Ask Allistair: Marijuana Use in Rental Properties

21 November 2018
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What does the legalization of marijuana mean for Ontario tenants and landlords? We asked an expert on whether or not tenants can smoke in their units and the legality behind Landlords filing for eviction.


Will Sold Data Change the Real Estate Market?

16 October 2018
Remax-Condos-Plus

what's the big deal with making sold data available to the public? For years, good real estate agents supplied their clients with this information in making any real estate transaction. In the US, solds have been available to the public for several years.


How to Retire in Canada

03 October 2018
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In a high tax country like Canada, it is almost impossible to save enough to retire. The way we see it, you have three choices to make enough to retire.


How to Generate Big Returns when Buying Pre-Construction

22 August 2018
Remax-Condos-Plus

Can you generate big returns from buying Pre-construction Condos? Yes, but you need to follow these three simple rules.


Why Real Estate is a Better Investment than RRSPs

26 June 2018
Remax-Condos-Plus

First buy your principle residence as soon as you can. Selling your principle residence is the only tax-free investment you can ever make in this country. But, if you buy an RRSP, lets say $10,000 a year for 30 years at 5%, will get you $725,000. Which translates to a pension of $36,000 a year, and you pay tax on that, and you start to get this money in 30 years.


3 Simple Rules for Investing in Real Estate

20 June 2018
Remax-Condos-Plus

Real Estate is not a short term investment. That's where investors lose money. Real Estate is a long term investment, over 5 years. If you go shorter, you're just gambling. So, here are my 3 simple rules.


Why Small Condos are the Hottest in Toronto Real Estate Right Now

08 May 2018
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Why are small condos the hottest segment of our Toronto real estate market today? Prices are now at $1000 per sq.ft. At the same time, bigger units can be had for about $800 per sq.ft.


Do You Still Need an Agent with the New Standard Lease?

02 May 2018
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The new standard lease for rentals has come into effect for Ontario on April 30th. You might ask yourself, "Do I still need an agent"?


The Unexpected Consequences of Rent Control

07 February 2018
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Rent controls have created two markets. For Tenants who stay put, they'll pay below market rents. For new tenants, they can expect to pay even more because of a shortage of rental units


Here's Why Real Estate Prices will be Higher in 2018

26 January 2018
Remax-Condos-Plus

t's pretty obvious that two groups of people are trying to forecast the 2018 real estate market in Toronto. The first group are those pouring over data, far removed from the actual market. The second group, are street people, like our agents!