Tag: renting

  • How to Avoid Bad Tenants

    How to Avoid Bad Tenants

    By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Although most tenants pay on time and are respectful of the property they live in, from time to time you may find yourself with a tenant from hell. By doing the right background checks prior to accepting them as a tenant, you avoid […]

  • 2 Ways You’re Losing Money Renting a Home

    2 Ways You’re Losing Money Renting a Home

    By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | Follow @TopTorontoAgent |  All rights reserved © Are you still renting?  Here are 2 ways you’re losing money:  As the value of the home you’re renting appreciates over the years, it’s your landlord who reaps the rewards of your payments. When you hear about a wealthy person who made their money in […]

  • When do you have to move out of a rental unit in Ontario?

    When do you have to move out of a rental unit in Ontario?

    By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca April 9, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent A look at when you need to move out of a rental unit. Hotels typically let you check in by 3 p.m. and ask you to check out by noon. This gives staff time to make the room […]

  • Mortgage News Update | Toronto & Vaughan Real Estate

    Mortgage News Update | Toronto & Vaughan Real Estate

    By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca March 22, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent A quick update on the latest mortgage news and trends Our good friends and colleagues at MortgageJake  update us on the latest mortgage news. This week saw two dramatic moves by Jim Flaherty that directly impact us in the housing […]

  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Toronto

    10 Things You Didn’t Know About Toronto

    By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca February 10, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Toronto: some fun things you didn’t know about our world class city. Toronto was originally called the ‘Town of York’ until 1834. The Toronto Zoo is the third largest in the world and is home to more than 5000 animals. […]

  • TORONTO & GTA – HOUSING STATS: JANUARY 2013

    TORONTO & GTA – HOUSING STATS: JANUARY 2013

    By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca February 5, 2012 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent January 2013 housing statistics for the Toronto Real Estate Board Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,375 transactions through the TorontoMLS system in January 2013.  This number represented a slight decline compared to 4,432 transactions reported in January 2012. […]

  • Toronto’s first luxury prefab home sells for $1.5million

    Toronto’s first luxury prefab home sells for $1.5million

    By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca January 31, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Are prefabricated homes Toronto’s future? How Many people can say their home was built in just 2 days? The new owners of Toronto’s first luxury prefab home can! Sold for $1.525,000 after 274 days on the market (it […]

  • Toronto’s real estate market will stay strong in 2013

    Toronto’s real estate market will stay strong in 2013

    Follow @TopTorontoAgent Dec 21, 2012 6 good indicators of why the GTA real estate market will remain strong in 2013 Many economists predicted Toronto’s real estate market to crash this year, with prices falling by up to 25 per cent. I didn’t see that prediction coming true and it didn’t. Nor do I believe it […]

  • Difference between buying and renting in Toronto

    Difference between buying and renting in Toronto

    By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca December 18, 2012 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Rent or Buy? The age old question. Toronto, Vaughan and the GTA are currently enjoying a healthy rental market with vacancy rates hovering around 1%. This high demand for rental properties has driven up rental rates upwards of […]

  • It’s snowing money in Downtown Toronto!

    It’s snowing money in Downtown Toronto!

    By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca December 16, 2012 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Who needs the snow in Toronto when we’ve been blessed with an abundance of falling condo prices! Christmas arrived early this year for condo buyers in Toronto looking to […]

  • [infographic] 5 Things you didn’t know about the Mortgage Market

    [infographic] 5 Things you didn’t know about the Mortgage Market

    Follow @TopTorontoAgent Our friends at ratehub.ca have put together this excellent infographic on Canada’s mortgage market. If you have any questions about Canadian mortgages or any real estate related questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.   START YOUR JOURNEY HERE OR CONTACT ILAN NOW FOR A MORE PERSONALISED SEARCH EXPERIENCE!     Ilan Joseph is a Real Estate […]

  • Canadian home affordability rises

    Canadian home affordability rises

    Follow @TopTorontoAgent December 10, 2012 Royal Bank says the cost of home ownership became more affordable in the most recent quarter due to a modest decline in home prices and gains in Canadian household incomes. RBC’s affordability index for a detached bungalow stood at 42 per cent of income nationally in the second quarter. That […]

  • Summary of TorontoMLS Sales and Average Price – November 1 – 30

    Summary of TorontoMLS Sales and Average Price – November 1 – 30

    Follow @TopTorontoAgent GTA REALTORS® Release Monthly Resale Housing Figures Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,793 sales in November 2012 – down by 16 per cent compared to November 2011. “Transactions have been down on a year-over-year basis since June, after being up substantially in the last half of 2011 and the first half of 2012. […]

  • How to Succeed in Toronto and Vaughan Real Estate Investing

    How to Succeed in Toronto and Vaughan Real Estate Investing

    By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca December 16, 2012 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent To become a successful Toronto or Vaughan real estate investor requires that you find a good real estate property to invest in. Appraising and finding the true value in Toronto and Vaughan properties is essential to your investment success. […]

  • Toronto Condo prices taking a hit (infographics)

    Toronto Condo prices taking a hit (infographics)

    Follow @TopTorontoAgent Related Article: Hello Buyers Market! If you’ve been following recent real estate news for Toronto, Vaughan and the GTA, you may have heard that our condo market is experiencing a slowdown. To help illustrate these changes, here are some Toronto Real Estate charts that clearly paints the markets picture.  It takes almost twice as long […]

  • Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1 per cent

    Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1 per cent

    Follow @TopTorontoAgent Ottawa, Ontario – The Bank of Canada announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/4 per cent and the deposit rate is 3/4 per cent. The global economy has unfolded broadly as the Bank projected in its July Monetary […]

  • Hello Buyers Market

    Hello Buyers Market

    By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca November 2, 2012 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Hello Buyers Market! The past few months have seen the real estate market here in Toronto, Vaughan and across the GTA really turn around. From a very hot “sellers market” during the first half of 2012 to a […]

  • [infographic] The Truth About Renting a Condo

    [infographic] The Truth About Renting a Condo

    -Thanks to our friends at floorgem for the infographic. Ilan Joseph is a Real Estate Broker with Sutton Group and is co-founder of a 10-person award-winning Toronto, Thornhill and Vaughan real estate team. You can find him on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Google+. For over 10 years, Ilan has provided more than 1550 buyers and sellers valued advice and service, […]