By: Terence Yoo

Tags: real estate, Halton, population

  “In 2001, Milton barely had more than 30,000 residents. Today, it is closer to 130,000. And by 2030, Mayor Gordon Krantz estimates it will have reached 250,000.” Milton is Canada’s fastest-growing community. Halton, the regional home to Milton, Burlington, Halton Hills, and Oakville, has been feeling some growing pains of its own. From population to industry to community...Read More

By: Terence Yoo

Tags: saving, budget, Oakville

If your family is anything like mine, regular budget updates get tossed to the side for, well, pretty much anything else. Kids’ activities, work outings, family time… I’d rather be doing laundry for a family of ten than do our budget planning. But if you’ve got a family, planning and keeping to a regular budget is so important for keeping your household costs down. Canadi...Read More

By: Terence Yoo

Tags: events

If you’re anything like me, then you’re constantly looking for fun, educational, and easy-on-the-parent-please things to do with your kids during the holidays. Christmas and the winter holidays provides a number of opportunities for fun memory-making with your kids. But there’s so much, all over Ontario, that you can choose.   If you need some ideas that are parent- and ...Read More

 

By: Terence Yoo

 

Tags: Real estate, IoT

  What is the “Internet of things”? It might be more aptly titled “Internet-ing of things”. Stylized as “IoT”, the Internet of things is the growing landscape of Internet-connected devices replacing technologies that have been in North American homes for decades. Light switches? Now there’s Phillip’s “Hue”. Smoke detectors? Hello,...Read More

By: Terence Yoo

Tags: contracts, real estate, law

While your relationship with your realtor should be easy, the paperwork usually isn’t. Fiduciary responsibility, exclusive listings, and customer/client differentiation can be confusing, even to a seasoned buyer or seller. Here, I’ve outlined the four most common documents your realtor may ask you to sign as a buyer or seller. Working with a Realtor (W.W.a.R.) (Form 810) The first t...Read More

By: Terence Yoo

Tags: Advice

In the GTA, home prices are climbing steadily - and buyers are looking for the best property for their money. Sellers need to put their home’s best foot forward in order to stand out and get a top-notch price. Selling starts with finding an amazing realtor and proper valuation. But when it comes to buyer touring, the simple things can make all the difference. Here are eight simple tried-...Read More

By: Terence Yoo

Tags: Advice

Sustainability starts at home, but it ends in your wallet. If you live in a home, you’ve probably thought about (or already made) energy-efficiency upgrades to reduce your footprint and lower your energy bill.   But some of the most recommended energy-saving upgrades aren’t actually cost-saving. If you’re considering renovating an older home or building a new one, it’...Read More

By: Terence Yoo

Tags: Advice

  Listing and selling a home is one of those things that’s both a science and an art. While understanding market conditions and managing how supply and demand affects a home’s price is calculable, feeling out the ultimate price is more of an art. It’s not as easy as it looks - and sometimes, the advice you get on a listing can be more fallacy than fact. I’ve compiled ...Read More

By: Terence Yoo

Tags: Advice

Have you ever wondered whether you could design a better floor plan than what you see already built? Custom-designed homes are a great way for buyers to build the perfect home for them. It’s one of the best ways to find your “dream home” - with all of the features, amenities, and space that you need.   If you’re looking for something specific, custom construction is...Read More

By: Terence Yoo

Tags: advice

Toronto’s neighbourhoods are as diverse and unique as the people that live there. But the top Toronto lists always look the same - Rosedale, Bloor Village, and the Beaches dominate year after year. Where’s a family to look outside of Toronto proper for great schools, community centers, beautiful parks, and a comparable walk score? We’ve compiled a list of the top family-friendly ...Read More