So it’s not like we have a problem in that we’re just not building enough supply given the insatiable amount of demand that exists. We have generated billions of dollars in our industry for exactly that purpose. But by the second and third year, we would stand on the platform and the trains would go by. Nearly all Toronto home sellers (91%) and buyers (86%) say they consulted a real estate agent, broker or realtor during their search for or purchase of a new home. It means that we can possibly bring prices down five or eight per cent. Every basis point counts. BRAD: Right. Those approvals happened within four or five years of my approval. NIKKI: OK. We’re going to move on to the next section now. JENNIFER: So I think my biggest mistake … my daughter’s 19, my son’s 14, and my daughter is, as she said, she’s going to be creating her own household within the next 10 years and trying to figure out what that looks like and freaking out a little bit because she’s been following what’s happening in the housing market. JENNIFER: I actually don’t disagree with everything that Brad said, which is a bit refreshing. Immigration. Today it’s worth, we’ll say $1,500. We need to get people off the roads, and we need better infrastructure. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be at the top of that list. And that’s a very good thing. A global pandemic. Sebastian Clovis, Host of Save My Reno on HGTV Canada; Principal, Clovis & Co. So I have to change it to the residential conversation in terms of what people are doing with their renovations in just their [own] homes. We all know how much electricity costs these days. by Post City for TRNTO Posted: March 31, 2020 . As the industry becomes more competitive, entry-level agents will have to master the process of generating leads through … by wins on December 10, 2020 in Uncategorized • 0 Comments. You cannot make the economics work anymore. I mean, that’s a part of our business, the luxury market. We have a broad consensus in the Canadian context that immigration is good. The Board of Trade keeps saying [that’s] what’s holding back building in this city: access to labour. You know, we’re talking about infrastructure in the city, but that’s a personal infrastructure that you can do on your home that could really knock your costs down, and it’s a form of an income property. So if the condo space was the rental space, it’s starting to change. MICHELE ROMANOW: Just on the San Francisco point, we are actually in many ways worse off. This allows for the arrival of 1.3 million new permanent residents … That’s 50 basis points. They don’t even know what the questions are. ODEEN: Buyers are exercising increased caution due to the virus, the uncertain state of the world economy and increased desire for social distancing, but with inventory still low, we will see a continued seller’s market throughout the spring.With lowered interest rates, time might be on your side. This gets to the point of broader infrastructure. Since so many people asked for the notes, we thought we would assemble them into a series of articles for all to read. The challenge is we are choking on our own success, and attracting even more people. They just refinance and refinance. Post-COVID: Toronto Real Estate In 2021 and Beyond. And I think we look at our house that we have now, and we’ve done exactly what you’ve been talking about. People start saying stop growth, and that’s desperation. And so, I think we are looking at people working very, very differently. We’re not asking, as developers, to go from 45 to 90. It [a rental suite] is actually discouraged in those neighbourhoods, but when we come to affordability and talking about a gap, it’s unbelievable the prices. We have to do something, and it’s urgent because young people simply cannot afford housing. What other choice do we have? But if you take away one thing from this tonight, we are doing a phenomenal job at building housing in the city. Today [the building] is surrounded by high-rise towers varying from 35 to 45 storeys. But they don’t want to stand on a subway platform for three trains to go by. SANGITA PATEL: I’m Sangita Patel. So you can go to Dufferin Street, and you will see there’s a fantastic new development … some of which is in the approvals process, some of which is under construction, and there’s a couple of buildings already built. I think we need to get back to doing some of them, [like] sharing homes. We see the value that new immigrants bring to this country, and there’s a whole movement, actually, to significantly increase immigration in our city in order to respond to growing workforce [demand] and to grow the economy. Toronto Life finds out if the bubble will burst at The Future of Toronto Real Estate On October 30,Toronto Life welcomed more than 250 guests to Desaultes MICHAEL: It’s interesting. JENNIFER: It is impossible to know what is going to happen to the market. This is why planners get their backs up because planners stand in front of the room at public meetings when people say, “Hey, stop approving new projects because there’s zero capacity on transit [and] the neighbourhood park is overrun with dogs and dog urine, because it’s a tiny little park that was never designed for the amount of density that exists.” My point is we must be thinking about planning to communicate with the infrastructure that you need to ensure those communities, quite frankly, don’t become really unpleasant and undesirable places to live. I join the rest of the Real Estate roundtable panel in wishing everyone good health. It’s no secret that the real estate market has a lon g road of recovery ahead. He came back, and he said, “Look, the toilets will flush in the Mirvish+Gehry project, but not if you have another project like this one. As of today, Toronto housing data shows median days on market for a home is 21 days. You know, the number of income properties we’re [doing] … we’re trying to squeeze them into every closet. Has affordability become a crisis and what can be done? I do believe that Toronto, like Vancouver, will never be affordable. BRAD LAMB: All right. Odeen Eccleston, Co-founder (Wiltshire Homes Canada) & Broker of Record (WE Realty Inc.) We also know that a lot of people don’t have the basics in terms of shelter and a roof over their heads, so with that in mind, we are donating $2,000 this evening to each of our sponsors’ charities of choice. Plus, what it would cost the banks to give you a five-year versus a 10-year mortgage is at its lowest differential, so they’re not giving discounts on 10-year mortgages because they’re taking the brunt of the risk,” says Kutyan. I’m talking about first-year engineers getting paid $190,000 in the Valley — that would probably be closer to $100,000 here in Canada. By the way, I think a lot of the creative things that people have done to afford a home, people have always done those creative things. That’s not to say I have no sense of humour, but just the idea that we pick one day per year to play pranks really takes the element of surprise out of the equation. This year’s event will be moderated by Post City Magazines managing editor, Nikki Gill, and editorial director, Ron Johnson. So that lift belongs to the investor, not the developer. The ball has already begun rolling on this one as Justin Trudeau has already asked Finance Minister Bill Morneau to review the test.. NIKKI GILL: To begin our 2020 roundtable, we’ve asked economist Benjamin Tal to offer his current state of the market. A developer effectively is leaving all of the capital appreciation on the table for the investor. Premiered Dec 18, 2019 In 2020, the Toronto Real Estate market is beginning to look a lot like 2016/2017. I don’t mean to change the conversation, but I don’t know anyone who’s buying condos right now. But when we get the all-clear, I see a significant rebound. It leads to social division, which is why this question of unlocking supply is not a frivolous semitone. The whole skyline has changed. “Right now we’re at an ultra- low [period] with interest rates and I believe it’s going to stay that way for quite some time based on what the economists are saying and what’s happening with the bond fields. The first year, it was sort of OK to get downtown during rush hour. SEBASTIAN CLOVIS: Yeah. But I believe that we should be looking very carefully at how we can put as much density as possible in every part, in every corner of the city. But maybe we should build housing in some of those areas and rethink this. Just in general, there needs to be some sort of alleviation in terms of the Greenbelt as well. [There are] a lot of smart people in Toronto. Benjamin Tal, Deputy Chief Economist, CIBC Capital Markets. I don’t know how long subways [are] … I haven’t ridden it in 20 years, but I got to say, it’s got to be 10 or so cars. Anything on that? The highest forecast in a September Reuters poll of 16 economists was price growth of 16% in 2021, while the lowest prediction called for an 11% drop. Fuelled in part by immigration that’s helping to make it one of the fastest-growing cities in both Canada and the United States, Toronto continues to have a healthy real estate market. BRAD: With respect to real estate mistakes, I have made so many. BARRY: I think my biggest mistake is in buying real estate and selling it. But in central Toronto, it’s more like two months. ODEEN ECCLESTON: Yes. Over the past few decades, housing costs in Toronto have risen an average 3.5 per cent every year. I don’t know what to say. But we have to wake up to the reality that we need to do something on the supply side. For the month of November, we witnessed price increases across the board for the Greater Toronto area. RON: OK. We got some questions emailed in and I’m going to direct one of those to Brad. And the ’91 crash, of course, was because of higher interest rates. Real estate’s new development paradigm will take some time to shake out. So most kids on the weekend would, you know, go play sports. You couldn’t build transit as fast as we’re building these towers. So much of the city has changed. We did it in the city, the city that everyone worked in and left. I would like to ask the panellists: what are you guys’ takes on the impact of immigration to our real estate market? Now it’s a wasted opportunity. There are more cranes in Toronto than any other city in the free world. Took eight years from connection to completion, and that handled the immigration for Toronto for 10 days. Tanya Mok . In my career, I’ve already lived in Chicago and San Francisco. So by the way, I’m not saying that, for me, downtown isn’t, you know, the eight blocks. We got “terrorists” right now who are killing the renovation industry. It’s up because of many other reasons we can talk about. The question is, how unaffordable? You know, let that sun work for you. Michele Romanow, Dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den; Co-founder & President, Clearbanc The only thing we know for sure is that we are going to see bumps and changes that we cannot begin to predict, and trying to do so is futile. The next question: the average price of any home in Toronto, from condos to detached homes, is now almost a million dollars. Please check your email for further instructions. JENNIFER: So it’s kind of interesting what’s happening in this conversation because, on the one hand, there’s been this narrative, “Build, build, build. All year long, you can walk. So we need HST, we need development charges. It’s that we don’t have the infrastructure. BRAD: The market will slow down over the next three months. Where to buy real estate in 2020: Greater Toronto Area By Romana King on June 24, 2020 This year the prestigious title of Best Greater Toronto Area (GTA) neighbourhood goes to Pringle Creek in Whitby. I’ll give an example in Toronto: 1 Yorkville came out at $750 a foot. Is Toronto affordable now? For the first time this evening, we’ll be including three video questions from Rotman students and that will happen at the halfway point. That’s the way they see it. As with the stock market looking for a reason to go down, the macroeconomy is in a 10-year boom, and 10-year booms end, usually after nine years. But the magnitude of disruption we are facing is not yet fully understood or felt. We need to do something to make sense out of this investment because, at this point, correct me if I’m wrong, if you don’t own the land, you don’t make money as a builder. Where will people in middle management live? Everyone is trying to buy homes that only have income property potential. So, overall, the Toronto real estate market is actually doing better than it ever has, even amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic. Your future as a real estate agent depends on it. So moving forward, there has been emphasis placed on making that marketplace more accessible.”, Condo inventory will continue to be scarce. Now, given what is happening with COVID-19 in Toronto and around the world, what is your advice for those considering whether to wade into the market in these unprecedented conditions? I think that could be a solution, and then [also have] … legislators work with builders to encourage purpose-built rentals, because right now obviously it’s a lot more lucrative for us to build a certain type of product. We have asked our roundtable participants to revise their predictions for the real estate market and COVID-19’s impact in the near future for this article. We’ve got the $45 an hour guy doing all the work. I asked them, “Are you crazy? The door’s closed. Toronto Housing Market Update and Forecast 2021. Right At Home Realty Inc. 775 King St W #431, Toronto, ON M5V 2K3. And other people are worried about their kids and worried about how we do ensure we’re welcoming people into this city. That was at the high end of the first-time buyer in midtown. 4- Organic real estate lead generation is the way to go for new agents. And the reason why we can’t get on the platform at Yonge and Eglinton is because the train is completely full already. “We are expecting a stable growth of between six to eight per cent with a lot of research coming out in recent weeks supporting that. Their employees are complaining. It’s a long-term play.” And they’re right. Forget home ownership if you’re making between $60,000 and $100,000 a year. Both Ravji and Kutyan agree that the city, provincial and federal governments will need to work together to find ways to create real estate supply in the city to facilitate affordable housing. I mean, my clients don’t take public transit so much. “Sellers assume the flowers are in bloom, the grass is green and prices will be up. For example, we’re building on 16 acres right now, my company. People come to the city, friends of mine from New York or Boston, they can’t even believe it’s the same city. Real estate has nine lives. Real estate lead generation can be done through various methods. And at the same time, we’re running into a problem — just speaking for the builders in the room, if there are any but we’re running into a problem with skilled workers. On November 1, 2018 the Future of Real Estate held a discussion centering around new landmark projects in up-and-coming, densifying pockets of Toronto and featured a panel of stakeholders directly involved in the revitalization of these areas. Interest rates are now going down, not up. I am just curious as to why we haven’t actioned that money. It’s not working right now. Our problem in Canada is we’re a massive country, but we live in a very narrow belt. They want to deal with the company. Though this wasn’t on the Liberal’s agenda prior to the election, the Conservatives did pledge to “fix” the stress test. So of course, a 90-storey tower is too much. BRIAN GLUCKSTEIN: I’ll be quicker. There’s tons of housing there. That will protect prices from falling. Which is why opening the Greenbelt isn’t really the [solution] because there are no jobs out there. Rates are low and the prices will continue to rise in the medium- and long-term. Listen, everything was very clear until a few weeks ago, so let me start with the virus because everybody wants to know, and I spent the last few days talking to doctors to figure out what’s happening. It will get worse before it gets better: that’s the consensus. MICHAEL: Well, you know, for the young people in the room, there’s a great rule. And if I had kept even five of them, I would have been much better off. We talk about affordability. So yes, I am very positive on the real estate market mid- to long-term. Which raises the question, what will the real estate industry look like in the post-COVID-19 era, particularly here in Toronto? First, we’d like to hear about the biggest mistake that folks on the panel have made in real estate. Now what we need to do is to encourage them [developers] to do it. Alex could have the second floor. We must be optimistic about the future. To put that in context, a tower went up just south of Bloor and Yonge street, 1,000 suites, and 2,000 people lived in that building. When the Mirvish+Gehry proposal came forward, I went down the hall to the head of Toronto Water: three 90-storey towers on a site that we had never conceived of having that much growth. Massive job loses. So the problem is this individual is going to buy a 500-square-foot apartment for $700,000, so one bedroom. And now we’re creating great areas that are vital during the day but everyone leaves. The problem — and it’s not just here, it’s in virtually any city with a [housing] crisis: you read about San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, it’s the same — the [problem is that] planning departments and the local councillors are living in the past. You can’t say stop building them, but how do you build the infrastructure at the pace we’re building the towers? It makes all the difference in the world. “My advice to all renters is to get on it,” she says. First, those investors in the condo space, you know, they don’t see [this argument] … and we spoke to many of them. MODERATORS: Nikki Gill, Ron Johnson, PANELLISTS: “Condos will remain the hottest market in the city with multiple offers and multiple offers across the board – they just can’t build them or keep them vacant fast enough,” says Kutyan. You can’t do your whole trip on transit. I do not think that limiting demand and limiting the growth of the economy is ever going to be the answer, but if we can’t solve those things for you, as an individual, how creative can you be? The Toronto Real estate market continues its torrid pace in November. So where do we want to build? “Have your paperwork ready before you even start looking. November 11th 2016. They don’t want to deal with a landlord who tomorrow will kick them out. Posted 2 months ago Report Inaccuracy. So we need to cluster in the cities. Thank you to our roundtable sponsors the Remax Collection and Great Gulf Homes. I can’t remember them all, but they’re all based on the same thing that Barry talked about. Brian, is this something that you’re seeing in areas like Rosedale and Lawrence Park? Here are some trends to watch out for in the coming year. A backdrop of declining interest rates, in addition to an influx of immigrants, the baby boom generation being in their peak home buying years and an economic expansion in the 1980s led to soaring house prices that peaked by the late 1980s. ROTMAN MBA STUDENT SHANNON WOODS: We have seen a housing crash in Toronto before: in 1990, for example. Still, it’s fun to see what might play out in the coming year, as one can always look back and see how amazingly right (or disastrously wrong) they were. So there was an idea that we need to free up the Greenbelt. To me, that is the only secure rental living. I can’t get on the train.” You can’t add thousands of more units on top of that hub at that corner and expect them to get on the train. The first key component to knowing the nuances of Toronto’s demand for real estate is understanding immigration. In their November Report, the Government of Canada increased its immigration targets for 2019 – 2021. BRAD: That’s true. “The interest rates might even go down,” says Ravji. And now I’m looking at my kids and thinking, “Wow, we should’ve kept that as a rental property because, in a couple of years, my daughter’s going to need a house, and she could very easily move into that house, and it’s divided up already into a few different units.”. “Affordable housing isn’t about you and I being able to afford the house we want to buy, it’s really about being able to afford the rents in the city – that’s the real affordable housing problem,” says Kutyan. It’s doubled. 2,688 results. They are moving jobs very differently than before, and real estate is playing a totally different part in that. Like, we build more houses around the perimeter of the city; we can’t get them in the city. 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