Eight More Floors at X2

X2 was one of fastest selling condos downtown in the past 12 months. Back when it launched in November ’09 there was much controversy over the fact that a large group of agents got shut out of getting any units because they were supposedly in the wrong line up (let’s just refer to it from […]

Top-5 New Launches to Watch

It’s been a very busy year for new condo launches. Here are my top-5 projects that I’ll be watching for investment over the last few months of 2010: Bisha. This one could be special, but it certainly won’t be cheap. I’m hearing pricing will start in the high $600s and go up from there. I’ve […]

The Market Has Peaked

Some of my colleagues may not want to believe it, but we are now in a new market reality. The extremely bullish market we have been experiencing for the past 12 months, at times accelerating at a break neck pace, has ended. Top-10 anecdotal signs that the market has already peaked: ‘Fake’ developer websites for […]

Rejected Condo Projects in Toronto

Two New Condo Projects Rejected Based on Height

The City’s love/hate affair with tall buildings continues. Toronto is one of most high-rise friendly cities in the world, with more projects proposed, under construction, or recently completed than just about every city in the developed world. Still, developers face an uphill battle when looking to build ‘up’. Last week, two condo project proposals were […]

New Mortgage Rules Aimed at Cooling the Condo Market

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced changes to the way mortgages are given out in this country today that are said to help prevent a housing bubble from forming. The keyword being prevent, meaning the government is very clear that they do not believe a housing bubble exists. I would have to agree with the […]

Toronto's First Car-Free Condo

To my amazement, Tribute Communities has been given the go ahead to build a 42-storey condo tower on University Avenue, just south of Dundas with no parking spots. The City of Toronto’s decision to allow this represents a major shift in philosophy for City Hall with respect to how this city is being planned and […]

Toronto’s First Car-Free Condo

To my amazement, Tribute Communities has been given the go ahead to build a 42-storey condo tower on University Avenue, just south of Dundas with no parking spots. The City of Toronto’s decision to allow this represents a major shift in philosophy for City Hall with respect to how this city is being planned and […]

Does This Mean I Can't Text & Drive Anymore?

On October 26, the ban on using hand-held devices while driving takes effect in Ontario. Real estate agents including myself who have grown used to ‘creative multi-tasking’ while driving will soon have to start adjusting their habits. The downtown condo market is very fast paced, and many times I have had experiences with clients where […]

Does This Mean I Can’t Text & Drive Anymore?

On October 26, the ban on using hand-held devices while driving takes effect in Ontario. Real estate agents including myself who have grown used to ‘creative multi-tasking’ while driving will soon have to start adjusting their habits. The downtown condo market is very fast paced, and many times I have had experiences with clients where […]

Glas Condominiums – Now Registered!

Glas Condominiums (25 Oxley Street) is now registered. Congrats to all unit owners and investors who bought in the building several years ago and now you officially own your units. I’ve spent a lot of time in the building lately as I have a couple of clients who are keen on the building. The suites […]

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