By: Jagdeep Singh

The Land of Opportunity that Wasn’t

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You are driving through a nice neighbourhood and you see an old house sitting on a large piece of land surrounded by subdivision homes. You wonder if you could get a great deal on this property, because depending on the size, you could subdivide the land into three or four lots and still have enough room left to build your own custom home. So you contact the homeowner or better yet, contact a Real...Read More

By: Jagdeep Singh

Risk Parity

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Mainly an investment term, Risk Parity is a strategy based on targeting risk levels across the various components of any portfolio. The risk parity approach to asset allocation allows investors to target specific levels of risk and to divide that risk to achieve optimal diversification for each individual investor.    Here's the problem: Housing is a single biggest asset that most of...Read More

By: Jagdeep Singh

Is marketing your property Only on MLS enough?

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Century 21 blogging platform is not allowing the infographic image to be posted in high resolution. Because the image is showing as blurry, it has been removed by the person posting this blog.  For this infographic, please visit http://realestate1on1.blogspot.ca/2013/03/is-marketing-your-property-only-on-mls.html This note is only here until this blog can be deleted. ...Read More

By: Jagdeep Singh

How's the Market with the First Month of 2013 behind us?

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Six words pretty much sum up the Greater Toronto Area's Real Estate Market: Sales are Down, Prices are Up.   Ostensibly, this trend will continue. There is one fear though: The interest rates. If rates change, it will cause a shift in the market. Now there won't be a crash because for quite some time now, we have been 'protected' by the Qualifying Mortgage Rate. (Click Here&nb...Read More

By: Jagdeep Singh

How's the Real Estate Market going to be in 2013?

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The most important thing to remember with any real estate market forecast is that real estate is a very local phenomenon. So, while the global, national, provincial and city level indicators affect you, their specific effects are more localized. It is absolutely imperative to understand how these indicators apply to your specific property and to your specific financial situation. It is always best...Read More

By: Jagdeep Singh

How to Develop and Maintain the Credit History of a Stay-At-Home Spouse

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Let's answer the most important question first: Why is this article even important? Why talk about this? First and foremost, at some point or the other, we have all been in a 'Stay-At-Home' situation. You probably had a time in your life when you were not working, in between jobs or working on a career change etc. In a spousal situation, this 'Stay-At-Home' period extends a li...Read More

By: Jagdeep Singh

7 Steps to Buying Real Estate

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Whether it is your first or your fifth time, buying real estate is a big decision. Not only because it may be the single largest financial transaction that you will ever do, but also because how the outcomes of that decision will impact the rest of your life and that of your loved ones. Your REALTOR can help you navigate the complexities of selling or buying a property. A REALTOR can anticipate, u...Read More

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Why You Should Test Your Home for Radon Gas?

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It’s easy to understand why people would be unaware of the potentialhealth hazard of radon gas in their home – after all, it is an odourless,tasteless and colourless gas. According to Health Canada, radon is a cancer-causing gas releasedfrom the ground that can enter your home anywhere there’s an opening where the house contacts the soil (e.g., cracks in foundation walls, gapsaro...Read More

By: Jagdeep Singh

Help! What color should I paint my house exterior?

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Before you start to colour the exterior of your home, what part of Toronto or Greater Toronto Area you live in should be considered. From a resale perspective you should base it on the target buyer market for your home or the  demographics in your neighbourhood. If you changing colours for your own pleasure or just revitalizing the exterior with a fresh coat of the same colours, then that is ...Read More

By: Jagdeep Singh

No Bubble Trouble for Toronto Condos

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Royal Bank of Canada published a report, much to the relief of Toronto Condo owners, that the current real estate market does not imply a bubble. I have always been of the opinion that newspapers and media outlets are in the business of selling their goods, so it should be expected that anything that is news worthy gets sensationalized to the extreme in order to improve readership and revenue...Read More