June 25, 2020

"How's the market?" is always a loaded question. The answer is usually pretty complicated, especially now. Freeholds and condos are acting very differently.

May 5, 2020

For the first time in a very long time, rents are going down in Toronto. It's not a fun time to be a landlord with a vacant unit right now.

April 1, 2020

One could argue that open houses actually benefit the listing agent more than the seller.

I've always enjoyed working from home. In my most recent job prior to real estate I worked for a major US telecom company from home in Toronto for over 4 years. I found working fro...

March 18, 2020

Those monthly fees are a real factor when it comes to condo living, and condo values.

How is everyone holding up? I'm used to working from home. It's all I do. I think I go into my brokerage office like twice a year just to check my mail. I'm sure most folks at one poin...

February 19, 2020

It feels a lot like early 2017 all over again...But what's different this time?

Do you ever get deja vu? I've often been in a conversation with someone I've never met and all the while I'll be having an internal monologue with myself that usually goes like "I know I've...

January 15, 2020

It seems to me that there is far more rental supply on the market right now than there has been in a long time.

It's still very early in January and all my buyers are anxious for new, good listings. Maybe it's because of the lack of snow (for now), or maybe because inve...

January 6, 2020

2020 should be business as usual for the Toronto condo market, unless something drastic changes.

Wow, it's 2020 already! Did you actually do anything for New Year's Eve, or were you like me and purposely made zero plans so you could sit on the couch, eat takeout, watch...

November 20, 2019

It's pretty clear that condo prices have been rising steadily throughout the year. Let's look at some real numbers. We're hitting the tail end of 2019 and there is still plenty of time left in the year and plenty of deals left to be done.

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...

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