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Top 3 Toronto real estate myths
November 01, 2012

Here are the top 3 most common real estate myths that I have heard from both buyers and sellers over the years:3. "A fixed rate mortgage protects me from interest rate increases". This is not entirely a myth, because there are some very specific c... [ full article ]
 
Why real estate markets don't behave like stock markets
November 01, 2012

Ask most financial experts and they will tell you that real estatemarkets tend to move much more gradually than stock markets. Thereasons given are usually along the lines of "less liquidity" and"higher transaction costs", which basically means it... [ full article ]
 
The most important and overlooked fact about Toronto real estate
November 01, 2012

If you live in Toronto, it seems you can't pick up a newspaper or magazinethese days without reading about the dreaded Toronto condo bubble. The mostimportant thing that most of these articles fail to do is step back and lookat the big picture: bu... [ full article ]
 
Upping the Rent on Your Furnished Apartment
August 08, 2012

Are you the owner of an investment property? Is your asset making or costing you money? Think the “right” tenant is going to come knocking on your door, and ask if they can move all their furniture in and pay you rent? Think again. Renting out an ... [ full article ]
 
Home Sweet Furnished Home for Rent
August 06, 2012

When obligations call, you have to answer, even if it means getting into a home that is not your own. In circumstances that happen to throw you off guard, it’s kind of hard to make arrangements on the fly. This is why furnished homes have become m... [ full article ]
 
What you should know about furnishing your apartment for rent
August 01, 2012

If you are the owner of an apartment and want to rent it out but are unsure if you want to furnish it first, then here’s what you should know. Furnished rentals are usually more desirable for short-term or long term leasers. They are geared toward... [ full article ]
 
Rental security deposits: how much to charge
July 26, 2012

Renting out an apartment can be rewarding or regretting. To maximize your rental potential you have to make sure you get the right tenants in and have a fair security deposit in place. Charging a low security deposit might attract renters who are ... [ full article ]
 
Listing an apartment as a corporate rental
July 21, 2012

Business people travel for work all the time. Relocation is often times part of the position; it might be temporary or permanently. This is the reason why there is a demand for comfortable furnished apartments to live in. If you have an income pro... [ full article ]
 
Renting out your apartment: 15 easy steps
July 20, 2012

Renting your apartment doesn’t have to be a hassle, here are 15 easy steps you can follow to ensure the occupancy of your unit. Steps: Figure out how you want to rent the apartment; there's a difference between furnished or unfurnished. Prepare th... [ full article ]
 
How much to charge for renting an apartment?
July 16, 2012

If you have an investment property, or are mulling over one potentially, charging rent is a huge factor. You want to make sure you are charging a fair price that is also profitable. There are many things to think about before you create a set numb... [ full article ]
 
Landlords making more money on rent
July 09, 2012

With so many options out there for tenants you might not be sure what sets your unit apart from the rest. Ponder everything that is unique to your apartment, are utilities included? Is it furnished? Does it include usage of amenities if applicable... [ full article ]
 
Is the Toronto condo market going to see a re-run of the 1980s?
April 21, 2012

For those of us old enough to remember, the late 1980s to early 1990s was a bleak period for real estate in Toronto. Back in the mid-1980s, baby boomers worked themselves into a home buying frenzy. They were spending an average of about 55% of the... [ full article ]
 
Buying a Toronto investment property in uncertain times
February 20, 2012

The other day, a client asked me whether now was a good time to buy a condo in downtown as an investment property for the purpose of renting it as a furnished apartment in Toronto.Specifically, this client was looking at a large loft around the Ki... [ full article ]
 
The mortgage question - Variable or Fixed?
August 31, 2010

If I had a nickel for every time this question has come up in discussion …. First, let’s discuss some mortgage mechanics and terminology (this will come in handy later). In essence, a mortgage is a loan secured by the property it finances. For ill... [ full article ]
 
10 Steps to Finding the Right Investment Property for a Furnished Rental
August 17, 2010

You've made the decision to purchase an investment property and after some preliminary number crunching, you’re considering marketing it as a fully furnished luxury rental. If you have done your research and your analysis is in the right ball park... [ full article ]
 
Finding the Right Property Manager in Toronto
August 10, 2010

So, you've made the decision to purchase an investment property, or to turn your existing condo or loft into an investment property. A decision needs to be made soon and you're beginning to think about renting it out as a luxury furnished apartmen... [ full article ]
 

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Top 3 Toronto real estate myths
November 01, 2012

Here are the top 3 most common real estate myths that I have heard from both buyers and sellers over the years:3. "A fixed rate mortgage protects me from interest rate increases". This is not entirely a myth, because there are some very specific c... [ full article ]
 
Why real estate markets don't behave like stock markets
November 01, 2012

Ask most financial experts and they will tell you that real estatemarkets tend to move much more gradually than stock markets. Thereasons given are usually along the lines of "less liquidity" and"higher transaction costs", which basically means it... [ full article ]
 
The most important and overlooked fact about Toronto real estate
November 01, 2012

If you live in Toronto, it seems you can't pick up a newspaper or magazinethese days without reading about the dreaded Toronto condo bubble. The mostimportant thing that most of these articles fail to do is step back and lookat the big picture: bu... [ full article ]
 
Upping the Rent on Your Furnished Apartment
August 08, 2012

Are you the owner of an investment property? Is your asset making or costing you money? Think the “right” tenant is going to come knocking on your door, and ask if they can move all their furniture in and pay you rent? Think again. Renting out an ... [ full article ]
 
Home Sweet Furnished Home for Rent
August 06, 2012

When obligations call, you have to answer, even if it means getting into a home that is not your own. In circumstances that happen to throw you off guard, it’s kind of hard to make arrangements on the fly. This is why furnished homes have become m... [ full article ]
 
What you should know about furnishing your apartment for rent
August 01, 2012

If you are the owner of an apartment and want to rent it out but are unsure if you want to furnish it first, then here’s what you should know. Furnished rentals are usually more desirable for short-term or long term leasers. They are geared toward... [ full article ]
 
Rental security deposits: how much to charge
July 26, 2012

Renting out an apartment can be rewarding or regretting. To maximize your rental potential you have to make sure you get the right tenants in and have a fair security deposit in place. Charging a low security deposit might attract renters who are ... [ full article ]
 
Listing an apartment as a corporate rental
July 21, 2012

Business people travel for work all the time. Relocation is often times part of the position; it might be temporary or permanently. This is the reason why there is a demand for comfortable furnished apartments to live in. If you have an income pro... [ full article ]
 
Renting out your apartment: 15 easy steps
July 20, 2012

Renting your apartment doesn’t have to be a hassle, here are 15 easy steps you can follow to ensure the occupancy of your unit. Steps: Figure out how you want to rent the apartment; there's a difference between furnished or unfurnished. Prepare th... [ full article ]
 
How much to charge for renting an apartment?
July 16, 2012

If you have an investment property, or are mulling over one potentially, charging rent is a huge factor. You want to make sure you are charging a fair price that is also profitable. There are many things to think about before you create a set numb... [ full article ]
 
Landlords making more money on rent
July 09, 2012

With so many options out there for tenants you might not be sure what sets your unit apart from the rest. Ponder everything that is unique to your apartment, are utilities included? Is it furnished? Does it include usage of amenities if applicable... [ full article ]
 
Is the Toronto condo market going to see a re-run of the 1980s?
April 21, 2012

For those of us old enough to remember, the late 1980s to early 1990s was a bleak period for real estate in Toronto. Back in the mid-1980s, baby boomers worked themselves into a home buying frenzy. They were spending an average of about 55% of the... [ full article ]
 
Buying a Toronto investment property in uncertain times
February 20, 2012

The other day, a client asked me whether now was a good time to buy a condo in downtown as an investment property for the purpose of renting it as a furnished apartment in Toronto.Specifically, this client was looking at a large loft around the Ki... [ full article ]
 
The mortgage question - Variable or Fixed?
August 31, 2010

If I had a nickel for every time this question has come up in discussion …. First, let’s discuss some mortgage mechanics and terminology (this will come in handy later). In essence, a mortgage is a loan secured by the property it finances. For ill... [ full article ]
 
10 Steps to Finding the Right Investment Property for a Furnished Rental
August 17, 2010

You've made the decision to purchase an investment property and after some preliminary number crunching, you’re considering marketing it as a fully furnished luxury rental. If you have done your research and your analysis is in the right ball park... [ full article ]
 
Finding the Right Property Manager in Toronto
August 10, 2010

So, you've made the decision to purchase an investment property, or to turn your existing condo or loft into an investment property. A decision needs to be made soon and you're beginning to think about renting it out as a luxury furnished apartmen... [ full article ]