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Daniel MacQuarrie

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Is Toronto going to increase the Land Transfer Tax?

Toronto is considering hiking the Toronto Land Transfer Tax

Toronto Land Transfer Tax Hike and its effect on the Ajax Real Estate Market

Am I in a Contract with a Real Estate Agent? Working With a Realtor form, are you in a Contract?

I recently had a question posed to me regarding the document "Working with a REALTOR," which is provided by the Ontario Real Estate Board (OREA), and required before signing Buyer or Seller Representation agreements.

The challenge with this document is that the wording can make it seem that it is a contract.  Here is a picture of it:

Working with a REALTOR - OREA - TREB Real Estate

Beautiful Semi-Detached House for Sale $399,000 - 937 Dublin Street Whitby E3669048

937 Dublin St Whitby Semi-Detached house for sale in Whitby

Welcome to 937 Dublin Street in Whitby!  Visit the listing page for more pictures and details, or just sit back and enjoy the virtual tour here.

Why are Realtors in the Greater Toronto Area listing houses below market value?

What is with all the bidding wars on houses in the GTA lately???

Bidding Wars for Houses for Sale in Ajax

Want to save $30,000 on the purchase of your First House?

Ontario government gives tax break to first-time home buyers

Ontario Land Transfer Tax Break

Buyers!  Use your own Realtor!!!

Multiple Representation should end now.

Happy buyers use their own Real Estate Agent


If you are a Buyer, use your own Realtor!  It is free for you, and your interests are protected.  And you will be armed with the market knowledge you need.

Top 5 Breweries in Durham

Craft Beer and Local Breweries in Durham Ontario

Breweries in Durham

A highlight of where I used to live in Don Mills, Toronto, was how close I was to 3 great micro-breweries:  The Granite on Mount Pleasant (Growlers to go and fantastic Stout), Amsterdam Brewery (Open on almost all holidays) and Muddy York Brewing

Public Open House for Kings Landing Ajax is November 1st at City Hall. 85 Kings Cres

85 Kings Cres Ajax Kings Landing

Esquire Homes has submitted an application to the Town of Ajax to develop new housing on this property.

The image above is what 85 Kings Cres. in Ajax looked like before demolitions began late Summer 2016.  At one time this site was one of the few Public Schools in South East Ajax, and more recently was occupied by a private school called the Wasdell Academy for Innovative Learning.

Durham Real Estate Market is HOT! Up 26%!!!

Average House Selling Price in Durham

Durham Housing Market Still Hot With 26 Per Cent Increase In Average Selling Price

Here are the top housing markets in Durham for detached houses:

1)  Pickering:  Detached houses sold for $820,271 on average.

Top 5 Reasons the New Canadian Mortgage Rules are AWESOME!!!

New Canadian Mortgage Rule Changes

Note:  Please keep in mind, that the changes to Mortgage lending is only for insured mortgages.  Meaning, if you have less than 20% downpayment, this will affect you.  If you have at least 20% downpayment, you are not affected....

1)  Better Qualified Buyers

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