Inside the Mind of the Seller of 2017

Let me offer a snappy break-down of the Spring market in simple, digestible terms: Winter 2017. Sellers were kings of Toronto. Crazy bidding wars. Bully offers. Huge price increases. Buyers were sad. More sellers came […]


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Is Toronto’s Foreign Buyer Tax Working?

The Toronto real estate market is the new Donald Trump. If you’re looking for drama, fear, and entertainment 2017 will not disappoint. From runaway prices in the first four months to cooling prices in the […]


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The Rise of the Yimby

Many of us have heard the term nimby. Some of us may have been a part of a nimby initiative in their own neighbourhood. In case you are not familiar with the term, nimby is […]


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Waiting on the Sidelines

There is a category of buyers – not a new category – but one that has certainly swelled in numbers over the past month or so. It’s a group I call the “Waiting-on-the-Sideline-Buyers”, or just […]


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Don’t be Seduced by the List Price

As humans, we like to make sense of the world. It helps us survive. We don’t want to feel like we are randomly hurtling through time and space without any direction or control. A little […]


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Is Toronto’s Real Estate Market Going Down?

Something’s different. Toronto sellers know it. Toronto buyers know it. The Toronto real estate market is not what it used to be even two months ago. Things have cooled off this Spring. And by “cooled off” […]


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50 Years of Gentrification

Gentrification is just over 50 years old. It may have been happening in Roman Times when a couple of huts were knocked down to make way for the emperor’s swimming pool, but the term itself […]


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How Do We Add Supply To Toronto?

Let me start by making my point to those who regulate Toronto: Stop obsessing on the demand for properties, and start thinking about the supply of properties. We’ve been all about taming the demand for […]


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Status Is Everything

Status Certificate reviews and the purchasing of a condo were almost inseparable at one point. They went hand in hand with each transaction. But this romantic relationship has hit the rocks lately. Nowadays something a […]


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