Toronto & Neighbourhoods

The Ontario Fair Housing Plan: A Band-Aid Solution?

The Ontario Fair Housing Plan: A Band-Aid Solution?

Not enough seems to have been done on the supply side, and that will affect the long term. Density should be addressed, land use issues should be dealt with, and the length of time for approvals created by a Committee of Adjustment AND an Ontario Municipal Board, duking it out on every project adding months or years and huge cost overruns to each decision around intensification, too.

Shopping for Mortgages: Millennials versus Baby Boomers

Shopping for Mortgages: Millennials versus Baby Boomers

Members of various demographic groups shop for mortgages in different ways. Do the contrasts in the way the baby boomers and the millennials shop for mortgages tell us something about modern home buying? You bet. A pair of mortgage professionals recently took the time to chat about the way Canadians of different generations think debt

Are Baby Boomers Salespeople Being Pushed Out?

Are Baby Boomers Salespeople Being Pushed Out?

I joined an interesting panel discussion at Banff Western Connection 2017. The debate question was are baby boomers salesmen pushed out? Here's my 'against' argument. I am a boomer, senior citizen, and I have been selling property since before my colleague Amie was born! In my business life, I have been involved in technology and

Toronto Star Clarifies the Confusion Around Foreign Buyers

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