By: Beth O'Donoghue

The Condo I Sold 3 Times...

Tags: Real Estate, Condo, Sales

If someone tries to tell me realtors don't earn their commission let me tell you a story. I had a small One Bedroom condo For Sale at The Harlowe. I brought this out in August. Not the best time to sell as most people are trying to enjoy the last bit of summer. We painted it and had it staged and threw it up on the market. Originally, I underpriced it and held an offer date. We had approx. 5...Read More

By: Beth O'Donoghue

2020 Market Predictions

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, Buying, Statistics, Purchase, Investment

2020 has been the busiest Winter market I have ever had in my career. And I know I am not the only one experiencing this crazy market. Usually the Spring Market craziness starts in March but Spring came early and buyers are out in drones. I do this prediction post every year so you can look back and fact check me:) 2020 is going to be an exciting year for Real Estate so lets get into it. Intere...Read More

By: Beth O'Donoghue

The Tale Of Toronto Taxes

Tags: Real Estate, Taxes, Development, Realtor

What a lot of people don’t understand about Toronto Real Estate and rising prices is the effect city taxes have on pricing. The taxes in the city of Toronto are, insane. For those who really have no idea what I am talking about, when you build a new construction building there is several taxes the builder has to pay to the city. Development charges are fees collected from developers at the...Read More

By: Beth O'Donoghue

Assignments

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, New Construction

Assignments   Assignment deals are real my friends and a lot of people have no idea what they even are. If you are amongst that group never fear, I am here and will explain everything to you. What are assignments? Assignments are a very specific type of deal where the buyer is purchasing an agreement of purchase and sale for a new construction development from the original purchaser who bo...Read More

By: Beth O'Donoghue

How I Did It

Tags: Real Estate, Buying, First Time Buyer, For Sale, Purchase, Investment

  How I Did It I think there is a lot of negativity with my generation when it comes to owning real estate and I wanted to share my story to inspire other people to do what I did. Owning and purchasing real estate is not easy. I am not saying that it will be a walk in the park however it is one of the best walks you can go on. Owning real estate is a big deal, no matter how many times I do ...Read More

By: Beth O'Donoghue

2019 Predictions

Tags: Real Estate, 2019, Prediction, Toronto

Falling Interest Rates By The End Of The Year Bank of Canada made a mistake by raising rates. They’ll never admit it but its ok. Economy is not growing fast enough to merit rising rates. Bad economic conditions overseas will trickle down to our economy Announcement of major shutdowns that will happen at the beginning of next year (manufacturing) will start to rear its ugly head Residential...Read More

By: Beth O'Donoghue

2018- The Good, The Bad....Now the Ugly Pt.2

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, YYZ

2018 was also my year of AWFUL tenants. Oh Man. Top 3 tenant stories coming at you. 1)      Yorkville Cash Cow So I had this unit in Yorkville that had a tenant in it forever. The building was getting old and the tenant was paying peanuts. The landlords took the unit back and did a full reno before listing it for rent again. They had originally planned to renovate it to ...Read More

By: Beth O'Donoghue

2018- The Good And The Bad..Pt.1

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, 2018

Wow time sure flies the older you get.  I swear, where did an entire year go!? Now you already know there is a lot of ugly that happened to me in 2018. Seemed as if I could not catch a break sometimes however if you know me you know it cannot be all that bad! I am a big believer that everything happens for a reason so although I had a few challenges last year I am happy they happened as I a...Read More

By: Beth O'Donoghue

The Elephant In The Room....

Tags: Jobs, Tech, YYZ, Technology, Bank, Banking, YYZ, Toronto

The Elephant in the Room…….The Toronto Tech Boom   I honestly cannot believe more people are not talking about this. There is so much business and commercial space coming to the city it is unpresented. Yet no one is talking about it. Here’s some facts. In the next 2-5 years we are going to see an influx of business that this city has not seen before. In 2017 Toronto adde...Read More

By: Beth O'Donoghue

Everything You Need To Know As A First Time Buyer

Tags: First Time Buyer, Real Estate, Buying, Purchase, Expenses

Everything You Need To Know As a First Time Buyer First of all, be excited!!! Buying your first property is one of the most nerve wrecking and stressful things you will experience but it is so rewarding. You have worked very hard to get to this point so I am going to give you some tips and tricks you should know about when looking to buy your first place. The first one should be quite obvious&he...Read More