Top Five: Real Estate Stories Of 2016

Folks, I've combed through the TRB archives, and basically grouped every single blog by category, and by topic. Any "Top Five" list is going to be subjective in nature, but there are some topics that we just kept discussing over...

Toronto Is Running Out Of……What?

What's the word I'm looking for here, folks? We're running out of.....real estate agents? Ha!  Not on your life. But we are running out of something, and that one thing is probably the number-one reason why I think our market, despite...

Who Is Moving Outside Toronto, And Why?

Cynically, you're probably saying, "those who can't afford it," and "because they can't afford it." You're not wrong, but that's the simple answer. Let's look at prices in Toronto, and prices outside it - areas like Mississauga, Oakville, and Hamilton,...

Dipping Your Toe In The Water

Just when I think, "This is it, I've finally run out of ideas for my blog," I have an 11pm phone conversation with a client, and an idea hits me. After a failed bully offer attempt on Thursday night, I...

A “Fair” Way To Review Multiple Offers?

We talk about this subject a lot on Toronto Realty Blog, but it's an important topic for many reasons. For starters, virtually every residential, freehold, single-family dwelling gets multiple offers, so it's essential to know what's going on. But more importantly, every...

Don’t Like The Rules? Don’t Play!

So you're saying it's a seller's market, are you? In this market, the seller can dictate exactly what closing date they want, and they can demand you bring a 5% deposit cheque on offer night, and probably get away with a lot more. But...