To Build, or To Buy?

It's a tough question, and as you might assume, it comes with a myriad of considerations. What's the location?  What is the price point?  How long are you looking to remain in the house? I'm not convinced that there's money...

Open The Floodgates!

There's a reason why this saying has become commonplace in today's society, and when it comes to a legal precedent, all it takes is one summary judgment that breaks new ground before the flood of subsequent legal proceedings follow. When it comes to...

How Do You Price Raw Land?

Easier said than done.  It depends on a multitude of factors, and it's not a question that can be answered in a sentence or two. The primary factors would be location, size, and most importantly: highest and best use. Of...

Coming Soon: Slaughterhouse Lofts?

There was a great article in the Globe & Mail on Saturday about the closing of Quality Meat Packers, which was a one-hundred year-old slaughterhouse that stood the test of time, and was the last remaining plant of its kind...

This Condo Just “Fits”

Maybe I'm the only naive Torontonian who thinks that every vacant parking lot doesn't need an 80-storey condo in its place, but personally, I love to see a well-developed condominium, that looks like it belongs in the area, and just...

Trump Towers: What’s The Deal?

A new listing for a unit at 325 Bay Street hit the market on Tuesday; a bachelor unit of 600 square feet, with $2,700/month maintenance fees, for a cool $949,000. There's a listing for a 1-bedroom that has now been...

CBC Doc Zone: “The Condo Game”

I don't want this to come off as shameless self-promotion, but I do want to inform everybody of the CBC's documentary on Toronto condominiums that is airing on Thursday night at 9:00pm. It's not a "condo bashing" piece, but it's...