Toronto Real Estate

Toronto's Condo-House Price Gap Now A Yawning Chasm

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Business

This is what the price gap between new homes and condos looks like in Toronto right now. That's right: it's a big, yawning chasm, not unlike th...

This Versailles-Inspired Mansion Is Going On The Block Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Business

From the outside, it looks like a bit like Versailles. Inside, it's a bit of a fixer-upper.

Toronto, Alberta Housing Markets Couldn't Be More Different Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada Business

Oil prices may be wreaking havoc on real estate in Alberta's two biggest cities, but Toronto's market is still humming. January sales figures relea...

LOOK: These Are Toronto's Cheapest Single-Family Homes

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Business

After years of (mostly) blistering growth, Toronto's condo market is headed for a moderate slowdown this year, research firm Urbanation predicted this...

The Price Gap In Toronto Housing Is Now The Biggest It's Ever Been

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 01.22.2015 | Canada Business

The price gap between Toronto-area condos and low-rise homes hit its highest point last year, say industry insiders. The difference in price betwee...

Toronto Housing Affordability Is Now Worse Than NYC's By This 1 Measure

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Business

It is now easier for median income earners to afford a place in New York, than it is for Toronto's median earners to afford housing in their own city,...

LOOK: What $300,000 Can Buy Across Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 11.30.2014 | Canada Business

For all the emotions brought out by the housing bubble/no housing bubble debate, it’s almost comforting to hear there are places in Canada that have...

Canada's Most Affordable Housing Markets Revealed

The Huffington Post Alberta | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 11.27.2014 | Canada Alberta

A recent slip in oil prices hasn’t bucked Alberta’s housing market from being one of the country’s most affordable, according to a report releas...

Sunny Freeman

Foreigners Are Taking Over Canadian Real Estate. Definitely. Maybe. | Sunny Freeman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Business

The housing market is so inflated that the international community warns of a bubble ready to burst and locals fret that soaring prices have p...

Toronto Condo Market Breaks Rental Record

CBC | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Business

Rental demand in Canada's largest condo market surged to a record level in the last three months, according to new data from market research fir...

In Toronto, When A House Doesn't Sell, The Price Goes UP

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada Business

Bidding wars have become commonplace in the Toronto housing market, with many realtors saying they hit a fever pitch this spring. Though “sellers...

Can't Afford a House in Toronto? Be Patient

Nathan Dautovich | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Business
Nathan Dautovich

With prices of single family homes already up over 13 per cent year over year, the dream of owning a home in a desirable neighbourhood is quickly fading for many would-be Toronto home owners. So what options are there for people with a budget under $1 million who still want a home in a desirable neighbourhood?

Toronto's Reached A Fever Pitch

CBC | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada Business

Toronto's real estate bidding wars are reaching a fever pitch.  Some of Canada's largest banks are offering low mortgage lending rates, ...

Best Real Estate Markets In The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Business

Canadian cities top the world for the real estate markets that make the best bet for long-term investment, according to a study from U.K. property dev...

Should I Wait Until the Spring Market to Sell My Home?

Nathan Dautovich | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Business
Nathan Dautovich

Over the last month, every client I've met with has been asking when the spring market officially begins, and whether they should list now or wait until later on. This is a difficult question, as there are many factors that contribute. A close analysis of both the overall market and the local competition is the best way to come up with a selling strategy.

Look Where House Prices Have Doubled In 2 Years

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Business

Less than two years after Finance Minister Jim Flaherty implemented yet another round of mortgage rule tightening to cool off an overheating housing m...

Will Selling Your Home Privately Lead to Legal Problems?

Nathan Dautovich | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Business
Nathan Dautovich

One of the most common questions I get from people looking at selling their home privately concerns potential legal problems that could arise from selling without using an agent. One of the biggest misconceptions out there is that sellers think that legal problems are inevitable.

How to Sell an Assignment Property

Nathan Dautovich | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Business
Nathan Dautovich

In the years between when the assignment is purchased and when the unit is occupied, there are many reasons why people who bought these assignments may want to sell. Maybe their financial situation has changed, maybe their family status has changed, or maybe they need the money elsewhere.

Selling a Condo in a Slow Market? Try This Tip

Nathan Dautovich | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Business
Nathan Dautovich

Another thing condo owners do to try to differentiate themselves is spend thousands of dollars on upgrades. This is usually a bad investment as only a fraction of that is recouped when the condo sells. Industry data shows that similar sized units sell for similar prices, regardless of any upgrades done.

Buy This Condo, Get a New Car! (and Other Crazy Incentives)

Jenna Em | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Business
Jenna Em

It's not a new concept for builders to offer incentives in the form of upgrades to potential buyers. However, I've been astounded by other incentives that have recently popped up in the Toronto real estate market. For example, Kylemore Communities has been offering $35,000 towards any new BMW, with a purchase of one of their specific condo developments.

LOOK: Micro-Condos Are Coming To Toronto

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Business

Downtown Toronto living is about to get whole a lot smaller. The city’s first micro-condos, geared towards “people who choose to live small (an...

How I Went From Winning a Home Bidding War to Starting My Own

Jenna Em | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

After 32 months of house hunting in Toronto, I finally "won" a home bidding war -- and was then handed the unsavoury task of selling my previous house. Imagine our surprise when we learned that there were SEVEN registered offers on our home!

'Downside Risk'

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Business

Canadian housing prices are at risk of falling over the next few years, driven by global economic weakness and softness in key condo markets, a Scotia...

Absurd Vancouver Property: Vancouver vs. Toronto

Melissa Carr | Posted 07.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

We're almost halfway across Canada in out 'Absurd Vancouver Properties' series. This week we're focused on three Toronto houses and what domestic perks they hold against f*%king ridiculously priced properties sprinkled throughout Vancouver.

House Hunting in a Good School District? It's Going to Cost You

Brennan Aguanno and Anna Kemp | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Business
Brennan Aguanno and Anna Kemp

The first step in any home search always involves a discussion with the client about what is most important to them in a new home. But if you're basing your decision on where to buy your family home on what neighbourhoods do well on standardized testing, it's almost certainly going to cost you.