Toronto Loft Conversions

Toronto Loft Conversions

I know classic brick and beam lofts! From warehouses to factories to churches, Laurin will help you find your perfect new loft.

Modern Toronto Lofts

Modern Toronto Lofts

Not just converted lofts, I can help you find the latest cool and modern space. There are tons of new urban spaces across the city.

Unique Toronto Homes

Unique Toronto Homes

More than just lofts, I can also help you find that perfect house. From the latest architectural marvel to a piece of our Victorian past, the best and most creative spaces abound.

Condos in Toronto

Condos in Toronto

I started off selling mainly condos, helping first time buyers get a foothold in the Toronto real estate market. Now working with investors and helping empty nesters find that perfect luxury suite.

Toronto Real Estate

Toronto Real Estate

For all of your Toronto real estate needs, contact Laurin. I am dedicated to helping you find that perfect and unique new home to call your own.

 

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Torontonians appreciate condo living

Low maintenance, affordability, downtown living. Torontonians choose condos for lifestyle reasons. Sixty-three per cent of those who would consider purchasing or already own a condo, say that they would still purchase a condo or that their decision would be the same even if they had more money. Additionally, more than one-third of Torontonians thinking about buying a condo would consider raising a family in one (36%). This is according to the 4th TD Canada Trust Condo Poll which surveyed Canadians who would consider purchasing a condo.

“Torontonians continue to see the value in purchasing a condo, whether it is a place to call home for themselves or for their children,” says Chris Wisniewski, Associate Vice President, Real Estate and Secured Lending, TD Canada Trust. “Affordability and stable monthly expenses can make condos very attractive for both first-time buyers and investors.”

Torontonians appreciate condo living

Torontonians appreciate condo living

Why buy a condo?

People in Toronto and Montreal are most likely in the country to say that wanting to live downtown is the main reason for buying a condo (14% vs. 12% nationally). The biggest motivation for Toronto buyers, according to the TD Canada Trust Condo Poll, is the lower maintenance needs of condos versus homes (39%). Affordability is the second most popular reason for condo purchases (19%). Downsizing from a house to prepare for or during retirement is the next most popular reason (15%).

Is a condo a good investment?

Thirty-eight per cent of Torontonians surveyed would consider buying a condo that is not their primary residence. Compared to this time last year, the number who feel market conditions have improved for buying a condo as an investment has dropped (from 42% in 2009 to 32% in 2010). The number who would consider purchasing a condo as an asset to sell when condo prices increase, has dropped by one third (from 27% in 2009 to 18% in 2010).

“The results may reflect a growing perception among investors that the profitability of investment condo ownership will be reduced due to higher condo prices, expected interest rate hikes and the imminent increases in carrying costs due to HST,” says Georgia Stamatakos, Mobile Mortgage Specialist, Toronto, TD Canada Trust.

Torontonians know what they want to pay

For the fourth year in a row, the majority of Torontonians who would buy a condo (82%) say they would spend no more than $400,000 for a two bedroom condo. However, when it comes to condo fees, Torontonians are willing to pay more than the rest of the country. Twenty six per cent are willing to pay over $400 a month in condo fees versus 17% nationally.

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