The King Street Pilot Project Becomes Permanent: How Does It Impact Toronto?

By: Reza Afshar

The King Street Pilot Project Becomes Permanent: How Does It Impact Toronto?

Tags: KING STREET, DOWNTOWN TORONTO, DOWNTOWN TORONTO REAL ESTATE, TORONTO PILOT PROJECT

A year and a half ago, Toronto city officials decided to test out a pilot project on ever-busy King Street to finally address the traffic congestion issue on one of Toronto’s busiest routes. In a nutshell, the project envisioned a car-free stretch running from Bathurst to Jarvis allowing only streetcars, bicycles, emergency and street maintenance vehicles (and taxis after 10 pm) to use the s...Read More

Status Certificate Explained

By: Reza Afshar

Status Certificate Explained

Tags: Buying a Toronto Condo, Details of a Status Certificate, What you need to know before Purchasing a condo

After being in real estate for almost 20 years, I have sold more than 500 condos in downtown Toronto. I have become quite the expert when it comes to buying or selling condos and know Toronto buildings instead and out. I have helped and guided so many buyers and sellers with their real estate transactions and I wanted to help explain the very important part of the transaction that involve  th...Read More

How to Prepare Your Downtown Toronto Condo for Sale

By: Reza Afshar

How to Prepare Your Downtown Toronto Condo for Sale

Tags: Selling Toronto Condo, Steps before selling Downtown Toronto Condo, Why declutter condos for sale

Are you planning to sell your downtown Toronto condo? Do you want to make as much as you can on your return on your investment? Preparing your downtown condo for sale the right way can have a large impact on what the condo sells for on the market.   Here, we outline some tips that help prepare your condo for the maximum return.   Declutter   Perhaps the most obvious first step to pr...Read More

First-Time Home-Buyers Face Difficulties in the Downtown Toronto Condo Market

By: Reza Afshar

First-Time Home-Buyers Face Difficulties in the Downtown Toronto Condo Market

Tags: First Time Toronto Condo Buyer, Tips for first time home buyers, Downtown Toronto Spring Condo Market

Spring is here: Get a Fresh Start in a Downtown Toronto Condo   Spring, what’s not to love?    The cold Toronto winter subsides, giving way to the fresh smell of growth, longer days and brighter sunshine. We all love spring, but if you’re a first-time home-buyer looking to purchase a condo in downtown Toronto, then spring is not really the easiest of buying seasons. &nbs...Read More

What’s with all the new condos in Toronto?

By: Reza Afshar

What’s with all the new condos in Toronto?

Tags: New Construction in Downtown Toronto, Condo Boom in Toronto, Condo Construction in Downtown Toronto

Driving through downtown Toronto will probably supply you with a view of what looks like unconstrained, expanding construction. A seemingly endless story of more and more condos, might suggest that the giant cranes and blocked sidewalks are leading to an over construction of new condos in Toronto.    However, if too many new condos are the reality, then shouldn’t buying a new condo...Read More

The Appeal of Condo Living for Downtown Toronto

By: Reza Afshar

The Appeal of Condo Living for Downtown Toronto

Tags: Toronto Condo Market, Toronto Condos for Sale, Increasing Demand for Toronto Condos, Toronto Condo Investing

Now is the Time to Think About Condo Living in Downtown Toronto   Whether you’re in the market for a new place to live or looking to invest in real estate in downtown Toronto, condos are definitely your best bet. Unless the appeal of suburban life is where your heart lies, you should turn your attention to why investing in a downtown Toronto Condo is the right choice, right now.   ...Read More

Toronto Is Getting Its First Smart Community

By: Reza Afshar

Toronto Is Getting Its First Smart Community

Tags: QUAYSIDE, TORONTO SMART COMMUNITY, DOWNTOWN TORONTO, WATERFRONT

The idea of a smart city in Toronto initiated a few years ago is slowly coming to life with the joint effort of Sidewalk Labs (Google’s sister company) and the Toronto Government. While still in the preparatory phase, the futuristic project is supposed to revolutionize urban planning and living with smart and sophisticated high-tech solutions as never seen before. The development will tackle...Read More

Should You Invest In Parking When Buying Property?

By: Reza Afshar

Should You Invest In Parking When Buying Property?

Tags: Condo Parking, Downtown Toronto, parking investment

Investing in real estate means considering all the factors that add value to a property, and while location, condition and the size of property are undeniably the first things that come to mind, top investors are also fond of parking spaces that may be independently bought or as a part of the condo unit. The market value of parking spaces has increased in the past several years with a decent Retur...Read More

Family-friendly Toronto Condos

By: Reza Afshar

Family-friendly Toronto Condos

Tags: Downtown Toronto, condos, family life

More and more millennial homebuyers have become fond of condo living even as they move from a single to a family lifestyle. This wide-spread Toronto trend is mostly a result of the rising prices in the housing market especially when looking at detached homes in Toronto. Naturally condos prove to be a more affordable option for home ownership. As a matter of fact, many land developers and investors...Read More

High-Rise Vs. Low-Rise Toronto Condos. How Do They Differ?

By: Reza Afshar

High-Rise Vs. Low-Rise Toronto Condos. How Do They Differ?

Tags: Downtown Toronto Condos, low-rise vs. high-rise

While many Downtown Toronto homebuyers have their heart set on the beautiful high-rise condos with breathtaking views, overlooking the CN Tower, the Financial District or Lake Ontario, there are also a handful of buyers who would rather settle down in one of Toronto’s exquisite low-rise buildings. Toronto is known for a diverse condo market, and sometimes it’s hard to make a decision, ...Read More