2021 was a record year!

It was a record year for the number of sales in the Greater Toronto Area.   In spite of COVID interrupting the real estate market, it was not as bad as most feared. But now inventory is at an all-time low.  Toronto has only 1,604 listings in the residential market under $2M asking price.  The condo […]

Purple Bricks’ fake reviews

UPDATE:  Their stock is tanking… while their competitor’s soars… Forbes 2020/1/22 Purplebricks Canada has offered its employees paid days off in exchange for made up positive reviews on Facebook and Google. In an email sent by Purplebricks Canada marketing department to the company’s whole 200-people staff, exclusively obtained by this reporter, the online estate agent […]

Toronto condos being snapped up by tenants..

Intense competition means condos are being rented within 10 days of listing at average rents of $2,219 Ontario’s expanded rent control rules, in place since April, couldn’t stop a 10.3% hike in condo rents over the past year, according to a new study. Condo research firm Urbanation Inc. said Thursday the average index rent in the […]

When a detached home isn’t really detached..

‘Detached’ home for sale is actually linked to property next door Bob Aaron Toronto Star June 7, 2017 After signing an agreement, a couple found out their house was connected underground to their neighbour. When is a detached house not detached? That was the question facing the “Smiths” late last month. The couple came to see […]

Toronto demographics…

The Toronto Region’s population base is one of the fastest growing in Canada; growth between 2001 and 2014 equalled 87% of the total population of Calgary in 2015. More than half of the global population (54%) now lives in cities, and by 2050 it is expected to grow to 66%. Toronto has more than twice the proportion of recent […]

Radon gas – is it a problem?

Radon is a colourless, odourless gas that can seep undetected into your home and cause lung cancer. Protect your family by testing your home for radon. What is radon? Radon is a radioactive gas that is produced naturally by the breakdown of uranium in the ground. Since radon can’t be seen, smelled, or tasted, it can […]