REITs outperform condo investments? Not necessarily

Buying a REIT is always more profitable than a condo – at least this is according to a study published by Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. and discussed in the Globe and Mail last week. For many real estate investors, it’s a surprising conclusion, so let’s dig deeper. First, here are Macquarie’s assertions, where they… Read More

Dog owners hold third annual Beachy-Clean Day today

The Beach neighbourhood has a great sense of community, and our dog lovers here are no exception. Today is the third annual Beachy-Clean Day, where 350 volunteers and members of the Toronto Beaches Dog Association will be descending on Kew-Balmy Beach to pick up trash and dog poop exposed by the melting snow. The cleanup… Read More

Top 10 things I love about The Beach, Toronto: #9 and #10

Episode 253 of the Toronto Real Estate Musing daily video blog. In the last of a five part series, George O’Neill lists the top ten reasons he loves The Beach neighbourhood in Toronto. The list was: Our Blue Flag beaches Our beautiful parks Great shops and restaurants Proximity to downtown Toronto The tree-lined streets Walking… More

Top 10 things I love about The Beach, Toronto: #7 and #8

Episode 252 of the Toronto Real Estate Musing daily video blog. George O’Neill continues his countdown of the top 10 things that make The Beach neighbourhood so great to live and work. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AoWtf-sBgI 7. Responsible Development With few exceptions, the neighbourhood has retained its heritage and new houses are built in a responsible manner that… More

Top 10 things I love about The Beach, Toronto: #5 and #6

Episode 251 of the Toronto Real Estate Musing daily video blog. George O’Neill continues his countdown of his ten favourite things about the neighbourhood we work and live in: the Toronto Beaches. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhJEV_NU1jY 5. The tree-lined streets The Beach is full of quiet streets with Victorian era cottages, townhouses and detached houses. While there are… More