Sotheby's Realty Sophie Abbasi

Dark money in the Greater Toronto Area is worsening housing affordability

Tuesday Apr 09th, 2019

Money Laundering Affecting Real Estate in Toronto

It’s safe to say that at this point, we are used to hearing about the many woes that Vancouver has had over the years regarding money laundry. And for good reason too. Real estate has long been used by criminal organizations to launder their ill-gotten riches. But this isn’t a problem exclusive to the west coast; it’s a national problem.   According to a recent report by Transparency International Canada, Canadian laws have a number of loopholes that facilitate... [read more]

Would you be able to benefit from the new First Time Buyer Incentive?

Saturday Mar 30th, 2019

First Time Home Buyers Credit 2019

  If you’re thinking about becoming a new homeowner in the Mississauga area, you may be excited about the First Time Home Buyer Incentive unveiled in the 2019 federal budget. Given how difficult it has become to purchase a home, especially after the implementation of the mortgage stress test, any news about a program that makes it easier to purchase a home is quite welcome. Under this new program, home buyers will be able to increase the maximum price of a home they could... [read more]

3 Awesome activities the whole family can enjoy this March break

Monday Mar 11th, 2019

March Break Toronto 2019

March break is almost over, and children are already grumbling (and some parents celebrating) because school is right around the corner. If your children didn’t get their fill of fun, and you’re looking to get them out of the house, here are three awesome activities that everyone in the family can enjoy.   Toronto Comicon If you and/or your children are obsessed with pop culture, sci-fi, video games, movies, and comics, what better way to spend the weekend than... [read more]