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Toronto Real Estate returns report: 20 years of ROI - Q4 2019

Thursday Feb 20th, 2020

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Are you curious how your house or condo has appreciated over time compared to the average in the city? Or how those average price increases look versus the stock market? Well then you came to the right place. I've been compiling this after the June and December market statistics are released. Here's where you can find the last post, for Q2 2019.  I will show some of the charts in this blog post, but for the full picture, the entire report is available... [read more]

Toronto Real Estate returns report: 20 years of ROI - Q2 2019

Wednesday Jul 31st, 2019

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Are you curious how your house or condo has appreciated over time compared to the average in the city? Or how those average price increases look versus the stock market? Well then you came to the right place. I've been compiling this after the June and December market statistics are released. Here's where you can find the posts for Q2 2016, Q4 2016, Q2 2017, Q4 2017, and Q4 2018. I will show some of the charts in this blog post, but for the... [read more]

In the vault (Archived Blog Posts)

Wednesday Feb 13th, 2019

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I had a searchable archive of all blog posts from 2016 to 2018 here but Century 21 changed over their websites and now those links are gone. Thanks guys, for that totally smooth changeover! I will aim to add all pre-2019 entries on this website when I can find the time. Thanks for your patience!     About Scott Ingram CPA, CA, MBA Would you like to make better-informed real estate decisions? I believe knowledge is power. For that reason I invest a lot of time... [read more]

January 2020 charts: smelling a bit like 2017

Tuesday Feb 11th, 2020

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Here's your Toronto real estate market report for the month of January. Whereas last year got off to a slow start (really through all of Q1), the uptick in the last three-quarters (and especially half) of 2019 has carried into this year.  Below are my top observations of the month's statistics. The full set of market charts is always available on my SlideShare. 1) Condos are H E A T E D Here's an anecdote. Condo goes up on the market last Monday. Was... [read more]

12 Risks of buying pre-construction condos

Friday May 17th, 2019

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This post has been "on my list" for a long time. I've had a few clients ask me recently about pre-construction and the first thing I tell them is they need to be aware of the risks. Today I want to lay out a dozen of those risks for you. I've written this point with condominium apartments in mind, but most of the points apply to condo townhouses as well as pre-con freehold houses too. Photo source: globalnews.ca 1) Cancellation This is the risk the condo you... [read more]

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