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Friday, November 8, 2019   /   by Zifan Gao

Managing your Matrimonial Home During a Divorce

Let’s talk about the matrimonial home. Usually, the term “matrimonial home” starts being used when a couple or one of the people in a marriage is contemplating separation or divorce. I’d like to share some information with you around the matrimonial home and perhaps dispel some myths. 
First, I need to say that this is not legal advice. If you need a family law lawyer or mediators ask me for some names because we work with a couple of great professionals. The first myth is, despite what some people believe, that it won’t matter whose name the matrimonial home is registered to. Whether one of you owned it before you got married or you bought the home during your relationship or marriage, legally, you both own it jointly. 
Determining matrimonial home status for vacation and other types of properties can be complicated. However, if this is the home you’ve been living in together, it will very likely be considered the matrimonial home for di ...

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Friday, October 25, 2019   /   by Zifan Gao

5 Reasons to Buy a House in the Winter : Boiron Group November 2019 Referral Newsletter

It's time to pack up the pumpkins and bring out the winter coats — November's here!
With the weather getting colder, moving houses might be the last thing on your mind but hear me out! There are clear advantages to purchasing a home when fewer people are looking. Turn to page 2 to find out why you might want to take advantage of the Real Estate low(er) season.
Know someone who is wanting to sell or buy a house? Then don't miss out on the chance to help both them and SickKids! A portion of the commission of every referral is donated to SickKids to help kids like Evelyn. You can read her inspiring story on page 3.
Don't let the chilly weather keep you home! Join us on November 25 at Black Lab Brewing — the food is on us! Grab a beer, make great connections or reconnect with old ones. Head to our Facebook page to RSVP.
Regards,
Claude Boiron
Broker



5 Reasons to Buy a House in the Winter

Have you ever wondered what is the best season to buy a house? Everyone k ...

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Monday, October 21, 2019   /   by Zifan Gao

Toronto Real Estate Trends | September 2019 TREB Market Report

TREB has released its September Market Watch Report showing yet another month of double-digit growth in residential sales. This is the sixth consecutive month seeing this kind of growth since last April and the market shows no signs of slowing down. The rental market, however, seems to be balancing out, as listings surpass transactions, according to the third-quarter TREB report. 

Interpreted intelligently, these statistics could provide invaluable insights for home buyers, sellers, tenants, and landlords alike. From determining your buying or selling strategies, adjusting timelines, to setting up realistic expectations, and predicting investment outcomes, these insights can guide consumers to act from an educated position. 
Drawing on more than 50 years of expertise in real estate, Boiron Group summarized the TREB reports into a bite-sized digest so you can be better informed of today’s market in no time.

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Friday, September 27, 2019   /   by Zifan Gao

5 Easy Thanksgiving Party Decor

Is your home ready for Thanksgiving? You'll be grateful for these 5 easy party decorations that you can DIY in minutes! 
Create a seasonal centrepiece:
Pumpkins are always a classic choice but you can also mix it up with pomegranates, dried florals, corn husks or feathers.
Turn a pumpkin into a vase:
Scoop out a pumpkin and hide a water-filled vase inside with a bouquet of seasonal flowers. 
Light candles on your fireplace:
For a more festive and easy to keep fireplace, arrange a block of candles inside your fireplace.
 
DIY double-duty name tags:
Cut a leaf shape from craft paper and handwrite your guests’ names. Pierce a hole in it and attach it with twine to the stem of a glass. It marks their spot on the table while keeping track of everyone’s drink.
Make your home smell like fall:
Grab a small saucepan with water, add orange peels and cinnamon sticks and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for about an hour before guests arrive.
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