Who Doesn’t Love Travelling??

Arrrrrgh! I'm so frustrated right now.  Airplanes, airports, stewardesses....er...."flight attendants." If only I had some sort of forum to express my current level of discomfort... WAIT!  I have my very own blog! This may not be about real estate, but...

The Tale of Two Investments…

I'm contemplating making another move in the real estate market. Until last week, when I arrived in Ajijic, Mexico, I was jet-set on purchasing another pre-construction condominium in downtown Toronto. Now, I'm wondering if a piece of vacant land in...

Wanted: Condos For LEASE!

Time and time again, I have heard people talk about how soft the rental market is in Toronto. Tell that to the girl that left her $290/month Waterloo sublet to come and pay $1300/month to live in Toronto! Or how about...

Gardiner Expressway Condos

I was in the car last night driving along the Gardiner, and my buddy says to me "Where the heck did all these condos come from??" He hadn't been to Toronto in ten years, and last time he was outside...

The Real Estate Calendar

As we approach mid-August, the real estate market is two weeks ahead of the slowest time in the real estate calendar, and yet two weeks from perhaps the busiest time. We are going to see a flurry of activity the...

Condominium Amenities

"Yeah this building is great, but does it have a POOL?" "Well, would you actually use the pool?" "Maybe...maybe not....but I still want this building to have a pool...." (more…)

Are Rates Going UP?

"INTEREST RATES!" Do those two words send a shiver up your spine? Most people fall into one of two categories: 1) Those that have a mortgage, 2) Those that don't....yet. After yesterday's modest 260-point decline in the S&P/TSX Composite Index...

BIDDING WAR….The Conclusion!

"David, is everything alright?" asked two concerned agents as I shouted "Bwwaaaah!" "Uhhhh.....huh...." I replied as I could barely muster out any words. Here are some words: Shocked. Amazed. Dumbfounded. As I logged on to www.torontomls.net this morning and checked...

Why is Riverdale So Expensive?

Here's a statement a friend made to me the other day: "$600,000 for a semi-detached house in East York?  That's insane!" I informed him that Victor Avenue may be east of the D.V.P., and may be in the Metro East...

How Accurate Is Your BUDGET?

  Getting out of the rental rut?  Looking to become one of those “first time buyers” we hear so much about?  Congratulations!   But have you run your numbers?   And are they accurate? (more…)

Dog Days of Summer?

Dog Days of Summer? As we enter July, we’ve noticed that the real estate market is beginning to slow down and not only are new listings fewer and further between, but fewer potential buyers are actively looking. There are no fewer...