Monthly Archives: October 2018

Month: October 2018 Interest Rate goes up adding to homebuyers’ challenges, more first-time buyers will not qualify

  The interest rate up and third Bank of Canada rate hike this year could shut more first-time buyers out of the Toronto region’s housing market. It will increase hundreds of dollars to some homeowners’ challenge mortgage payments. More first-time buyers may not qualify for mortgage.   The central bank has raised its key lending rate 0.25 to 1.75 per cent on October 24, 2018. Similarly, Canada’s big banks boost their prime rates by a quarter of a percentage point to 3.95 per cent from 3.70 per cent, effective October 25. The bank previously raised rates by 0.25 percentage points

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Month: October 2018 Defective Kitec pipes can cause big repair cost for Toronto home and condo owners

Kitec pipes were used across the city a decade ago, but they quickly corrode and can cause flooding   Kitec plumbing — a plastic pipe with an aluminium lining — was introduced to the market in 1995.   Back in 1995, Kitec was considered an innovation and used in condominiums, homes and commercial buildings in Toronto and across Canada. The pipes were touted as durable, easy to install and cheaper than the popular copper alternative. But soon, homeowners and contractors realized the pipes corroded at an accelerated rate.   Class action lawsuit against Kitec The product’s failure rate sparked lawsuits, including a

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Month: October 2018 75 Haddington Ave, Bedford Park, Toronto had multiple bidders, Sold for $2,000,000 in October, 2018

  75 Haddington Ave., Toronto Selling price: $2-million Previous selling prices: $1,289,000 (2013); $910,000 (2009) Realty Taxes: $8,849 (2017) Days on the market: 7   The home has a joined open eat-in kitchen and family room and finished maple hardwood floors.   On a residential street just east of Avenue Road, there were two properties listed in June. One seller sought $2-million, while the owner of this three-bedroom house on a 30-by-130-foot lot started under $1.4-million. Competition between 13 bidders drove the final price to $2-million within a week’s time.   Family room has a gas fireplace   In the Cricket Club

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