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Who’s eating you out of house and home?

March 23, 2017 3:24 pm Published by

Termites are not the type of guest you want in your home. Termites are extremely destructive little guys and they always travel with about a million of their relatives. These ferocious eaters cover all of Toronto except for a few areas. These insect aliens are looking for a meal to bring back to their colony, that’s right, they take a few bites out of a wood joist or wood stud and they travel back to their colony far underground. There they distribute your yummy house to their friends and family. One colony of termites can take on 3 or 4 houses at a time. If your neighbour is treating their property for termites, you should also. If you don’t currently have termites it won’t take long before you do. There are termite companies that use an environmentally friendly treatment and... View Article

What are the benefits of working with a realtor to find a rental? 

March 10, 2017 5:52 pm Published by

Navigating the rental market can be a daunting task. The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corp. recently reported a 3.4-per-cent vacancy rate for rental properties across the country. Meanwhile, in Toronto, prices increased 11.7 per cent in 2016, according to data collected by Urbanation. Clearly, rental properties are in high demand. And rentals are now receiving multiple offers, often going to the tenant who bids highest and for above the asking price. So there can be advantages to using a real-estate professional to find a rental. But not all brokers and salespeople handle rentals. As well, the representative would typically show you rentals that are listed on Realtor.ca; landlords are less likely to pay a commission if your agent approaches them through a listing on Kijiji or Craigslist — so you need to discuss and decide on how the real-estate rep... View Article