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...

December 6, 2017

If you want a decent condo, of decent size, in a decent building, in a decent location, that's probably what it will cost you.

It wasn't that long ago that I was telling my buyer clients that a $350k budget would get you into the Toronto condo market. Not into a studio...

October 31, 2017

Very limited supply, super strong demand, with bad government policy thrown in equals madness.

Over the last couple years I've done a ton of rentals, all over the city but mainly in the downtown core. It's always been competitive for as long as I can remember and rental...

September 29, 2017

You can spin numbers to say anything you want, but the math never lies.

Well, the fall market is in full swing and the verdict is in - It's business as usual!

There were a lot of folks wondering how this fall would play out after what was a very slow summer, and more so...

September 1, 2017

Will the fall market live up to all the hype??

Well, it's finally here! September, the month everyone's been waiting for. The leaves start to change, the sun sets a little earlier, and of course, the start to the highly-anticipated fall market.

So what can we expect this...

August 21, 2017

Just when it seemed like the investment thesis in TO wasn't making sense anymore, things come roaring back.

In one of my first blogs in this series, I wrote about one of my investor clients who really studied the investment thesis in the TO condo market and we analyzed...

July 28, 2017

It's been exactly three month's since the implementation of rent control in Ontario and the results are not pretty. 

It feels like yesterday when the Liberal government unveiled their 16-point plan to cool the housing market in the GTA. I remember that day. Sitting on m...

July 6, 2017

Doesn't it seem like every time you try to buy a pre-construction condo in TO, it's already sold out?

If you've ever tried to buy a pre-construction condo in Toronto, I'm sure you've experienced this:

"Oh look, a development proposal sign just went up in that parking lot...

June 13, 2017

Is holding back offers a good idea if you are willing to accept an offer today?

Have you ever sold anything on Kijiji or Craigslist? Maybe a sofa or a TV? Or an iPhone? It's kinda hard to know exactly how much to sell whatever it is you're selling for, so the first thin...

June 3, 2017

There's been a new topic of conversation brewing among agents in the past week or so that reminded me of that episode. It's called the Escalation Clause. Here's how it works and why it's so controversial:

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