1 minute read.   When you are gearing up to purchase a home, it can seem like there is an overwhelming list of things to remember and take care of before the big day. When the day finally arrives, new owners are so eager to just get in the house and take possession that they speed through the final walkthrough, doing a rushed job instead of optimizing its purpose and making sure the h...Read More

Cut Costs But Not Home Inspections

By: Joshua Campbell

Cut Costs But Not Home Inspections

Tags: home inspection, buyer, real estate, Toronto

1 minute read.   With the high cost of purchasing a house, it is no surprise that many residents in the GTA that are trying to buy are looking to cut down costs any way they can.  While there are a lot of ways to keep within your budget, making sacrifices that may end up costing you later is not a good idea.  One of those in particular is a home inspection.   Are you interested...Read More

When Downsizing Is Too Overwhelming

By: Joshua Campbell

When Downsizing Is Too Overwhelming

Tags: downsizing, toronto, real estate, bungalow

1 minute read.   With the last of the Baby Boomer generation set to retire in the near future, there is a lot of downsizing activity happening all over the real estate market.  This home move is likely one of the most stressful moves of one’s life.  Not only is it a huge lifestyle adjustment as retirement brings a reduced income, it is also the thought of having to go through ...Read More

Downsizing To Manage Finances

By: Joshua Campbell

Downsizing To Manage Finances

Tags: downsizing, real estate, debt, Toronto

1 minute read.   The debt load of many Ontarians has swelled over the past five to ten years.  We have spent quite a while enjoying low interest rates and relative ease of borrowing and now, some are ‘up to our eyeballs in debt’!  As mortgage renewals are coming due, many people are feeling shocked over the new, higher interest rates, often having to refinance and stretc...Read More

Knowledge Broker Summer Swim 2018

By: Joshua Campbell

Knowledge Broker Summer Swim 2018

Tags: Knowledge Broker Summer Swim 2018

1 minute read.    Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and help make our first annual Summer Swim a huge success!  At Knowledge Broker, we strongly believe in supporting our local community.  This year, our Summer Swim supported Newmarket’s very own ‘Inn From The Cold’ which is a local organization that provides shelter services to homel...Read More

When Pet Owners Sell

By: Joshua Campbell

When Pet Owners Sell

Tags: toronto, newmarket, real estate, selling

1 minute read. When you are preparing to sell your home, it takes a lot of work like minor repairs, prepping, photography, planning, open houses and showings. It’s no surprise that many home owners struggle through this process as it can often be stressful and frustrating trying to ensure that you get the most money you can get for your home. Pet owners are no exception to this and whether ...Read More

More Than What You Need

By: Joshua Campbell

More Than What You Need

Tags: real estate, homes in Toronto, selling

1 minute read.   With higher home prices and stricter lending rules, we find ourselves at Knowledge Broker talking to our clients about their needs (not their wants) ...their actual needs…and the consensus is that larger homes with the big walk-in closets is just that, a want not a need!  So many folks have told us that their walk-in closet is half empty.  They tell us that t...Read More

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