Mortgage Rates Heading Back Down?

Mortgage rates have risen sharply over the past 2 months. Getting a 5-year fixed rate in the mid to low 3s was possible just a few weeks ago, but now 5-year rates are hovering around the low 4s with most lenders. Still, rates are very close to all-time lows and money is cheap. I got […]

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BuzzBuzzHome.com Aims to Help You Find Your Next Condo

BuzzBuzzHome.com has just launched in beta. What is BBH? In their own words: BuzzBuzzHome’s mission is to give people the power to search, research and connect to directly new home developments. Many of you have perhaps been following the BuzzBuzzHome blog, or following BuzzBuzzHome on Twitter for the past few months and like me, have […]

New Details on The HST

The provincial government is proposing to harmonize the GST with the PST. This new tax will be known as the HST. This would underlying principle is to increase efficiencies by having just a single tax, however, some goods (like housing) that have never been subject to the PST, suddenly would be. This has many people […]

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Liberty Market Lofts to Drop Prices, Release New Suites

July 4th update: Over 120 units sold in the first 3 days of the relaunch. Project is now over 80% sold. Prices on all suites have gone up $15,000 on all units. Parking is now $25,000 (up from $19,900), Assignment fee is now $5000 (up from $17). Contact me now if you are interested in […]

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California Condos Trying the "Fly" Formula

Aug 21 Edit: Special Broker’s Only VIP sales event happening today and tomorrow at California Condos. Up to $10,000 cash back and free assignment fee! Contact me for more info or if you would like to attend. It’s no secret that the Fly Condos relaunch last month was a resounding success. Empire Communities lowered their […]

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California Condos Trying the “Fly” Formula

Aug 21 Edit: Special Broker’s Only VIP sales event happening today and tomorrow at California Condos. Up to $10,000 cash back and free assignment fee! Contact me for more info or if you would like to attend. It’s no secret that the Fly Condos relaunch last month was a resounding success. Empire Communities lowered their […]

The Modern Set to Break Ground

The Modern on Richmond is set to break ground on construction this month. June 24th will be the official ground-breaking ceremony. This is great news. The Modern started selling right at the peak of the insanity surrounding the pre-construction condo market in Toronto and it was actually the same month as 1 Bloor East – […]

Mortgage Rates Going Up Tomorrow

I’ve been telling my active buyer clients this for the past couple of weeks, but for those of you who are just readers and subscribers to this blog, get your application for pre-approval in ASAP because mortgage rates are definitely going up this week. Remember that most pre-approvals last for 90-120 days so if you […]

One Cole – The Future of Regent Park

Today was the broker’s luncheon for Daniels’ new project in the Regent Park neighbourhood (Dundas and Parliament) – One Cole. Baker Real Estate is handling the broker’s sales event so as expected, it was very busy with about 100 agents or so in attendance. The VIP broker’s sales event is set for May 30th, with […]

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Monarch Introduces "Sales Tax Protection Program"

I received an interesting email from Monarch today that stated: Unsure of how the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) will affect your condominium purchase? Rest assured! Let your confidence soar with Monarch! Monarch understands your concerns about the Government of Ontario’s intentions to harmonize the PST with the Federal GST. To ease your concerns of buying a new […]

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