Add Value To Your Downtown Toronto Condo With These Cost-Efficient Updates

By: Reza Afshar

Add Value To Your Downtown Toronto Condo With These Cost-Efficient Updates

Tags: Downtown Toronto Condos, adding value to your condo, Downtown toronto real estate

Downtown Toronto condo sellers who want to sell at top dollar are more likely to do so if they invest in smart updates that add value to their property. However, this is easier said than done. It is not wise to invest too much in a condo; one is going to leave soon, so sellers need to determine which features are worth their while. Throwing oneself into too expensive remodeling endeavors may not g...Read More

Buying Your First Condo In Toronto? These First-Time Homebuyer Programs Can Help You

By: Reza Afshar

Buying Your First Condo In Toronto? These First-Time Homebuyer Programs Can Help You

Tags: Downtown Toronto condos, homebuyers and mortgage programs, Downtown Toronto real estate

If you have your heart set on a condo in Downtown Toronto as a first-time homebuyer, but you feel that you still need more money in the bank or a year or two to get the thing rolling, you should take a peek into the different mortgage and first-time homebuyer programs that the Canadian Government offers. They are exclusively designed to give first-time homebuyers the jumpstart they need.  &nb...Read More

Three Biggest Mistakes Downtown Toronto Sellers Make

By: Reza Afshar

Three Biggest Mistakes Downtown Toronto Sellers Make

Tags: Condo, Condo Buyers

Most condo sellers hope to sell their condo at the desired price in record time. However, many times sellers see their sitting in the market for too long, wondering why is that, especially if they are selling in a high-in-demand market like Downtown Toronto.   Sellers can use the vibrant Downtown Toronto real estate market to their advantage, but it does not mean that they should rely on the ...Read More

Negotiating Real Estate and the Value of Leaving Some on the Table

By: Reza Afshar

Negotiating Real Estate and the Value of Leaving Some on the Table

Tags: Negotiating Real Estate, Buying a Toronto Condo, Selling a Toronto Condo

  I have been selling Toronto Real Estate for close to 20 years and have negotiated almost 1000 real estate transactions. I have been front row centre for selling Toronto Condos, Toronto Homes, Toronto Townhomes, pre-construction condos, Toronto Leases, you name it, I have negotiated and sold it.  Recently I negotiated a deal on a downtown luxury Toronto condo where money (not physical...Read More

How Does Airbnb Affect Toronto Condo Residents And Real Estate?

By: Reza Afshar

How Does Airbnb Affect Toronto Condo Residents And Real Estate?

Tags: Toronto Condos and Airbnb, Downtown Toronto real estate, Toronto residents

The topic of Short-Term rentals like Airbnb has become widely popular amongst the Toronto legislators and residents, as we are anticipating the result of the new regulations. Airbnb and similar platforms have been operating in a rather greyish area without any clear regulation, for a few years now. Many property owners prefer to be short-term hosts rather than full-time landlords since short term ...Read More

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 preparing...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