WHY Real Estate?

By: Sohail Dhanani

WHY Real Estate?

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, GTA Real Estate, GTA Economics, GTA Supply, GTA Demand, Why Real Estate, Condos, Downtown Toronto Condos, Listings, Prices, Sales

I wanted to share with you a little bit about why you may consider buying an investment property.   Why is owning an investment property SO beneficial and what is YOUR reason to?   To me, this is the very first piece and the most important piece of the puzzle of why you would buy an investment property.   Over the years I’ve heard from many people the reasons why they buy inve...Read More

Condo Listings Surge 215% In September 2020!

By: Sohail Dhanani

Condo Listings Surge 215% In September 2020!

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, GTA Real Estate, GTA Economics, GTA Supply, GTA Demand, Pre-Covid-19, Post-Covid-19, Condos, Downtown Toronto Condos, Listings, Prices, Sales

TORONTO, ON - Condo Listings Surge 215% In September 2020!   There is a potential downtown condo weakness as condo listings surge 215% in the Downtown Toronto core.   The condo market just got flooded with new listings for sale in the month of September.   According to the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board and research firm Urbanation Inc., the 215% increase in condo listings is ve...Read More

GTA June 2020 Market Update - Don't Call It A Come Back! We've Been Here For Weeks!

By: Sohail Dhanani

GTA June 2020 Market Update - Don't Call It A Come Back! We've Been Here For Weeks!

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, GTA Real Estate, GTA Economics, GTA Supply, GTA Demand, Pre-Covid-19, Post-Covid-19.

GTA June 2020 Market Update   Don’t call it a comeback!   We’ve been here for… weeks!   Do you get the musical reference?   It’s from LL Cool J from his song: “Mama Said Knock You Out!” back in 1990!   Boy, I’m getting old, that was 30 years ago and I still remember and like the song!   So, why is the title of this article: G...Read More

ZOOM Tips for the Modern Age

By: Sohail Dhanani

ZOOM Tips for the Modern Age

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, GTA Real Estate, GTA Economics, GTA Supply, GTA Demand, ZOOM, Zoom Webcalls, Zoom Calls, Zoom Tips

Seth Godin shares Zoom tips for the modern age. If you’ve ever joined more than three people on a Skype or Zoom conference call, I hope you’ll appreciate these tips, and perhaps share them: 1. Sit close to the screen. Your face should fill most of it. 2. Use an external microphone or headset. Regardless of how you’re amplified, remember that the microphone is only a foot away,...Read More

GTA Market Update – March 2020 Numbers - Pre-Covid-19 & Post-Covid-19 Measures!

By: Sohail Dhanani

GTA Market Update – March 2020 Numbers - Pre-Covid-19 & Post-Covid-19 Measures!

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, GTA Real Estate, GTA Economics, GTA Supply, GTA Demand, Pre-Covid-19, Post-Covid-19.

GTA Market Update – March 2020 Numbers – Pre-Covid-19 & Post-Covid-19.   If you’ve been following me a for a little while, you’ll know that I’ve been sharing how the market has been appreciating and the number of sales has been increasing as the demand has been high and supply low for the Greater Toronto Area real estate market.   The Toronto Regional Re...Read More

Big banks promise mortgage help for Canadians as Ottawa set to announce $25B in COVID-19 relief

By: Sohail Dhanani

Big banks promise mortgage help for Canadians as Ottawa set to announce $25B in COVID-19 relief

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, GTA Real Estate, Prices, GTA Home Values, GTA Realtor, Toronto Realtor, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing Crisis, GTA Housing Crisis, Toronto Housing Shortage,

Toronto - As COVID-19 spreads across the country, many people have already lost their jobs, or have been laid off as small businesses close or limit their hours. Often the next question for those affected is, 'How am I going to pay my mortgage or rent?' Well, it looks like help is on the way, as the federal government is set to announce Wednesday a massive aid package ...Read More

The GTA Housing Crisis!

By: Sohail Dhanani

The GTA Housing Crisis!

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, GTA Real Estate, Prices, GTA Home Values, GTA Realtor, Toronto Realtor, GTA Immigration, GTA Population Increase, Housing Crisis, GTA Housing Crisis, Toronto Housing Shortage, Housing Supply Shortage

Real estate is about economics. Let's look at the supply side of things. For the GTA, we're bordered by Lake Ontario to the South, and in the East, North, and to the West we have something called the Greenbelt. The Greenbelt is Forestry Land. The government has mandated that this forestry land, the Greenbelt, must be preserved, which means that builders can't build on the forestr...Read More

Foreign Buyers & Foreign Investment to the GTA??

By: Sohail Dhanani

Foreign Buyers & Foreign Investment to the GTA??

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, GTA Real Estate, Prices, GTA Home Values, GTA Realtor, Toronto Realtor, GTA Foreign Buyers, Toronto Foreign Buyers, Foreign Investment

There's been a lot of talk over the years about foreign buyers and foreign investment into Canada, into the GTA. I looked at the actual numbers, and the actual number of foreign buyers and foreign investment into Canada is about 5%. It's about 4.9%. That's less than 5% of properties being purchased are from foreign buyers or foreign investors. So what does that mean? That means ...Read More

Mortgage Interest Rates! All time lows??

By: Sohail Dhanani

Mortgage Interest Rates! All time lows??

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, GTA Real Estate, Prices, GTA Home Values, GTA Realtor, Toronto Realtor, GTA Mortgages, GTA Mortgage Interest Rates, GTA Interest Rates

I wanted to talk to you a little bit about interest rates. I looked at the history of interest rates since the 1940s, well before I was even born. Since the 1940s, that's the past 80 years from 1940 till today, we have the lowest interest rates in that entire history. The lowest interest rates that were ever in Canada in the past 80 years! For example, back in the 1980s, the mortgage inte...Read More

By: Sohail Dhanani

Immigration could help Canada top U.S. in economic growth this year

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, GTA Real Estate, Prices, GTA Home Values, GTA Realtor, Toronto Realtor, GTA Immigration, GTA Population Increase

Financial Post - Bloomberg News Shelly Hagan Economists expect Canada and the U.S. to compete for the top spot for growth among the Group of Seven countries in 2020, yet the latest population data reveal the two nations have starkly different forces driving their expansions. The Census Bureau reported Dec. 30 that net international migration in the U.S. plummeted for a third straight year i...Read More

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