Toronto Condo Rents Spike 11 Percent amid mortgage changes

The Globe and Mail APRIL 10, 2018 – FOR SUBSCRIBERS Rents for condominium apartments in the Toronto region jumped by almost 11 per cent in the first quarter this year as completions of new rental units slowed and more renters stayed put because they could not qualify to buy homes under Canada’s new mortgage stress-test rules.… Continue reading Toronto Condo Rents Spike 11 Percent amid mortgage changes

Thornhill Woods Gets Approved for 45 New Detached Homes

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent July 14 2016 – Vaughan, ON – Residents of Thornhill Woods will soon get a few new neighbours moving in as the City of Vaughan has approved a zoning by-law amendment for the westernmost part of land owned by the Toronto Waldorf School. The… Continue reading Thornhill Woods Gets Approved for 45 New Detached Homes

Chronic Undersupply to Blame for Toronto’s Real Estate Crisis

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Chronic undersupply to blame for Toronto’s real estate crisis I have been involved in real estate in one form or another since 1998. That was the year I made my first property purchase. It was 4 years later in 2002 when I decided to… Continue reading Chronic Undersupply to Blame for Toronto’s Real Estate Crisis

Toronto Real Estate Market Update | November 2015

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR, e-PRO, AMP | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Toronto Real Estate Market Update | November 2015 A record breaking year for the Toronto real estate market! October and November were both broke records for most homes sold in Toronto’s recorded history. Up 14% from last November and with more homes sold… Continue reading Toronto Real Estate Market Update | November 2015

4 Reasons Why GTA Home Prices May Soon Soften

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Home Prices in the GTA may soon soften It’s no secret that Toronto and the GTA have seen a surge in home prices since the early 2000’s, with over 50% of that growth coming after 2009. Just about everyone is talking about how… Continue reading 4 Reasons Why GTA Home Prices May Soon Soften

Toronto Real Estate Market Update | January 2015

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR, e-PRO, AMP | © All rights reserved | Follow @TopTorontoAgent Toronto Real Estate Market Update | January 2015 The Toronto Real estate market is off to a strong start in 2015. This January we saw a 6.1% increase in homes sold compared to last January with no slowdown in sight. There was a significant… Continue reading Toronto Real Estate Market Update | January 2015

Toronto Real Estate Market Update | December 2014

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR, e-PRO, AMP | © All rights reserved | Follow @TopTorontoAgent Toronto Real Estate Market Update | December 2014 Toronto – 2014 was almost a record breaking year for sales in Toronto and the GTA. The average price increased 8.4% year over year to $556,500. Although new listings were up by 9.5% over last years… Continue reading Toronto Real Estate Market Update | December 2014

Toronto Needs More Condos… Say What?

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Yes, its true, Toronto needs more condos. Now before you all jump me, let me tell you why. If you’ve been following my blog over the past year or two, you would have surely read that the Toronto condo market is oversaturated, and… Continue reading Toronto Needs More Condos… Say What?

Toronto Real Estate Market Update | November 2014

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR, e-PRO, AMP | © All rights reserved | Follow @TopTorontoAgent Toronto Real Estate Market Update | November 2014 Real estate in Toronto and the GTA remains hot! With a 7.7% increase in homes sold compared to last october, this fall has proven itself to be one of the busiest in Toronto history. Although new listings… Continue reading Toronto Real Estate Market Update | November 2014

Aerial photographs of Toronto from the 1920s to 1980s

King West and what is now Liberty Village in 1920 Toronto Islands 1920 Toronto Islands and Hanlan’s Point Stadium, where Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run The Distillery District was just a touch bigger in 1927 Looking north across Toronto Ca. 1929 (thanks, Adam!) Downtown Toronto 1930 Bayview and Lawrence in 1930 Above what is now… Continue reading Aerial photographs of Toronto from the 1920s to 1980s