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Market conditions continue to favour sellers

Toronto’s housing has rebounded strongly in May 2019, with sales activity only marginally off from the month of May’s 10-year average. Prices on average are up 3.6%, which is much better than what you are seeing in the stock market. In comparison to May 2018, with sales then at a 15-year low, sales activity is […]

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Is the mortgage stress test making it worse for buyers in Toronto? Absolutely!

If you are someone considering entering the real estate market in Toronto as a first-time buyer, it’s completely understandable if you feel like you are being screwed over. You are, and let me explain why and how. Toronto (and Vancouver) housing have much been talked about ad nauseam, both on how fragile and how expensive […]

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How To Invest in Real Estate the Right Way.

It’s of no secret to anyone that knows me, that I am a huge fan and advocate for investing in real estate as a future wealth builder. My very first investment property was a joint venture with four friends, all of us chipping in a modest amount equally to cover enough for a 10% down […]

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TREB still arguing “OFSI Stress Test” impacting market

As we head into the normally crazy active spring market in Toronto, the Toronto Real Estate Board recently sent out notice to its members through its April Market stats newsletter, giving perspective to why sales activity is down about one percent from March 2018. “The OSFI stress test continues to impact home buyers’ ability to […]

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New Condo Developments Dropping Like Flies

If you are one of the unfortunate buyers of Step condos, you just found out your completely sold out new condo project has been cancelled by the developer. A few weeks back, On The Danforth condos, suffered the same fate. Another sold out project, cancelled by the developer. What’s going on you ask? Well…there’s not […]

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Are Zillow and Redfin Agent Killers?

It’s March 2019, and what an exciting time to be transacting in real estate, either as a consumer in the buying or selling of property, or for those who represent and help consumers on the sales side. A great real estate professional will add value to both buyer and seller clients alike, assisting them with […]

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Sellers, Who exactly is preparing the market evaluation on your Home?

A few days ago I was in discussion with a cooperating agent on a property listing I have for sale. I was answering for him a few questions about the property that weren’t noted on the MLS listing, but were important to his client in nature. After the questions were answered our conversation turned to […]

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TREB releases February numbers and

Today the Toronto Real Estate Board released its sales figures for the month of February and as I’ve written about over these past six weeks, it’s been busy. And this month is no exception. Prices are edging up for both houses and condominiums where demand continues to be strong throughout the city. Inventory levels continue […]

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It could become easier for single income and first time buyers in Toronto.

It might soon become easier for first time buyers to enter the hot Toronto real estate market. With an election looming and the government needing a distraction away from ‘Yogi Trudeau’ and the fiasco currently at hand, the government is considering bending on it’s toughened housing policies. I’ve spoken previously how in its attempt to […]

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Why is the condo market so hot?

Across Toronto if you have been a buyer or investor looking for a condo in 2018, you surely have noticed that the condo market has been on fire. Multiple offers sometimes hitting double digits in quantity, properties being sold within hours of hitting the market, and even some of the ugly duckling units being snapped […]

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