So I have a confession to make about this week’s real estate crush. Last summer I was showing a client a condo at 29 Queen’s Quay. The building was totally under construction on the higher floors. After seeing the unit that was available, my client and I somehow got on an elevator going up, not […]

We’ve picked another stunner for you as this week’s crush. Last week’s crush checked all of my historical house wish list boxes. This week’s crush checks all of the boxes on my modern mid-century home list. Yes, I have these kinds of lists. Remember we are all proud real estate nerds here at BREL. Right? […]

Last week, I participated in a ‘Neighbourhood Safety Walk‘, with a community liaison officer from the Toronto Police and our City Councillor Sarah Doucette (Ward 13). Our street has recently been victim to some vandalism and graffiti – including some teenage angst that was taken out on our very own Little Free Library: Not only was […]

I put on my smarty pants to properly bring you this week’s crush. Originally built in 1906, this amazing house is located on what was farmland in Toronto’s Caribou Park. Built brick by brick by a stonemason from Scotland, it is listed on the Toronto Historical Board’s Inventory of Historical Properties. It features pretty much […]

It’s common for Sellers to interview several real estate agents before hiring one, yet the amount of due diligence that Buyers do is negligible. I regularly see Buyers hire their co-worker’s brother who just got his license, their cousin who drives a cab full-time AND has a real estate license , or their Mom’s agent […]

This GIF pretty much sums up the role of the Buyer’s Agent in real estate:   The Buyer Agent’s job is to get you from Point A (Would-be Buyer) to Point B (Happy Home Owner) safely. More specifically, it’s their job to: 1. Educate You About the Neighbourhood Choosing your next neighbourhood is one of […]

Adorable. Urban. Cottage. This week’s crush belongs to Brendan and those are his words. WHICH I AGREE WITH COMPLETELY. Just LOOK: Who doesn’t love a cute row house? ME. That’s who. You too right? This Parkdale loft alternative is located on a quiet land in the middle of downtown Toronto. It features: LOFT ALTERNATIVE, so […]

Last year, I wrote a popular blog entitled 9 Lies Your Agent Told You (For Sellers). The sister blog for Buyers seems long overdue. Enjoy! Lie #1: “The best time to buy is NOW.” There is no ‘best time to buy’ and there is no ‘best time to sell’. It truly depends on your individual […]

It’s hard enough being a Buyer in Toronto’s crazy real estate market, but having to wait a day for new listings is just downright painful. Good news: Instant Listing Notifications are here! Thanks to some new technology from the Toronto Real Estate Board, our clients can now access new listings INSTANTLY.  Here’s what you’ll be able […]