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Summer Activities for All!

Tuesday Aug 22nd, 2017

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Summer isn’t over just yet! Enjoy the last few weeks of the warm summer sunshine and cool nights with your friends and family before school. The City of Pickering is filled with tons of activities that everyone can enjoy, no matter what age. To make the best of your summer vacation, plan a visit to one of the many events near you:   ►All Ages FREE Upcoming Pickering Concerts Every Thursday at Millenium Square, 7pm (Liverpool Road South) August 10 Earl La Pierre... [read more]

Local Pickering Promotions + Simple Back-to-School Tips for your Home

Tuesday Aug 22nd, 2017

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With September just around the corner, parents are busy shuffling to their nearby stores to prepare for back-to-school season. Soon, your kids will be headed out the door with their backpacks, lunch boxes, and assignments. In just a few hours, you’ll have to be prepared to help them with homework, set the dinner table, and wash their smelly clothes. In addition to completing your check list of school supplies, here are some easy tips for you to transition your home in the next few... [read more]

Summary of the Fair Housing Plan to Help Stabilize Ontario's Real Estate Market

Friday Apr 28th, 2017

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With so many people worried about a possible housing market collapse, the Government of Ontario is taking action. Here are 16 measures they hope can bring some stability to runaway home prices and the problems it brings.   1. Foreign Buyer Tax (NRST - Non-resident Speculation Tax) The Ontario government will impose a 15% non-resident speculation tax (NRST), or foreign buyer tax, on the sale price of homes. The tax has taken effect as of April 21, 2017, pending legislative... [read more]

Buyer Beware: Numbers Show Canada’s Housing Market Is Out Of Control

Tuesday Apr 25th, 2017

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It is no secret that the housing prices in Toronto, as well as other parts of Canada, have been on the rise. In fact, a recent article from the Huffington Post highlights just how catastrophic the housing market in Canada has become, with many troubling graphics to support this. Below is a bar graph that compares the average prices for home buyers in Canadian cities to the rest of the world’s major cities. Tokyo and New York Housing is Cheaper than Toronto As you can see,... [read more]

Help is Available for Ontario First Time Home Buyers

Monday Apr 24th, 2017

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If you would love to live the dream of owning your own home in Ontario, you may experience potential difficulties coming up with the required funds. While prices have continued to rise, the housing availability has become extremely limited in today’s market situation. However, help is available, along with several perks and programs designed to make it easier to buy your first home. Here are some available programs that can assist you with your purchase as a first-time home... [read more]

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