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Why Did Canada’s Biggest Investor Just Spend $2.8B on High-End Student Housing?

That’s what’s happening now with the recent announcements that the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is investing $2.8B in 2 separate transactions on high-end student housing in the UK. The CPP is the largest investing body in Canada with around $270B in assets. Since the CPP is funded by your tax dollars, you just invested in […]

How Much Will My Condo Be Worth in 5 Years?

If you are thinking about investing in a new condo you are probably wondering what is the upside and where will prices be in 5 years from now? How much profit will I make? It is an important question and one I will answer now but it’s a bit of a red herring. So many […]

Investing In Condos With No Money Down

What if I told you I had a condo investment opportunity that was so good that it could actually generate you a positive return even if you put down $0 of your own money? I know it sounds like a scam, but it’s not. Let me explain… One of my tools that I use for […]

The Ultimate DIY Guide to Renting Your Condo for Top Dollar – Without Using an Agent

Note: The following is a post written by Alexander Yolevski, Condo Investor & Marketing Manager at Using a Platinum agent when purchasing a pre-construction condo is key to making sure you get the floorplan you want, the best price, any purchaser incentives being offered, and most importantly, someone with many years experience who has […]

10 Tips for Your PDI on Your New Condo in Toronto

Now it’s time to do your PDI (pre-delivery inspection). You’ve probably been waiting as long as 4 years for this, and now it’s finally time to take possession of your new home or investment property. Your PDI is your opportunity to see the condo for the very first time and walk through the property with […]

Student Rental Condos are Booming

I’m getting more and more requests these days from my clients for student-oriented investment opportunities. The fact is that student rental condos are very hot right now. Projects like University Suites in Kingston and The Academy Condos in Scarborough were among the best selling condos in the country in 2014, and many of my clients […]

Should Condo Investors Fear the Rental Apartment Boom?

[For more information on this topic, check out a podcast I did here] It seems like once a month now a major rental tower is announced in Toronto. Existing condo sites are being converted into rental buildings, and upcoming high rise sites that last year would almost certainly be condos are today being proposed as […]

Everything You Need To Know About Tarion New Home Warranty

What is the Tarion Warranty? Every new home or new condo in Ontario is covered by the Tarion Warranty program, however the home owner does have to pay for the warranty. How much does Tarion Warranty cost? The cost of the warranty depends on the purchase price of your property. See the chart at the top […]

4 Incredible Facts You Didn’t Know About the Toronto Condo Rental Market

The numbers are in. Urbanation just released their UrbanRental Report for Q4-2014. Unfortunately you can’t read the report unless you are a paying subscriber like me, but nonetheless I wanted to share with you some thoughts I had on the findings. Most of the headlines in the mainstream media are essentially saying the same thing […]

What’s the Best Condo Size to Buy for Investment?

One question that I get asked a lot from condo investors is what is the best condo size to buy for investment?   If you talk to 5 different people you will get 5 different answers.   Is it best to go with the ever-popular 1 bedroom plus a den? This is the most commonly […]

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