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Condo Investment: Is it Better To Buy On A Higher Floor or Lower Floor?

When investing in a pre-construction condo, a question that always comes up is: “Is it better to buy on a lower floor, and pay a lower price, or to buy on a higher floor but pay a higher price?” So let’s try to answer that classic, shall we? Background When selling a building in the […]

Why The Mortgage Rate Wars Are Great For Condo Investors

Recently we’ve seen the return of the 2.99% 5-year fixed rate mortgages and a huge surprise was when one lender announced an incredible 1.99% 3-year variable rate mortgage. Wow! So what do the mortgage rate wars mean to condo investors? It’s all good news, that’s for sure. 1. Low interest rates are great for your bottom […]

Why Would A Toronto Condo Developer Sell Below Current Market Value?

I had a great question from a new client over this past weekend. I was explaining how YC Condos is priced below current available resale condos (see more by watching this video) and my client asked me: Why would a Toronto condo developer sell a pre-construction condo for less than current market (resale) values? I’m […]

Why 2014 Will Be The Best Year Since 2009 To Buy A Condo In Toronto

In my last article there was that I wrote that seems to have made an impression because a couple people have mentioned it to me. The line was, “you can buy a condo today in 2014 at 2011 pricing that will not be completed until 2018/2019.” In other words, buyers who are smart will recognize […]

The One Thing That All The Top Selling Toronto Condo Projects Have in Common

There has been a lot of talk in the mainstream media about the fact that new condo sales are down significantly in the past year. This is a fact that I don’t dispute. In 2013, sales of new condos were around 14,000 (official numbers not out yet). One of the lowest numbers on record from […]

Can I Still Make Money Investing In the Toronto Condo Market in 2014?

One question that I have received from new readers a lot of late is, “Can I still make money investing in the Toronto Condo Market in 2014?” The answer is it yes, absolutely- BUT, you have to know when and where to invest. But Andrew, what about all this talk of the condo market slowing […]

5 Things To Know About Buying A Condo With A Platinum VIP Realtor (Real Estate Agent)

Understanding Platinum VIP By the time a new condo project’s sales centre opens its doors to the public, the building can be as much as 90% sold already. How does this happen? Condo developers in Toronto generally follow a simple staggered marketing formula for selling their buildings and it goes like this: 1) Friends and […]

How Much Do Studio Condos Rent For In Regent Park?

So you are thinking about investing in a studio condo in Regent Park and you are probably wondering,how much do studio apartments (condos) rent for in Regent Park? And how much do they cost to buy? Are studios in Regent Park a good investment? As the owner of 2 studios in Regent Park, and a […]

Meet Maxwell

This is Maxwell. Maxwell is an entrepreneur and he lives in Oshawa with his wife and family. Maxwell was sick and tired of lackluster returns on his investments in the stock market. His bank was offering him a paltry 1% to keep his hard-earned money sitting with them. Maxwell decided he’d had enough and wanted […]

3 Shocking Facts About the $1M+ Condo Market

Recently, I had a client ask me if it’s better to buy 3 or 4 smaller units for investment or 1 larger high-end type of unit. I started crunching some numbers for this client and the results were quite shocking. The $1M+ segment of the condo market is facing some serious challenges right now. Take a […]

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