Why investors should still consider the GTA market? 

By: Nelly De Breze

Tags: Toronto, interest rates, sellers, buyers, home prices

      Why the province of Ontario, and especially the Greater Toronto Area, will continue to be in high demand for real estate investors?  Many macroeconomic factors specific to the Canadian market favour an expansion of investment capital into the region, even with many headlines calling the current market a “bubble”.    For one, the underwriting sta...Read More

The effect of rising interest rates

The effect of rising interest rates

By: Nelly De Breze

Tags: Toronto, interest rates, sellers, buyers

          Since the 2000s, buyers and sellers have witnessed a strong appreciation in the Toronto housing market as illustrated in the chart above. Over this time period, the city and the Ontario province as a whole were developing as a financial and technological hub which lead to an increase in population, investment in building construction and overall inflow of ca...Read More

Renos To Boost Your Return on Investment

Renos To Boost Your Return on Investment

By: Nelly De Breze

Tags: Investment, Renovation

      So, you’re thinking of selling your home?! That means you’ve also likely tossed around the idea of investing in some home improvements to achieve a faster and higher price on the sale of your home. However, here are some home renovation ideas to help you achieve the best possible return on investment: Kitchen: It is entirely worth it as it is the most-signific...Read More

The Upside to Downsizing

The Upside to Downsizing

By: Nelly De Breze

Tags: The Upside to Downsizing

  Many real estate professionals prefer to refer to downsizing as rightsizing - since for some, a smaller home can make for a better lifestyle. Toronto’s skyline has changed dramatically over the last couple of decades, now lined with shimmering glass condominium communities that stand as a beacon for the best the city has to offer – culture, entertainment and excitement, all mer...Read More

Making a Wise Property Investment

Making a Wise Property Investment

By: Nelly De Breze

Tags: Making a Wise Property Investment

    You’re getting ready to purchase your first investment property - great! One of the many beauties of real estate is that it can offer different ways to generate income and add diversification to your portfolio. In theory, between the time you buy your home and the time you sell it, it will hopefully increase in value enough to make your initial investment (and all that waitin...Read More

Go Big and Go Home - Am I Ready to Upsize?

Go Big and Go Home - Am I Ready to Upsize?

By: Nelly De Breze

Tags: Go Big and Go Home Am I Ready to Upsize?

  Remember when you first bought your home? It was perfect for just the two of you. But now with a couple of kids, some ever-shedding pets, or maybe an in-law living down the hall, that is no longer the case. Whether you’re already bursting out of your house or about to expand your family, the time to move to a larger home might have arrived. There are some definite ways to know if you...Read More