When investing in a pre-construction condo, a question that always comes up is: “Is it better to buy on a lower floor, and pay a lower price, or to buy on a higher floor but pay a higher price?” So let’s try to answer that classic, shall we? Background When selling a building in […]
I attended a very informative and interesting seminar last night at the Market Wharf sales office. The event was put on by Context (the developer behind Market Wharf, Spire, Radio City) and was billed as a ‘Buying a Condo Seminar’. It was open to anyone who is on Context’s marketing email list. Normally I avoid […]
ScotiaBank released their Real Estate Trends report today. Check it the full report here. Excerpt from the report: ” Canadian real estate markets remain remarkably buoyant, especially in light of the deepening housing downturn in the United States and the generally softening conditions in most other advanced economies globally. Housing starts totaled 228,343 units in […]
TREB released their data for sales in the GTA for the first half of July and the numbers are consistent with everything from 2008 thus far. Sales are down from 2007 numbers (-11%), but prices are still on the rise (+1%), albeit very slowly. Here is the full release from TREB: TORONTO, July 17, 2008 […]
Interesting article in today’s Globe and Mail about more anecdotal and factual evidence that the Toronto resale market is slowing down. Agents are starting to see conditional offers more and more, negotiations are actually taking place, and sellers who price their property too high are getting a rude wake-up call to the new realities of […]
When it comes to real estate statistics, I always take everything with a grain of salt. Fact is, most real estate statistics are compiled and released for general media consumption by the real estate industry: Real Estate Boards, CMHC, Real Estate Marketing companies, Realtors, Lenders, etc. They have a vested interest in a robust housing […]
We are in the midst of a global financial crisis. People are naturally concerned about their jobs, their finances, their investments, and of course – REAL ESTATE. I am getting asked constantly by friends, family, and clients: How is the market? Are prices coming down? Is the Condo Market Crashing?
The numbers are in for November and it isn’t pretty. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â TREB just released theirÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â sales figures for the month of November and unlike last month, we can now say that for the resaleÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â downtown condoÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â market, pricesÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â haveÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â fallen. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Let’s just get right into the numbers.