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What $400,000 Can Buy You in King West 2014 vs 2019

What $400,000 Can Buy You in King West 2014 vs 2019

We hunted back through our blog for a post about what a budget of $400,000 could buy you in Toronto's King West neighbourhood in 2014. As you might have guessed, price trends in Toronto have changed just a little bit since then. We've updated our previous

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Rent Control Removed on New Apartments in Ontario

Rent Control Removed on New Apartments in Ontario

Listen up! The Ontario government has announced that all new dwellings, any additions to existing dwellings that are used as apartments, and any older units that were unoccupied as of November 15, 2018 will NOT be covered by rent control in Ontario. It’s

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5 Things To Know About Interim Occupancy In New Toronto Condos

5 Things To Know About Interim Occupancy In New Toronto Condos

Let's talk about interim occupancy when buying new condos, also known as "phantom rent."

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5 Ways Millennials Can Become Homeowners

5 Ways Millennials Can Become Homeowners

If you’re a millennial, you'll likely find what you're about to read interesting and also irritating. According to the Urban Institute, the millennial generation has the lowest rate of homeownership compared to Gen Xers and Baby Boomers. It seems that hom

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Is Toronto's Affordability Crisis a National Issue?

Is Toronto's Affordability Crisis a National Issue?

Toronto’s affordability crisis began when the city saw an unprecedented surge in housing prices in the winter of 2017. That surge came just after B.C. introduced a 15% tax on foreign buyers in 2016, setting a new precedent for government intervention and

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How to Rent a Toronto Apartment with Bad Credit

How to Rent a Toronto Apartment with Bad Credit

You can’t afford to buy but you can’t find a landlord willing to rent to you because of bad credit. This is a question we’ve been asked for years by readers and would-be tenants calling into the office – can you help me find a Toronto condo for rent even

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This is Where Canadian Real Estate is Going

This is Where Canadian Real Estate is Going

While you’re out and about, enjoying the warm summer weather, you're likely to see a lot of home "For Sale" signs, big billboards for new condo development, and soaring construction cranes. You can't miss the current impact of condos in Toronto these days

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Check Your Toronto Condo for Kitec Plumbing

Check Your Toronto Condo for Kitec Plumbing

If your Toronto condo was built or renovated between 1995 and 2007, chances are Kitec Plumbing was used and that’s a problem. If you currently own a condo or you’re starting to look at Toronto condos for sale, you need to be aware of this issue.

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Pre-Construction Condo Boom Coming this Fall

Pre-Construction Condo Boom Coming this Fall

Hold on to your butts! The Toronto condo market is about to be hit by a tidal wave of pre-construction launches. Never before have we seen this many new developments launching in such a short span of time. Across the city, from Water’s Edge in Etobicoke t

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New Landlord and Tenant Rules Now Apply

New Landlord and Tenant Rules Now Apply

The rules of the game have changed. As of September 1, 2017, landlords must follow stricter rules when it comes to evicting a tenant, or else face up to $25,000 in fines. These changes are part of the Ontario government’s new Fa...

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Re-Thinking Pre-Construction Investment in Toronto Real Estate

Re-Thinking Pre-Construction Investment in Toronto Real Estate

Month by month, the Toronto condo market has been absorbing the displaced demand for resale freehold houses, pushing buyers from one marketplace to the next. As affordability shifts, have pre-construction opportunities become the new entry-point into Toro

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What You Need To Know About Ontario Rent Control

What You Need To Know About Ontario Rent Control

Let’s talk about the new Ontario rent control measures and what they will mean for condo owners, landlords, and tenants. It must be said that the impact on landlords is going to be big, but it won’t be as bad as people think.

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The First Time Homebuyer Catch 22

The First Time Homebuyer Catch 22

As a real estate team focused on 905 area and Toronto condos, we work with a lot of first-time buyers. Last year was a record-breaking year for home purchases in the GTA; in particular with first-time buyers who, according to TREB...

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383 Sorauren: New Roncesvalles Condos Open Up Roncy To More Buyers

383 Sorauren: New Roncesvalles Condos Open Up Roncy To More Buyers

We've been talking about Roncesvalles condos lately because it's one of our favourite west-side neighbourhoods and there's some exciting new mid-rise developments coming to the area.One of the least talked about but most interesti...

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New Schools & Daycare In Development For CityPlace Condos

New Schools & Daycare In Development For CityPlace Condos

One of the biggest criticisms of CityPlace condos is a lack of community - specifically, the practical amenities and infrastructure needed to create a vibrant, livable and connected urban community. I've talked before about why ...

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Summer Socials: Life At CityPlace Condos Heats Up

Summer Socials: Life At CityPlace Condos Heats Up

I've said it before and I'll say it again, despite the bad rep that CityPlace has for being isolated from the action that other downtown Toronto condo communities experience, life at CityPlace is not what you may think.I talked ...

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Five Reasons To Re-Think CityPlace Condos

Five Reasons To Re-Think CityPlace Condos

We’re dragging up an old debate today around CityPlace condos. More specifically, the community as a whole and whether or not the future looks bright south of the railway tracks between the Rogers Centre and Bathurst.This conver...

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Where to Buy Now: Upper Beaches Toronto

Where to Buy Now: Upper Beaches Toronto

It used to be thought of as the poor, dowdy cousin of the Beach. Once so indescript, the Upper Beaches, had to borrow its moniker from its popular neighbor to the south. Now, the Upper Beaches is so coveted that surrounding areas ...

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Breaking News: Toronto Condo Maintenance Fees Revealed

Breaking News: Toronto Condo Maintenance Fees Revealed

Maintenance fees have long been a topic of hot debate amongst condo owners and industry professionals. For the first time, we’re able to reveal the true costs and trends thanks to a new database we’ve created, further growing our unique condos.ca informat

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Toronto Condos in South Riverdale-Leslieville Crush the Competition

Toronto Condos in South Riverdale-Leslieville Crush the Competition

South Riverdale and Leslieville are two of my favourite neighbourhoods for buyers considering condos for sale in Toronto. They share many similarities and are often considered an extension of one another; residents benefit from be...

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5 Condos Near U of T's Downtown Toronto Campus

5 Condos Near U of T's Downtown Toronto Campus

Take the phrase “student ghetto” and throw it away for a second, because whatever you’re thinking about close-to-campus housing, you’re wrong. Just blocks from the stacked bunk beds and burned spaghetti of residence buildi...

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