Archive | Real Estate

21 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

First-time Buyer Home Is a Condo… And This Can Be Smart Financially!

Over the past 6-7 years, I have been sharing with clients that the first-time buyer “home” is now a condo (and no longer a house). The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) in its first ever year-in-review which recently came out, confirms this. Why is this important? For starters, it helps set realistic expectations when discussing […]

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21 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

A Very Big Threat to the Real Estate Industry

One of things I thoroughly enjoy in my role as a Realtor is the quality of people I get to assist; whether they are interested in buying, selling, or investing in real estate, I’m happy to help with all of their real estate needs. I often get asked to share my thoughts on the foreseeable […]

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21 November 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Understanding the Status Certificate When Buying a Condo

In Toronto when you make a purchase on a condominium, there should (almost) always be a condition in your offer on the ‘review of an up to date status certificate and accompanying documents’. Why is this so important? There are way too many reasons to cover in this blog post, so I will highlight the […]

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19 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

7 Reasons Why Toronto Average Sale Prices are $1 Million Dollars

The Canada Housing and Mortgage Company (CMHC) recently came out with high-risk warnings for detached house prices in Toronto. With the price of a detached house hovering around the One Million Dollar threshold, this warning seems to be plausible, especially in a city where some buyers can be seen with ‘crazy eyes’ like facial features […]

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17 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

R.I.P. Zoocasa

It may be considered to be old news by now, but earlier this month a Rogers-owned Real Estate Company announced they were shutting their doors. And I say good riddance. From the get go, Zoocasa was a flawed business model. I won’t go into details as to why, as others have flogged their demise to […]

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17 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Pan Am Games, Traffic, Real Estate

With the Pan American games about to descend on our city in a few weeks, there seems to be uncertainty about how the events will affect traffic in and around the city. From June 29th through August 18th many of us who live, work and play throughout the downtown core are going to witness firsthand […]

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21 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Paying More Than The List Price versus Paying Above Market Value

It seems today in Toronto’s frenzied real estate market that Buyers have become ‘numb’ with the understanding that most houses, as well as some condos, will sell for above the listing price. Years ago I used to describe to clients of mine that the list price of a property was simply an “asking” price: a […]

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16 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Spring Market Strong as Sales Surge

The Spring market continues to show strong results as well priced new listings are being snapped up in days, and sometimes even hours! The confidence amongst buyers is high, as sales across all of the pockets I follow and work in are doing very well. Houses in the Toronto area continue to shine as well […]

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18 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

HOT HOT HOT, to start off 2015!

2015 is off to a frantic pace in home sales and prices, which in my opinion were to be expected, as long as the winter weather played nice enough. If you recall last January and February we were buried deep in snow and this pushed back our market in sales a bit. This year in […]

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17 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Prices To Rise in 2015!

One of the most frustrating things for prospective buyers to hear is that house and condo prices are continuing to rise. We’ve become so accustomed to constant news about the lack of housing supply (with the exception on the new condo sale side) that buyers cringe, knowing this typically translates into bidding wars! Last week […]

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