By: Amit Dhawan

THE FOUR BASIC RULES FOR INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE

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Real estate investing does not need to be complicated. If you just follow these four basic rules, you can become financially secure. You need to own your principal residence as soon as possible. It is almost impossible to ‘time’ the market but the longer you own, the more your property will appreciate. It is exactly the same theory as investing for your retirement, the sooner you s...Read More

By: Amit Dhawan

PRE-CONSTRUCTION VS RESALE

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Whether you want to buy a new or resale condo, it's essential that you're represented by a qualified buyer agent that specializes in the Toronto condo market. There are arguments to be made for both sides of this equation. On one hand, the idea of spending hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars with only seeing a floor plan can be nerve-racking. However, the idea of buying a brand n...Read More

By: Amit Dhawan

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF REAL ESTATE PRICES ARE TOO HIGH?

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All the experts read the OECD, The Economist, and several U.S. Hedge Funds believe that there is a fixed relationship between average family income and residential real estate prices. That's why they believe that Canadian real estate and in particular the Toronto Condo Market is way over priced! So we decided to test that theory just within Canada. We found that the median family income in To...Read More

By: Amit Dhawan

2018 CONDO MARKET REPORT

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  2018 Sales Forecast This is a difficult year to forecast with all the mortgage and tax changes made by Governments in 2017. Most of these changes have a short-term impact, as buyers and sellers need time to understand and adjust. The latest(OSFI) change requiring conventional mortgage borrowers to qualify at the contract rate plus 2% comes into effect January 1st. We saw only a mode...Read More