Thomas  Tai

Thomas Tai

Broker of Record

Tommy Tai Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage *

Mobile:
416-457-8686
Office:
905-279-2228
Email Me
Thomas  Tai

Thomas Tai

Broker of Record

Tommy Tai Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage *

Mobile:
416-457-8686
Office:
905-279-2228
Email Me

Dream Home Checklist: Wants and Needs

Dream Home Checklist: Wants and Needs

Home Location:  _________________________________________
Address:  ________________________________________________
Asking Price:  ____________________________________________
Annual Property Taxes:  __________________________________
Mortgage Terms:  ________________________________________

Exterior

  • Large lot and yard
  • Single-family detached home
  • Duplex/Triplex
  • Semi-detached home
  • Town home
  • Condominium
  • One storey home
  • Two storey home
  • Three storey home
  • Fenced backyard
  • Deck or patio area
  • Mature trees, landscaping
  • Low-maintenance landscaping
  • Swimming pool
  • Attached garage
  • One-car garage
  • Two-car garage
  • Private driveway
  • Enclosed front porch
  • Eaves troughs and downspouts
  • Brick
  • Wood
  • Aluminum siding
  • Recently painted woodwork

Home Location

  • Address
  • Asking price
  • Annual property taxes
  • Mortgage terms

Interior

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 bedroom
  • 3 bedroom
  • 4 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 bathroom
  • 3 bathroom
  • 4 bathroom
  • Closet in foyer
  • Separate dining room
  • Fireplace in living room
  • Separate family room
  • Fireplace in family or recreation room
  • Eat-in kitchen
  • Island kitchen
  • Kitchen appliances with purchase
  • Kitchen pantry/adequate cupboard space
  • Garage has indoor access
  • Utility room (for washer/dryer)
  • Ensuite bathroom off master bedroom
  • Main-floor bathroom
  • Room for den or home office
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Hardwood floors
  • Plenty of closets/storage
  • Large windows
  • Thermopane windows
  • Window screens
  • Draperies or blinds
  • Basement for storage/workshop
  • Finished basement for additional living area
  • Apartment in basement for rental income

Systems

  • Efficient heating system
  • Oil heating system
  • Gas heating system
  • Electric heating system
  • Heat pump heating system
  • Wood heating system
  • Window Air conditioning
  • Central Air conditioning
  • Modern plumbing (copper) and fixtures
  • City water
  • Well water
  • High-amp electrical system (at least 100 amps)
  • Circuit breakers
  • Gas hot water heater
  • Electric hot water heater
  • Cable TV or antenna
  • Sewer
  • Septic Tank

Location

  • Nearby facilities
  • Quiet street
  • Shopping within walking distance or short drive
  • Parks/playgrounds
  • Golf course
  • Skating rinks
  • Restaurants /theaters
  • Community centre
  • Public swimming pool/tennis courts
  • Public library
  • Places of worship
  • Police
  • Fire department
  • Hospital
  • Medical (doctors, dentists, etc.)
  • Day care
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Close to work
  • Near major highway
  • Schools
  • School-operated transportation
  • NOTES


Source:  OREA (Ontario Real Estate Association) www.howrealtorshelp.ca

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About Me

Work:

2002-Present  Tommy Tai Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage & TT Immigration Canada Inc.
Real Estate Broker of Record, Property Manager, Immigration Consultant
 
2011-2012  Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council
Practice management and Education Committee Member
 
2008-2012  Tommy Tai Mortgages Inc.
Mortgage Broker
 
1998-2001  Canada Revenue Agency
Instructor to new recruits on the ITA & CRA procedures. 
Project Manager for CRA United Way.
 
1998-2001  Public Works and Government Services Canada
Obtained the following positions, cancel due to lack of budget: 
Real Estate Officer (AS-3) 
Senior Real Estate Manager (AS-5) 
Regional Director: Southern Ontario (AS-7)
 
1993-2002  Living Realty, Re/Max, Century 21
Real Estate Broker


Education:
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Ryerson University)
  • Immigration Law (York College)
  • Immigration Law (UBC)

REAL ESTATE

  • Ontario Mortgage Broker (FSCO and IMBA)
  • Certified Leasing Officer (CLO) Candidate
  • Certified Property Manager (CPM) In progress
  • Certified Real Estate Specialist (CRES)
  • Fellow of the Real Estate Institute (FRI)
  • Member of Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC)
  • Member of Toronto Real Estate Board - Broker member (TREB)
  • Ontario Real Estate Broker (OREA, RECO and CREA)
  • Ontario Mortgage Broker
  • Ontario Real Estate Office Manager
  • Ontario Real Estate Sales Representative

IMMIGRATION LAW

  • Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC)
  • Member of Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)
  • Practice Management and Education Committee Member of Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)
  • Fellow of the Canadian Migration Institute (FCMI)
  • Certified Canadian Immigration Consultant (CCIC)
  • Member of Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC)


Specialty: Real Estate and Property Management since 1993
 
Immigration Law since 2009

Mortgage since 2008


Experience: 45+ years (combined Mother & Son)

Languages Spoken: Chinese, English, Mandarin