By: Michael Eisner

The 5 Best Family-Friendly Neighbourhoods In Toronto

Tags: Toronto, Family, Neighbourhood, Real Estate

Photo by Agung Pandit Wiguna from Pexels There are dozens of amazing neighbourhoods scattered across Toronto for residents to call home. But one particular demographic — young families — has specific requirements, including schools, parks, and detached home options, that can be difficult to find in Toronto’s downtown core. So, what are the top neighbourhoods in Toronto that c...Read More

By: Michael Eisner

Five outside-the-box housing ideas that Toronto should try, according to report

Tags: Real Estate Ideas, Cost, Toronto

Toronto needs to think outside the box — or the condo tower — when it comes to solving its housing challenges. Put another way: “It’s time to hack the condo model,” says the executive director of the Ryerson City Building Institute. Its latest report surveys ideas that are creating more middle- and lower-income housing in other cities and at home — n...Read More

By: Michael Eisner

3 Home Buying Trends To Keep An Eye On In 2019

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, Mortgage, Tips, Buy, Sell

When it comes to the Toronto real estate market, everyone has questions. Will the market crash? Should you lock in your mortgage? How the heck can anyone afford to buy in the city? Well, so far, all signs point to a better-balanced market in 2019 and with fixed mortgage rates dropping it might actually be a good time to lock in. But when it comes to buying, there’s a lot more than afforda...Read More

What’s in Store for the 2019 Housing Market? 4 Predictions

By: Michael Eisner

What’s in Store for the 2019 Housing Market? 4 Predictions

Tags: Real Estate, Predictions, 2019

Sales Will Slow as Impact Still Felt from Stress Test This has been a tougher year for the Canadian housing market, as the federal mortgage stress test, along with rising interest rates, has taken a bite out of buyers’ purchasing power and dissuaded would-be sellers from listing. And, thus far, there isn’t any substantial improvement on the horizon. Several real estate associations a...Read More

By: Michael Eisner

How To Improve Your Credit Score Before Starting The House Hunt

Tags: Credit, Score, Mortgage, Financial Advice

Here’s a scenario you don’t want to be in: you’ve shopped around and found the perfect house that checks off all the boxes. But your mortgage rate is high because you’ve neglected to pay attention to your credit score in the months leading up to your big purchase. Sounds like a bad dream, doesn’t it? This is why your credit score matters when shopping for a...Read More

By: Michael Eisner

Toronto housing market forecast to see moderation over the next 2 years: CMHC

Tags: Real Estate, Market, Toronto, News, Buy, Sell, Rent

Short of a downturn, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has forecast ‘moderation’ in Toronto’s housing market in 2019 and 2020, according to its latest Housing Market Outlook. The federal agency says the local housing market can expect lower sales, slower home starts, higher inventories of homes for sale, and slightly lower home prices compared to the recent market h...Read More

By: Michael Eisner

How to Stage your Home During Halloween

Tags: Home, Staging, Halloween, Real Estate

The temperatures may be plunging, but autumn is one of the hottest seasons for homes for sale,and for good reason: young buyers are looking to invest in a new home and moving in before the weather gets too cold. However, holidays such as Thanksgiving and Halloween can make staging a home for sale challenging – how much seasonal décor is too much? Here are a few ways to help make...Read More

By: Michael Eisner

Housing supply will be Toronto's next big challenge

Tags: Toronto, Real Estate, Supply, Housing

In a new analysis, Toronto Real Estate Board president Garry Bhaura said that a kind of gold rush for the city’s highly valued residential assets is setting the stage for a potential supply problem. This is not helped by the growing number of individuals and families establishing new roots in the GTA region, along with a steady inward flow of immigrants and skilled workers. According to fi...Read More

By: Michael Eisner

Is Rent-to-Own the Best Option for You?

Tags: Real Estate, Market, Canada, House, Buy, Sell, Rent, Own

  Prices in the housing market are continuing to skyrocket and qualifying for a mortgage seems like a pipe-dream, prompting many people to continuing renting. Thankfully, there are plenty of rental options available, even if those prices are equally starting to climb. If you’re someone like me, who would like to see their monthly payments being invested into something tangibl...Read More

What Are Ontario’s Most Affordable Cities?

By: Michael Eisner

What Are Ontario’s Most Affordable Cities?

Tags: Ontario, Real Estate, GTA, Buy, sell. income

While there’s no doubt that Ontario is a great place to live—and common political gripes aside, there’s no denying that it’s an exceptional place made up of even more exceptional cities—there’s also no doubt that it’s an expensive one. But not every city is superbly costly. As anyone paying close attention to the housing market knows, Ontario home prices...Read More