The Problem With Bidding Wars

Posted on October 30th, 2017
When selling a home in the Greater Toronto Area, home owners can choose from one of two options when working with an agent: Set an offer date and hope to see multiple offer ...

What Is An Assignment Sale?

Posted on October 23rd, 2017
With so many new home and condo developments being built across the GTA, it is very possible you will find an assignment sale during the home search process that meets your ...

How To Interview a Real Estate Agent To Sell Your Home

Posted on September 18th, 2017
Let’s face it, everyone and their mother is a real estate agent these days so it’s not hard to find a real estate agent who is dying for your business.  Unfortunately, a ...

On The Block teams up with Dreams Take Flight to help send kids to Disney

Posted on August 23rd, 2017
TORONTO, August 23, 2017 /OTB/ On a sunny day at Royal Ontario Golf Club, the 14th Annual Dreams Take Flight 2017 Golf Tournament took place today and was a huge success. E ...

The Free Home Evaluation and 5 Other Real Estate Marketing Myths

Posted on August 18th, 2017
If you’re like me, you are inundated daily with flyers and postcards from countless real estate agents trying to win your business. This is notwithstanding the street benche ...

Australia: The Real Estate Model Ontario Should Follow

Posted on August 11th, 2017
Photo: Wall Street Journal   An article posted in 2014 in Australia’s biggest real estate website (www.realestate.com.au) asked the question “Do I need a buyer’s agent ...

How To Improve Real Estate Education in Ontario

Posted on August 4th, 2017
  This past year, the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) learned that a large majority of its revenue and purpose within the province’s real estate industry had been r ...

What is actually happening with Toronto's housing market?

Posted on August 3rd, 2017
If you have been reading the real estate headlines dominating the media lately, you’d be certain that Toronto is in an absolute freefall and the housing market has its eye o ...

Why 'Sold Over Asking' Doesn't Matter in Toronto Real Estate

Posted on July 31st, 2017
"Sold Over Asking" -- a phrase those watching the Toronto housing market hear quite frequently these days. This phenomenon has captured the attention of the news media, who ha ...

Celebrity Real Estate Investors and What We Can Learn From Them

Posted on July 26th, 2017
What to do with all that money?  It must be a tough challenge to face, watching the millions of dollars roll in and being left to decide where to put it.  Don’t you wish y ...

11 Reasons Why Your Home Isn't Selling - And What You Should Do About It

Posted on July 20th, 2017
The hot topic in the Southern Ontario real estate market has been the 'hot market' for much of 2017. As we've entered summer, the warmer weather has had the adverse effect on ...

The Biggest Misconception In Real Estate

Posted on July 18th, 2017
There is a big misconception in the real estate industry that when you are searching for a home, working with a real estate agent is free of charge.  While there are many be ...

5 Rude Awakenings You'll Experience Moving to the Burbs

Posted on July 17th, 2017
      You moved to the suburbs for a reason. You didn’t go there naively. You knew it would be different. It was clear from the start that you would trading your ...

15 Key Staging Tips For Your Home Sale

Posted on July 16th, 2017
  Nothing can make or break the sale of your property, like the way it is presented. One of the keys to success (both in length of time to sell, and in the price you ultimat ...

Toronto’s Fiercely Competitive Rental Market

Posted on July 14th, 2017
“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!”  - Dr. Seuss From a one-bedroom shoe box in the Financial District to a three-bedroom townhouse in ...

How To Revamp the Real Estate Profession in Ontario

Posted on July 13th, 2017
Consider these numbers: 4,600 – the number of veterinarians licensed to work in Ontario according to the College of Veterinarians of Ontario 14,690 – the number of family ...

Why Toronto Should Open Up Home Sale Price Data To EVERYONE

Posted on July 10th, 2017
Photo Credit: Darren Calabrese For The Globe and Mail                                There has been a longstanding battle in Toronto where the Competition Bure ...

How to win in Real Estate

Posted on July 9th, 2017
You have read enough about the wild ride that is the real estate market in many regions across the country, and beyond. It seems every day there are new stories about price re ...

Six Questions You Should Ask Before Buying A Home

Posted on June 14th, 2017
It has become damn hard to buy a home. While once upon a time (a time not long ago at all), it was ‘buyer’s market’, that has become far from the case in numerous cities ...

Why Real Estate Escalation Clauses Should Be Banned

Posted on June 8th, 2017
If bidding wars aren’t enough to turn buyers right off of the home purchase process, the introduction of an ‘escalation clause’ will definitely make matters worse. Thi ...