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Attention Landlords and Want to Be Landlords

Monday Oct 22nd, 2018

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Many of us have thought about becoming or are actually Landlords. I have some information that I would like to share with you that will be a relief to landlords. Owning a rental property can be a great way to invest.  The Tenant pays the mortgage.  The main reason why many people are hesitant to become owners of a rental property is the fear of the risk that the Tenant does not pay the rent. That is a reasonable fear, the cash flow implications can be very uncomfortable as... [read more]

Where Do We (Start) Stand?

Thursday Jan 4th, 2018

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"Much of the sales volatility in 2017 was brought about by government policy decisions. Research from TREB, the provincial government and Statistics Canada showed that foreign home buying was not a major driver of sales in the GTA. However, the Ontario Fair Housing Plan, which included a foreign buyer tax, had a marked psychological impact on the marketplace. Looking forward, government policy could continue to influence consumer behavior in 2018, as changes to federal mortgage lending... [read more]

3 for 3. He who hesitates is lost.

Friday Dec 15th, 2017

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This week has been incredible. Normally in December real estate slows down compared to other months of the year.  For Example. Everyday I usually get 2 or 3 calls from buyers or sellers asking about certain houses, areas or general real estate information. I had 3 people requesting to go see houses with me, great, let's get that house for you. In each case the houses had been sold within 2 or 3 days of being listed! Wow. If you are looking for a house, and there... [read more]

7,374 Purchases

Wednesday Dec 6th, 2017

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That is how many units of real estate were purchased (I would like to say people but that would be misleading as some families sold and bought) in the GTA through the Toronto Real Estate Board's MLS system in the month of November, 2017. That number doesn't include new construction purchases, private sale purchases and exclusive listing through realtors purchases. To me that means a lot, and by the way congratulations to those who made the decision to go ahead and buy their... [read more]

Real Estate Prices - Up or Down?

Monday Dec 4th, 2017

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Everyday I talk with current homeowners, interested buyers and sellers. The number one question is "Are prices going to go up or down in 2018", well if you know someone that can guarantee the answer to that please have that person contact me, I would love to hear how they can quarantee that.  Check out this chart Prices from 1971 to 2016 Here is a list of questions that I think most would be real estate buyers and sellers run over and over again in their head,... [read more]

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