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How To Purchase A Condominium Pre-Construction And Why You Might Want To

May 26th, 2020

With more and more homebuyers favouring condominiums as an affordable housing type and the fact it's the only new supply of housing being created in the central core of the city, buying a condo preconstruction is commonplace.  However, as a realtor in his 28th year who began his career in the preconstruction… Read Full Entry

How To Navigate Toronto’s Post-Pandemic House-Sharing Economy

April 23rd, 2020

In recent years, Airbnb  - and other short term rental platforms - have been a great way for homeowners to generate income and help offset the high costs of Toronto real estate.  In fact, I’ve written about Airbnb a couple of times before, as it's become an integral part of the shelter economy… Read Full Entry

How To Decide Between Moving And Renovating

March 27th, 2020

Unless you've found your 'forever home' - and sometimes even then - there will inevitably come a day when your property no longer meets your needs. While this is usually the time homeowners contact their realtor and begin scouting new options, with a lack of available stock, increasing housing prices, the… Read Full Entry

How To Compromise On Design When Sharing A Home

January 27th, 2020

Given so much of downtown Toronto's housing stock was constructed anywhere from 90 to 140 years ago and requires renovation, many new homeowners find themselves in conflict over how to design their new shared living space. Furthermore, with the proliferation of HGTV and the 24 hour loop of design media, more and… Read Full Entry

How To Weigh The Cost Of Upgrading Your Aging Or Obsolete Home

December 23rd, 2019

There plenty of urbanites who have owned their dwelling in the original City of Toronto for 2 decades or longer and who are consciously mapping their future - including when to sell and where/how they'll downsize. Unless they've completed a substantial renovation in the past ten to fifteen years, most of those those homeowners are being… Read Full Entry

How To Mitigate The Effects Of Light Pollution On Your Health & Home Life

November 22nd, 2019

Light pollution is a very real issue in the City of Toronto. Last year we sold a listing which backed onto a Petro Canada gas station located on The Danforth, where the blue LED lights cast a bright harsh light across the backyard every night of the year. It was a… Read Full Entry

How To Reconcile Home Ownership Dreams With Real Estate Realities: For Millennials

October 28th, 2019

We often field questions and concerns from millennial urbanites who are wondering how (and if) they’ll ever be able to become homeowners in Toronto. Having grown up watching their parents - the Boomers - do so well in the property market, millennials have always believe homeownership to be one of… Read Full Entry

How Realtors Create Competition And Multiple Offers For Toronto Real Estate

September 27th, 2019

So here's an observation from me, to you: This Autumn, realtors are listing properties for sums which are lower than they might have listed last year, or prior. In this climate, if the objective is to create competition and have buyers blindly compete one has to set the list price really really… Read Full Entry

How To Embrace Biophilia In Your Home

August 19th, 2019

With summer in full bloom, and the harvest season not far off, Canadians are spending as much time as they can outdoors, celebrating our lush landscape! So what is it about camping amongst the trees or cottaginglakeside that feels so peaceful and tranquil? The answer is in our body's response… Read Full Entry

How To Determine If An Open Concept Space Plan Is For You

July 15th, 2019

If I were to identify one common design direction for today's modern shelter, I would say the most significant underlying theme is our attraction to open, light-filled living spaces. In particular, domesticity today favours the "open floor plan", where the designated living-dining-kitchen zones are unfettered by structural separation. A perfect… Read Full Entry