Entries by Mahyar Rezapour


Blackstone bets on Canadian immigration to usher in growth

With highly educated immigrants set to grow Canada’s population, one of the world’s largest asset management firms is looking to invest heavily in the country. Blackstone, the world’s largest alternative asset management company which oversees US$1 trillion in assets, is opening up an office in Canada as it commits to growing its presence and investments […]

What You Should Know About the Ontario & GTA Housing Market

GTA New Condo Prices by Month Average Greater Toronto Area New Condo Asking Prices Average GTA new condominium apartment asking prices per-square-foot are up 63% since 2018, but down 8% annually to just under $1,500 psf in August. The average end-selling price was $1.33 million for a new condo in the GTA in August, down […]

Selling Your Occupied Rental Property? Here’s What You Need to Know

Are you considering selling your occupied rental property? Whether you’re a seasoned landlord or an accidental investor, parting ways with a rental property that currently has tenants can be a complex process. First and foremost, understanding the legal rights and obligations of both landlords and tenants is crucial. You must navigate the intricacies of existing […]

Five Compelling Reasons to Choose Real Estate Investment Over Stocks

The investment world often buzzes with the debate of real estate versus stocks. While both avenues have unique advantages, real estate investment stands out with distinct benefits that often outshine the stock market, especially in times of high inflation. Here are some reasons why your clients should be looking to put their money into real […]

Development land prices have ‘exploded’ in GTA’s border regions

Proximity to the burgeoning Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has led to an “explosion” of development land prices, with increases of 500 per cent – or more – in prime areas of Southwestern Ontario over the past few years. The sector most affected is industrial and employment lands in areas such as Hamilton and the Guelph-Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge […]

Toronto rental and housing scams are becoming a huge problem

Toronto Police are seeking a suspect in yet another housing scam investigation, just the latest in a string of similar scams where fraudsters rent or even sell homes they do not own. In the most recent case, police allege that between November 2022 and February 2023, 49-year-old Cem Devrim Turetken listed units on apartment rental […]

Canada inflation rate hits 13-month low

Annual price growth is now at its lowest level since January 2022 The annual pace of inflation in Canada cooled again in February, with a 5.2% year-over-year increase in the consumer price index meaning it is now at its lowest level since January last year. New figures released by Statistics Canada on Tuesday morning showed […]


Toronto home prices inch upwards in February

Sales remain low across the city’s housing market Toronto’s home price index rose by 1.1% in February over the previous month but continued to plummet on a yearly basis, with sales volumes across the city also remaining subdued. The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) revealed that the home price index (HP) sat at just […]


Bank of Canada makes first rate hike of 2023

The Bank also gave a significant update on its plans for future rate announcements The Bank of Canada has announced a quarter-point hike to its benchmark policy rate, a move that marks its eighth consecutive rate increase and the first of 2023 – although it also indicated that it could be its last for some […]

Average rent increased by 10.9% in 2022, report shows

Canadians faced an average annual rent increase of 10.9 per cent in 2022, with another five per cent increase forecast for 2023, according to year end data from Urbanation and Rentals.ca. Average monthly rent for December was up 12.2 per cent at $2,005 on a year-over-year basis, according to the groups’ monthly rental report. That […]

How to protect yourself from real-estate title fraud

Recent news stories have highlighted the dangers of real-estate title fraud, which take place when fraudsters or scam artists steal ownership of a home in order to benefit from its value. Yesterday, CBC News reported on a Toronto family that was able to thwart an attempted scam where someone used fake identification to pose as […]

National home sales rise in December

National home sales increased by 1.3% in December over the previous month, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), although homebuying activity was down by more than 39% compared with the same time last year. The association’s latest statistics also showed that the MLS Home Price Index fell by 1.6% on a monthly basis, […]