October 31, 2019

There are still buyers out there who believe that a seller has to "take whatever they get" on offer night. That's simply not the case.

I still remember the last time I went trick-or-treating...kinda. I know I was in high school and any parent who answered the door to me...

September 26, 2019

Focusing on the list price can be a mistake in the Toronto real estate market.

So we're three weeks into the Fall market and things are as busy as expected. Inventory is up, which is a good thing but, as always, buyers have lined up their financing, gotten into "back to...

August 20, 2019

Many people think paying condo fees is a "waste of money". They couldn't be more wrong.

Well, we're in the dog days of summer. I have no idea where that expression comes from and I refuse to Google it (I feel like I just Google everything these days) but we're entering...

July 31, 2019

You may not like spending more than you planned, but in the long run it might be the right move.

Hindsight is always 20/20 but if you've ever worked with me, you probably realize I like to throw in a lot of my own personal experiences while we house hunt. I think by sha...

June 26, 2019

Sometimes it takes more than just a single sale to set "market value" for a building.

Most of my blog posts come from actual experiences while helping clients. It's usually about a question I get over and over, or something I notice clients or agents saying or doing tha...

May 23, 2019

There was a time when all that mattered for condos was price-per-square-foot. It feels like that metric isn't as important anymore.

I was in Vegas last week. I very rarely take days off and I can't remember the last time I actually left Toronto for more than a day but w...

April 16, 2019

My gut always says that $500,000 isn't a realistic budget to get into the TO condo market anymore. But am I wrong?

I have a love-hate relationship with social media. I think it's a great way to keep in touch with clients without being in their face. But it also means th...

March 6, 2019

There's no question that rentals in the core are still expensive, but has some additional supply finally cooled off the frenzy?

I do a lot of rentals. Specifically downtown rentals. I enjoy it. It keeps me on my game, meeting new people, new long-term clients, and it ke...

February 14, 2019

In an industry so obsessed with price per square foot, the math really needs to be done correctly.

I've been debating writing this blog post for a while. Why? Well, is it really in my best interest to correct agents when I see them giving incorrect information to their...

January 15, 2019

A lot of investors won't even consider parking when looking for investment units. But a parking spot is still a piece of property...

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