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Urban Consumer Lifestyles Are Changing Toronto Condo Designs

Urban Consumer Lifestyles Are Changing Toronto Condo Designs

With the launch of Line 5 Condos, we are excited to see that condo developers are recognizing the changes in consumer lifestyle preferences and designing new projects to address the way people want to live today. Toronto cond...

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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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The Cost of Convenience with iBuyer Real Estate Services

The Cost of Convenience with iBuyer Real Estate Services

Over the last year, a new service has emerged in the ever-evolving world of digital real estate. It’s called an iBuyer or “iBuying.”An iBuyer is an instant offer real estate business model whereby a seller can immediately se...

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Condo Investment: Does it Pay To Buy On A Higher Floor?

Condo Investment: Does it Pay To Buy On A Higher Floor?

With the opening of The One by Mizrahi last year, the precedent for super-tall condo buildings was set and the pinnacle was reached (so far) for this kind of grandiose design. At 85 storeys, The One will be the tallest residential...

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How to Find "Good Value" in Real Estate

How to Find "Good Value" in Real Estate

A question we often hear from real-estate curious people is what does "good value" really mean in real estate and how do you find it? This can be a serious concern if you're new to the real estate world. Maybe you are in a strong ...

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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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How to Protect Yourself as a Condo Owner

How to Protect Yourself as a Condo Owner

Buying a condominium can be an excellent alternative to buying a detached home or townhouse. Condos are often more affordable and can offer sky-high views within close proximity to most amenities. However, whether you own a condo ...

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What Are the Benefits of Owning Your Home?

What Are the Benefits of Owning Your Home?

And now an obligatory post in which we showcase the many (perhaps obvious, perhaps not) reasons why it’s great to own your home. Yay! While we would never put down renting as an option for affordable living, especially in cities...

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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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Something for Everyone in the Vancouver Condo Market

Something for Everyone in the Vancouver Condo Market

As the first month of 2018 ends, the Vancouver condo market is seeing a continuation of the trends that characterized 2017: a lack of supply in the detached market, and a high demand for lower priced one and two bedroom condos. Bu...

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Vancouver Real Estate Has Split into Two Separate Markets

Vancouver Real Estate Has Split into Two Separate Markets

According to our Vancouver Condo Pros, there is a consensus that the real estate landscape in Vancouver has been divided into two separate markets; one for single-family detached houses and another for condos and townhouses. While...

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How Your Buying Power May Change Under New Mortgage Stress Test

How Your Buying Power May Change Under New Mortgage Stress Test

Stricter mortgage regulations are coming January 1, 2018. It’s time to think about what that means for you. Back in October of 2016, the federal government implemented new mortgage rules, endearingly known as “stress tests”,...

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Why Vancouver Condo Prices Are Going Up and Up

Why Vancouver Condo Prices Are Going Up and Up

It seems that every day the Vancouver condo market is seeing new record breaking prices, making it harder for buyers and more uncertain for sellers. But what is causing these surprising sale prices for condos in Vancouver? Well, a...

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Toronto real estate market slowdown won't last long

Toronto real estate market slowdown won't last long

Everyone’s talking about the Toronto real estate market slowdown, evident in the spring sales numbers, but we’re not worried. This is what happens when the government gets involved. It’s practically clockwork.Over the last f...

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Toronto Foreign Investor Tax is a Fairness Tax

Toronto Foreign Investor Tax is a Fairness Tax

After sharing Carl’s post two weeks ago, in which he called for a foreign investor tax and new regulations, we got a great response from our readers sending in their thoughts on the issue. We also had some spirited comments on t...

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These new Vancouver condo prices are hard to believe

These new Vancouver condo prices are hard to believe

As we head into April and the spring season starts to take off, the demand for condos in Vancouver is fast out-pacing the supply and the effect on prices is a little hard to believe. While the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouve...

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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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Vancouver Condo Market Looks Bright for 2017

Vancouver Condo Market Looks Bright for 2017

Well, it’s a new year and there’s a new outlook on the horizon for the Vancouver condo market. While there are still some buyers sitting on the fence waiting to see what's going to happen with prices overall, many investors an...

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Reach Your Real Estate Goals in the New Year

Reach Your Real Estate Goals in the New Year

The start of a new year is always a time to take stock of your life, think about your hopes and dreams, and start planning how to get there. Resolutions to reactivate that gym membership, eat healthier, and give yourself more ‘m...

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Unethical REALTOR® Practices: What You Need To Know

Unethical REALTOR® Practices: What You Need To Know

A recent CBC Marketplace investigation has brought to light the existence of malpractice within Canadian real estate. Here’s what you need to know. Investigations into unethical REALTOR® practices According to the M...

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The Brighter Side of Canada's New Mortgage Rules

The Brighter Side of Canada's New Mortgage Rules

October was an interesting month for condos in Toronto and the Canadian real estate market in general. With a year-over-year average price per sqft growth of 9.7% in the GTA, and the federal government implementing new mortgage ??...

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Vancouver's Real Estate Agent For Buying and Selling Condos

Vancouver's Real Estate Agent For Buying and Selling Condos

Say Hello to Vancouver's Condo Pro, Andrew Way “I feel most rewarded knowing I’ve gotten my clients that home or property that they really had their hearts set on…”[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxKxJJzdD6Q&fe...

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How International Buyers Are Reshaping Canadian Real Estate

How International Buyers Are Reshaping Canadian Real Estate

With international buyers reportedly moving away from Vancouver, people in Toronto are talking more about foreign condo ownership and investment. September 2016 saw a big jump in GTA real estate with 9,902 sales, according to TREB...

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What's happening in the Vancouver Condo Market

What's happening in the Vancouver Condo Market

Since mid-August, Vancouver’s new foreign-buyer tax has caused a stir of commentary about the future of Canada’s real estate market. If you haven’t heard, the foreign-buyer tax imposes a 15% property transfer tax on all non-...

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Comparing Condo Affordability on a Global Scale

Comparing Condo Affordability on a Global Scale

Real estate in Toronto is certainly a hot topic at the dinner table these days. With stats from BILD and Altus Group showing 1,880 high-rise Toronto condo sales within the month of August 2016 alone, we decided to look at how cond...

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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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CMHC Releases Statistics Report on Vancouver and Toronto Condo Markets

CMHC Releases Statistics Report on Vancouver and Toronto Condo Markets

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation has released a report this past week that will definitely be of interest to many condo owners and investors in Canada.Last Friday, the CMHC published the results of a first-of-its-kind...

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