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

By: Reza Afshar

Condos on every corner of Toronto... Where to invest?

Tags: Toronto condo projects, New developments, new construction projects

When I am asked about the latest new condo development downtown, it is hard to choose from. On almost every corner you can find a new building site in many various phases of construction from the application to amend the zoning, to Sale Centers or even a big hole in the ground with a crane in the works. It is hard to know which one of these new developments will give you the best return on investm...Read More

By: Reza Afshar

Have Toronto condo prices really been on an unsustainable rise?

Tags: Toronto Condo, toronto condo prices

I’ve been selling Toronto Condos for more than a decade and many people say that the market has gone straight up and has seen unsustainable gains. But looking back, I can tell you first hand, that the market has been a little bit of a roller coaster ride, but luckily to the upside. There have been many events that have impacted the Toronto Condo Market. At the start of the decade we had the...Read More

5 Costly Mistakes

By: Reza Afshar

5 Costly Mistakes

Tags: real estate

5 Costly Mistakes Home Buyers Make. Mistake #1Not knowing what they can afford before making an offer. The best way to avoid this is to get pre-approved for a mortgage so you know exactly how much you can afford. Usually pre-approvals are free. Mistake #2Not knowing who the agent represents. Unless an agent is working as your buyer representative, they represent the seller. Many people don't...Read More

Avoid Money Pit

By: Reza Afshar

Avoid Money Pit

Tags: real estate

How to Avoid a Money Pit: Be on the Lookout for these 6 Warning Signs That Could Mean Expensive Repairs... Many people think that serious defects in a home are easy to spot, but the truth is, often the most serious and costly problems can only be detected upon very close inspection. When you are considering buying a home, look for the following six telltale signs of serious problems... 1. Roof L...Read More