Three Ways to Become a Desirable Neighbourhood

There are many desirable neighbourhoods in Toronto. After all, we are a city of neighbourhoods. Some have risen up where very little neighbourhood existed before like Liberty Village, and some have been desirable neighbourhoods for […]


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Will Rent Control Work?

Whether you’re a lord or lady of the land or Toronto tenant, Ontario’s new rental rules that took effect on September 1, 2017 is going to change the ways Torontonians rent. If you own income […]


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Should You Sell First or Buy First?

Remember when you bought your first place? You were terrified. Maybe a little clueless about the process. But generally, speaking for most people, it was easy. Why? Because you didn’t have to sell a house […]


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Why Do People Want to Live in Cities?

Let’s first acknowledge that Toronto is not the perfect city. There is too much traffic. Less public transit that a city this size needs. Crumbling infrastructure. A serious social housing shortage. And it’s an expensive […]


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The End of Parking

Let’s face it. Parking is not the most titillating of topics. But it’s very possible that how we think of parking is about transform before us. In fact, it may be going the way of […]


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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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