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What Every Pre-Construction Investor Needs to Know

There are so many different reasons why investing in the Greater Toronto Area’s pre-construction real estate market is the best financial decision you can make. However, finding the right investment can be the tricky part. That is why our award-winning team has put together a comprehensive range of resource centres where you can find answers to some of your most pressing investment questions. Still need clarification? Give us a call or send us a message and we’ll be happy to chat.

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Buying / Investing

Every real estate buyer is an investor. And like any investor, you are looking to make a smart buying decision that will optimize your investment in the future. Our all-inclusive Buying / Investing Resource Centre offers you everything you need to know to make that happen.

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Reshaping The City With Inclusionary Zoning

Inclusionary Zoning 

Inclusionary zoning is a planning tool that allows municipalities to require developers to include affordable housing units in new residential developments. This tool has been given to cities under the legislation of the Province to add more affordable housing throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe

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Condo Reserve Fund

Condo Reserve Fund

A reserve fund acts as a savings account that condo corporations use for major repairs or replacements of common elements. The Condo Act, requires that all condominiums have a reserve fund.

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Condominium Corporations

Condominium Corporation

A condo corporation is responsible for making decisions about the condo property on behalf of the owners. The condo owners are all members of the condo corporation. Condominium corporations are created for many different uses including, residential, commercial, industrial, or mixed-use purposes.

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Condominium Registration

Registration refers to the formal creation of a condominium corporation. The condominium registration occurs when all of the units and common elements in the building have been substantially completed. Once construction has been completed, the developer will initiate the condominium registration through the Land Registry Office.

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Land Transfer Tax

Land Transfer Tax

Land Transfer Tax is the tax you pay to the Province when you buy land or an interest in land when the transaction closes. This tax is known as Ontario Land Transfer Tax, paid with your pre-construction lawyer when the deed to the home is transferred in your name.

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Important Documents to Review When Purchasing a Pre-Construction Condo

Important Documents to Review When Purchasing a Pre-Construction Condo

When you purchase a pre-construction condo, there are a few documents that you will need to review. It’s crucial that you fully understand all of the information in these documents so that you know your rights as a buyer as well as the developer’s rights.

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Development Charges and Levies

Development Charges and Levies

If you purchased a pre-construction condo, you may have heard the term Development Charges. These charges are considered a closing cost that you would pay on final closing when you receive the title transfer to your new home. Development Charges are defined as a fee charged by municipalities to recover the cost of growth.

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10 Day Cooling Off Period

10 Day Cooling Off Period

When you purchase a pre-construction condo unit, you are entitled to a “10 Day Cooling Off” period. This means that once you and the developer sign the Agreement of Purchase and Sale and you receive a copy of the agreement plus any other documentation that makes the agreement binding, you then have 10 calendar days where your unit is reserved, and you can take the time to review the contract.

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The Role of Section 37 Levies

Section 37 Levies

“Section 37” refers to the section of Ontario’s Planning Act that allows developers to bypass specific zoning regulations with the condition that they provide the community with benefits. Section 37 is a key planning tool available to every municipality to ensure that certain developments are accompanied by a new community benefit that will help enhance the quality of life for every resident.

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Measuring price per square foot

How Condo Developers Determine Price Per Square Foot

As an investor, you might be wondering how condo developers determine the price per square foot for a condo unit and how much it actually costs to build a condo. There are many factors that go into pricing pre-construction condos such as the cost of purchasing land, construction costs and government charges.

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What Is the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive?

First-Time Home Buyer Incentive

The first-time home buyer incentive is a shared equity mortgage with the Government of Canada that allows you to borrow 5% or 10% of the purchase price of a home. The First Time Home Buyer Incentive is designed to make home ownership more affordable for first-time buyers by lowering monthly mortgage payments.

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What Is A Community Benefits Charge

Community Benefits Charge

This charge will transition away from Section 37 Levies and will soon replace them. Recently, a new Bill was introduced under the Planning Act that makes some changes to Section 37. Bill 197 was created as part of the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020.

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Condo Project Cancellations

Condo Project Cancellations

All condo projects or phases that go to market after January 1, 2020, must include an information sheet at the front of the purchase agreement that outlines some of the key potential risks of buying a condominium unit in the pre-construction phase. Condo project cancellations aren’t common but it is still important to know the risks…

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Statement of Critical Dates

Statement of Critical Dates

For purchasers of brand new condo units, the Statement of Critical Dates highlights the dates you can expect to take occupancy of your unit. These dates are also designed to protect you when there are construction delays and to create transparency between both the purchaser and the builder…

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Real Estate Glossary

Glossary of Real Estate Terms and Definitions

There are many terms used in the pre-construction condominium and real estate market. This glossary will provide a list of terms and definitions commonly used in the industry to help you gain a deeper understanding of the pre-construction condominium market and the buying process.

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Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI)

Pre-Delivery Inspection

Your PDI will likely occur a few weeks before your occupancy date. As much as this is an introduction to your new property, the objective of this inspection is to create a written record of all items that are, damaged, missing, inaccessible, not operating correctly or otherwise deficient before you take possession…

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Why you should invest in a pre-construction

Why Pre-Construction Condos Are The Best Investment

When you invest in a pre-construction condominium you can expect that this is one of the surest ways to grow your money. But how does investing in pre-construction condominium units compare to investing in resale homes or other investments? We’ll tell you why investing in pre-construction condos is one of the best investments you can make…

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Most Frequently Asked Questions On Buying A Pre-Construction Condo

Most Frequently Asked Questions

Purchasing a pre-construction condominium unit is a big investment and many interested investors may have a lot of questions. Our job is to make your condo investment a seamless process that’s why we listed some Frequently Asked Questions to answer some of the toughest questions you may have…

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Why Buy With A Platinum Agent

Why Buy With A Platinum Agent

There are many advantages to buying a pre-construction condominium with a Platinum Agent. There are a list of steps involved in the Platinum Agent process…

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Interim Occupancy and Final Closing

Interim Occupancy and Final Closing

Buying a pre-construction condominium is a little different than purchasing a re-sale unit. Two different closing stages involved, known as the Interim Occupancy phase and the Final Closing phase.

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Assignment Sale

Assignments

An assignment is a contract of the pre-construction condominium suite that you purchased and a benefit of an assignment is that it could be sold before you move in…

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Steps To Buying A Pre-Construction Condo

Steps To Buying A Pre-Construction Condo

If you’re interested in purchasing a pre-construction condo, it’s important to know about the process beforehand. This way there are no surprises!

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Renting vs Buying

Renting vs. Buying a Pre-Construction Condo

We’ll break down some of the advantages and disadvantages of renting versus buying. This way, you’ll be able to make a more informed decision…

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Condo Investments

Condo Investments

The greatest thing about making investments in real estate is that there are so many different options. But what is the right choice for you? Is buying a condo a good investment?

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Pre-Construction Condo Closing Costs

Pre-Construction Condo Closing Costs

Understanding all of the costs involved is important when choosing a condominium unit. We will give all of the information you need to know so there are no unexpected surprises…

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Platinum Access

Getting platinum access to pre-construction condominiums is the key to successful investing. As a member of our Platinum Access Club, you will benefit from getting access to floor plan choices before anyone, at the lowest price possible.

2021 GTA Market Snapshot

  • 30K

    Units Sold
  • 18%

    Avg. Condo Appreciation Rate
  • $1,235

    Avg. Unsold Psf
  • $2,500

    Avg. Monthly Condo Rental Rate

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Government Plans

We’re committed to helping you achieve your investment goals. Our Government Plans resource centre offers an uncomplicated look at municipal and provincial development programs and how you can benefit from investing where there is increasing property value.

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Scarborough Centre Growth Plan

Scarborough Centre Growth Plan

Scarborough Centre Growth Plan Watch Scarborough Transform Before Your Eyes Tremendous growth is coming to Scarborough. This municipality was labelled an Urban Growth Centre (UGC) by the Province under the Places to Grow Act. Scarborough Centre created a Secondary Plan in 2005 to address the growing population and jobs coming to this area. Now, the…

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Etobicoke Centre Growth Plan

Etobicoke Centre Growth Plan

Etobicoke Centre Growth Plan Etobicoke Centre, Toronto’s Western Focal Point Exciting new growth is coming to Etobicoke as this municipality has been designated an Urban Growth Centre (UGC) by the Ontario government. One of five UGCs in Toronto, Etobicoke is making strides toward implementing world-class transit infrastructure, stellar region-wide and institutional public service, as well…

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Yonge and Eglinton Growth Plan

The Yonge-Eglinton Centre has been one of the fastest-growing Urban Growth Centres out of the five in Toronto. Yonge-Eglinton is already considered a thriving part of the city and the ultimate hub for residents, employees, and visitors with anticipated growth and developments prepared for the future.

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Downtown Toronto Growth Plan

Downtown Toronto offers unique opportunities for employment and residential growth, transit expansion, and upgrades to the public realm and community facilities. The Growth Plan for Downtown Toronto aims to reshape the City’s landscape and prepare for the incoming population expected in the future.

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Richmond Hill/Langstaff Gateway Growth Plan

Exciting growth is coming to the City of Richmond Hill as this municipality has been designated an Urban Growth Centre by the Province.

The Richmond Hill/Langstaff Gateway Growth Plan is the only urban growth centre that spans two local municipalities and is targeted to achieve a minimum growth density of 200 residents and jobs combined per hectare by 2031.

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Downtown Brampton Growth Plan

Downtown Brampton Growth Plan Building a Brampton For Everyone There is a lot of growth coming to the City of Brampton as the Province has designated Downtown Brampton as an Urban Growth Centre within the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The Downtown Brampton Growth Plan is focused on building a vision to re-invent Brampton and has a…

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Downtown Mississauga Growth Plan

Downtown Mississauga Growth Plan Mississauga: A City in Transition The City of Mississauga is embarking upon major growth never seen before as plans by the Province of Ontario have pegged Downtown Mississauga as an Urban Growth Centre. The Downtown Mississauga Growth Plan is a city in transition, and is targeted to achieve a minimum growth…

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Downtown Milton Growth Plan

Downtown Milton Growth Plan A Growth Plan For Milton, By Milton Downtown Milton is undergoing massive growth to meet guidelines established by the Provincial Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. As one of the 25 Urban Growth Centres, Downtown Milton is in the process of developing modern planning policies that will guide Milton’s future.…

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Downtown Peterborough Growth Plan

Downtown Peterborough Growth Plan Peterborough – A Unique Hidden Gem Within the GGH Downtown Peterborough is an Urban Growth Centre looking to grow and intensify its existing landscape to accommodate growth targets under the Provincial Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The Downtown Peterborough Growth Plan is aimed at growing a community that is…

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Downtown Brantford Growth Plan

Downtown Brantford Growth Plan

Downtown Brantford Growth Plan A Partnership-Driven Growth Strategy Downtown Brantford Growth Plan has a partnership-driven growth strategy that uses the concepts of community building and collaboration to achieve its goals. Downtown Brantford must achieve a gross density of 150 residents and jobs per hectare by 2031. The boundaries for Downtown Brantford are from Durham Street…

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Downtown Barrie Growth Plan

Downtown Barrie Growth Plan One of Canada’s Fastest Growing Municipalities As one of the Province’s 25 Urban Growth Centres, Downtown Barrie is considered one of Canada’s fastest growing municipalities within the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH). The Downtown Barrie Growth Plan has a minimum gross density target of 150 residents and jobs combined per hectare by…

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Downtown Pickering Growth Plan

Downtown Pickering Growth Plan

Search By Map Downtown Pickering Growth Plan Investing in the Heart of Pickering Downtown Pickering is one of the 25 Urban Growth Centres outlined in the Province’s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The City is working with residents, developers, the Region of Durham, the Province, as well as other agencies to ensure the…

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Vaughan Corporate Centre Growth Plan

Vaughan Corporate Centre Growth Plan

Vaughan Corporate Centre Growth Plan Source: City of Vaughan The ‘New’ Downtown Under the Provincial Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the VMC is considered one of the most anticipated master-planned communities. The Vaughan Corporate Centre Growth Plan has the largest growth targets out of the entire 25 Urban Growth Centres across Ontario and…

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TOcore - Plan for Downtown Toronto’s Future

TOcore

Toronto’s high quality of life and economic opportunities have made it one of the fastest-growing cities in North America. The vision is that Downtown Toronto, also known as TOcore, will continue to establish itself as the cultural, civic, retail and economic heart of Toronto and as a great place to invest…

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Places To Grow Act

Places To Grow Act

If you’ve ever looked around your city and wondered why and how all these condominium buildings under construction began popping up, you should know that a large part of it comes back to Ontario’s Places to Grow Act, which was legislated in 2005, followed closely in 2006 by the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

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The Growth Plan

Learn about the Growth Plan before you sign on the dotted line

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2021 Investment Opportunity Snapshot

  • 25

    Designated Growth Centres in the GGH
  • 1.3M

    New immigrants coming to the GTA between 2022 - 2024
  • 730K

    Millennials need homes in the GTHA over the next 9 years
  • 1M

    New condos / homes need to be built over the next 20 years

TOcore

TOcore is the new planning framework for the future of Downtown Toronto. Over the next 25 years, this vision will ensure space for the economy to grow and grow it will. By 2041, the population is projected to nearly double to a potential population of 475,000.
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