All posts by: Trevor Valade

2019 Market Outlook

2018 was a year of moderation and recovery: many welcomed signs of a more balanced market, while some anxious and hopeful buyers continued to wait on the sidelines for a...

The Toronto Property Investor: Ready to Pounce

Now more than ever, the Toronto real estate investor must always be prepared. The Toronto Real Estate Board’s (TREB) report on the state of Toronto’s real estate market in the...

Why We Recommend Multiplexes

When investors enlist our brokerage, LandLord Realty Inc., to help them find high?performing investment properties in Toronto, our 20 years of property management often steers the discussion toward multiplexes.  ...

Looking under the hood of an investment property

Who knows what a good investment property looks like? To whom can you turn to get expert advice?   A realtor is a bit like a car salesperson. They know...

The Right Property

The right property isn’t always the one that’s for sale.   There’s an amusing episode of The Simpsons where Marge tries her hand at being a realtor. She has the...

What does a good tenant look like?

What exactly does the so-called “tenant from hell” look like, and how do landlords end up renting to such people in the first place?   Obviously, sub-par tenants don’t put...

Tenants, are you ready to own?

The mysterious bunker unearthed at York University could have fetched $875,000 in the Toronto real estate market. Or so went the joke on social media. The average cost of a...

Ending the silence

A former firefighter hopes that new Ontario legislation will prevent the type of tragedy that struck his family a few winters ago. In December 2008, a Woodstock, Ontario family of...

Winter is coming

Winter is coming. Here’s the one furnace check that could save a life. The winters of 2014 and 2015 gave us a record-setting cold temperatures, an ice storm, and frost...

The art of selling tenanted properties

While serving notice to tenants and managing their cooperation throughout the sale process is highly sensitive to timing and personalities, tenanted properties represent an opportunity to attain a fair price...