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Kitec Plumbing - What You Need to Know

Monday May 15th, 2017

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What is Kitec? Kitec plumbing is a type of pipe that's vulnerable to premature failure which may damage a home and result in costly repairs. It was commonly used in homes built between 1995 and 2007, and otherwise for general plumbing repairs or renovations. The Kitec system was sold under a number of different brand names and in a variety of colours. In 2005, it was recalled because the pipes and fittings were found to have a tendency to corrode quickly and can fail entirely, which can... [read more]

Landlords & Condos vs. Airbnb

Thursday Mar 23rd, 2017

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The evolution of technology has positively changed the way businesses operate as well as how we live our daily life - but it can also operate as a double-edged sword. From an owner's perspective, Airbnb can be great. Short-term rentals can be profitable each time you host but what happens when you find out your tenant is listing your condo unit without your permission? In major metropolitan cities like Toronto, it is becoming increasingly common. Each condo corporation varies in their... [read more]

How Much Does It Cost To Renovate A Home?

Monday Feb 13th, 2017

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The exact cost of updating your home will depend on its size, what kind of work needs to be done and the types of finishes you choose. Knowing your numbers ahead of time is crucial. After this article, you should be able to set a budget for your project(s) and conclude on needs vs. wants. Paint plays a major role in renovating but the big ticket items are appliances and cabinets - kitchens and bathrooms. Good news is, these two rooms also provide the most return on investment. Here's... [read more]

Toronto has the Hottest Real Estate Market in North America

Thursday Mar 16th, 2017

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As spring quickly approaches, Toronto's real estate market is gearing up for a busy season and is expected to outperform itself. According to a Bloomberg report, Toronto's market is even hotter than New York's and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. The evidence is in the bidding wars. Gone are the days detached homes would sell for $30,000 over asking. We are seeing homes selling for as much as half a million dollars over asking! The inventory simply cannot keep up with... [read more]

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