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14 Signs That Will Allow You to Spot a Bad Condo

September 5th, 2018
Are you thinking of buying a condo in Toronto or any other Canadian city? It’s a big step—and a considerable investment. The costs of an average condo in Toronto went up to $558,000 in the first quarter of 2018. It’s a steep climb from what was already a steep price, and while that creates a...

Condo vs Apartment in Canada: 6 Things You Must Know

July 16th, 2018
There are plenty of different ways to live if you think about a potential dwelling – from a standalone house to a shared unit in a building. If you intend to stay central, though, there are two places that you most likely would call home: a condo (also called condominium) or an apartment. Instinctively, people...

The Largest Condo Developers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

May 29th, 2018
Year after year more and more condos grow out of the ground like mushrooms. Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is by far the most prolific for condos in the region with largest condo areas around the downtown, North York, Etobicoke, Scarborough, and Mississauga. This has resulted in a very versatile condo builder and developer landscape. To...

Buy Condos Like an Expert: 22 Things to Consider

March 21st, 2018
Buying a condo is often the largest purchase of your life, especially given the current real estate situation and pricing in many Canadian cities. Here are just a few statistics: An average condo in Toronto is ~$520,000 (2017) A median condo cost in Vancouver is ~$650,000 (2017) It is easy to become emotionally attached when...

Condo Review Site CondoEssentials Acquires TheDirt.co

February 26th, 2018
Today, InsurEye Inc. has announced its acquisition of the condo review platform, TheDirt.co. TheDirt.co was launched in 2013 by Brandon Donnelly and Mike Lerner to better inform Toronto residents about the city’s condominiums and create greater transparency in the marketplace. Today, TheDirt.co features nearly 1,000 condominiums in the Greater Toronto Area. “InsurEye became known to...

Condo Insurance Rates: 20 Ways to Reduce Them

November 23rd, 2017
While condo insurance rates are typically lower than other insurance costs, they still represent a good portion of a condo owner’s budget. Finding ways reduce your condo insurance costs can add up to significant savings. Although some savings depend on the condo corporation’s management of your unit, other savings depend on your proactivity. Here are...

Condo Insurance and 7 Risks It Covers – What You Must Know

November 20th, 2017
Are you confused by your condo insurance needs? Are you wondering if the condo corporation is responsible for your condo insurance? If you are a tenant and not an owner, are you unsure about the ins and outs of renters insurance? Condo insurance can be confusing, and that is why we have put together a...