Time And Space Condominiums Is Coming Soon

Hi There,

I hope you are doing well.

Today I have some EXCITING news for you!

I am a VIP Realtor with many of the pre-construction condo builders in the Greater Toronto Area.

As such, I often get access to special DISCOUNTS and builder INCENTIVES whenever a new condo project is being constructed.

This results in TENS OF THOUSANDS of dollars made by my clients who purchase in the early stages of the condo development.

I am excited to let you know that a MAJOR development will be coming soon to Downtown Toronto called, “Time and Space Condominiums”.


Time and Space Condominiums – FAST FACTS


  • Time and Space Condominiums is coming to Front and Sherbourne Streets, and is situated between Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market and The Distillery District.   Pemberton Group presents Downtown Toronto’s most-anticipated condominium community – Time and Space.


  • Encompassing an entire Toronto city block, Time and Space will transform this historic location and offer residents a vibrant future. Ranked the best city to live in globally according to The Economist, Toronto is Canada’s largest city and the third largest in all of North America. Home to one of the most diverse populations in the world (approximately 2.8 million people), Toronto is a global centre and attraction for business, finance, arts, culture, and sport.


  • An estimated 125,000 new residents immigrate to the City of Toronto on an annual basis. In 2016, 80,000 people between the ages of 20 and 40 (from other regions of Ontario) had moved to The City, primarily seeking employment in the City Centre. In 2016, approximately 511,200 jobs were located in Toronto’s Downtown.   85% of all jobs are located within the five Toronto centres (Downtown, North York, Scarborough, Yonge/Eglinton, Etobicoke).


  • The office category is Downtown’s largest, accounting for two of every three jobs. The office area south of Front Street has the largest concentration of office employment outside of the Downtown Core and North York Centre. With the concentration of jobs in this area, many professionals opt to live in close proximity to their workplace, ideally within minutes. Available inventory in Toronto currently sits at approximately 11,000 units, representing half of the supply required for the massive migration to the City Centre. Today, the average detached home in the City of Toronto sells for over 1.35 million dollars — unaffordable for most people and families.


  • As more and more buyers are priced out of the market for single-family, detached homes in the City of Toronto, buyers are pursuing alternatives in the condo market in the City – either to rent or own. Within a five-minute drive radius from Time and Space, there have been 91 resale and 111 lease transactions within the past two months alone. This bustling activity is a testament to the desirability of the neighbourhood.


  • Time and Space is located in one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area, and is well-positioned to take advantage of the local transportation hub and tourist hot spots. Within minutes’ walk to Union and King Subway Stations, Time and Space boasts an impressive Transit Score of 100/100, Walk score of 99/100, Bike Score of 95/100. Recently, there has been a $1.5 billion investment in Toronto’s Waterfront community.


  • This ideal combination of exponential growth in demand, limited supply of condominiums, and a continued development of new infrastructure in the St. Lawrence Market and Distillery areas will help propel a price and rental appreciation for properties in this neighbourhood in the upcoming years. Time and Space is situated in this nucleus, and suite owners in this iconic community will stand to experience and benefit from this intensification.


Time and Space Condominiums – Building Features


  • 10 Storey Podium
  • Two 29 Storey Towers
  • Ground Floor Retail
  • 67,000 SQFT Amenities
  • Public Park / Courtyard


Time and Space Condominiums – Suite Features

  • Four-pipe fan coil for year-round control of heating and cooling.
  • 7½” Laminate flooring for foyer, living/dining, bedroom and den
  • Semi solid interior doors complete with brushed chrome lever handle, as per plan.
  • Smooth finish ceiling – height of 9’ in principal rooms excluding mechanical bulkheads.
  • Ceiling light fixture in bedrooms.
  • Stacked washer and dryer-27”, front loading.
  • Quartz window sills.
  • Stainless Steel Appliances and custom kitchen cabinetry
  • Undermount cabinet lighting
  • Frameless Glass Shower


Time and Space Condominiums – Units, Square Footage, and Available Levels


  • ONE BEDROOM (440 to 540 square feet).  Levels Available: 3 to 29
  • ONE BEDROOM AND DEN – 1 BATH (495 to 590 square feet).  Levels Available: 3 to 29
  • ONE BEDROOM AND DEN – 2 BATH (570 to 710 square feet). Levels Available: 3 to 29
  • TWO BEDROOM (665 to 790 square feet).  Levels Available: 3 to 29
  • TWO BEDROOM PLUS DEN (760 to 855 square feet). Levels Available: 3 to 29
  • THREE BEDROOM (785 to 930 square feet)  Levels Available: 3 to 29.


Time and Space Condominiums – Deposit Structure


  • $5,000 on signing of Agreement
  • Balance to 5% in 30 days
  • 5% in 120 Days
  • 5% in 425 Days
  • 5% on Occupancy


Time and Space Condominiums – Occupancy Dates


  • East Tower – November 16th 2020
  • West Tower – May 18th 2021


The Good News


There is going to be incredible demand for this new condo project once it is released.

There will be an opportunity for you to purchase a suite here, and PROFIT big time.

By the time the condo towers are ready in 2020 and 2021, the value of your unit will have gone up significantly in value.

The reason for this is simple.

Supply and demand my friends.

The number of people coming into the Greater Toronto Area every year far surpasses the available housing inventory.



This Is What You Need To Do NOW!


If you are interested in purchasing a suite in this new condo development, please let me know as soon as possible (ASAP!!!)

Once that you have expressed your interest, I will contact you closer to when the suites are being released.

That way, you will ensure that you are able to secure a unit before they sell out.

And sell out they will.  These suites will go fast…

Email me direct at neil@firstrentalproperty.com

Happy Investing!


ps: I am a VIP Realtor in The Greater Toronto Area.  I help people invest in pre-construction condos and new condo projects.  To get access to ALL of the latest projects, sign up for my newsletter today!

NAUTIQUE Lakefront Residences In Burlington


Hi There,

I hope all is well on your end.

Today, I would like to tell you about a new condo project that is being developed in Burlington, Ontario.

If you don’t know, Burlington is a neighbouring City to Toronto, and is located within the Greater Toronto Area.

By definition, Burlington is a City in The Regional Municipality of Halton at the northwestern end of Lake Ontario.

Just like in Toronto, the real estate values in Burlington are very strong and have been rising over the past several years.

With the rise in values, this has opened up opportunity for high rise condo builders to come into the City and build a number of pre-construction condo projects.

The name of the new condo project is:


NAUTIQUE Lakefront Residences In Burlington


The #1 aspect that I like about this project is that it is located on the shores of Lake Ontario.  


If you live in a City or Town on the water, you know how amazing the Lake, Ocean, or Sea views can be.

You don’t even have to live in a waterfront community to imagine how amazing the scenery is.

So let’s get into it.

I am going to give you some Key information regarding this pre-construction condo development.


UNITS AVAILABLE: 1 Bedroom and 1 Bedroom + Media Units


PRICE (RANGE) AVAILABLE —-> NOTE: THESE ARE DISCOUNTED PRICES FOR VIP AGENTS (more on that later):  $393,490 to $424,490

EXPOSURES AVAILABLE: North (City View), North East (City View), West (Partial Water View).

SUITE SIZE: 503 Square feet to 664 square feet.

BALCONY SIZES (RANGE): 37 square feet to 44 square feet.


  • $5,000 on signing
  • Balance of 5% in 30 days
  • 5% in 120 Days
  • 5% in 370 Days

PARKING: One parking spot is included in the purchase price.  


STORAGE LOCKER: $3,500 (Wait List)


  • For Suites 400 to 599 square feet —> $0.63 per square foot
  • For Suites 600 to 799 square feet —> $0.57 per square foot
  • For Suites 1,000 to 1,399 square feet —> $0.48 per square foot
  • For Suites larger than 1,400 square feet —> $0.46 per square foot


TAXES: Estimated at approximately 0.88% of Purchase Price.  

BUILDER: ADI Development Group




As a VIP Realtor with most of the Builders in The Greater Toronto Area, I get access to Insider pricing and Insider incentives offered by the builder.  

Through my VIP Access, I was recently able to offer purchasers $10,000 Off of their purchase price with Vita On The Lake by Mattamy and a $10,000 Furniture Package with EMPIRE.

If you have any questions about NAUTIQUE Lakefront Residences in Burlington, feel free to email me directly at: neil@firstrentalproperty.com

Happy Investing!




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pps: Here are some more pictures of Nautique Lakefront Residences in Burlington…






What Is Liberty Central By The Lake And Why Should You Live There?

Hi There,


If you are familiar with Toronto, you probably know some of the neighbourhoods in Toronto as well.

There are some really popular neighbourhoods and some neighbourhoods that are less well known.

One neighbourhood in Toronto that is very well known and popular to live in is Liberty Village.


According to Wikipedia…

Liberty Village is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  It is bordered to the north by King Street West, to the west by Dufferin Street, to the south by the Gardiner Expressway, to the east by Strachan Avenue, and to the northeast by the CP railway tracks…Liberty Village is located on one of Toronto’s oldest Settlements.


If you are at all familiar with Liberty Village and have been there before, you know that the neighbourhood is not as boring as the Wikipedia definition.

On the contrary.  It is an entertaining place, full of people and vibrant places.


The Top 10 Places In Liberty Village

The top 10 places in Liberty Village according to BlogTO, by reader ‘Rating’ are…

Ciao Europa Cafe

3 Brewers (Liberty Village)

Locus 144

Pure Yoga

See And Be Seen Eyecare

B Suite Salon

Liberty Commons At Big Rock Brewery

The Perfect Scoop

Local Public Eatery

Maizal Quesadilla Cafe


Now that you know about the ‘top ranked’ places to go when you are in Liberty Village, let’s talk real estate…


Liberty Central By The Lake (Vital Stats)

Here are some major details about this development that you should know, if you are interested in purchasing a unit there (more on that later)


SUITES AVAILABLE: 1 Bedroom plus Den, 2 Bedroom

PRICE (RANGE) AVAILABLE: $411,900 to $449,900

SQUARE FOOTAGE (RANGE) AVAILABLE:  746 square feet to 802 square feet




PARKING: $45,000

LOCKER: $5,000

MAINTENANCE FEE: $0.55 per square foot.  (Excludes: Individual Hydro Metering, water, parking, locker, taxes.)   (Includes:  Building insurance, snow removal, reserve fund, landscaping and maintenance, natural gas plus common area hydro.) 

PROPERTY TAXES: Estimated at 1% of the purchase price per annum.

OCCUPANCY DATE: January 2019


  • Total 21%.  
  • $5,000 payable on signing.  
  • Balance to 5% of the purchase price in 30 days.  
  • 5% of the purchase price – 90 days from Agreement date.
  • 5% of purchase price – 370 days from Agreement date.
  • 5% of purchase price – 470 days from Agreement date.
  • 1% of purchase price upon occupancy.


Liberty Central By The Lake (Cool Description)

Here is a pretty catchy description of this new condo project taken from the Builder’s website…

“Designed to take full advantage of its lakeside location, Liberty Central is for those who live for a spectacular view in Toronto’s most sought after neighbourhood, Liberty Village. The mixed-use development is part of CanAlfa’s master-planned residential community. The building takes impact from street level up, with a four-storey podium that includes a main lobby, retail spaces and a fully landscaped and amenity-filled rooftop terrace. While there are plenty of leisures to explore inside, you’ll also be south of King Street West, within walking distance of restaurants, boutiques and daily essentials, as well as minutes from the downtown core and Lake Ontario. For those who appreciate a strong community, soaring view of the skyline or the easterly views of local parkland, this is the place for you.”


Sounds pretty awesome, doesn’t it?

Well, in my opinion, it is awesome… and here is why…


Reason #1 Why Liberty Central By The Lake is awesome…

The builder for this pre-construction condo is a group called CanAlfa.  If you are not familiar with real estate, or builders in Toronto, you might be wondering…“Who the heck is CanAlfa?  The name sounds like some sort of hair product for men!”

Don’t be fooled by the name my friends.  Take a look at what CanAlfa has built in Toronto…

Their portfolio includes developments such as:

  • Toronto’s Scotia Plaza
  • Waterpark Place
  • 10 and 20 Bay Street
  • Liberty Central by the Lake joins their portfolio of properties — Liberty Urban Towns, Liberty Towers, Bliss, Liberty on the Park and Liberty Place.

So as you can see, this Group has already built some ‘big time’ projects in Toronto.  You may not be familiar with their name.  If you are not, that doesn’t matter.

They have a proven track record in the City of Toronto.

In summary, Reason #1 why I love this new condo project is because the builder has already done major projects in the City and they are very experienced.


Reason #2 Why Liberty Central By The Lake is awesome…

I really like their floor plans.  The units are big and there is sufficient square footage in each unit, especially when you compare the Floor Plan Layouts to other competing new condo projects in the City.

The builder definitely did not skimp out when designing these Floor Plans.  The units are comfortable in size and fit for a King.  Well.. not really fit for a King, but you get the picture.  The floor plans are well thought out and I like them.  Which means that a lot of other people will like them as well.

Here is a floor plan for the “Kalliope”.  This is a 1 Bed + Den.  746 square feet plus a 38 square foot balcony.  The image is a bit small, so feel free to “zoom in” to take a better look.

If you want me to send you a PDF version of this floor plan, send me an email at neil@firstrentalproperty.com and I would be happy to send it to you.



The Offer…

So basically, we have established (if you did not know already) that Liberty Village is AWESOME and people want to LIVE there.

Whenever you find an awesome place in Toronto where people want to live, one thing is for certain…

There will be competition for the real estate there.  Prices will be driven up, and there will likely be multiple offers on listings.

Liberty Central By The Lake is an awesome building where a lot of people want to live.  There will be a lot of demand for these units, and there already has been.  That is the bad news.  However, I have some good news as well…


The Good News…

I am a VIP Realtor in The Greater Toronto Area. This means that I have front of the line access to over 100+ new construction condo projects in Toronto.

Liberty Central By The Lake is one of them.


What This Means For You…

This VIP Access  allows me to help people bypass all of the chaos (multiple offers, no financing or home inspection conditions on offers) of the re-sale market in Toronto.

We focus our efforts on the new condo market where you can purchase a property directly from the builder and avoid all of the mess and chaos happening in Toronto market, due to the incredible rise in value that this market is experiencing.

If you are interested in purchasing a unit at Liberty Central By the Lake, you should contact me today at neil@firstrentalproperty.com

I will be able to introduce you to the builder and reserve you a unit that you can purchase.


Here is the Catch…

If you are interested, you have to move quickly.  In a recent conversation I had with the builder, they told me that the building would be sold out soon.

I believe that this is true, based on the desirable location of Liberty Village, and based on the overall lack of inventory in the Toronto market.

Email me today, and let’s get you a unit.


Happy Investing!





ps: I have been personally investing in Toronto real estate since 2005.  If you are interested in buying a condo in Toronto for investment (or to live in), we should talk.

Is EMPIRE Rain & Senses In Oakville A Good Investment?

Hi There,


I hope you are doing well.

I am a Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX in the Greater Toronto Area.

I always get asked by people what type of real estate they should be investing in.

The majority of the people that I talk to are interested in investing in Toronto real estate.

One gentleman that I was speaking to last week was a first time condo buyer in Toronto Canada.

Some people that I speak to are experienced with real estate, while others don’t have too much experience.

The common thread with these people is that they are interested in buying a condo in Toronto Canada, or even a house in The Greater Toronto Area that they would live in or rent out to tenants.

Today I would like to talk to you about:



If you are familiar with the Greater Toronto Area, you know that Oakville is an ‘upscale’ Town located approximately 20 minutes by car west of Toronto.


Here is Wikipedia’s definition of Oakvillle:

“Oakville is a suburban town in Southern Ontario, Canada. Located in Halton Region, on Lake Ontario, it is part of the Greater Toronto Area. As of the 2016 census the population was 193,832.”


“Rain & Senses” is a pre-construction condo being built by EMPIRE, located in The Town of Oakville.

Some say that EMPIRE is the second largest builder in Ontario, Canada by the number of units sold.

EMPIRE would be second of course to Mattamy.  (Read About: Mattamy’s Vita On The Lake Here)


Here is some important information on “Rain & Senses” as well as some of my personal opinions on this new condo project:


EMPIRE: Rain & Senses


  • SUITES AVAILABLE: 1 Bed, 1 Bed + Den, 2Bed, 2 Bed + Den
  • SQUARE FOOTAGE (RANGE) OF AVAILABLE UNITS: 543 square feet to 1250 square feet
  • PRICE (RANGE) OF AVAILABLE UNITS: $329,990 to $739,990
  • EXPOSURES AVAILABLE: North, North/East, East, South/East, South West, West
  • PARKING: One parking space is included in the purchase price (additional parking available for purchase at $30,000 + HST)   (What is HST?)
  • LOCKER: $4,000 + HST
  • CEILING HEIGHT: 9′ Ceilings
  • MAINTENANCE INCLUDES: Gas, Common Element Expenses & Building Insurance (Hydro and Water is separately metered)
  • OCCUPANCY DATE: June 21st 2017 (First Tentative Occupancy Date)
  • DEPOSIT STRUCTURE: 1st Deposit (with Agreement) is $5,000, 2nd Deposit (30 Days From 1st Deposit) is the Balance to 5%, 3rd Deposit (Due On Occupancy) is 5%.  For a total deposit of 10%.


I like this new condo project for a few reasons:


A)  There are limited high rise condo buildings in Oakville.  

The Town of Oakville is very particular with regards to dealing with Builders.  As such, the town has not approved many high rise buildings to be built in The Town itself.  As such, there is in my opinion limited inventory in Oakville when it comes to high rise condo buildings versus some of the neighbouring towns and cities close to Oakville.

And and as we know already, where there is limited supply, and if there is demand for that limited supply, this is what pushes real estate prices up.

“Detached homes in The Town of Oakville went up in value 38.4% year over year from November 2015 to November 2016.”  – Source: RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp., Brokerage

With this type of dramatic increase in value, people are naturally going to gravitate towards lower priced real estate, such as new construction condos.


B) EMPIRE Is Offering a FREEE $10,000 Furniture Package with the purchase of any suite.


Like the saying goes, “All Good Things Come To An End”.

This amazing Free $10,000 Furniture Package Offer will come to an end soon.  It is only for a limited time.

The date in which EMPIRE will no longer be honouring this offer is March 12th 2017.

So if you have any interest in purchasing a unit in this condo project, and if you would like to get this amazing Builder Incentive, you need to act quickly.   You can email me directly at neil@firstrentalproperty.com to find out what the next steps are if you want to purchase a unit.

Sometimes builders offer special DISCOUNTS off of the purchase price or what they call,  “builder INCENTIVES”.  These discounts and incentives are made available through VIP Realtors (like myself).


In My Opinion…

In my opinion, the FREE $10,000 Furniture Package that EMPIRE is offering is a very good builder incentive.

EMPIRE is really going above and beyond what other builders offer as their builder incentives, and they are clearly trying to offer something of VALUE to their potential purchasers.

Sometimes builders try to get away with offering potential purchasers with cheap and not too significant incentives.  This is clearly not the case with EMPIRE.  I am impressed with this Incentive that they are offering, and I think more builders should offer great incentives like EMPIRE is demonstrating here.


The Bad News…

Rain & Senses is almost SOLD OUT.

EMPIRE is a great builder, and people want to own real estate built by great builders. Not to mention Oakville.  Oakville is a very desirable Town to Invest in…

You will need to move quickly if you want to purchase a unit in this EMPIRE community AND if you want to receive their FREE $10,000 Furniture Package.


The Good News…

To get this amazing $10,000 Furniture Package, and to reserve a suite to purchase, email me today at neil@firstrentalproperty.com

Move quickly though because the real estate market in The Greater Toronto Area is insane.


Happy Investing!








Vita On The Lake By Mattamy


Hi There,


I hope your are doing well.

Today I would like to talk to you about a condo project that is being built on the Toronto Waterfront.

The name of this project is, “Vita On The Lake”.

The builder for this project is Mattamy.

If you are from The Greater Toronto Area, you know exactly who Mattamy is.

Some say that Mattamy is the biggest builder in terms of volume of units sold.

Is this true?


I have not fact checked this, but I would not be surprised at all if they were the biggest builder.

Mattamy is HUGE.

When I actually think of this more, I ask myself…”Who is bigger than Mattamy in the Greater Toronto Area?”

I can’t think of any other builder…


Investing In Toronto Real Estate


A lot of people that I talk to are interested in buying a condo in Toronto for investment.  It is a relevant conversation that I have with people since I am a Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX.

Some people that I talk to are experienced investors while others are new to this and they are looking to purchase their first rental property.

Then of course, there are people that I talk to who are interested in buying a condo in Toronto Canada for their primary use.  (To live in).


Vita On The Lake

What is Vita On The Lake?

Vita On The Lake is a project that Mattamy is building that I love.  I love this project for 3 main reasons.


A) Location

The building itself is being constructed on the Toronto Waterfront.  Units in the building have FULL and PARTIAL views of Lake Ontario.

Some of the smaller units don’t have views, and of course if your units does not face the Lake you will not have a view.

However, some of the views from this building are breathtaking.

As such, this pre-construction condo project has been extremely popular with both condo investors and people looking to buy a unit there to live.


B) The Builder

The second reason why I love this project so much is because of the builder… Mattamy.  Again if you are from The Greater Toronto Area, you know exactly who Mattamy is.  You also probably know at lease one person who has purchased a Mattamy home, Or you will know a ‘friend of a friend’ who has bought a Mattamy home.  That is how BIG they are.

Since they are a BIG builder, they know what they are doing when it comes to all aspects of new construction condos.

I find their customer service level to be very high, and they produce an excellent finished product.


C) Discount Off of Purchase Price

Good builders (Like Mattamy) always have great incentives for their purchasers.  The Incentives that they offer are often made available to the public through VIP Agents (like myself).

On this project, Vita On The Lake, Mattamy is offering 2 to 3 years of free maintenance, on select units, which equates to a discount off of the purchase price of between $10,000 to $20,000!!

This is a big deal, as Mattamy does not normally offer discounts on the purchase price of their homes and condo units.

They don’t need to because their inventory of new condos and homes always sells like…




So to actually get a discount off the the purchase price is an amazing deal that Mattamy is offering.

Again, VIP Agents (like myself) have access to these incredible discounts through the builders.  (If you want more info on this.. send me an email)


Is Vita On The Lake A Good Investment


For years, people have been asking me about real estate.  Questions that I get are:

  • Where should I invest?
  • What is a good investment?
  • Should I buy a condo or a house?
  • How much will my property go up from the time I purchase it to the time I sell it?


And the questions go on and on…


You might have similar questions with Vita On The Lake.  I get it.  People love real estate.  They want to buy something, and they want it to go up a huge amount (in value).

Well here is the deal… properties in the area that Vita On The Lake is located have been going up in value already due to the HOT Toronto Real Estate Market.

Let’s look at a few things…


  • A) The project is located on the waterfront of a major International City. (Toronto)


  • B) The City (Toronto) experiences approximately 100,000 people moving into this region every year.


  • C) Canada has it’s doors open to Immigrants.  Many of the immigrants settle in the Province of Ontario, and specifically within the Greater Toronto Area. A lot of these immigrants come with a lot of money to invest.


  • D) Some projections have been made by the Provincial Government in Ontario, that 4 MILLION more people will be moving to the Greater Toronto Area  / Golden Horseshoe Area / Southern Ontario over the next 25 years !!!


  • E)  Oh yeah… and I forgot to add the following… Ontario is running out of land to build on.  There is a lot of protected land in Ontario, called “The Green Belt”, which is restricted.  Builders cannot build on this land. As such, builders are no longer building OUT, as they once used to (by building sub-divisions of homes). They are now building UP, and have been doing this for a number of years.


To put it in simple terms, it comes down to supply and demand.

If you know even a little bit about Economics, you know that…

If supply is low, and there is demand.  Then prices go up…


The story of the Greater Toronto area, and in particular, Toronto is that there is not enough supply (of housing) to match the demand (the number of people moving into the region).


So to answer my initial questions


Is Vita On The Lake a good investment?


My answer to this is:

“Yes, Vita On The Lake is a GREAT investment”

In what other international city with BOOMING real estate market can you buy a condo on the Waterfront, with Lake or Ocean views for under $700/square foot?


The long story short is that if you are looking to buy a condo in Toronto to live in or for investment (to rent out), and if you want to be on the Toronto Waterfront…

Vita On The Lake is where you need to buy.

But here is the catch… you have to move quickly.  There are a lot of smart people in Toronto (when it comes to investment) and they have been buying already in this building.

If you don’t take action soon, this building will be sold out.

If you are interested in buying a unit, email me directly at neil@firstrentalproperty.com and then I will let you know what the next steps are.

Happy Investing!


ps: Here are some pictures of Vita On The Lake By Mattamy…











New Report Says Toronto’s Housing The Least Affordable In Canada

Hi There,

A new report has just been released by The Royal Bank of Canada (a.k.a. “RBC”)

In this report, RBC states that “Toronto’s housing market is the least affordable in Canada.”

RBC, Canada’s #1 Bank is a reputable source. This leads me to believe that this report is accurate.

Having said this, it is always important to do your own due diligence and always ‘question’ the information that is presented to you by the media.

I just showed a client of mine a 3 bedroom, detached home in one of the most high demand and up and coming areas of the City.

This home just sold for $685,000. (Canadian Dollars)

Opportunities still exist for people to buy detached homes at reasonable prices in Toronto.

You just need to know where to look for these opportunities.

If you are a real estate investor looking to purchase your first rental property, you should also seriously consider condos in Toronto.

Generally speaking, condos are a more affordable investment as the price levels are still lower than detached homes.

Where every you end up investing, make sure that you don’t waste any time.

The best time to buy real estate was always yesterday

Happy Investing!


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Toronto’s Real Estate Boom: A Chinese Perspective

Hi There,

While Canadians complain about the inflated real estate prices in Toronto, try buying a home in Shanghai.

There, a shabby 400 square foot condo goes for $1.6 million.  You need parking?  No problem!  It can be yours for an extra $60,000.

The real estate market is so hot in one of China’s richest cities, the average price for new homes has risen by 30% in the first 3 quarters of 2016.

In Beijing and Shenzhen, the real estate market has increased so much that it has made these cities two of the most expensive in the world to buy a home.

The government in Shanghai has tried to make it harder for existing property owners to purchase another property.

They have also tried to slow the market by increasing downpayment requirements.

For many Chinese, buying a house overseas is seen as a crucial investment in the next generation.  

Canada is on the list of preferred countries to invest in for the Chinese.  In fact, Canada ranks as #3, behind The United States and Australia.

Although Canada implemented a 15% tax for foreigners buying real estate in the Metro-Vancouver Area, some experts predict that this will have no long term impact on the marketplace.

Since property is the preferred asset class for Chinese people, many observers forget that only 15% of Chinese invest in the stock market.

With the Chinese as the fastest growing segment of global property buyers, this means that many of them will be investing in Toronto real estate.

Many of them will be buying a condo in Toronto for investment.

If you are a real estate investor, or someone who is looking to buy a home to live in, you should do what the Chinese are doing and buy a condo in Toronto Canada.

It does not matter if you are a first time condo buyer in Toronto Canada.  They City of Toronto is forecasted to continue to grow in population.

As the City’s populations grows, so will the demand for the real estate.

Toronto recently overtook Vancouver as the top city in Canada for Chinese buyers, according to the website Juwai.

Buying a condo in Toronto Canada is simply a smart investment.

Who knows… maybe one day a 400 square foot condo in Toronto will be worth $1.6 million just like in Shanghai.

Happy Investing!


Source:  Canada’s Real Estate Boom: A Chinese Perspective

2017 Toronto Real Estate Market Outlook

Hi There,

Lots of people have been asking me what I think is going to happen to the Toronto Real Estate Market in 2017.

If you have read some of my other blog posts, you know that I think investing in Toronto real estate  is a great idea, especially buying a condo in Toronto for investment.

If you are a first time condo buyer in Toronto, Canada or a veteran real estate investor looking to buy a condo in Toronto, Canada, I have a PODCAST that you need to listen to.

In this PODCAST I discuss what the real estate market in Toronto will look like in 2017.  I also talk about how buying a condo in Toronto Canada is an excellent move to make.

For my personal outlook on the Toronto Real Estate Market in 2017, and how you can profit from investing in this market, listen to my PODCAST called  ———->  2017 TORONTO REAL ESTATE MARKET OUTLOOK


Happy Investing!



How To Make A 26.1% Return Investing In Real Estate In One Year

Hi There,

I hope you are doing well.

In today’s blog post, I am going to walk you through how you can make a 26.1% return on your money investing in real estate.

I recently recorded a PODCAST called, 3 Reasons Why Buying A Rental Property Is Better Than Investing In The Stock Market.

In this PODCAST, I talked about 3 ways in which you can make a ‘return’ buying and holding real estate.

These 3 ways were:

Cash Flow

Mortgage Paydown

Property Appreciation

To illustrate to you how you can make this type of return on your capital, I am going to take the same example I spoke about in the PODCAST.

Let’s assume that you are a new real estate investor and you are interested in buying your first rental property.

You purchase a property for $450,000.

Let’s assume that you are purchasing a property in the Toronto or Greater Toronto Area real estate market.

As such, you provide a 20% downpayment to purchase the home, which equals ($450,000 * 20% = $90,000)

Therefore your downpayment is $90,000.  Don’t forget this number.  We will re-visit it later…

The property produces a $500/month net cash flow. (This is on the high side for Toronto, but I am using easy math to help illustrate this example)

You annualize your cash flow by multiplying $500 by 12 months.  This gives you ($500 * 12 = $6,000)

Therefore, you have $6,000 annual cash flow from the property.

Since you have provided a $90,000 downpayment, and the purchase price of the home was $450,000, this leaves you with a $360,000 mortgage.  ($450,000 – $90,000 = $360,000)

Now let’s assume that you obtain a first mortgage in the amount of $360,000 at a 2.5% interest rate and amortized over 30 years. (What is Mortgage Amortization)

Using a mortgage calculator, we can figure out that your monthly mortgage payment would be $1,422/month.

Now here is where we use some creative math.  Let’s assume that 50% of your monthly mortgage payment of $1,422 is principal, and 50% of the payment is interest.

If you use a mortgage calculator for this, you will see that the breakdown is not actually fifty-fifty.  However, I am using 50% just to make the math easy.

As such, 50% of $1,422 is $711.

This means that the mortgage amount of $360,000 is paid down by $711 each month.

We want to know how much the mortgage is paid down annually (or at least in the first year), so we take $711 and multiply it by 12 months, which gives us $8,532.  This number is also important.  We are going to re-visit it shortly.

If the property that you purchased for $450,000 appreciates at 2%, that would mean that the property would go up in value by $9,000 in the first year.  We get this number by taking $450,000 and multiplying it by 2%.

I am using 2% as an extremely conservative figure.  The real estate market in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area has far surpassed this figure over the past several years.   

So now we take our return on our capital from year one.

We have $6,000 annual cash flow

We have $8,532 annual mortgage pay down

And we have $9,000 property appreciation in year one.

Now we add up all of these numbers…

$6,000 + $8,352 + $9,000

This equals…


We now take this amount (the total amount you have made in year one), and divide it by your initial investment of $90,000. Which gives us…

$23,532 / $90,000 = 26.1%

So as you can see from the math above, you can make a 26.1% return on your investment (in year one) by investing in real estate.


Happy Investing!




3 Reasons Why Buying A Rental Property Is Better Than Investing In The Stock Market

Hi There,

I hope you are doing well.

Many people believe that the best place to invest their money is in the stock market.

I disagree.

Investing in real estate, and buying a rental property allows you to obtain a much better Return on Investment.

If you are someone who is looking to buy their first rental property, please take a moment and listen to my PODCAST.

In the PODCAST I talk about how you can benefit from:

A) Cash Flow

B) Mortgage Pay down, and;

C) Appreciation.  

I named the PODCAST:

3 Reasons Why Buying A Rental Property Is Better Than Investing In The Stock Market.

In the PODCAST I talk about the Toronto real estate market and Toronto Condos as well.  Having said that, this investment approach can apply to any City that is suitable to invest in.

You can listen to it by clicking on the play button below:

I hope you enjoy the PODCAST.  It is worth listening to!

Happy Investing!