We always talk about investing along the subway line, but there are actually 75 subway stations in Toronto, so which one should you pick?
A few days ago, I had a chat with the restaurant owner next door to my office.
He’s 60 years old and has owned the restaurant for 30 years.
He has lost a lot of business since the pandemic but good thing he has enough to survive through.
He told me that he’s going to up the price in his menu by quite a bit when things fully reopen…
40% of condo investors in Toronto plan to sell due to the new vacant home tax.
It’s all over the internet.
Sounds alarming, doesn’t it?
What’s my take on that?
Today, we’re going to discuss 2 controversial topics.
- Is it worthwhile spending money on upgrades?
- Does staging make a difference in selling your home?
Let’s consider 2 brand new units and you’ll see the answers for yourself.
These 2 units are 1+Den units with the exact same layout.
The 1st one is vacant with all standard finishes.
The 2nd one is loaded with upgrades and professionally staged with furniture and decorations.
Alright, let’s go!
We did it again! We’re now looking forward to getting out of our second lockdown.
So it’s time for me to update you on how the Toronto real estate market did during this second lockdown.
And I’m going to do this in 2 parts.
For the first part, I will share the official January market watch report from the Toronto real estate board.
For the second part, I will share my day to day experience on the current market, what people are thinking and why they are buying right now.
Make sure you stay till the very end because I’m going to share something very profound.
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Alright, let’s do it!
Multiple offers are so common these days and I’ve hit into this tricky situation a few times already in the past month.
I’m surprised that many realtors don’t even know the answer to the situation and often cause unnecessary fights.
Let me share this with you so you’ll be well informed.
Again… We’re going back into lockdown again.
The first time that we ever experienced a lockdown was March 17, 2020.
10 months later, when we thought we were getting out of Covid…
We’re actually going back into lockdown.
But did you notice a big difference now that we’re doing it for the second time?
How did you feel when you heard about lockdown for the very first time?
Fearful. Anxious. Uncertain. Panicky.
Because we had no idea what to expect at all.
What about this time around?
Frustrated. Annoyed. Fatigue.
But we don’t really panic anymore because we pretty much know what to expect.
Back in the early days of Covid, almost 800,000 Canadians applied for mortgage deferrals.
So the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation warned us that many people might be unable to pay back their mortgages upon deferral expiry.
As a result, we may see streets filled with foreclosure signs and CMHC forecasted a huge housing price drop possibly up to 18% over a 12 month period.
Now that we’re in 2021, over 93% of the mortgage deferrals have expired.
Opposite to the forecast, the housing market across Canadian cities has been booming.
Welcome to 2021!
The whole world was so excited to kick 2020 away. Don’t worry, the sky is always the darkest just before sunrise, things always seem to get worse before they get better.
So, we’re going to have an exciting year ahead because everything will be climbing up from the rock bottom.
A return to normal is now in sight because most Canadians are expected to get vaccinated by September.
And if you’re opportunistic, we actually have that once a decade opportunity to grow our wealth from a recession recovery right now.
Let me share with you, my 2021 predictions on the Toronto real estate market.
Over the past couple years, there have been a few pre-construction condo project cancellations and they range from a few hundred units to over a thousand units.
After this pandemic, we might see more project cancellations.
So why would developers cancel their projects?
There are the legal reasons and the real reasons.