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...

CIBC Senior economists Benjamin Tal reviews 2018 Spring property market.

Thursday, March 29, 2018


https://www.bnn.ca/real-estate/video/the-one-housing-measure-out-of-16-that-cibc-s-benjamin-tal-doesn-t-like~1139815; Listing increasing by 20% and sales dropping by 55%. Buyers by the boat load sitting on the sidelines. Has government tinkering gone too far ! Do we have a pending housing crisis?...

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...

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...

Stunned Silence hits the R.E. Church Yard ! #RealEstate #CREA #TREB

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


The endogenous crowd of homeowners has in the last 3 months swung from mania to manic in their pursuit of the perfect home.  Now millions of ears twitch at the eerie silence that has descended upon the G.T.A  Real estate market.   http://www.macleans.ca/economy/realestateeconomy/canadian-rea...

Just when you thought you had seen it all! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


2018 has swept Mardi Gras, Valentines Day, Chinese New Year & the Olympics under 1 new moon. The professionals at Accurate (Peel) Appraisal’s have tried in this photo to encompass it all ! Plus a subtle touch of rural Canadiana in this years Valentine’s photo. PS. GO TEAM CANADA GO!

Small Business Recognition – Budget Auto Glass

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Need a new windshield? Steve at Budget Auto Glass is your quintessential small entrepreneur! He’s courteous, proficient, and timely and not only are his prices the best in the business, but he will come to your home for installation. Can’t get much better than that! Tel: 416-766-2886 ...

As the Dust Settles & the lights dim….The Full Monty Commences #Toronto #TRE...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Last nights Lunar Trifecta should be an ominous penumbra for the G.T.A real estate market of 2018 & likely the early part of 2019.   The bitterly cold temperature we are currently experiencing  isn’t the only deep freeze as the once hot Toronto housing market experiences its own as pric...

Coming Soon; A Bridge Over Troubled Waters! #LibertyVillage #TOPoli

Thursday, January 25, 2018


Liberty Village has procured from the City of Toronto a commitment to build a 15 metre wide covered causeway over the Metrolinx/CN railway line.  This progressive thinking rockets Liberty Village forward in a quantum like leap in becoming a  tangible community of the future.                      ...

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