Carlo De Castris

259 Flips | 1 Magazine | 8 Followers | @CarloDeCastris | Husband, father and seasoned REALTOR at Royal LePage Royal City Realty, Brokerage. Living in Guelph, Ontario, just outside of Toronto. www.InfoHome.ca

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Guelph Real Estate Market Update for June 2017

Carlo De Castris

Disclosure vs. maximizing profit: Homeowner hit with extra $10K penalty for ending mortgage early

A Toronto man is warning people to take a close look at the penalties they'll face for breaking a mortgage before they lock in, after his paperwork …

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Toronto's vexing housing bubble is spreading. This map says it all

The Bank of Canada has a lot to say about Toronto’s housing bubble in the wake of Ontario’s attempts to ensure it doesn’t pop.<p>Most importantly: It’s spreading.<p>As The Globe and Mail’s David Parkinson reports, the central bank said in its latest review that Canada’s financial system is still …

Why California stinks for first-time home buyers

If you're a millennial living in California, buying your first home doesn't come any harder.<p>California ranked as the toughest state in the nation for first-time home buyers, who typically would be in the millennial age bracket of 18 to 34, according to a recent report by Claes Bell, an analyst with …

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Canada’s Home Prices Jumped 16% in February

Greater Toronto continued to be the most competitive market<p>Canada’s home prices continued to shoot up in February, with the national benchmark price …

There's No Housing Bubble in Australia, Heads of Big Banks Say

Soaring home prices in Australia’s biggest cities don’t necessarily mean the country is in the grip of a housing bubble, according to the heads of …

Protecting purchase history data: What would virtual office websites do with it? | REM | Real Estate Magazine

The issue of permitting virtual office websites (VOWs) to publicly display sold data – a property’s purchase history – is still before the courts, a …

Infographic: What Millennials Want Online and Off

In recent years, marketers around the globe have dedicated a seemingly endless stream of resources toward targeting the ever-elusive millennial …

How to tackle home staging like a professional

If you're planning to sell your home, real estate agents will tell you that staging your home properly is a key way to get potential buyers to put in …

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Even One of London’s Smallest Houses Still Costs $750,000

It's less than nine feet wide<p>A tiny home in London has hit the market, asking almost $750,000 (£600,000) for a building that’s less than nine feet …

Remodel vs. Renovation: What’s the Difference?

You say potato, I say potahto. Remodel vs. renovation … same thing, right? While the terms remodel and renovation are used interchangeably all the …

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Market minute February 13,2017

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5 Things Every Loving Homeowner Should Know About Their Own Home

Your relationship with your home is one that will hopefully last a long time, so it pays to learn its most intimate details. And not to be weird, but …

The 5 best countries in the world for first-time home buyers

However, the situation is improving faster in some countries than others.<p>Relocation firm MoveHub has compiled a ranking of the fastest-improving countries to buy a first home, by cross-referencing projected salary progression against property price increases in the last year.<p>The property data used …

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How to Insulate an Attic and Slash Your Heating Bill to Boot

A house without enough insulation is like a kid without a coat—bound to get cold. So if you're sick of drafts and high heating bills, it might be …

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Sun, sand and geopolitics: The lure of Mexico’s vacation properties

An uncertain political environment in the United States is prompting some high-net-worth Canadians to head even further south for vacation real estate investments this winter.<p>With Donald Trump occupying the Oval Office, Canadians are carefully considering the geopolitical landscape before laying …

TREB: Expect double-digit property price increases in the GTA this year

TORONTO — The Toronto Real Estate Board is expecting another year of double-digit price increases and a similar number of property sales to those …

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Market update for January 30,2017

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