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How Foreign Investments Continue to Change the Housing Market in 2017

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We’ve all read about the efforts to cool Toronto’s frenzied housing market by introducing a new 15% tax on foreign investors, and how the tax is meant to be applied to all purchases made by those who are not citizens or permanent residents of Canada. This tax will apply to all purchases made within the Golden Horseshoe, or the area that stretches from the Niagara region through the GTA all the way to Peterborough. The State of the Housing Market in Toronto Recent polls indicate that in the past year alone housing in Toronto has soared over 33% above 2016F’s…

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General Contracting

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Custom home building has risen in popularity over the last decade because of the ease with which is can currently be done, as well as the rising cost of buying a home compared to building one. Deciding and deliberating over the way your custom home is built can be a bit of a nuisance to a future home owner who has never been through the process before. There are three different options in regards to home building apart from handling all aspects of the building process yourself. You may: hire a general contractor, project manager or a building firm to…

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Home Renovations

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If your home has older pieces that you’d like to upgrade and modernize, you are most likely considering renovation. Toronto Complete Home Renovations Whether you are intent on replacing old kitchen counters, floors and appliances and installing a bright, new kitchen set, renovating an old basement or finishing an unfinished one, or remodeling a bathroom that just isn’t working for the style of your home, you are most certainly already planning what and how to change. However, renovation of the home is a more difficult process than many expect, having seen it done on the television or in the completed…

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Home Additions

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Many homeowners in Toronto choose to add home additions to the back of the house, second floor, top of garage or a room addition. Home Additions create the space you need when you need it most. There is no need to move into a new area and there is no need to wait for a new custom house to be built. The easiest and fastest way to get the space you desire with virtually unlimited customization is to get a home addition. Less permits, less headache, more space. Second Floor Additions If you own a bungalow and are looking to…

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Custom Home Builders

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Before the building phase of creating your custom home, you must first take the time to plan it out in detail. The planning phase is arguably the most important task you, as the home owner and builder, must accomplish, as everything from budgeting to the actual architectural design of your new home is in your hands. Meaning, the homeowner calls the shots. This article hopes to provide a quick guide to some of the things which go into planning your custom home, whether you are working with a home building firm or a team of contractors. The following are steps…

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Find a Reliable and Skilled Contractor

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Renovations or home building are very exciting, and often times daunting. While many people looking to renovate or build their homes have no trouble hiring a reliable contractor to do their work, many others have trouble finding someone who they know will be professional, reliable and skilled. If you, like many other home-owners seeking to renovate, are worried about the quality of the work that will be done by a contractor you hire, we are here to help. As hiring the best possible contractor is essential to your project you should take the utmost care when selecting your worker. This…

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Tips to building a custom home

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There are many types of custom homes offered by custom home builders. In Toronto, custom homes vary from traditional, contemporary and modern. Choosing the right custom home for oneself and family may depend on few factors, unless the cost figures do not matter. Buying a lot and building a home When looking to build a custom home, the area and lot will determine not only the size of the house, but also the style. The error comes often when customers approach custom home building with a sense of imagination that is unlike the rest on the market. Hence, if you’re…

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Home Addition or Custom Home

So you want to build a new home, but also considering a home addition instead, there are few options to consider before you start demolition or excavating. Building a Custom Home or having an addition A custom home takes longer to build for many reasons, aside to the fact that you start from scratch. For example, having the permits submitted and ready will take approximately 3 months if you’re building in the city of Toronto. And having to install and inspect each stage of home building, such as plumbing and electrical is time consuming indeed. On other hand, getting rid…

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