Petrus is a Real Estate Agent and Team Lead at The Petrus Group with Sotheby’s International Realty – Canada and was a Conveyancing Attorney in South Africa.
HOW WE CAN HELP
With over 25 years of property experience, one could say that he is ideally suited to help in advising on all property matters when it comes to leasing or buying a property. In Canada, prospective tenants and buyers have representation from a Real Estate Agent, at no cost, which makes it vastly different from South Africa where buyers and tenants are not represented and have to approach the seller’s or landlord’s agent.
Petrus is passionate about advising fellow South Africans through the process of finding their ideal Canadian home and being the ‘agent of choice’ when it comes to negotiating on their behalf.
PROPERTY IN CANADA – THE BASICS
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Know and understand the property market in the GTA
We go into detail so that you can get all the answers in one place. We discuss rentals vs buying, what to look out for, what to bring with, and lots more! Your local source of information in finding a home in the Toronto area!
Mortgages and Property Blog
When it comes to buying a new home, the task can feel overwhelming for many; not to mention if you’re an immigrant brand new to Canada and its real estate process. There’s a mountain of paperwork to be done, and you’ll be coordinating them with a number of different people. These people will all play a distinct role in finalizing the rewarding experience of buying a home.
As an immigrant new to Canada, it’s important to locate the right neighbourhood for you by considering factors like proximity to schools, medical care, work, shopping, and many others!
How are houses built in Canada to ensure that your home is warm in the winter and cold in the summer? We look at the structure and insulation of Canadian homes.
Understanding how the hot water is distributed into your home. A practical series looking at property questions that you have about living in Canada.
We answer the question of how does heating and cooling work in homes in Canada; as well as explain what exactly a furnace is.
Being a first time buyer can be tough. One of the best savings available to first time buyers is the land transfer tax credit. It is a one-time savings available to first time buyers across Canada (varying by province and sometimes city).
Achieving your dream of becoming a home owner is difficult but not impossible. How to save for a down payment in a major city.
Having a good credit score is crucial in Canada and can help you in getting a great mortgage rate. What can you do to improve your score?
Do I pack in all my furniture or do I let go of everything? What are the typical house sizes in the GTA? We share thoughts and tips about settling into a new home in the GTA area.
What is a fixed and variable rate mortgage? Understanding the basics of mortgages in Canada.