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5 Property Management Companies for Condos in Toronto

5 Property Management Companies for Condos in Toronto

Finding a condo with a good property management company can make the difference between a great place to live and one you want to avoid at all costs, which is why it’s is an important factor when searching for Toronto condos. To give you sense of who’s ou

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15 Condos in Toronto with Indoor Pools

15 Condos in Toronto with Indoor Pools

Staying active during the winter can be a lot of fun if you live in a condo. Most Toronto condos have a wide array of gym amenities, from weight rooms to squash courts, and some even have swimming pools. But it's cold outside, you say? Well, here's a list

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How Currency VS Money Impacts the Real Estate Market

How Currency VS Money Impacts the Real Estate Market

The nuance between money and currency is more complicated than most people think, yet it’s imperative that you understand the difference if you want to protect your wealth over the long term from inevitable market corrections. I...

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Summer 2018 Toronto Condo Market Update

Summer 2018 Toronto Condo Market Update

Compared to the sizeable price fluctuations that the Toronto real estate market has been used to since April 2017, we are pleased to see that the Toronto condo market is shaping up for a strong and consistent summer season.

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Toronto Condos With The Best Outdoor Pools

Toronto Condos With The Best Outdoor Pools

The weather has finally changed and we're loving the warmth and sunshine! We thought we'd do a summer fun piece today in anticipation of spending a lot more time outdoors. And who can resist condos with pools in Toronto for a refreshing dive and a luxury

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Spring 2018 Toronto Condo Market Update

Spring 2018 Toronto Condo Market Update

The weather in Toronto might be refusing to accept the arrival of spring, but Toronto real estate is a force of nature all its own. For buyers and especially sellers, the spring real estate season is here! We've used sales data from the month of February

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These Are the Most In-Demand Condos in Toronto

These Are the Most In-Demand Condos in Toronto

We collected data on the average days on market (D.O.M.) for all condos in downtown Toronto, and it revealed some of the most sought-after buildings in the city. You have to move pretty fast if you want to catch a chance to buy a condo in one of these bui

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Toronto Condo Maintenance Fee Study 2017

Toronto Condo Maintenance Fee Study 2017

How much are you paying each month in condo maintenance fees and what do those fees truly pay for? If you don’t know the answer to that question, you might want to read this study.

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How to Buy a Toronto Condo in 2018: New Rules + Tips

How to Buy a Toronto Condo in 2018: New Rules + Tips

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned investor, there are new rules in 2018 that you will want to understand if you plan to buy a condo in Toronto . In this blog post we are going to explain the new rules and give you some tips to navigate them.

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The Value of Price-per-Square-Foot Analysis

The Value of Price-per-Square-Foot Analysis

Condos.ca looks at Toronto real estate from a big picture perspective. Now buyers, sellers, and investors can view Toronto condos in the same way, using our new Condos.ca PSF Index and Market Report. Here is an example of the Market Report, showing the co

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Foreign Investor Tax And Regulations PLEASE!

Foreign Investor Tax And Regulations PLEASE!

Hey guys, Carl Langschmidt here, President of Condos.ca. We’ve been hearing from every direction that Toronto condo prices are going crazy and something needs to be done.[caption id="attachment_6260" align="aligncenter" width="5...

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Buy Versus Rent, Data Tells All

Buy Versus Rent, Data Tells All

We often hear, particularly from first-time buyers, how conflicting it is to decide whether to buy or rent a condo in Toronto. While in the long run we recommend buying over renting, that isn’t always the best option for everyone. Still, to understand thi

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Bridge Financing 101

Bridge Financing 101

In today's hot Toronto condo market, buyers and sellers can be caught homeless for a few weeks (or even a few months) in between properties, i.e. they sell their current condo but it takes longer than expected to find a new home d...

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Muskoka Condos for Sale

Muskoka Condos for Sale

While we obviously love living and working in Toronto, we also know how important it can be to get away. We all have our ideal place. Crisp blue waters. Sprawling forests. The peace and tranquility of a star-filled night. For many...

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Toronto Condo Market Update: August 2016

Toronto Condo Market Update: August 2016

Toronto's steamy temperatures over the last few days seem apropos to today's review of the Toronto condo market. The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has released August's sales stats, revealing a red hot summer as we head into wh...

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Condo Kitchens: Trends in Cabinet Door Styles

Condo Kitchens: Trends in Cabinet Door Styles

You've probably all heard that kitchen and bathroom renovations typically offer the best return on your renovation investment come re-sale.With so many Toronto condos and lofts being open concept these days, kitchens serve double...

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How To Cool The Toronto Real Estate Market

How To Cool The Toronto Real Estate Market

The most talked-about issue in Canadian real estate this past year has been how to cool the red hot Vancouver and Toronto real estate markets.We touch on this issue frequently in our blog posts but when a reader posed the question...

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July 2016 Toronto Condo Market Update & Buyer Advice

July 2016 Toronto Condo Market Update & Buyer Advice

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) recently released sales results for July. Let's take a look at what's been happening in the GTA condo market, specifically, what TREB is calling a "troubling trend" of growth in demand continui...

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Q2 2016 Toronto Condo Market Report

Q2 2016 Toronto Condo Market Report

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) recently released sales stats for the second quarter of this year. Here's what's happening in the 905 and Toronto condo markets. Toronto Condo Market Flourishing Despite Listings Constrain...

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Latest Condo News Roundup

Latest Condo News Roundup

There's been a lot happening in the world of Canadian and Toronto condo news these past few weeks.In case you missed any of the recent headlines, here's our round-up of the top news stories affecting condo buyers, sellers and inve...

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New Dog Friendly Condos Your Canine Will Love

New Dog Friendly Condos Your Canine Will Love

Toronto is a city of dog lovers and condo dwelling doesn't deter us from becoming fur moms and pops. Cats and condos have always meshed but raising a healthy, happy pup in a Toronto condo can be tough, particularly when you have a...

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Toronto Condo Sales Reach New Heights in June

Toronto Condo Sales Reach New Heights in June

Condo sales prices continued their ascent in June alongside staggering growth in the number of condos sold both in Toronto and the 905.Would-be house buyers are turning (in large numbers) to condos for sale in Toronto, including s...

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Condo Mortgage Applicants Facing Stricter Approvals

Condo Mortgage Applicants Facing Stricter Approvals

The Bank of Canada's announcement last month that they're holding the overnight rate at 0.5% (where we've been for nearly a year now) squashed any chatter about additional, potential rate hikes by Canada's largest mortgage lenders...

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Housing Affordability a Key Topic During Trudeau's Visit to Vancouver

Housing Affordability a Key Topic During Trudeau's Visit to Vancouver

I was in Vancouver last week during Justin Trudeau's visit; his car actually pulled up in front of my cab as I was hopping out.While the hottest topic was the $460 million in federal funding for British Columbia transit (provincia...

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Toronto Condo Market Update: May 2016 Results

Toronto Condo Market Update: May 2016 Results

May was another hot month for condos for sale in Toronto with price increases exceeding traditional, annual appreciation rates. It's the 905 market that's the race winner though when it comes to value appreciation trends. While sa...

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Toronto Beaches Condos: The Beach Boom Isn't Slowing Down

Toronto Beaches Condos: The Beach Boom Isn't Slowing Down

The phrase "Condo boom" tends to be synonymous with downtown development and burgeoning condo-heavy communities like Davenport Village and the Canary District. But there are booms happening across the city in already mature, prime...

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Advice for Buyers & Sellers as Toronto Condo Sales Surge in April

Advice for Buyers & Sellers as Toronto Condo Sales Surge in April

It was the hottest April ever recorded in Toronto's history - real estate history, that is. With the spring market starting early this year, critics wondered if the market was front-loaded into the early months of 2016. But the sh...

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Liberty Village Condos | 5 Things You Didn't Know About The 'Hood

Liberty Village Condos | 5 Things You Didn't Know About The 'Hood

I should have titled this post 5 things you may not know about Liberty Village "if you don't already live there" because insiders who have grown up with the community know how many changes have come to the neighbourhood. Insiders ...

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How To Buy a Condo in Toronto And Not Lose Your Mind

How To Buy a Condo in Toronto And Not Lose Your Mind

Four months into the craziest Toronto condo market we've ever seen and most Realtors and buyers have realized that the buying tactics that worked a few years ago, fall short in this market.As a buyer, if your search parameters mat...

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Top 5 Status Certificate Red Flags

Top 5 Status Certificate Red Flags

When buying a condo, it's critical you keep in mind that you're not just buying a unit, you're buying into an entire building. That's why knowing the financial state of the condo corporation and the physical state of the building ...

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Toronto Condo Market Update: March 2016 Results

Toronto Condo Market Update: March 2016 Results

TREB recently posted March’s sales results. It was another record-breaking month year-over-year in terms of sales and prices, although we didn't see a continuation of the staggering price surges we saw in February.As we talked a...

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Urbancorp (Finally) Gets Slapped With Tarion Notice

Urbancorp (Finally) Gets Slapped With Tarion Notice

Thanks the condo gods, the Provincial government is finally stepping in to help clean up shady builder behavior.We talked in last week's 2016 Federal Budget review about how the Fed's are using their agency's like StatsCan and Can...

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2016 Federal Budget | What It Means for Condo Buyers & Investors

2016 Federal Budget | What It Means for Condo Buyers & Investors

Last week's reveal of the Liberal's new budget left Canadians split - some cheering over funding for various social reforms and others disgruntled as a few of Trudeau's key campaign promises failed to make the approved budget plan...

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Condo Furniture: Small Space Desks For Your At Home Office

Condo Furniture: Small Space Desks For Your At Home Office

More Canadians are choosing to work from home - at least 11.2% to be exact, according to the 2008 StatsCan study. That figure has no doubt increased eight years on as Canadians are seeking greater work/life balance and Millennials...

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Toronto Condo Market Surges in February; Buyers, Get The Facts

Toronto Condo Market Surges in February; Buyers, Get The Facts

TREB recently posted February's sales results and, no surprise, it was a record-breaking month. You've probably been hearing that the spring market has started early in Toronto and the surrounding 905 markets and these figures rea...

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King West Condos About To Get More Creative. And Intimate.

King West Condos About To Get More Creative. And Intimate.

Fifteen years into the major development surge that created Condo Nation, we're used to see new King West condos crop up in any small space or ground-level parking lot that remains in this prime territory. What we're not used to s...

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5 Toronto Condos Appreciating Above The Average Detached House

5 Toronto Condos Appreciating Above The Average Detached House

In today's hot Toronto real estate market, too many condo buyers are focusing solely on affordability and comfort in the here and now. Frustrated buyers are pushing investment potential down to a third or fourth priority because t...

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Toronto Condo Market Update & Advice For First Time Buyers

Toronto Condo Market Update & Advice For First Time Buyers

Coming off of 2015's record-breaking real estate streak, it's no surprise that both sales and price growth in January were very strong against all property types, in both Toronto and the 905.Here's a January snapshot from the Toro...

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5 Tips For How To Win Bidding Wars

5 Tips For How To Win Bidding Wars

Toronto real estate has become synonymous with rising prices, a seller's market and, unfortunately for eager (and many disappointed) buyers, aggressive bidding wars.With the Toronto housing market, low stock, high demand coupled w...

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Guildwood Condos Brings New Life To Historic Stretch of Scarborough

Guildwood Condos Brings New Life To Historic Stretch of Scarborough

The Guildwood Condos - or, simply, "The Guildwood" - is Scarborough's latest headline-making condo development. And for good reason.Toronto's far east end has experienced a surge in new condo development over the last few years, p...

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Our Top Five 2016 Toronto Condo Market Predictions

Our Top Five 2016 Toronto Condo Market Predictions

We reviewed the final 2015 GTA market results last week and it was a record-breaking year for property sales. It seems this hot market streak is not ending soon and knowing how to navigate the market in 2016 is critical for both b...

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2015 Record-Breaking Year For GTA Real Estate

2015 Record-Breaking Year For GTA Real Estate

The results are in from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) and, as we knew would be the case by this time last month, 2015 smashed all previous sales records in the GTA.The second best December ever recorded brought 2015 to a cl...

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New Ontario Condo Act Passed But Not Yet In Force

New Ontario Condo Act Passed But Not Yet In Force

It’s been a long time coming. Toronto condo owners and their peers across Ontario have been patiently awaiting the much-needed reforms to the Ontario Condo Act that were put into motion three and a half years ago when the review...

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2016 Condo Décor Trends

2016 Condo Décor Trends

The new year has always signaled new looks in interior design and decorating trends. This year, however, we're seeing a return to the traditional in a variety of ways from craftsman revival to use of vintage materials.When it come...

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Condo Interiors: 2016 Paint Colour Trends

Condo Interiors: 2016 Paint Colour Trends

Move over greige. Daring wall colour is back. Mink browns. Deep greens. Midnight blues. Even black. Think dark but not dreary, rich, sumptuous looking colours that have the power to completely transform condo spaces from cookie-cu...

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Buying a Toronto Condo in 2016: New Down Payment Rules

Buying a Toronto Condo in 2016: New Down Payment Rules

In a media announcement last Friday, the Federal Government announced new legislation for down payments on Canadian real estate purchases. The new mortgage rules apply to properties over $500,000 where the minimum down payment wil...

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Top 5 Tips For Selling Your Toronto Condo

Top 5 Tips For Selling Your Toronto Condo

As we reviewed in our November market report, 2015 has already set a new record for number of GTA property sales and it's not yet year-end. Both the 905 and the Toronto condo market are seeing huge surges in year-over-year sales.A...

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November 2015 Toronto Condo Market Report

November 2015 Toronto Condo Market Report

November’s sales results are in from TREB and (we feel like a broken record here) it’s been another record-breaking month for Toronto real estate; a 14% increase over November 2014. In fact, even without December sales factore...

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