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Monday, October 16, 2023   /   by Evelyn Lopes

Buying a Home With Friends or Family | Joint Home Ownership: A Smart Move or a Risky Gamble?


In the highly competitive and costly real estate market of Toronto GTA, the dream of owning a home can often seem out of reach. With soaring home prices, many individuals and families are exploring alternative options to make homeownership a reality. One such option that has gained attention is joint home ownership, where friends or family members come together to purchase a property. Is this type of ownership a smart move in getting into the ever increasingly expensive real estate market or is it a risky gamble? More and more people are partnering with friends and more and more parents are helping their children get into the market by purchasing, lending or co-signing for a mortgage. Knowledge is key, Read on to learn more and determine if this is the right move for you. In an attempt to alleviate the entry into the high cost of real estate in the Toronto GTA area, including communities in Caledon, Orangeville, Erin, Mississauga, Brampton, Halton Hills, Alliston and Guel ...

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Monday, May 8, 2023   /   by Evelyn Lopes- Klarine

Mortgages Update and Co-Ownership Programs

Mortgages  Update and Co-Ownership Programs
Co-ownership mortgages are a financing option that is becoming increasingly popular among homebuyers, especially for those looking to enter the high cost housing market within the Toronto GTA, such as the first time home buyer. In this type of mortgage, home buyers come together with a co-equity partner and a lender in order to qualify for and purchase a property, sharing the costs and equity positions of homeownership.
So, what does a co-ownership mortgage look like? Some of the new co-ownership programs assist buyers with their down-payments and with some of the costs of purchasing a home such as land transfer taxes for a return in the equity of the property down the line. The co-owners will typically sign a legal agreement outlining each party's responsibilities and rights, such as how they will split expenses and how they will handle the sale of the property if one party wishes to exit the arrangement.  A co-ownership agreem; ...

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