Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sold firm- Brand New Condo

Hello fellow blog readers:
First and foremost, I would like to wish everyone a HAPPY DIWALI!
The last couple of weeks have been extremely busy for me, hence the infrequent blog posts.
However, I have few updates on my end.
The following condo has been now sold firm to my buyers. This one is a brand new Markham condo. This beautiful new development is surrounded by The Rouge River Valley. It boasts Engineered Hardwood Floors, Balcony, Large Windows, A Large Bedroom, and Open Concept Kitchen with Granite Countertops, Ceramics Tiles, and Stainless Steel Appliances.
Also, I have been extremely busy showing condos in Mississauga and North York area. For your list of condos, please don't hesitate to call me.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pre-construction condos

Pre-construction condos:
There are several costs involved with a pre-construction condo:
Usually when you buy a pre-construction condo you put down an initial deposit of 5% which goes into lawyer’s trust account. You could also pay 5-10% on occupancy date. And a normal of 20-25% in the span of couple of years until occupancy date. Here’s an example: say you buy a condo for $300,000. You must pay out 20% in deposits over the next couple of years. 20% of $300,000 is $60,000. That leaves $240,000 in unaccounted for funds for which you need to get a mortgage pre-approval.
But one must not forget the following costs that crop up on the day of your closing (ie. Possession date)
·         HST
·         Land transfer tax
·         Tarion enrollment fee
·         Property if pre-paid by developers
·         Development charges ( for development that requires the passing of a zoning by-law 
·         Occupancy fee (which is basically like your rent because it is not added to your mortgage)
·         With condos, unlike houses, there are two "closings". The first is called the "Interim Closing" which occurs at Occupancy (when the Municipality authorizes people to actually occupy the premises). The final closing is when you acquire title for the property and you start your mortgage payments.
·         3 months common elements fee
·         Water and gas hook up fees
·         Disbursement, mortgage registration fees
·         Development fees, Tarion enrollment fees, and water/gas hook up fees are all examples of costs that buyers incur when buying pre-construction instead of going resale.
Please call/email me for more questions.