So, our neighborhood has never been the awesomest in terms of violent crime and drug stuff (in Toronto, btw), and some sudden recent changes are about to make it even less awesome. We have little kids. We bought this house ten years ago as a "starter home we'll sell in two years" and just... never left. Now we'd like to leave. But where do we go? [more inside]
I am looking to perhaps purchase a condo in Toronto. What are some objective data sources or opinions to determine whether its a good time to enter the real estate market? [more inside]
How do people know what is happening in the real estate market? I'm starting to think about buying my first home (house/condo/whatever) and, since I like to know how everything works before I do it, I'm looking for recommendations on where to start learning. [more inside]
Buying a first residence in a major city: can it be done? [more inside]
Due to impending parenthood on the part of my roommates we're moving. Because we're still looking for a rental - and it's slightly complicated - a real estate agent would be helpful. Does anyone have any good recommendations for Toronto? [more inside]
I need a lawyer in Toronto for Real Estate / Property issues. Specifically, the state of an adjacent property (in violation of multiple orders from the city) seriously affecting ours. Would ideally know the magic password to get the Building Standards people to do their job. Otherwise, any and all other avenues that can be pursued.
Looking for creative ways to sell my condo... [more inside]
Perhaps a ridiculous question: is it possible in a major city (I'm in Toronto) to buy a small piece of land and build a tiny house (like the B-52 on this page) on it? What's involved? If possible, what are the pros and cons? Is it pointless, financially? [more inside]