Reasons To Buy A Home In The Winter

We are led to believe that the spring and summer months are the prime time for purchasing a home, but have you ever considered purchasing a home in the winter?

Here are a few reasons to prove that buying a home in the winter might just land you a better deal!

The Best Bargains

With low temperatures – home sellers are less likely to pack up their belongings, as well as fewer offers coming in on homes. It would be the perfect time to snag a deal as agents and sellers are trying to close as quickly as possible!

Less Competition 

There will definitely be less savvy potential buyers in the market during the winter, due to icy roads and pavements. If you’re willing to endure the weather conditions – you just might land yourself an amazing deal!


A sure sign that a seller is ready to sell their home and move on out is when they’re selling in the middle of winter. Whatever the circumstance may be, negotiating a selling price, closing cost or closing date are more likely to be open for negotiation!

Most Sellers Are Holding Off Until Spring

Sure, the market might not be as booming in the winter, but it might be the perfect time to find exactly what you’re looking for, with less competition!

Working One-On-One

Winter being the slower season, your agent will have more time to spend with you regarding your big upcoming purchase. Spring is a hectic time for all agents, so in the wintertime, you’ll be able to have their undivided attention!

Homes Are Less Appealing In Winter

Everyone knows how difficult it is to keep a home looking sparkling and beautiful during the winter. There’s snow, mud, ice and salt to name a few that can make homes less appealing. However, you could use this to negotiate a better price, not to mention, the less appealing to buyers, the less offers a home will get, meaning yours could be at the top of the list!!

Mortgage Rates

You want the best mortgage rate possible so it’s always best to speak with a mortgage broker before the prices go up in the new year. Let the low supply and demand work in your favour – Don’t be left scrambling and bidding come the springtime.

Article Source: HGTV

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Toronto Landlords 1 or 2 Bedroom Apartments Needed NOT in a Condo

Toronto Landlords – 1 or 2 Bedroom Apartments Needed NOT in a Condo AAA Tenants
We have amazing clients, earning over $125,000 a year, that would like to live in Downtown Toronto but don’t want a Condominium Apartment.
Quiet Couple – No Pets – No Smokers – Secure Jobs, simply don’t want a High Rise Crowded Lifestyle
Looking for 2 Good Sized Bedrooms, Self Contained Apartment – No basement apartments please.
Also looking for a Small, Pristine Clean 1 Bedroom, Main Floor or 2nd/3rd Floor of a House.
If you have a House, Duplex, Triplex, Great Apartment Over a Store in the City of Toronto Under $2000 a month and are looking to Rent to Solid, Quiet Tenants, please email a brief description and your asking price us so we can connect you.
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** Our Rental Department traditionally Assists our Inventors with their Condominium Rentals but this month we have had many requests for Low Rise Properties.
This post is to help the hard working Toronto Film Industry Employees connect with Individual Private Home Owners looking for Great Tenants **

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Landlord Tip – Try and Get 2 Pieces of ID Before Renting

When I read this story about a Landlord’s horrible ordeal with her tenant, I thought the best way of helping other landlords was by sharing her experience and adding a few tips from my years as a Landlord.


While the Province of Ontario does not allow security deposits, I am a little more careful these days about securing proof of the condition of my unit before I rent it out. I usually take several photos of the property and add them as part of my lease agreement.


We tour the unit on the occupancy date, we review the photos together and each page is dated and initialled by the tenant. This way the tenant has peace of mind the scratch in the hardwood was there before they moved in and I have evidence the hole in the living room wall was not!


Always get 2 pieces of photo ID, 3 if you can get it. The 2 pieces of photo ID could be a drivers license, health card, or passport – and as a back up I ask to look at a visa card. New to Canada, no visa card yet – how about a bank statement.  Someone trying to disguise their identity will have a harder time providing 3 pieces of ID. A Drivers License isn’t enough for me anymore.



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