Real Estate and the Coronavirus in the United States. Since joining Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, I have been lucky to be part of one of the Networking groups withe colleagues around Canada, U.S., and the world. We met on a fairly regular basis to share best practices and information about the markets that the brand …
What is the real story of Covid-19? If you are a “News Junkie”, like me, and have been following the story of the virus Covid-19, including, cancellations of school, work, events and travel options. It is very hard to get pragmatic advice but today, I received an email with an interview with Dr Peter Nord, …
In 2017, we wrote about New Story Charity and what they’re doing to help families in need and their fight to introduce transparency into existing charity models. They built a crowdfunding platform to construct homes for families in the most vulnerable communities around the world.
There are a few differences between buying a home in Canada and Belize. Here is what you need to know if you’re interested in buying down south.
Richard has recently attended an exciting event in New Delhi, India. The beautiful venues at The Taj Palace Hotel hosted a variety of guests who were eager to witness Global Luxury Realty Conclave. A first of its kind convention and exhibition of India and International Luxury Real Estate India, the two trillion dollar economy, has …
Our world is becoming increasingly globalised. As a result, traditional employment for many people has become less reliable and more people are looking to other countries for opportunities.
From the United States to Great Britain, there is a lot of anxiety about the future and that kind of instability can have a strong impact on housing prices around the globe. While the situation South of the border is still too fresh to fully assess the situation, there is much talk of what will …
On 28th of January traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar turns over to a new year. This occasion is also known as Spring Festival, or simply Chinese New Year.
A few hours north of the congestion and pollution of the country’s largest city lies an oasis of solitude. A place where people can breathe fresh pine-tinted air, cannonball into crystal-clear water, or just sit around a fire under the stars. Ontario’s cottage country has been an escape for city-dwellers for generations. Every summer a …
Scores of foreign students choose to study in Canada especially in Ontario as well as British Columbia because of their internationally renowned education, better job opportunities, and high standard of living.
Team Asia – Richard Silver, Tracy An and Jim talk about their trip recent trip to Asia, where they met with local real estate agents. Here’s what they learned about dealing with Asian clients!
We must all rise to the occasion and welcome new immigrants who come looking for the democracy that we have fought hard for in North America. Is it so wrong to want something that we are able to take for granted?
So right now I am hanging out in the Club Lounge of the Hyatt Regency Kowloon looking over the harbour at Hong Kong, its R2D2-looking Conference Centre and remembering back to our arrival almost three weeks ago.
As I write this report of the second week of our trip I am sitting on a High Speed train travelling at over 300 kilometres per hour. It seems that the past few days have been a similar journey.
Here is our presentation that we are doing in Taiwan, Beijing and Shanghai.
So far this is an incredible experience. Not only meeting sources of future business but also learning more about how real estate is done here so that we can understand expectations of the Asian buyer.
Just north of Toronto and 30-45 minutes from Pearson International airport lies the rolling hills and stately mansions and estates of the Town of Caledon, Ontario. For many years those looking for a home away from the hustle and bustle of the big city have opted for property in Caledon. It is home to a large number of spacious, treed lots with streams and horse farms, as a well as friendly neighbours and plenty of fresh air.
The Toronto taxi business should rise to the occasion and not try to shut UBER down. Provide great experiences and give people the choice and let the consumer make the decision.
The Asian Real Estate Association of America’s annual conference is one of the most important events for rubbing elbows with people from around the world.
My colleagues, Jim Burtnick, Tracy An and I will be going to Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Taiwan on a trade mission in the fall of 2015. At the moment, we are making connections with REALTORS in those locations as a part of the preparation for our trip. We’ve also decided to take closer look at the current market situation and the trend of Chinese investing in Canadian real estate. We’ve talked to David Smith, a Toronto mortgage expert and here’s what we found out.