–The Canadian PMO/PCO — Power Too-Concentrated! John Feldsted

Rot at the top     Corruption, discrimination, elitism, favouritism and nepotism are an indelible part of Canada’s history and governance ever since the French laid claim to the territory in 1535. Originally treated as a trade monopoly, the first permanent settlement was established at Tadoussac in 1600.     The English had a presence in Newfoundland dating back…

How the “SARS-CoV-2 LockDown” will reshape the rental market by Paul Danison (Content Director, Rentals.ca) Re-Posted from REM Online

https://www.remonline.com/how-the-pandemic-will-reshape-the-rental-market/ 1) More landlords and renters will embrace online virtual leasing, 3-D and virtual tours. 2) Some short-term rentals in urban areas will convert to long-term rentals. 3) Cleaning will take on a whole new meaning in apartment buildings. 4) More claims will flood tenant/landlord boards. 5) People will not move as much in the…

Realty Sales went to sleep in April

As I’ve tried to say before … If (most of the time) most GTA buyers and sellers go to sleep at 11 pm and awake at 6:30 am… do we expect much to be reported at 3 am? If not, then why do we expect anything more than 1/3 of the normal activity during a…

GTA: A tale of Satellites – Regions, a County, Townships & Towns. Did you know ‘Gwillimbury’ was Lord Simcoe’s wife’s maiden name?

For a year or three, I’ve been breaking down TrREB’s reporting into 416 and ‘everything- else’ called 905 …. because that’s how the New Release broke it down BUT TrReb actually reports Halton, Peel, York & Durham Regions, one bit of Dufferin County (Orangeville) plus 3 Towns and 2 Townships in Simcoe County (the Towns…

GTA Realty PRICES — 4 looks

Breaking Down (from almost-Peak) to 2019 Prices Tricky to see  – but observe that last time Prices broke THROUGH prior yr was 2008 (GFC we’re not – but those 2008 prices were: ~$398 falling to ~$360 — about 10% due to no one buying) Surprising – shows 2017 and earlier 2020 to be Feb, March…

FLATTENING the CURVE here too!

Flattening The Curve here too NB on this graph, 2020 is April’s MONTHLY Ave Price of $821, 992 NNB –What doesn’t show on this graph — February 2020 was $910K, March was $903K which were/are almost at Peak 2017 levels ($916K). NNBB – 2020 Year To Date is $882K up 7.6% from the 2019 Average…