Real estate is a technology. I've had this idea marinating in my head for a little while that is sort of an expansion of the concept I've already communicated I believe in: real estate is a technology. Land is the surface of a floating rock in space we're lucky enough to exist upon. It is a … Continue reading The burning Amazon, and real estate as an information system
Long-distance calling costs once played a role in purchase decisions. A few days ago, I was preparing a bit of a commentary on Rogers' introduction of unlimited data. I was trying to conclude how unlimited data may play a role in making rural living a little bit more attractive. As an example, I can now … Continue reading Unlimited data plans and rural real estate prices.
by Scott Carter Green business is alive at The University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics. The college’s mission – to develop and be ‘leaders for a sustainable world’ – runs through its students, researchers, and alumni. In 1993, the College introduced a unique undergraduate program focusing on the real estate and housing market. … Continue reading Helping Grow Greener Communities: Sustainable Real Estate at the University of Guelph
The new federal legislature requiring a 10% downpayment for homes over $500,000 will cause several positive economic externalities for Georgina's real estate market.
Walkability. If you've ever been privy to the circles of planning, development, or real estate south of Green Lane, you've definitely heard someone wax poetic about this term, and the value of robust mixed-use communities, intimately walkable development patterns, and new urbanism. With this series of articles, it's my goal to identify the most walkable neighbourhoods in Georgina … Continue reading Portraits of Walkability: Georgina’s most Walkable Neighbourhoods
Everyone hates tax. And even more so, everyone hates substantial increases in tax. It's no secret that real estate professionals are not supporters of excessive land transfer tax. It costs our clients more money, and it redirects the natural course of the market. Currently, Toronto is the only municipality in Ontario that has a municipal … Continue reading What Wynne’s new land transfer tax means for the real estate market.
Number 5 - Westwind Circle (Historic Lakeshore Communities) Westwind Circle epitomizes exclusivity in Georgina. With a vast portion of the locale owned by a handful of high net worth individuals, these properties seldom come on the market, and when they do, they move quickly and command high prices. Westwind Circle features a private residents' waterfront … Continue reading 2015’s 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina – Number 5: Westwind Circle