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

Buying A Pre-Construction Condo

By: Joshua Campbell

Buying A Pre-Construction Condo

Tags: Condo, Toronto, Real estate, buying and selling

2 minute read.   With housing prices as high as they are, it’s no surprise that the condo market in the GTA is still going strong.  Our skylines seem to be ever changing with new buildings reaching new heights every single day. The residential condominium construction industry is full of attention worthy innovations from roof-top green spaces filled with trees to the elimination of...Read More

Ontario Is About To Go Green

By: Joshua Campbell

Ontario Is About To Go Green

Tags: legal weed, toronto real estate, rental, marijuana

1 minute read.   The legalization of Marijuana for recreational use is right around the corner and frankly, it has landlords concerned.  With the Residential Tenancies Act, there is very little a landlord can do presently to restrict pets or smoking within a rental unit.  Unless the unit is sharing a common ventilation system and there is concern for allergies, it is really difficul...Read More

Prepping To Sell: Curb Appeal

By: Joshua Campbell

Prepping To Sell: Curb Appeal

Tags: curb appeal, toronto, real estate, selling

2 minute read. The exterior of your home is the first thing buyers see when they drive up.  It is important to ensure that they are looking at a well maintained and tidy home.  Consider these projects to perk up the front of your home also known as ‘curb appeal’ before that sign goes on the front lawn!   1. Driveway Maintenance:  Check out the condition of your ...Read More

The Hidden Costs Of Buying New

By: Joshua Campbell

The Hidden Costs Of Buying New

Tags: new homes, real estate, Toronto, buying

  2 minute read. The New Home Building Industry is a competitive marketplace.  If you live in the York Region area, you’ve probably become used to seeing all the developments under construction over the past ten years or so.  Usually there isn’t just one builder in the area, but several so buyers tend to do a lot of comparison shopping.    The majority of the...Read More

How Will You Register Title?

By: Joshua Campbell

How Will You Register Title?

Tags: lawyer, real estate, buying, toronto

  1 minute read. Whether or not you have ever purchased a home before, the way you register the ownership/title is something that never ceases to confuse people.  There are two major types of property ownership registration; Joint Tenancy and Tenants in Common...and yes, they sound like they could have an identical meaning, but in fact are quite different.  It is very important to...Read More

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