Investing in real estate

15 July 2018
Freeman Seaton Village

Don’t let the naysayers bring you down. There are still numerous ways in which to invest in real estate in the GTA. Investments come with certain rewards and risks so it’s important to go in with your eyes wide open.


Estate-Family condos

15 July 2018
Freeman Seaton Village

Young families hamstrung by the lack of affordability within the city’s freehold housing market are looking to condos to raise their children in more affordable living spaces. For the estimated 13 per cent of Toronto families that often means family-sized or three-bedroom condos.


Resale vs pre-construction condos

16 June 2018
Freeman Seaton Village

Now that your heart is set on purchasing a condo you need to decide if you want to buy resale or one that hasn’t yet gotten off the ground. Each has their pros and cons. What you select probably depends on your personality. So let’s examine both.


Signs it's time to leave your home

03 June 2018
Freeman Seaton Village

Leaving behind the family nest is never easy. But there are circumstances when the need for a new nest becomes quite apparent.


Plan your garage sale

19 April 2018
Freeman Seaton Village

Is this the year you finally cut the clutter? Are you keeping a list and checking it twice in the hopes your home will once-and-for-all be a model of organization envied by all? Does the thought of downsizing give you a bad case of jitters?


Old vs new condos

16 April 2018
Freeman Seaton Village

You’ve decided after much mental maneuvering that a condo is for you. Now the question is should you purchase an old or new one? Landing on your decision to buy a condo may have been dead simple or it may have taken twists and turns along the way


Lead-based paint

19 March 2018
Freeman Seaton Village

The Lowdown on Lead-Based Paint It’s for good reason that Toronto is known as the City of Neighbourhoods with some of those many communities dating as far back as 200 years. Given that lineage, it’s safe to assume that lead-based paint could be in your home.


Daylight Savings time

19 March 2018
Freeman Seaton Village

Is Daylight Saving Time a Waste of Time? As we set our clocks forward an hour this weekend, will you grumble as you fiddle with the time on your programmable thermostat, bedside alarm clock, wristwatch and car radio? Or does adhering to the rules of daylight saving time (DST) not faze you at all?


Families living in condos

15 March 2018
Freeman Seaton Village

There’s this set of rules that exist for many Canadians and it has to do with living in a single-family home. Many of us grew up in decent-sized homes, where the views were backyard pools, trees, swing sets and maybe a hint of siding from the neighbour’s house. Smaller family sizes meant you’d at least have your own bedroom, even if your house was modest. We had space back then. Land was more affordable because it was less in demand.


Unoccupied dwellings

10 March 2018
Freeman Seaton Village

You may have read the story about that vacant home in the city’s west end that’s been empty for more than 25 years. Neglect and suffering centre on that tale of woe but that’s not the kind of unoccupied homes we’re talking about here.