Richard for CBC News: Foreign home buyers love Toronto for the schools 2

Richard for CBC News: Foreign home buyers love Toronto for the schools

Richard Silver, a Sotheby’s realtor and past Toronto Real Estate Board president who works with foreign buyers, told Metro Morning host Matt Galloway that most of his foreign clients are coming to Toronto for educational and business opportunities, not just to park their money offshore, and that a foreign buyer tax would be a bad …

Toronto Star Clarifies the Confusion Around Foreign Buyers 3

Toronto Star Clarifies the Confusion Around Foreign Buyers

The Toronto Real Estate Board says 4.9% of transactions involve foreign buyers. But some fear the number is low. As Toronto area housing prices have soared, so too has conjecture about the role of foreign property buyers in driving up the market. When the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) released data on Tuesday showing only …

Global Perspectives: Torontoism Team Goes Global 5

Global Perspectives: Torontoism Team Goes Global

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it” is a beautiful quote by Margaret Fuller and numerous times we have published helpful articles on accessing global markets on Torontoism.com.  In the newest bi-monthly, Global Perspectives by National Association of Realtors, however, we are able to share our experience with a much broader …

Richard for Toronto Sun: Tell Toronto City Hall to Target Waste, Not Home Buyers 14

Richard for Toronto Sun: Tell Toronto City Hall to Target Waste, Not Home Buyers

September 16, 2011 — Next week is an important time for our City and for property buyers.  Some key City of Toronto Councillors will be making decisions on how to get the City’s finances in order so that City Hall can live within its means.   What they decide can directly impact your property buying decisions …

Richard for Toronto Sun: Why the Toronto Real Estate Bubble Has Not Burst! 16

Richard for Toronto Sun: Why the Toronto Real Estate Bubble Has Not Burst!

Strong economy sees numbers boosted August 26, 2011 — As one of the world’s most diverse cities, Toronto welcomes nearly 100,000 newcomers to Canada each year. These people have chosen Toronto to begin building a better life. A report released recently by CIBC World Markets confirmed that the reasons for embracing Toronto are well founded. …

Richard for Toronto Sun: Toronto Real Estate: Taking the sting out of unfair taxes 18

Richard for Toronto Sun: Toronto Real Estate: Taking the sting out of unfair taxes

When it comes to government policy, business people and the general public don’t always see eye-to-eye; but when they do, there is even more reason for politicians to take notice.  That is why GTA municipal representatives would be well advised to pay close attention to the results of a recent public opinion poll, conducted for the …

Richard for the Globe and Mail: The Toronto Real Estate Board Moves to Neighborhood Searches 20

Richard for the Globe and Mail: The Toronto Real Estate Board Moves to Neighborhood Searches

Over the past three years the Toronto Real Estate Board has been involved in a major rewite of our database to provide for Neighborhoods instead of alpha numeric designations. This was launched on July 5th. Here is an article by CAROLYN IRELAND of the Globe and Mail. Please note: there is a mistake in her report. …