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出租柏文(Condo)空置率下降 Vacancy Rates for Condo Rentals Decline

Vacancy rates for condo rentals decline

The average vacancy rate for condominium apartment rentals was even lower than in the purpose-built market, falling to 1.1 per cent in 2011. Market conditions tightened despite a large expansion to the stock of condo rentals. The 19 per cent increase in the number of rental units was matched by an equivalent decline in vacancies. Units identified as being used for rental purposes now make up 22 per cent of all condos, up from 19.5 per cent last year. Average rents for one-bedroom ($1,376) and two bedroom ($1,589) condos were 40 per cent higher than the same unit types in the purpose-built market.

Cost advantage for renting

Renting a condo is still more attractive from a cost perspective than owning a unit with a minimum down payment. According to data the average 600 square foot resale unit comes with monthly mortgage and maintenance costs of about $1,400 — roughly $50 more than the cost of renting the same sized unit. It is important to note, however, that by next year ownership costs are likely to fall below rent levels in the condo market. Rents are rising quickly — the average for units rented through the MLS system in Q3 2011 was up seven per cent year-over-year. Meanwhile, borrowing costs are expected to remain low and condo prices should stay fairly flat. This will increase the appeal of owning and may draw some households away from condo rentals. 



盡管有大量的新出租柏文推出市場,出租柏文還是供不應求,導致空置率持續走低。出租單位數量有19個百分點的增長,空置量也正好有相等數目的下降。目前用於出租的柏文占所有柏文的22個百分點,比2010年的19.5個百分點有所增加。一居室和兩居室的平均租金分別為1,376元和1, 589元,比出租物業市場的同類型單位高出40個百分點。




10 Days Cooling Off Period

10 Day Cooling Off Period for Preconstruction Condos


Buying a preconstruction condo unit is somewhat different with a freehold property. You might have heard of that you have 10 days to think about it. Yes you are. This is one of the unique protections that you have. Many people still not sure what exactly is the 10 Days Cooling Off Period so hopefully this article will clarify any unanswered questions you may have.
When you purchase a preconstruction condo in Toronto, the first thing you may realize is that the documents to be signed are substantially more than those of a resale Agreement of Purchase and Sale. The reasoning for this is that there is a lot more legal content that must be included in the agreement as this is a condo unit and the condo building is not yet built. In total, an average preconstruction condo agreement is about thirty five pages, clearly too long to read through with the sales representative in a short time. This is when the 10 day cooling off period comes into play. Once you have signed the agreement of purchase of sale for a preconstruction condo in Toronto, you will legally have 10 days (weekends inclusive) to have your lawyer, or yourself if you choose to review everything stated in the agreement. If for some reason, you decide or your lawyer advises you that this is perhaps not the best choice for you, you can return the agreements to the builder within in the 10 days at no loss to you.
In my opinion, the 10 days cooling off period is ideal for those who truly would like a lawyer review in detail all of the legalities of the agreement. In today’s industry, you will find a lot of individuals abusing the 10 day cooling off period to hold units while they essentially shop around for deals. What my advice is? Do your research prior to buying a pre construction condo and have your realtor guide you in the right direction. Use your 10 days to have your lawyer point out any hidden costs in the agreement as well as any other details that may directly affect you.
If you are looking for a Toronto preconstruction condo, or would like more information on Toronto condos in general, call or email Wing Lai at 416-456-3630 or


Landlord's Insurance


Special thanks to Adam Keung (New World Insurance Services (Ontario) Limited) providing professional advice for this article. New World Insurance



Owning rental property is a major investment and involves more risks than simply buying a home to live in yourself. That’s why you need landlord’s insurance to protect your investment. There are several kinds of coverage to consider for your rental property.

Liability (third party liability)
You may not be responsible for your tenants’ belongings in case of theft, fire, or other damage, but you are liable for whatever happens to your tenants on your property. Liability insurance protects you against major financial loss should your tenant sue you for a fall, wrongful eviction, or other types of lawsuit claims. The case for physical injury applies if you haven’t taken reasonable precautions to ensure safety, such as regular maintenance, upgrades, or posting warning against perils that you can’t address.
Building insurance
This form of coverage protects you against property damage from risks such as fire, floods, burst pipes, etc.
Contents insurance
Separate and distinct from building insurance, contents coverage insures you against losses as a result of damage to your furniture (if it’s a furnished unit), walls, flooring, fixtures, appliances, and heating/cooling systems. The more contents coverage you want, the more it will cost, so prioritize what is most important.
Loss of rent
This insurance compensates you for any loss of rent if your tenant breaks their lease, refuses to pay rent, or you evict them. Your policy will cover you for a certain period, so find out your coverage limits.
Emergency assistance
The farther you are from your rental property, the tougher it is to keep tabs on it. So when things go wrong in your absence, such as an electrical fire or a burst pipe, emergency coverage will help to lessen the impact of costs associated with these unforeseen and potentially costly repairs.
Legal expenses insurance
Another layer of protection for landlords is coverage legal expenses, which you can incur while attempting to recover legally owed costs by tenants, such as rent, payment for damage, or the cost for you to legally evict them.
Illegal activity on your property
The first step in protecting your investment property is to carefully screen and monitor tenants, such as requesting their social insurance number and checking references beforehand. You can also protect yourself by insisting on tenant’s insurance, requesting a damage deposit, and insist on cheque payments only. While renting the property, conduct periodic checks on the rental unit.
Special thanks to Adam Keung (New World Insurance) providing professional advice for this article.

First-Time Buyers


First-time buyers in major Canadian markets
move to get in ahead of higher interest rates, says RE/MAX
Driven by the threat of higher interest rates down the road, first-time buyers are contributing to strong upward momentum in residential housing markets across the country, according to a report released by RE/MAX.
The RE/MAX First-Time Buyers Report, highlighting trends and developments in nineteen major Canadian centres, found that low interest rates and balanced market conditions have provided significant impetus in 2011, particularly at lower price points. Just over 30 per cent of markets are reporting sales in excess of 2010 levels as a result, while almost 70 per cent have experienced an upswing in average price. Leading the country in terms of percentage increases in the number of homes sold are Western Canadian markets, including Saskatoon (up close to 15 per cent), Greater Vancouver (up close to 12 per cent), and Winnipeg (up just over 11 per cent). With an average price hike of close to 20 per cent year-to-date (February), Greater Vancouver continues to show unprecedented strength, followed by Hamilton-Burlington (eight per cent), Quebec City (seven per cent), Winnipeg (close to seven per cent), Greater Toronto (five per cent), and Greater Montreal (five per cent). 
Despite homeownership rates approaching 70 per cent, there is clearly room for growth as entry-level buyers make their moves from coast-to-coast, undeterred by higher housing values and changes to lending criteria. Many purchasers intent on realizing homeownership are scaling back on expectations or are willing to sacrifice location, quality and/or size to make their dream a reality – not unlike generations before them.
Inventory levels, while tight in several larger centres, are more balanced overall, giving first-time buyers a good selection of housing product from which to choose. Not surprisingly, condominium apartments and town homes have become the first step for many entry-level purchasers, especially in Greater Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Edmonton, Calgary, London-St. Thomas, Hamilton-Burlington, Greater Toronto, the Island of Montreal, and Halifax-Dartmouth where average prices have risen unabated in recent years.
With the Canadian economy on firmer footing overall, residential real estate is well-positioned moving into the traditionally busy spring market. Consumer confidence is climbing in conjunction with economic performance, and concerns over a secondary recession fade with each passing day. The mood is cautiously optimistic, as first-time buyers enter the market.
Changes to recent financing criteria have not created the anticipated run up in activity in most markets. From a financial standpoint, most rookie home buyers remain quite prudent. Those making the leap are not doing it lightly, buying within their means. While this most recent round of policy tightening will likely have a negligible effect on demand, the message is getting across. 
Affordability remains a growing concern in most markets, and—aside from first-time purchasers—no one is more in tune with that than housing planners and developers. In fact, the growing demand for reasonably-priced product is creating a shift in the country’s housing mix. That trend is expected to gain traction in coming years, as builders look to create greater options for those seeking to realize homeownership.    In recent years, builders have helped ease the move to homeownership by concentrating on intensification—condominium buildings with smaller suites and small-lot subdivisions offering detached, compact homes at a fraction of the cost of a traditional single-family home.   On the flip side, the affordability factor is also breathing new life into tired older neighbourhoods, and that, in turn, is contributing to rising values.  
As prices escalate, first-time buyers are indeed spending more—some out of necessity, but others are simply in a position to do so. Unlike in years past—a greater percentage of today’s first-time buyer pool is comprised of dual-income, college or university-educated couples with solid earnings. They’re spending close to average price or slightly more to secure—in most cases—a better location or a home that will grow with them.   Yet, the fact remains that those on a tighter budget can get in for considerably less, with reasonable choices in every major market across the country.   While some may feel discouraged by eroding affordability levels, the underlying confidence in the concept of homeownership is rising.
While market conditions are one thing that influences first-time buyers, few things trump the fundamental belief in homeownership. Today’s entry-level buyers are steadfast in their mindset. They know they have to live somewhere, but they simply don’t want to pay someone else’s mortgage. Savvy or practical, they remain a driving force. The bottom line is that the demand for entry-level product will remain steady. The role of starter homes in the marketplace is becoming ever more vital.

How To Deal With tenants?

How to Deal With Tenants?

If you are new to buying an investment property and are not sure how to deal with your tenants, this guide will show you how to choose the right tenants for your residential property investment, and make sure you do it right every time.

Step 1

Ask your tenant to fill in a Tenant Application Form. Using such a form (and make it simple), you will be able to discover their: personal information (name, marital status, current address); employment details; bank details (enabling you to do a thorough credit check to see if they can afford your property) and also give you the opportunity to ask them to fill in a supplementary questionnaire. Through this application form you will be able to gain an accurate picture of your tenant’s character and if they are right for your property.

Step 2

Ask for tenant references. During their Tenant Application, tenants should provide you with details of their referees. These should either be their previous/current landlord, current employer, bank or a personal referee who is a professional i.e. dentist, doctor, etc.
It is important that you contact these references personally and don’t take a written reference from your tenant. Given the opportunity they could provide you with a reference written by themselves which falsely amplifies their character.

Step 3

Interview your tenants. Many professional landlords choose to let their letting agents pick their tenants, but this could prove to be a big mistake. By meeting your tenants in person (before they sign the agreement), you can get your own take on their character and see things which won’t always be evident in their application.

Power Of Sales, Distress Sales, Bank Foreclosures

“銀主盤” 是銀行從按揭客戶中收回再出售的房產,它往往意味著超值和抵買,所以對購房者來說都非常有吸引力,但是普通的買家發現這樣的房產並不是一件容易的事情,買家需要長期細心關注報紙才有可能發現這樣的機會。



Distress Sales resulting from bank foreclosures often represent a great way to get a fantastic deal on a home. It’s not easy for the average homebuyer to find these, because it requires being constantly diligent about scouring the paper to discover when one does come up.

If you’re the type of person who recognizes what a great deal some of these properties could represent, you will be interested to know about a new FREE computerized service which automatically searches out and downloads a current list of all such properties day in and day out. When you receive this service, you’re automatically “plugged in” to the most current list of Bank Foreclosures on the market today, in the price range and area that interests you. This FREE service will save you a lot of research and running around.

You can request this free service by simply call 416.456.3630.

National Do-Not-Call List

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大家辦過簡單登記手續,即可阻擋促銷電話,樂得耳根清靜。登記方法非常簡單,大家可撥打免費電話 1-866-580-3625 或登上 網站,按指示完成登記。

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Do-Not-Call list is effective now

Canadians can sign up to stop unwanted calls and faxes – not to mention the dreaded recorded messages – from a variety of telemarketers. You can register your landline, cell phone and fax online at or by calling one of these toll-free numbers: 1-866-580-3625.

Details about Do-Not-Call list

Warranty for Ontario New Home Buyers

New Delayed Closing Warranty for Ontario New Home Buyers
Tarion Warranty Corporation (“Tarion”) announced that effective July 1, 2008, Ontario consumers who purchase a new home or condominium unit will benefit from the most comprehensive warranty protection against delays in closing or occupancy that is available anywhere in Canada. For Details.

針對新樓房延期交樓或入住的問題,泰利安新樓房質量保證公司(Tarion Warranty Corporation)宣布,安省新房屋或新柏文置業者將會獲得全國最周全的保障,新條例將於2008年7月1日生效。新條例詳情



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