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#VerityAnswers – Open houses and questions to ask

Should I attend an open house on my own (or without my realtor)? What questions should I ask when attending an open house? These are excellent questions and we hope you find these answers helpful! 1. Buyers need to create an internal point of reference for house/condo value. You can speed the process of doing…

#VerityUpdates – CoVID19 impacts on Toronto Real Estate (March 24th, 2020)

Brandon Ware dives into the stats, figures and scenarios surrounding the CoVID19 outbreak and the Toronto real estate market. With the market changing almost hourly, Verity will aim to bring you weekly updates to keep you informed and aware of what is happening in the downtown core.

#VerityLife – How not to kill your houseplants – low light/water plants

In this #VerityLife instalment of ‘How Not To Kill Your Houseplants’, Jenny shares some tips about plants that thrive in low light/water environments. We look forward to many more segments from Jenny and much greener households as a result. 🙂

How the coronavirus is impacting the Toronto real estate market – March 11th, 2020

Coronavirus is spreading, the stock markets are up and down and recessions are looming. What does this mean for the real estate market? There are so many possible scenarios that could play out but we’re going to discuss three of them. Scenario #1 – The Virus is contained. Not a likely scenario (as of March…

#VerityAnswers – How the coronavirus (CoVID19) is impacting the mortgage market (March 9th, 2020)

How is the coronavirus impacting mortgage rates? Ashley Langford of the Denova Group met with Brandon Ware to briefly explain how the recent Bank of Canada rate reduction will (*should) have a trickle down effect through to Credit Unions and Trust companies in the coming weeks. What does this mean to you? Lower mortgage rates.…

#VerityUpdates – March 2020 Toronto Real Estate Market Update

  The average home price across the GTA was $910,000. This represents a 16.7% increase in the average home price in comparison to February of 2019. February 2020 in comparison to February 2019: Sales were up 45.6% New Listings increased 7.9% Active Listings decreased by 33.6% More sales and fewer listings means it’s a great…

#VerityAnswers – Fixed Vs. Variable mortgage rates. Which is better?

Brandon Ware and Samantha Comito of Outline Financial discuss the benefits of Accelerated Bi-Weekly mortgage payments versus Monthly mortgage payments. Key take-aways: 1. What are your long term goals? This will impact which type of mortgage rate is best for you. 2. Fixed rates tend to have higher penalties if you’re discharging/paying off in advance…

#VerityAnswers – First Time Home Buyer’s Plan (RRSP Withdrawal)

Brandon Ware sat down with Smantha Comito of Outline Financial to get quick details and facts about this government program designed to help First Time Buyers.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We’re bringing you the info you need to demystify the process of buying, selling and leasing Toronto real estate. ⁣ Check out www.VerityToronto.com for more great videos and…

#VerityUpdates – Real Estate Market Update February 2020

What the heck is going on? The past 6 weeks of 2020 have seen insatiable demand for all home types in the downtown core. Economic fundamentals generally remain strong with Toronto’s unemployment holding at 5.7% and the country’s inflation at 2.2%. Uncertainty around the US election, how Brexit is going to unfold and fears of…

#VerityBuilds: East Harbour

Brandon Ware and The Verity Real Estate Brokerage dive into details about East Harbour, the sleeping giant next to Riverside, Leslieville and the Canary/Distillery District. First Gulf recently sold the property to Cadillac Fairview for $8 billion dollars and the 10 million square foot development coupled with a new Transit Hub and Ontario Relief Subway…