Bringing technology and community to the mall are vital to compete with e-commerce.

How tenants and landlords can save the mall

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E-commerce will kill the mall unless landlords transform their role from rent collectors to remarkable experience creators.

To flip or not to flip?

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Pre-construction has been one of the most popular forms of investment. Here are three of the many financial impediments that may make your flip a flop.

Ending a tenancy early

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There is a general misconception that residential tenants may terminate their leases at will, without consequences or without any specific notice requirements. This simply isn’t true.

What’s behind the market shift?

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The last few months of national, provincial and municipal housing stats suggest there is a slump in housing sales. Is this the bursting of the housing bubble? Or is it simply because real estate is expensive?

The dangers of pre-construction sales

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In 2018, Ontario saw a steep rise in the number of condo projects being cancelled by builders. The numbers are shocking.
Presenting the Action Plan for Cannabis Legislation at Queen’s Park, from left: Matthew Thornton, OREA’s VP of public affairs and communications, David Reid, president of OREA; and Larissa Smit, OREA’s manager of policy.

More questions about cannabis

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Growing cannabis indoors requires high humidity and high temperatures. These conditions create perfect conditions for mould and fungus to grow and spread, which is difficult and expensive to remediate.

Here’s what renters really want

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Location, location, location is touted as the most important factor when determining the best place to invest. Like many maxims (such as “nice guys finish last”), it’s not entirely true. It’s nuanced.

Pitfalls of gifting a home to your child

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Parents are “gifting” or selling their rental properties to their children for a nominal value. While this is a valid strategy, there are several important factors to consider.

The lie of the averages

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Real estate pundits point to the average sale price to conclude whether the market is crashing or hyper-inflating. The problem is that averages don’t tell much of a story.
Toronto

Can you make money in the Toronto real estate market?

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“Clearly” a bubble in the market was about to pop and I didn’t want to be the fool who failed to time the market. Only recently have I come to terms with the fact that I was the fool.