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Condo Investing: Evaluating the Numbers

Condo Investing: Evaluating the Numbers

Evaluate the carrying costs Another important factor that every investor should consider in their business model is the carrying cost of their investment. The carrying cost is the total cost of holding or carrying inventory. A condo owner’s carrying costs may include the mortgage, condo fees (such as maintenance), property taxes and insurance. One of […]

Condo Investing: The Perfect Suite

Condo Investing: The Perfect Suite

The condo market is on the rise across in Canada as people look to improve their quality of life, downsize, and access affordable housing in desirable locations. You can take advantage of this movement through clever investments in key locations, generating reliable rental income and building equity in a way that’s more affordable, less time […]

Condo Investing: Renting vs. Selling

Condo Investing: Renting vs. Selling

Choosing whether to rent or sell your condo can be a tough decision. While renting your condominium provides you with a solid source of ongoing income, it can also deprive you of a much larger source of capital. Like many things in life, the decision you make should be based on timing, with renting a […]

Condo Investing: The Perfect Project

Condo Investing: The Perfect Project

Finding the Perfect Investment Condo There are lots of things to consider when you’re hunting for the perfect investment condo. Not only do you need to find a great suite in a fantastic location, but you also need to be aware of the needs and expectations of the market both now and in the future. […]

Condo Investing: Challenges & Benefits

Condo Investing: Challenges & Benefits

Buying a condo as an investment is very different to buying one as a home. While you still have to think about specific lifestyle factors such as location, community and amenities, you also have to analyze taxation, equity growth, rental income, closing costs, rules and by-laws. Once these hurdles have been overcome, however, condos offer a […]

What is the Cash Flow Incentive?

What is the Cash Flow Incentive?

Sales of new condos jumped to a near-record in the Toronto region in the second quarter of 2019 amid lower borrowing costs, with most growth coming outside of the city core. Sales surged 77% to 8,902 units from the same period last year, according to market research firm Urbanation Inc. That’s the second-highest level on record […]

Market Update: October 2019

Market Update: October 2019

Toronto Real Estate Board reported 7,825 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in September 2019. This result represented strong year-over-year sales growth of 22 per cent compared to 6,414 sales reported in September 2018. It is important to note, however, that sales remain well-below the record September 2016 peak of more than 9,800 sales. On a […]

Why you shouldn’t buy!

Why you shouldn’t buy!

Toronto is booming with new residential condo towers filling the horizon as far as the eye can see. Anyone and everyone are talking about their hottest and latest condo purchase, and smart investment decisions. Is putting your fortune up in the sky really the smartest decision? We are here to tell you all the REASONS […]

The Yorkville Vibe

The Yorkville Vibe

What is now one of Toronto’s most expensive neighbourhoods was once a hot spot for youth looking to rebel and create a lifestyle of their own. Yorkville was “where the discipline of parents, the strain of formal education and the hypocrisies of an adult world are discussed, chewed, rebelled against,” Toronto Star reporter Wendy Darroch […]

Market Update: September 2019

Market Update: September 2019

Toronto New Condo Prices Rise, While Detached Losses Get Bigger Greater Toronto new home sales are picking up, but buyers are mixed on prices. Altus Group data shows new home sales across Greater Toronto made a double digit climb in July. Even with the rise in sales, trade volumes are still light this year. Prices followed with […]


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