How High Will Interest Rates Rise?

Monday, June 18, 2018


The non declared $ policy, being advocated by the Bank Of Canada, has seen the Loonie drop 10% points or more within a year relative to the Greenback.  It’s anybody’s guess to how much lower the $ may drop as the interest rate spread widens between the American Fed & our  BOC.  Ha...

Looking Into A Rental Abyss

Monday, June 18, 2018


    Less than 1% rental vacancy rates basically encapsulates the dire immediate need for innovative municipal & provincial changes to zoning by laws. There is also an inherent warning against politically pandering to the exploding wave of nimby-ism that is exploding throughout all o...

Aird & Berlis Women’s Event – with Arlene Dickinson

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs at the Aird & Berlis Event with Arlene Dickinson Check it out below! https://airdberlisairdmcburney.pixieset.com/airdberliswomenseventwitharlenedickinson/ https://sites-airdberlis.vuturevx.com/58/1901/landing-pages/entrepreneurs.asp    

Seniors & Affordable Housing; G.T.A Rental Vacancy Rates now < 1% #TREB #GTA ...

Thursday, May 3, 2018


Canada`s average home price is now just shy of $500,000. Toronto`s average home price remains near $900,000. These inflated prices mean that an individual or a couple must spend > 8.5 times their annual income to afford a modest home in the GTA. . Fear not, Toronto pales in relation to Vancou...

Elderly Orphans or Child Day Care?

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


There is a poignant biblical tale about Solomon declaring before two plaintiffs that the new born be sliced in two! One mother did not contest the ruling, declaring that if she could not have the baby then neither of them could, but the other begged Solomon.                                       ...

Could Rent Controls De-Couple the G.T.A Condo Market ? #RentControl #GTA #TREB

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


The new 2018 rent control guidelines (https://www.ontario.ca/page/rent-increase-guideline) which now includes all private market housing units within the province. This new legislation will effect > 30,000 newbie landlords.  Most will be apartments in the sky. Please note that vacancy rates i...

3 Tiny Earth Day Resolutions That Can Make A World Of Difference!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018


There is little argument that Facebook has had a very Bad Week! Factually It has dropped $60 billion in value in just the last few days, for corporate behavior that was most unbecoming! Facebook is also being accused by numerous psychologists of creating a massive vortex of loneliness & depre...

How Will The New Mortgage Rules Effect You & Your House Equity ?

Friday, March 23, 2018


Check out the following articles/videos which easily explain the ramifications of these new rules. Please call any one of our 4 offices if you have any questions that remain unanswered. May everyone have a safe & festive Easter holiday! New mortgage rules 2018: A practical guide Could you pas...

DID YOU KNOW?

Friday, March 16, 2018


Peel’s Population is 1.38 million, growth rate of 6.5% from 2011. 1 in 10 Ontarians live in Peel Peel’s average age is 38 years 69 of Peel’s population is ages 15 – 64 78% of Peel’s high rise units are in Mississauga 84% of farm operators in Peel on the land they far...

Business Cycles & Household Debt are Surely First Cousins

Monday, March 12, 2018


  The Great Recession of 2009 demonstrated that a slowdown of economic activity can be predicated on rising household debt. This was specifically true in the USA but not exclusively. Recorded Household Debt to GDP ratios rose vigorously through 2002 & 2007.  These gallant numbers correla...

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