The number of people that are buying condos in the city has significantly increased over the past couple of years to groundbreaking heights. And while acquiring one in the city and surrounding areas can prove to be a pretty valuable investment in the long run, there are also a couple of pitfalls that could come out of the situation if one doesn't make an informed decision during purchase. In this article, we are going to explore a few tips that will not only help you save time but also money and the mental trauma that comes with the purchase. Know ...
Tips for Buying a Condo in the Greater Toronto Area
September 28, 2017
Toronto’s Condo Market Surprising Resilience
September 21, 2017
2017 has been a turbulent year for the Greater Toronto Area housing market. With the sales on a decline and the prices of detached homes slouching from earlier this year it has been surprising to see the GTA condo market’s unrelenting resilience in the midst of it all. In fact, many including the market watchers will tell you that it’s a truly surprising turn of events considering all the turmoil that the housing market is encountering. With all the steps taken to slow it down the condominium market still seems to emerge triumphant in the housing market improvement. On the other hand, economists ...
New Listing Platform That Could Potentially Overthrow Portal Sites
September 13, 2017
Admittedly, there have been numerous strides and changes being effected in the real estate industry over the past couple of years. Most of which have been favorable to a vast majority of the industry players if not all. And just when we get all comfortable and think that we have seen it all and nothing could possibly dazzle us anymore, something new and better springs up and sweeps us off our feet yet again. One such momentous change is no doubt the new listing platform that is set to be launched anytime in the third quarter of this year ...
10 Tips for Decorating a Small Apartment
September 6, 2017
Downsized living spaces are becoming more and more popular over time with more and more people embracing the thought of living in much smaller apartments to either save on rent, be within minute's reach of the bustling downtown areas or enjoy the cozy charm that only comes with living in a pint-sized apartment. However, with a tiny apartment comes the misconception that decoration should focus more on functionality rather than the design which isn't entirely true as it involves striking a balance between filling your home with items that fit your needs whilst highlighting your personal aesthetic. Below ...
Condo Buildings and Dogs: How to Live in Harmony with Your Furry Neighbours
August 9, 2017
I’ll never forget the feel of her wet nose, the curly texture of her beautiful dark black hair or the five pound weight of her body which I could gingerly place under my right arm. Her name was Lucy. She was a miniature poodle and the crowning jewel of my new marriage and new one bedroom condo. We bought Lucy five months after we purchased and moved into our matrimonial abode. At first she was a gorgeous little puppy that all of our neighbors adored. They would coo at her, cuddle her, and even buy treats for her ...
How to Find Space in a Small Space
August 2, 2017
Condo living in Toronto and the GTA is in demand. Why not? When you buy a condo in Toronto or the GTA you can bank on an awesome location, ease of living and more often than not, the most on trend interior design. Of course sometimes when you choose condo living you have to sacrifice a bit on space. Not necessarily living space, but definitely storage space may be in short supply. But does this really have to be the case? Does having your dream condo mean having nowhere to put your beloved photo albums, knick Knacks, and off-season gear ...
Top Seven Tips to Move Hassle Free
July 26, 2017
You have taken the leap and decided to expand your family and your little one will be arriving in no time. Or perhaps you are heading in the opposite direction and your family is getting smaller as your youngest finally heads off to university. Either way, it might be time to move. You may need to upgrade to a larger condo unit or down grade to a smaller, more manageable unit. You find a real estate agent with the highest level of experience and industry know how in the condo market and you ask her to find your ...
Why Live-Work Condo Spaces Are on the Rise
July 19, 2017
Imagine waking up every workday morning and doing the usual run around routine of getting ready, eating breakfast, wrangling the kiddos and walking the dog, but then, just as you head for the front door to start your commute to work, you realize that you need to look no further than your front room to begin meeting with clients. This is the reality of those who have taken part in the trend of buying live-work condo spaces. Such individuals have found the key to work-life balance and it rests in their front door both literally and figuratively. ...
New Condo Sales Are #1 In Demand Across Ontario
July 5, 2017
The Province of Ontario's Fair Housing Plan introduced various measures to try and help more people find affordable homes, increase the supply of available homes, protect home buyers and renters and bring stability to the ever-burgeoning real estate market in Ontario. As this plan was implemented early this year, residents in Ontario were watching with baited breath to see whether it would have an impact on the Province’s real estate market. As data comes out describing our spring real estate market, there is ample evidence that the Fair Housing Plan did not have the desired effect on the real ...
Happy 150th Birthday Canada!
July 1, 2017
Happy 150th Birthday Canada! Your landscape is superb and your people are generous. May you continue to thrive in peace, health and prosperity! With love, Condominiums.ca Team