Toronto Market Report February-March 2018

16 February 2018
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Trying to compare this January’s sale results (down 22%) to those of last year makes little sense. The market was crazy last year- and irrational too. Far better to look at TREB sales for January in 2016 and 2015. When you compare; 2018 sales were 13% lower than 2016 (the record sales year for TREB) and 7% lower than 2015


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
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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!


How Toronto's New Airbnb Rules will Impact the Rental Market

10 January 2018
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On December 7th, the City of Toronto passed new changes to reduce the number of Airbnb rental units and force owners to rent them out as long-term rentals. The rules will go into effect July 1st. The focus, of course, is on investor condos downtown. This is just a PR and vote-appeasing move that will have little impacto n the condo rental market downtown


2018 Real Estate Market Forecast

03 January 2018
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What does 2018 have in store for Toronto's Real Estate Market? This is a difficult year to forecast with all the mortgage and tax changes made in 2017, but we belive the market will continue to be driven by the influx of people to the GTA.


3 Predictions for Toronto Real Estate in 2018

20 December 2017
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What's in store for the Toronto Real Estate Market in 2018? We Give our Predictions for the New Year.


Speaking from Experience, Avoiding Rental Scams

18 December 2017
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When you want to lease a home in Toronto there are many reasons why hiring your own agent (A Licensed Realtor©) is important. The main reason is to avoid being scammed and ensure you are working with a professional who will represent your interests.


Realtor Tips: Protecting Your Buyer When the Seller Wants No Conditions

06 December 2017
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When doing an offer, the main focus is usually about what conditions to include, that's important. But sometimes you cannot get an offer accepted with conditions. Not just in a multiple offer scenario, but at times when a seller wants a quick sale and wants the buyer to take the property 'as is'


3 Tips for Finding the Best Real Estate Agent

30 November 2017
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I get more calls asking for "Who is your best agent?" from potential clients, looking for someone to help them and from other agents wanting to refer a client to an agent. Unfortunately, there's no such thing as a "best" agent.


Toronto Market Report November-December 2017

20 November 2017
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October sales on the Toronto Real Estate Board were down 26% from October of last year but were 12% higher than in September. Are we still in a sales decline or is this the first sign of a rebound?