Firms exist to make profit. Towns exist to make progress.

Municipalities (cities, towns, regions, etc.) are more than just a place to live. They're a firm within the economy, and like every other firm in the economy, they want to sell you something. The way that they sell you something is through a supply chain that starts with the land registry system and ends with … Continue reading Firms exist to make profit. Towns exist to make progress.

Timing the housing market should be judged like timing the stock market

If you study people who really understand investing in companies, you can typically find some pretty sound fundamental analysis and systems for the valuation and investment of companies that can be purchased at a fair price. In your studies, you may come across a couple of gentlemen named Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. If you study people who really … Continue reading Timing the housing market should be judged like timing the stock market

Is Toronto’s obsession with the CN tower stifling condo supply?

The CN tower is Toronto's baby. It's our landmark and the face of our city. It may also have a role in Toronto's housing supply shortage by suppressing supertall development near it. I remember distinctly during my time at Cornell's CIRECC event in New York City, both of the two tallest buildings in NYC were … Continue reading Is Toronto’s obsession with the CN tower stifling condo supply?

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Portraits of Walkability: Georgina’s most Walkable Neighbourhoods

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

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What Trudeau’s new RRSP policy means for the real estate market.

In the aftermath of one of the most controversial elections in Canadian history, it's no surprise that we've all been inundated with biased critiques of the policy and individuals involved. I'll be the first to admit that I don't understand every aspect of policy that's been changed, but I do understand a part of it. … Continue reading What Trudeau’s new RRSP policy means for the real estate market.

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2015’s Top 10 Streets in Georgina – Number 2: Wolford Court

Number 2 - Wolford Court (Eastbourne Estates) The centerpiece of the stunning new Eastbourne Estates development features large estate lots boasting sprawling bungalow and bungaloft homes with quality finishes, rich materials, vaulted ceilings, and large, lofted 2, 3, and 4 car detached garages. Just within walking distance to the beaches on Lake Simcoe, and a … Continue reading 2015’s Top 10 Streets in Georgina – Number 2: Wolford Court

2015’s Top 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina – Number 3: Land’s End

Land's End is an exclusive, luxury locale just off of Lake Drive East, with a beautiful view overlooking both the private Franklin Beach Area and Public De La Salle Beach Area. Lakefront properties on Land's End offer stunning year-round views of Lake Simcoe's gorgeous, world-class sunsets, along with fast access and nautical travel to beautiful … Continue reading 2015’s Top 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina – Number 3: Land’s End

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2015’s 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina – Number 4: Hedge Road

Number 4 - Hedge Road (Jackson's Point) Hedge Road is a historic landmark of wealth & upscale lifestyle, featuring beautiful lakefront walking, lots and trails lined with hedges, large frontages on some of Lake Simcoe's most beautiful water, and within walking distance from The Briars, one of Georgina's most prestigious golf & country clubs.  Many … Continue reading 2015’s 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina – Number 4: Hedge Road

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2015’s 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina – Number 5: Westwind Circle

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

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2015’s 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina – Number 10 – Turner Street & Surrounding Area (Roches Point)

Number 10 -  Turner Street (Roches Point) I think we can all agree that Turner Street, along with its companions Raines Street and Bouchier Street, do not belong at the bottom of this list. With that being said, because these areas are so sought after, there seldom comes a transaction in this area on the … Continue reading 2015’s 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina – Number 10 – Turner Street & Surrounding Area (Roches Point)