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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, […]

Is everyone moving to the 905?

Read the original article here: https://www.thestar.com/business/real_estate/2018/01/12/renters-pushed-to-the-905-as-vacancies-hit-16-year-low-report.html?platform=hootsuite   TRANSCRIPT: Speaker 1: This next article's from the Toronto Star. It is headlined, "Renters pushed to the 905 as vacancies hit 16-year low." This is talking about the latest stats from Urbanation tracking the rental market. Always interesting to see what Urbanation has to say on the market, [...]

Why your kids will probably rent

Detached Toronto home prices fall, while condo prices soar in October The usual seasonal bounce in re-sale homes between September and October was more pronounced than usual this year in the Toronto region, growing 12 per cent. I want to read the full article. Canada to admit nearly 1 million immigrants over next 3 years [...]

Does Toronto have a rental housing crisis?

There has been a lot of sensationalized stories in the media recently about the Toronto rental market. Could rents really be going up by 100% per year as some stories have suggested? Do we currently have a rental housing crisis? Is there even a problem at all, and are rent controls the solution? Where should [...]

Is renting really cheaper than owning?

Market Watch Feb 2017 Stats Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,014 residential sales through TREB’s MLS® System in February 2017. I want to read the full article. Sticker shock sets in Thirtysomething buyers confronted with $1-million entry-level homes are left in the lurch I want to [...]

How Secure is the Rental Market? With Pauline Lierman of Urbanation

Urbanation just released their year end numbers for the Toronto condo rental market. Rental rates were up an incredible 12% in the fourth quarter of 2016! Yet many first time investors still wonder if they will be able to rent out their units when completed. Find out what Pauline Lierman, Director of Market Research for [...]

How to Know If Your Tenants Are Taking Advantage of You

As a condo investor, how do you know if you are being taken advantage of by your tenants? Are you charging enough for rent? When should you look at refinancing your condo? Andrew la Fleur tackles these questions using a real life case study of a condo investor looking to maximize his returns. Related Links [...]

Condo Rental Market Skyrocketing: Video from CityTV

The condo rental competition is heating up in the city’s downtown core, causing prices to rise and stirring up bidding wars in prime locations. Check out CityTV’s highlighting of Toronto’s skyrocketing condo rental market: http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/life/video/236856