Resources and Links

Please take some time to browse through the helpful resources and links we've provided below.

Financing

CMHC Mortgage/Home Buying Calculators

Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC)

Royal Bank of Canada Mortgage Centre

TD Canada Trust Mortgages

Financial Tools 
Various Online Calculators To Help With Financial Planning 
Provided by Chartered Accountant, Leo Sperduti

BMO Bank of Montreal Mortgage Solutions

Scotia Bank Mortgage Centre

CIBC Mortgages

Understanding Title Insurance (.pdf format)
Provided by First Canadian Title & The Financial Services Commission of Ontario

Top Benefits of Title Insurance (.pdf format)
Provided by First Canadian Title

Building, Renovating & Maintaining

Energy Conservation - Searchable Incentives Guide 
Ontario Ministry of Energy Website

Estimating & Budget Guide (.pdf format) 
Typical Costs of Residential Construction and Home Remodelling, Courtesy of Baker Street Home Inspectors (March 2013)

Ballpark estimates for repairs and/or improvements to a typical three bedroom home in Southern Ontario (.pdf format)
Provided by Carson & Dunlop & Assoc. 

Replacement & Repair Cost Guide (.pdf format) 
Typical Costs of Residential Construction and Home Remodelling, Courtesy of National Home Inspection (2013)

"Carson & Dunlop Resource Center" 
Articles provided by Carson & Dunlop Home Inspections about home ownership covering topics from the basement to the rafters, including furnace maintenance, wiring issues, pests and more!

FAQ: Underground Oil Tanks 
Provided by the The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) 
For inquiries, please visit their website at www.tssa.org or call toll-free line 1-877-682-TSSA (8772)

Vermiculite Insulation and Asbestos (.pdf format) 
Canadian Real Estate Association brochure, published June 2007

Urban Planning
City of Toronto

City of Toronto Development Applications Status Web Site 
Site provides information on project data, approval process status, public meeting dates, and the assigned planner’s name and phone number.

"Residential Character Preservation Guidelines For House Renovations, Additions & In-Fill Development In The Community Of Leaside" (.pdf format)
Developed by: City of Toronto Urban Development Services, City Planning Division
In Consultation with: The Leaside Character Preservation Advisory Committee

Belyea Bros. Heating & Cooling
"Experts in Heating & Cooling Older Toronto Homes" 

Belyea Bros. Electrical Services
Electrical Repair & Electrical Installation 

Home Hardware Pest Control
Hom Protection Plans, Seasonal Pest Control, Wildlife & Birds, Bed Bugs, Mice & Rats, Cockroaches, Ants and Other Crawling Insects

Property Tax Assessment Resources

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC):

 "About My Property" a secure, online service that provides property owners with convenient access to basic property valuation information.

MPAC Brochures

MPAC Video Tutorials

Toronto Real Estate Board Standard Forms

Standard Forms Explained In Plain Language
The commonly-used real estate forms available for download below offer clause-by-clause plain language explanations of the legal terminology used throughout them. Understanding what you are signing is essential to having a successful transaction.

Ontario Real Estate Association Brochures

All the following brochures are in .pdf format and can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Click on Photo to view the Brochure

Brochure: Working with a REALTOR