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 […]

Why investing in condos after the initial launch stage can sometimes result in big profits

Generally speaking, it is best to purchase a unit as early on in the development process as possible. Before going public with sales, builders will first usually offer units to friends and family. Then, they’ll start working with platinum agents—there are about 100 in the GTA, myself included—to continue to move inventory ahead of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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