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By: William Chan

The Perks Of Buying Preconstruction In Toronto

Tags: Toronto preconstruction, new homes, condos, Toronto living

Tackling the Toronto housing supply shortage has resulted in many new construction and preconstruction projects which offer great housing opportunities to all resident categories. Construction sites are found all over Toronto indicating that new supply in the market is underway. Just like resale, preconstruction is in high demand among the new generations of buyers, whether they are investors, fir...Read More

By: William Chan

How To Buy A Home When The Budget Is Tight?

Tags: Homebuyers, GTA real estate, costs and budget

It has become harder to save up for a home and qualify for a mortgage with the mortgage increases and the stress tests, and if you are one of the Toronto buyers who seem not to find the perfect fit that matches their budget, you may have to look at things from a different perspective. The most important thing is never to settle for the next best home and keep digging until you have found the one. ...Read More

By: William Chan

Updates That Have A High Return Rate

Tags: selling a home, prep work, GTA real estate

A lot of sellers follow the renovate-then-sell trend encouraged by today’s buyers and their preferences to move into ready homes that don’t require any additional work.  Even if so, sellers have to be careful and think about the cost-effectiveness of each project they plan before turning their home into a construction site. Not all renovations will result in the desired investment...Read More

By: William Chan

Is It Time To Sell Your Investment Home?

Tags: investment home, selling real estate, Toronto real estate

Owning an investment property comes with many benefits, and while many hold on to it as long as possible, perhaps even never sell, others decide to sell at some point; usually when they see no purpose in holding on to the property any longer or when they need fast cash due to personal reasons, e.g. retirement, unexpected financial issues, moving to another city or country, etc. Whatever the reason...Read More

By: William Chan

Loft Living In Toronto

Tags: Toronto living, Toronto lofts, Unique features

19th century Toronto was an industrial hotspot with many factories built in some of the best and most desirable locations. Today, those buildings have been successfully turned into residential units known as lofts, or better yet, hard lofts. We can find them in some of the top Toronto neighborhoods, i.e. Liberty Village, Queen Elizabeth, the Distillery District, etc., and that is only one of the r...Read More

By: William Chan

The Toronto Real Estate Market And Housing Supply Shortage

Tags: Toronto real estate, housing, housing supply

Even if it is winter season and the market may seem slower, we have to say that demand always seems to be a bit ahead of inventory especially in Toronto. The dynamic real estate market in general has led to massive new construction projects, but it is still hard to cope with the housing supply, especially regarding the story with the lack of developmental land in Toronto. The city’s authorit...Read More

By: William Chan

Why Include Real Estate In Your Financial Plan?

Tags: Real Estate, Equity, real estate ownership in Toronto, Toronto properties

Millenials may have it harder to buy a home today than their parents had, given that the market prices have increased immensely marginalizing today’s buyers. Still, owning a home or an investment property is a dream many hold on to, despite the recent challenges like interest rate increases or the stricter mortgage stress tests. Millenials should definitely try to overcome all the bumps in t...Read More

By: William Chan

What To Consider Before Any Real Estate Investment

Tags: Toronto real estate investments, Toronto condos and homes

Investing in real estate can be very lucrative, but investors, especially beginners, often overlook the associated risks which can be very high if buying without taking all aspects into account. Investors should bear in mind that they probably won’t generate high returns if the property does not meet certain standards in terms of location, population, condition of the property, etc. That&rsq...Read More

By: William Chan

Up And Coming Toronto Neighborhoods

Tags: Toronto neighborhoods, Toronto real estate, living in Toronto

Toronto’s growth sometimes seems unstoppable, and more and more Toronto homebuyers are looking for new housing options and new neighborhoods that are more modest in price but not too far away. Toronto is big, and while many dream to live in neighborhoods like CityPlace, Yorkville or Annex others are seeking out communities that could be the next CityPlace or Yorkville one day. Many Toronto n...Read More

By: William Chan

Why Is Toronto One Of The Most Liveable Cities?

Tags: Toronto, Toronto real estate, the most liveable city

Toronto is one of the most appealing cities worldwide and ranks fairly high every year on lists that assess the quality of life at a global level. Toronto is Canada’s biggest business hub that offers great opportunities, and being a very welcoming city, it is no surprise that people around the globe call Toronto their home.  A strong economy, steady jobs, desirable geographic position,...Read More