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What Every Condo Investor Should Know About Delayed Occupancy

There are many upsides to investing in pre-construction condos—that much should be obvious by now from reading this blog—but one difference from the resale market that can turn into an inconvenience is the uncertainty surrounding occupancy dates with new builds. On the resale market, it’s clear when you’re taking possession of a home. On the […]

Selling your home to downsize? Not so fast–read this first

To downsize or not to downsize? That’s the question many baby boomers are asking themselves these days as they approach retirement age. Their motivations vary but often come from the same place: specifically, a single-family home in the suburbs. The boomer generation, comprised of those born just after World War II up until the mid-’60s, […]

The emotional side of investing in real estate

Condo investment might seem like a cold, hard numbers game—but it’s also an emotional experience with its own unique set of highs and lows. There’s a ton of advice out there about the numbers side of things, less so for the emotional rollercoaster you’re about to hop on. Because of that, I’ve rounded up six […]

How to get ahead of the competition when investing in pre-construction condos

When investing in the ultra competitive Toronto real estate market, you want whatever advantage you can get. Any slight edge can make a huge difference on your long term return on investment. But with so many investors competing for properties, how do you get ahead of the pack? Here, I’ll show you how to get […]

4 facts about debt that every investor needs to understand

Conventional Canadian wisdom has it that you should pay down your mortgage as fast as you can. This idea, though popular, is exactly the wrong thing to do when to do it comes to real estate investing. Instead you should actually increase the debt in your home to invest in more cash-flow producing property. Why? [...]

The 8 characteristics of the successful real estate investor

Real estate investors aren’t born, they’re made, and among those who are successfully “made,” there are several traits you’ll observe over and over no matter what shape the market is in. So here they are, the eight characteristics of the successful real estate investor. Open-mindedness You don’t become a successful real estate investor by getting […]

Is your home a piece of art or a money making tool

Do you view your home as a work of art to be admired or a tool to be used to generate wealth and secure your financial future? Too many people make the mistake of viewing their principal residence as some kind of object to be acquired, then admired, all the while accumulating massive amounts of [...]

4 reasons to buy your principal residence first, and investment property later

When you’re buying your first condo, there is no shortage of decisions to make. Much of the decision-making attention may go towards factors such as location, finishes and price point. But there is another important consideration, one not all homebuyers—even the most experienced among them—agree on. Do you buy a principal residence or an investment […]

6 factors that make pre-construction condos a better investment than buying resale


Resale condos have obvious appeal. They are available right now, right? There’s no waiting around for years like with a pre-construction unit, and most of the latter aren’t solid investments anyways. Well, it’s more complicated than that. These six factors will demonstrate that. Condos are commodities In Toronto, condos are the future of housing as […]

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