I’m single, in my late 20s, living in Toronto. My family thinks it’s time for me to buy property and has generously offered to give me enough money to put down a 25% down payment. I’m feeling slightly overwhelmed and hesitant, for a few reasons. I'm at the very beginning of thinking about this so I'm probably missing some fairly obvious things. Please help me think through this. [more inside]
I want to learn more about hiring movers to pack up your place before moving: Advice, tips, experiences, pros and cons, etc. [more inside]
So, our neighborhood has never been the awesomest in terms of violent crime and drug stuff (in Toronto, btw), and some sudden recent changes are about to make it even less awesome. We have little kids. We bought this house ten years ago as a "starter home we'll sell in two years" and just... never left. Now we'd like to leave. But where do we go? [more inside]
We are searching for a neighborhood in Toronto to buy a house for our family. As we are new in Toronto, we are not sure what areas will meet the following criteria. [more inside]
I need to get a boundary survey on my residential property in Toronto. I've called several surveyors but have only heard back from one, who says it'll cost $900 and take two weeks to perform. Is this normal? Seems pricey and lengthy for an 18' x 100' rectangular lot. Any recommendations for surveyors in Toronto?
Who would you recommend for some repairs that need to be done on our recently purchased Toronto home? [more inside]
Where can I find a decent one-bedroom apartment in Toronto that is NOT in a basement? [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for a hardwood floor retailer/installer in the Greater Toronto Area. [more inside]