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Where Are All The Toronto Lofts For Rent?

Where Are All The Toronto Lofts For Rent?

August 25, 2016

So, you're a loft lover like us but not yet personally or financially ready to buy a Toronto loft for sale or you're here temporarily and renting is the way to go. Where the heck are all the decent, Toronto lof...

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What to Know as Toronto Loft Prices Soar

What to Know as Toronto Loft Prices Soar

July 10, 2016

The Toronto Real Estate Board recently released their June 2016 market stats and it was another hot month for GTA real estate. Sales were strong across the GTA, constrained solely by listings as demand continues to far outweigh supply. It seems that not even the never-ending ascent of Toronto real estate prices can stop the flood of new buyers hoping to enter the market. What it is doin...

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Buyers of Toronto Lofts: What Latest Government Actions Mean For You

Buyers of Toronto Lofts: What Latest Government Actions Mean For You

April 4, 2016

From the recent release of Canada's 2016 Budget to a ramp-up in Province-led initiatives aimed at better controlling the Ontario real estate industry, the last few weeks have seen a flurry of announcements that impact buyers and sellers. If you're thinking of buying or selling a Toronto loft this ye...

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Toronto Loft Market Has Become a Game of Never Have I Ever

Toronto Loft Market Has Become a Game of Never Have I Ever

March 29, 2016

Multiple bids on rare, hard lofts or units in boutique buildings in the best of neighbourhoods have been commonplace for some time now. But things have gotten so crazy in this early spring market, Toronto real estate feels like a game of never have I ever. Never have I ever seen so many multiple offers on

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Selling or Buying A Loft? Know Your Cost Per Sq Ft.

Selling or Buying A Loft? Know Your Cost Per Sq Ft.

February 21, 2016

The spring market really has started early this year and with it (finally), an influx of Toronto lofts for sale. But there are good listings, great listings and not-so-great ones. And if there's one cardinal rule to remember whether you're buying or selling this year (or...

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Toronto Loft Buyers Take Note: New Ontario Condo Act Passed

Toronto Loft Buyers Take Note: New Ontario Condo Act Passed

January 16, 2016

If you already own a Toronto loft or you've been thinking of buying a loft for sale in Toronto, there are new consumer protections coming. Owners of Toronto lofts and condos have been waiting for over three years for the new Ontario Condo Act to be drafted, discussed, re-drafted and approved. ...

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Buying a Toronto Loft in 2016? New Down Payment Rules You Need To Know About.

Buying a Toronto Loft in 2016? New Down Payment Rules You Need To Know About.

December 29, 2015

Earlier this month, the Federal Government, working with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, announced new legislation for down payments on Canadian real estate purchases over $500,000. As of February 15, 2016, if you're buying a Toronto loft for sale...

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Are Toronto Lofts a Better Investment Than Condos?

Are Toronto Lofts a Better Investment Than Condos?

November 19, 2015

Yes. And No. It depends. We talked in last week’s post on hard versus soft lofts about the confusion surrounding the term “loft” in today’s market. And so to even begin to answer today’s question,...

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Toronto Loft Wars: Hard Lofts Versus Soft Lofts

Toronto Loft Wars: Hard Lofts Versus Soft Lofts

November 14, 2015

It used to be that Toronto Realtors specializing in the loft market could easily explain to their clients the differences between hard lofts and soft lofts. But now, the term soft loft is so overused and, frankly, misused, that it’s muddied the waters. We wanted to clarify the differences for you today as it's a question we get asked often and to give you our take on the terminology wars ...

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Buying A Toronto Loft With Less Down

Buying A Toronto Loft With Less Down

June 28, 2015

Many first-time buyers struggle to come up with a 20% down payment to buy a Toronto loft. Even for the most diligent of savers, it's getting tougher for buyers to get a foot on the property ladder with soaring Toronto real estate prices without inheritance, a living ...

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New Protections Imminent For Buyers Of Historic Toronto Lofts

New Protections Imminent For Buyers Of Historic Toronto Lofts

June 22, 2015

After years of planning and public/industry consultation, the Province recently released highlights from the proposed new Ontario Condo Act. The new legislation aims to better safeguard owners of Toronto lofts and condos against developer failings and to improve how condo corporations are run, ensuring that bu...

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Price Gap Between Toronto Lofts and Houses Grows

Price Gap Between Toronto Lofts and Houses Grows

April 10, 2015

It’s the great real estate divide. The price gap between Toronto condos–and this includes Toronto lofts–and houses hit a new record high last year, creating greater disparity in the Toronto real estate market than we’ve ever seen. This extreme division between the cost of a Toronto loft or condo and the cost of a house has continued throughout the first quarter of 2015 w...

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Toronto Loft Owners, First CO Alarm Deadline is Here

Toronto Loft Owners, First CO Alarm Deadline is Here

March 24, 2015

We cover many topics affecting Toronto loft owners on this blog but this may be one of the most important articles we’ve ever written. Each year, carbon monoxide poisoning claims more than 50 lives in ...

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Top Toronto Lofts Under $500,000

Top Toronto Lofts Under $500,000

March 3, 2015

  Recent cuts to mortgage rates have spurred a new generation of buyers to jump onto the Toronto real estate bandwagon. With lower interest rates, it’s easier for first-time buyers to carry a Toronto loft. But buyers still need to come up with the initial down-payment and so clearly the lower the purchase price, the easier it is to get that first foot on the property ladder. ...

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Maintenance Fee Myths

Maintenance Fee Myths

February 14, 2015

This is my favourite inforgraphic from Condos.ca to date, If you're looking for a loft with low maintenance fees the 

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