Developer Cancels Condo, Plans to Launch Another

By: Neil Sharma

Developer Cancels Condo, Plans to Launch Another

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Houses, For Sale, House Prices, Condo

  Upon cancelling a Vaughan condominium tower, and in the process leaving buyers out in the cold, The Gupta Group is planning another condo nearby. The Gupta Group—headed by Steve Gupta who made his money in the hotel industry—is the latest developer to cancel a condominium project in the Greater Toronto Area, with the last being The Liberty Group, which also cancelled a Vaughan...Read More

Rising Rate Environment Worries Canadians

By: Neil Sharma

Rising Rate Environment Worries Canadians

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Houses, For Sale, House Prices

    Canadians are getting wary about rising interest rates. According to the MNP Consumer Debt index, Canadians are keeping an eye on the Bank of Canada’s every move concerning rate hikes. In a survey conducted by Ipsos on MNP Ltd.’s behalf, nearly half of respondents are feeling the effects of rising rates. However, according to MNP’s Senior Vice President David Go...Read More

RECO Addresses Double Ending

By: Neil Sharma

RECO Addresses Double Ending

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Houses, For Sale, House Prices

  The Real Estate Council of Ontario wants double ending prohibited. “There’s a key concern that has arisen and become an issue in real estate, not only in Ontario but in other provinces as well, and that’s around multiple representation,” said RECO’s Registrar Joseph Richer.   “You are providing services to the buyer and the seller and we believe t...Read More

This Toronto Homeowner Is Selling His Place For 35 Bitcoin Dollars And It's The First Sale Of Its Kind

By: Brett Starke

This Toronto Homeowner Is Selling His Place For 35 Bitcoin Dollars And It's The First Sale Of Its Kind

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Houses, For Sale, House Prices, Bitcoin

  A condo going up for sale in the Toronto real estate market is usually nothing to get excited about, it happens maybe every 6 seconds all day every day. However, sometimes there's a listing so unique you have to stop and think... WOAH. That can be said for Juniper Life Insurance founder and tech savant Derryn Shrosbree and his two-bedroom condo in Mississauga. At f...Read More

Toronto Man Will Sell His Home for Bitcoin and Here's Why

By: Natalie Nonowski

Toronto Man Will Sell His Home for Bitcoin and Here's Why

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Houses, For Sale, House Prices, Bitcoin

  When most people hear the word Bitcoin, they think zero regulation and unpredictability, basically the Wild West of currency. But not businessman Derryn Shrosbree. "I'm an ex-derivative trader from Wall Street, so I don't mind volatility that much," said Shrosbree. "I believe in cryptocurrency… I think it's the future." To prove his point, Sh...Read More

Sexism Still Rampant in The Industry

By: Neil Sharma

Sexism Still Rampant in The Industry

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Houses, For Sale, House Prices, Sexism, Feminism

  Real estate sales agents in the Greater Toronto Area don’t skew heavily male nor female, but the latter still content with rampant sexism. Meetings between female agents and their male colleagues or clients often give the latter the impression they’re meeting under romantic pretenses for no other reason than their genders. Caitlin Clemmens, an agent with the Starke Realty Team...Read More

Sell A Home For Bitcoin? Starke Realty's Been There And Done That

By: Brett Starke

Sell A Home For Bitcoin? Starke Realty's Been There And Done That

Tags: Bitcoin

Brett Starke and Caitlin Clemmens of Starke Realty at PSR Brokerage are the first real estate agents in Canada to list and successfully sell a home for Bitcoin. The two explain how this and other unorthodox marketing moves have helped their business go viral and top nearly $20 million in sales after only two and a half years in the Toronto market. Condo For Crypto Over the past two and a half ...Read More

Realty Team Uses Edgy Marketing To Sell Unit

By: Brett Starke

Realty Team Uses Edgy Marketing To Sell Unit

Tags: Edgy Marketing

It isn’t often that a downtown Toronto condo sits on the market for three months, but that’s exactly what happened with an Entertainment District unit. Unable to sell, the owners brought in the Starke Realty Team. Known for marketing that appeals to hip urbanites, Starke Realty Team’s motto is “Not your mom and dad’s realtors.” To sell the unit at 10 Morrison St...Read More

Making Real Estate Sexy

By: Brett Starke

Making Real Estate Sexy

Tags: realestate

As Brett Starke, head of the Starke Realty Team with PSR Brokerage, says, “We’re not your mom and dad’s realtors.” Starke, 32, is shaking up the way sales agents not only present their listings to clients, but how they present themselves, too. Appealing to Toronto’s young, hip urbanites, his approach to real estate parallels the changes in the city itself. No longer ...Read More