Since I’ve started selling Real Estate about a decade ago I’ve heard those words a million times, yes, that’s right. A million. I heard that from my clients and people stopping me on the street to talk about real estate. I heard it in the bathroom, I hear it in the elevator, I hear experts saying to wait.

I live in Toronto, and I’ve got news for you, its not dropping. Not anytime soon anyway.

If you look at statistics the market goes up and down, so the market technically might slow down a bit or the powers that be might implement a new rule that will stagnate the market a bit, but if you live in the GTA, the market is not dropping and this is why:

1. Too many foreign buyers
2. Vancouver potential foreign buyers are coming to GTA now
3. Low interest rates
4. Healthy Economy
5. No Inventory
6. Prices are cheap compared to other countries
7. Low Dollar
8. Low unemployment
9. Huge Population/Huge Demand
10. Easy to Get a Mortgage

While there are more factors that are involved and other factors that can slow down the growth and prices, these are pretty attractive factors that have been driving this market on an upward scale since 2008.

Now if you are outside of the GTA about an hour to 2 hours away, you are probably not seeing the same time of growth that Torontonians are seeing. That all makes sense. There isn’t enough population in your town to drive the prices up. Not enough people to bid on your house, and probably lots of land to just buy it and build your own house on. Its all about supply and demand, and right now, for people who live in Toronto and around, there is a lot of demand and not enough supply, and its too easy to afford those prices as well.


Virtual Staging

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Price Drop 30% put into Perspective

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Are You Ready For Your Information To Go Public?

I read the articles, I read the comments, people want information. They want it all. That is the new way of doing business. They want all of the information that real estate agents have access to, and they want it for free, and they want it now. People think they have...

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Over Rated Home Features

When I do an open house or put a house up for sale, I always get a few questions about features that I always say, why do you want that. Here they are: 1. Central Vacuum: Why do you want to lug around a snake and try to clean the house? Its simple, its called Dyson....

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Uber is Not Like Real Estate!

I read articles all the time written by Real Estate agents who are trying to convince themselves that we are in a good business to be in, and that it is necessary to use an agent for every transaction. In Toronto, put up a sign and your property will be sold by the...

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Transit Solutions Would Help Lower GTA Prices

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Why You Should be Underpricing Your House For Sale?

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Would You Go Into a Court Without a Lawyer?

Buying a house and using the listing agent is like going into court without a lawyer to represent you. Each and every time I have a listing, I have somebody calling me asking me "what's the price if I don't have an agent and buys directly though me?" I always want to...

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Liberals Are Going to Tank This Market!

What is the one thing the liberals are looking for right now? Votes and money. The way that they will try to get both is to try and capitalize on this hot real estate market.    The middle & lower class does not like the fact that they cannot afford any real...

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