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?


3 New Mortgage Rule Changes Starting January 2018

01 November 2017
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OSFI (The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions) has implemented 3 new mortgage rule changes starting January 1, 2018


Predicting the Peak in the Real Estate Market

26 October 2017
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Everyone wants to know when is the peak or the bottom of a market. That's when you sell or buy and supposedly make the most money. For years, investment companies have been touting how they can pick the top and bottom of the stock market, and no one has succeeded. This has not stopped people who think they can predict the top and the bottom of the real estate market. Twitter is full of these self-appointed experts. Here's what I do know.


Toronto Market Report October-November 2017

18 October 2017
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September sale results on the Toronto Real Estate Board produced mixed results. For the ‘bears’, their focus was on the decline in sales from September a year ago – down 35% to 6379 units. A normal September should have produced sales in the 8,000 range. While ‘new’ listings for the month were up by 9%, ‘active’ listings were at 19,000 units at month end which represents about a 2.5 month’s supply on an annual basis. That is certainly higher than the last year but is well within a balanced market.