A Whole New Level Of Crazy!

If you're a long-time reader of TRB, you know I love crazy houses. And by that, I mean houses that are both crazy, and more often than not, result from crazy owners. We've seen some doozies over the years, which I'll...

How Is The Luxury Market In 2017?

I read an article in the Toronto Star on the weekend talking about the "luxury market," which they consider $5,000,000 and up. The drawback of being obsessive-compulsive and a complete control-freak is that I never trust anybody else's numbers. So I sat...

The Craziest House You’ve Ever Seen?

We all had that one friend growing up whose parents were odd. Remember the first time you went over to that friend's house?  It was like walking into one of the scary scenes from Alice In Wonderland, or Jacob Two-Two Meets The Hooded Fang (that one...

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,...

Condo Vs. House

It's a simple question, but the debate will rage on and on. And as simple and as seemingly-common as this question or topic is, I rarely get asked by buyers, "Should I buy a house, or should I buy a...

Cross The Finish Line!

If you're going to run a race, there's simply no point in starting unless you're going to finish. And as we were taught from a very early age, any task worth taking on, is one worth finishing.  Or even the...

Ultra-Modern Or Traditional?

Have your say, I'm curious to know. Four years ago, I did a video about these new-age, ultra-modern, somewhat "California Style" houses in Toronto, with their odd, sore-thumb look on traditional streetscapes, and one reader commented, "These houses ruin a neighbourhood." Styles...

The $119,000 3-Bed, 2-Bath Semi

If it sounds too good to be true, that's because it is. Whenever I'm outside Toronto, I love to look at real estate.  Partly because of professional curiosity, and partly because I'm a sadist who likes to torture myself when...