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Tuesday, June 9, 2020   /   by Zifan Gao

5 Things You Need to Know About the Matrimonial Home | June Referral Newsletter

Three months into the COVID-19 stay at home quarantine order, we still don’t know when the lockdown will be completely lifted. The housing market is just starting to heal itself, there is no going back to ‘normal’. Although this pandemic might have turned some of our lives completely upside down, that doesn’t mean that this isn’t a once in a lifetime opportunity for us to pick up a new hobby or start that passion project we never had the time for; you can accomplish a lot of things in just a few months. 

The quarantine life can be very isolating, so it’s very important to stay socially connected. Follow us on social media. You can reach out to Boiron Group at anytime.



Separating From a Spouse? 5 Things You Need to Know About the Matrimonial Home

For most couples, the matrimonial home represents their largest asset and it is a place of emotional significance – filled with both positive and negative memories. 

A matrimon ...

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Friday, June 5, 2020   /   by Zifan Gao

Separating From a Spouse? 5 Things You Need to Know About the Matrimonial Home

For most couples, the matrimonial home represents their largest asset and it is a place of emotional significance – filled with both positive and negative memories. 


A matrimonial home is not simply the house in which a married couple lives. In Ontario, it is afforded special treatment under the Family Law Act. 


Let’s have look at why the matrimonial home is such a hot topic during a separation or divorce: 


 
#1 Spousal Consent is Always Required


Neither spouse is permitted to sell, mortgage or otherwise, encumber the matrimonial home without the other spouse’s knowledge and consent - be it during a marriage or post-separation, even if only one spouse’s name is on the title.  

If you and your spouse cannot agree on what to do with the matrimonial home, one party may apply to the court and request an order for partition and sale.  

If your name is not on the title and you fear that your spouse will try ...

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020   /   by Zifan Gao

GTA Real Estate Market At A Glance - February 2020 TRREB Market Report

GTA Real Estate Market At A Glance - February 2020 TRREB Market Report


Predictions for a strong sales and price growth in 2020 are proving to be right with February hitting an all-time record sales increase. As market conditions tightened over the past year, competition between buyers has clearly increased, according to TRREB’s February Market Watch Report.


From determining your buying or selling strategies, adjusting timelines, to setting up realistic expectations, and predicting investment outcomes, we’ve got you covered. We’ve summarized this month’s report into a bite-sized digest so that you can be better educated in Real Estate and the current market trends.



Sales at a record high 45.6% increase


TRREB registered a total of 7,256 residential transactions in February, an increase of 45.6% compared to a 10-year sales low in February last year. After preliminary seasonal adjustment, February 2020 sales also exhibited positive momentum, up ...

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020   /   by Zifan Gao

Spring Maintenance Checklist | March Referral Newsletter

Spring Maintenance Checklist | March Referral Newsletter

 
Get ready for spring!


While the cold weather seems to think otherwise, spring is just around the corner! Start washing off the winter grime and get your house fully prepped for the warmer months ahead — just turn to page 2 for a Spring Maintenance checklist. 

On the fence about selling your house? House prices are expected to increase by 10% in the GTA market this year. With the spring Real Estate market about to start, this is the best time to list your house. Don't miss out on the chance to cash in on a sizable profit!


If you're not ready to make the move but know someone who is, please give me a call at (416) 993-8199. A portion of our commission goes to SickKids to help them build a new hospital that meets building codes and provides enough space for their most vulnerable patients. Enjoy your March and I'll see you next month! ...

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Monday, February 3, 2020   /   by Zifan Gao

How to build an emergency kit + Go Bag | February Referral Newsletter

Are you prepared?


Recent winter snowstorms have shown us how important it is to be prepared in case of an emergency. On page 2 you can find instructions to build your own 72-hours Emergency Kit and what to put in a "go bag."

Unlike the weather, the Real Estate market has not cooled down. If you know someone who's thinking of selling – give me a call at (416) 993-8199. You can help them take advantage of this sellers' market while helping the kids at SickKids.

Have you checked out our Real Estate Meetups? Every last Thursday of the month we bring in an expert to share insider tips and info on all areas of Real Estate. Next one is happening on February 27th – head to our Facebook page to RSVP.



Build an Emergency Kit + Go Bag

If an emergency happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. Here's what you'll need to stay safe in case ...

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