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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 [...]

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 [...]

The Amazingly Strong Toronto Condo Rental Market with Pauline Lierman of Urbanation

In this week’s podcast episode, Pauline Lierman of Urbanation discusses the Q2 condo rental numbers with Andrew la Fleur. The market continues to perform even above industry insiders’ expectations. Related Links Urbanation Official Website Pauline Lierman on Twitter Click Here for Pauline Lierman Interview Transcript Andrew la Fleur: Great. It's my pleasure to welcome to the show [...]

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 […]

Condo Investment: Is it Better To Buy On A Higher Floor or Lower Floor?

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 the […]

Ritz Carlton Infographic

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Ritz Carlton: Incredible Opportunity or Canary in the Coal Mine?

The Residences of the Ritz Carlton was the first of what I like to call the ‘Big Four’ (5-star condo-hotels, the others being Trump, Shangri-La and of course the Four Seasons) to finish. This was a monumental event in the Toronto condo industry as it represents the first truly 5-star hotel to come to our […]

Tipping Point?

For the first time in 16 years, sales of new condominiums in Toronto were lower in the second quarter than they were in the first quarter. This, according to the latest stats in from Urbanation. So what? Well, real estate is highly cyclical (at least it used to be), and the busiest months of any […]

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