1. Staging=Better Photos=More Buyers You know how you love browsing the internet looking at properties for sale? You’re not alone. We’ve built our whole business model around the fact that people shop online for a home. Today’s Buyer has come to expect the polish they see on TV – we call it the HGTV effect. Staged homes just look better in photos – there’s no denying it. 2. Staging=More $$= Happier Sellers While the impact of staging depends on a lot of factors, we believe professional staging adds 2-3% to the price of a home in Toronto. So a $1,000,000 house, for example, would sell for $1,020,000-$1,030,000 if it was professionally staged. What would you do with an extra $20 or 30K? 3. A Faster Sale=Less Stress Despite what you might think, not every home listed for sale in Toronto sells in 7 days. Selling your home in less time means spending your time with your friends and family instead of washing your floors and making your bed while you wait for your home to sell. 4.To find profesional stage company. Yes, you read that right. Professionally staging a typical Toronto home costs anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000. We believe staging is so important that profesional company include it in thier standard service. They have a 3,000 sqft warehouse full of art, furniture and accessories, some full-time stagers on staff and preferred partnerships with all the people you need to prep your home for sale:
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It depends on the value of your home's physical structure (excluding condominiums ) and the value of your personal property (furniture, decorations, appliances, clothing, jewelery, etc.). You should have a good estimate for the total value of your belongings and choose the insurance amount accordingly. There are limits and exclusions that apply to each category, so be sure to check with your insurance company when buying home insurance.
This surface area is generally measured and noted according to the standard of The Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors as follows: 1. Measure each floor including the basement to the outer face of the external walls. No deductions are to be made for openings within the floor area, i.e. for stairs, elevators, ducts, etc. Include the area of all mezzanine floors. 2. Mezzanine (unfinished) floor areas in industrial buildings should not be included in the gross floor area. 3. Measure special floors, such as enclosures for mechanical equipment, crawl spaces having concrete floors, areaways, balconies, etc., separately. 4. Measure sloping and stepped floors as flat 5. When the external walls are broken up with a large number of small projections (e.g. projecting column) the measurement should be taken to the mean face of the external wall. 6. Exclude all external steps, paved areas and covered ways. *Note that the area of the basement is often not included in cases of townhouses and residences.
对于自住房屋，根据市政府有关规定，最多只能出租给一户人家，也就是所谓的“第二寓所”原则。“第二寓所”要有单独的厨房和卫生间，必须分门出入，也就是说，必须是一个完全独立的单位。 除此之外，第二寓所还必须符合安省的building code 及fire code的一些具体规定。比如每人最小生活空间不得少于100平方英尺(壁橱和卫生间除外)；室内天花板的最低高度应不少于6英尺5英寸；房门应该是实木或金属的，厚度不少于45mm；第二寓所必须有进口和出口两个通道，以防失火时一个通道被阻，还可以从另一个通道逃生，如果没有直接通向外面的出口，窗户必须至少有0.38平方米大；每一层楼都需要安装烟雾报警器，卧室外必须安装一氧化碳报警器；第二寓所与房屋其它部分之间应有防火隔离，如30 分钟等级的防火墙等。虽然第二寓所可以设置在屋内的任何一层，但大多数都设置在地下室和阁楼上，一旦有火灾，撤离需要花费较长时间，所以，一般自住屋只需要15分钟等级的防火墙，但第二寓所防火墙的等级要求要高很多，必须达到30分种才能烧透的标准。 如果要出租给一户以上，那就不能用于自住，而是整幢房子纯粹用于出租。这种出租房，规定又不一样。买房出租，首先要考虑的是Zoning问题。Zoning分很多等级，从Single family到Dual Plex，Tri Plex，Four Plex，Five Plex等等。出租给两家，为Dual Plex ；出租给三家，为Tri Plex，依此类推。一般来说，Four Plex以下的，属于Residential；Four Plex以上的，就属于Commercial商业出租了。如果打算投资买房出租，首先要向政府申请Zoning。政府经过检查，觉得你买的这幢房从结构到面积都适合你申请的Zoning，才可以进行下一步，如消防检查等，全部检查合格，才能发给你准租证。
和本地人没有什么实质的区别，程序也差不多。要说区别，那就是外籍人士不享受本国居民享有的“自住房”免增值税优惠，外国人投资的所有房子在出售变现时，其部分利润都必须交增值税。外国人申请房屋按揭贷款时，银行和金融机构考察的也无非是申请人的基本情况、收入、信用、首付、以及房子的位置状况等。但是基于外籍人士的特殊情况，居外认为以下几点还是有必要说明一下。 第一，外籍人士申请加拿大房屋按揭贷款时，需要在加拿大银行开立全功能的账户，以便按月支付月供。 第二，外籍居民在加拿大申请贷款时可以没有信用记录。（来源：居外课堂）
There is a provision that if a tenant requests a copy of their lease and doesn't get it within 21 days, they can withhold one month's rent. If the landlord doesn't produce it after that month, the tenant wouldn't be required to repay it. It is a small enforcement method built into the agreement to ensure tenants get a copy of their leases and know what they sign. If they never get a copy of their lease, they get 60 days' notice to terminate the tenancy early. WHAT KINDS OF PROPERTIES DOES THE LEASE APPLY TO? This will apply to residential tenant properties, but not care homes, mobile home parks, land lease communities and most social housing. There might be some exclusions under co-operative housing as well. IF I HAVE A LEASE SIGNED BEFORE APRIL 30, DO I NEED TO SIGN A NEW ONE? All old leases remain valid. The only thing that remains to be void is any illegal clause that might have been contained in them.From April 30,2018, it became mandatory for most residential landlords to use a 13-page standardized lease agreement, recently unveiled by the provincial government in hopes of protecting tenants from being tricked by lengthy agreements rife with illegal clauses and language that is hard to understand and often winds up in litigation. Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario lawyer Dania Majid breaks down the basics of the new lease and what renters should be aware of: WHY HAS THE PROVINCE INTRODUCED A NEW STANDARDIZED AGREEMENT? Before the new agreement, a lease would look drastically different from one landlord to another. There was a huge range of what was included and excluded. Even with corporate or professional landlords, their leases contained several illegal clauses that tenants were signing in these long, legalese-type documents. The hope was that by creating a standard form lease that excluded all of these illegal clauses and harmonized what a big landlord and a small landlord would put in front of a tenant, it would be simpler, clearer to read, easier to understand, and both parties would know what the rent was and what was being offered or included in that rent. Right now most major cities, including Toronto, have low vacancy rates, extremely high rent and an affordable housing crisis. The agreement is trying to level a very unbalanced playing field for tenants and landlords, and close a gap in negotiating power between the two parties. WHAT SHOULD I LOOK OUT FOR IF I'M A TENANT SIGNING THE NEW LEASE? There is a section at the end of the new lease that allows a landlord to attach a document with additional terms not already in the lease. The standard form lease is comprehensive enough, so a landlord should not need to add any terms. But what we might see creep in - which is what we were trying to get rid of - is things like regulating guests and how many you can have and how long they can stay, and clauses around maintenance like requiring a tenant to do work around the premise like mowing the lawn, shovelling the driveway and undertaking minor repairs inside the unit. Other things that could slip in there are issues around privacy and when the landlord can have access to the unit, penalty fees, additional processing fees or application fees. A tenant shouldn't be paying damage deposits, more than one month's rent in advance, interest on arrears or penalties on missed rental payments, and they shouldn't be expected to waive their liability or their landlord's liability for maintenance and repair issues. WHAT ENHANCED RIGHTS DO TENANTS HAVE WITH THE LEASE?
Buying your condos at planning stage can help you lock in the price. As well it allows you to do more customized items and upgrades.