By: Reza Afshar

Small or Big Condos - Which one sells better?

Tags: Toronto Condos, Size Demands for Toronto Condos

    My clients always ask me what size of condo sells better, big or small. The answer is both! There is always a demand for smaller units as it is comes down to affordability as it is the entry point for first time buyers to get into the real estate market. Smaller units also typically rent easier as many single young professionals make their way to Toronto and rent for a few years be...Read More

By: Reza Afshar

Yonge & Eglinton - The Next Big Boom

Tags: Yonge & Eglinton Condos, Pre-construction Condos, Toronto Condos

  Toronto has been changing rapidly over the years and we have seen construction booms all over the city. The concentration of construction has shifted from downtown and North York to Midtown Toronto at Yonge and Eglinton. With the new LRT well under construction along Eglinton, the Juction where it meets the Yonge/Bloor subway line is proving to be where the next wave or boom is going. The...Read More

By: Reza Afshar

Modern Vs. Classic Homes - Where is the trend and Why?

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Modern Toronto Homes, Trending Home Styles

When you take a drive around neighbourhoods in Toronto, you will see many of the new homes being constructed today are modern in design. Many of my clients are asking if modern architecture is the direction everyone is moving towards. The answer for me is quite clear and not so obvious for people nor based on a matter of preference. When constructing a new home, a modern design allows for more usa...Read More

By: Reza Afshar

The Importance of a Good Condo Board

Tags: Toronto Condo Prices, Condo Maintenance fees, Property Values

Condos, just like many other businesses are managed by a board of directors. In most cases they will hire a management company to perform the day-to-day operations but ultimately it is the board who creates and enforces the organizations covenants. For a Condo building to be well run and managed, it must have an active board looking to constantly keep the building in good condition while always s...Read More

By: Reza Afshar

Climbing the Property Ladder

Tags: Buying a Condo, Real Estate Investing, Toronto Condos, Create Wealth through Real Estate

Investing in Real Estate can bring great wealth and financial freedom if done right and with a plan. Historically, Real Estate has been the best place to invest and has made more money for people than any other investment.    My clients often ask me when is the right time to get into the market. I always suggest that you get in as soon as possible as the real big gains are seen over t...Read More

By: Reza Afshar

The Power of Staging

Tags: Toronto Condos for Sale, Selling a Toronto Condo, Staging a Toronto Condo

Now a days, selling a home or condo can be very competitive so you want your home to look its best. Making a first impression for buyers is important so that they can fall in love with your home and envision themselves living there. Staging will dramatically impact the buyer’s experience when viewing a property and increase the potential for offers and the speed of the sale. Staged Condos s...Read More

By: Reza Afshar

Maclean's Real Estate Crash Issue

Tags: real estate crash, Toronto condos, Toronto real estate

Commenting on Maclean's January 2013 Issue -  Crash and Burn I want to briefly comment on the latest Macleans issue suggesting that 2013 is the year that the real estate market crashes in Toronto. Firstly, I think it is quite interesting to start the year off with such a negative forecast for the 2013 real estate market when we are only a few days into the year. For more than 7 years, pe...Read More

By: Reza Afshar

Toronto Condo Market Bad Press

Tags: Toronto Condo Market, condo sales

Bad Press for Toronto Condo Market The popular news choice over the last few years has been the talk about the overheated condo market in Toronto. It seems like everyone wants to predict when the bubble will burst and be the one that says "I told you so!" Well being in this business first hand, I have come to understand why this bad press exists. The market in toronto has nearly double...Read More

By: Reza Afshar

Choosing the Right Flooring

Tags: hardwood, engineered hardwood, laminate flooring, popular condo flooring choices

  Which Flooring is right for you? When it comes time to replace the flooring in a condo, my clients always ask me what is the best choice. Because condo floors are all concrete, it becomes a matter of the price of material and installation. Harwood is the most expensive choice as it requires a sound proofing material like cork to be glued down first, and then have each individual boar...Read More

By: Reza Afshar

Landlord's Insurance & Lease Agreements

Tags: lease, condo rentals, tenant insurance, landlord insurance

Market conditions are changing so be cautious when signing a lease longer than a 1 year term. After the one year term, You & your tenant have the option to extend and the contract can go month to month with either party having the option to end the contract with  60 day written notice. Flexibility at this time is important in case we see a sudden shift in the market or your inve...Read More