Toronto Real Estate

Short-Sighted Politicians Are Fuelling Canada's Housing Crisis

Dan S. Barnabic | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Business
Dan S. Barnabic

Global migration trends are changing demographics on a large scale, so if we do not employ the right political safeguards right now, many middle-class Canadians may find themselves unable to equally co-exist with wealthy newcomers.

Toronto Midtowners Fear 'Density Creep.' Internet Mocks Them For It.

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Business

This is how some Toronto homeowners respond to the onset of density.

A Flood Of New Condos Threatens Ontario's Housing Market: Fitch

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Business

Brace yourselves.

Calgary Home Sales Plummet, Vancouver Market Soars

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Business

"The supply of homes for sale today in the region is not meeting the demand we're seeing from home buyers."

Toronto Named Hottest Luxury Real Estate Market

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - High-end homes are being snapped up increasingly fast in Toronto, named the world's hottest luxury real estate market in a new report that l...

Are Condos on the Way to Becoming Glorified Apartments?

Dan S. Barnabic | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Business
Dan S. Barnabic

Renters are far more likely to break condo rules regarding noise and upkeep of the common amenities, resulting in the degradation of the complex. A complex that is heavily rented out becomes stigmatized as apartment building, unappealing to potential buyers.

Versailles-Inspired Toronto Mansion Fails To Sell At Auction

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Business

But the home remains unfinished.

Influential Toronto Couple's Home Is Sure To Inspire

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada Living

Swiss chandeliers sparkle in the dining room while stunning sculptures stand tall in the main hall. It's old world meets new for this delightful Toron...

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.

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.