How do I secure a mortgage as a self-employed buyer?

29 July 2016
Forest HIll

How do I secure a mortgage as a self-employed buyer?


Real estate commissions: What does it cost and who really pays?

13 July 2016
Forest HIll

The real estate industry operates on being paid only upon a successful result. This means that if your property does not sell or close, you do not pay.


Showing your home: what to expect and how to prepare

13 July 2016
Forest HIll

You’ve listed your home for sale at what you hope is the right price. Now, the fun and activity really begins: the beeline of showings and inspections on your property.


The most important things to consider when choosing a real estate agent

13 July 2016
Forest HIll

One way or another, we all seek the comfort of our own habits – where we get fuel for our car, where we buy our groceries and even where we get our hair cut. Habits are great; they do not require us to analyze or think about the impact of these decisions. We know what we’re getting into.


The Muskoka Shiny Sheet

13 July 2016
Forest HIll

Forest Hill is proud to present our amazing Founder’s newest venture, The Muskoka Shiny Sheet, where your Muskoka adventure begins!


Buy first, then sell? Or vice versa?

11 July 2016
Forest HIll

You are now in the grips of looking for a new home for any number of reasons. You have been transferred, you are expecting your first child or you are blending new families together.


Pre-construction condos: Should you use a realtor?

04 July 2016
Forest HIll

The answer for this is a definite YES. Toronto realtor Matt Smith, who specializes in helping buyers navigate through the complicated process of buying new condos, has shared with me the many pitfalls and disadvantages of buyers going it alone when dealing with the builders’ sales staff.


Do you need a home inspection when you buy a condo?

01 June 2016
Forest HIll

We all think buying a condominium will make our lives a lot easier and more convenient, right? No driveways to shovel; no leaking roofs; no broken furnaces or HVAC’s in the summer heat. But believe me, things go wrong with condos, too, which is why I have advised on countless occasions that condo buyers get what potential home owners almost always get: a professional inspector.


BNN Interview with Catherine Himelfarb Borden

19 May 2016
Forest HIll

Catherine Himelfarb Borden of Forest Hill Real Estate talks about the growth in foreign investor interest that her family-owned firm has seen in the last number of years