A good blog is both informative and entertaining. If you're interested in the Canadian real estate market — and let's face it who isn't after Zillow and Redfin infiltrated this market earlier this year — than it's time to start reading some of the best blogs about the Canadian housing market.
Here are six blogs worth a glance (or more):
#1: Better Dwelling
As the authors of Better Dwelling state: “We provide a balanced, data-driven perspective to help millennials understand complex issues surrounding housing — a topic that impacts all of us.”
This innovative blog focuses on trying to explain complex concepts into simplifying real estate for millennials through data and facts.
The authors offer a unique perspective and great insight into the statistics and data of the real estate market.
What's better, is that the blog posts aren't stuffy and formal. Instead, the tone is informal and casual — like talking to a good friend. This chatty tone and the simple to understand explanations, along with great anecdotes, make this a fantastic read for those new to real estate, as well as those well-versed in the market.
If you want to read the latest news on what the data is saying about the Canadian real estate market (with the focus on Vancouver and Toronto), then this is the blog to go to.
Despite it's relative newness to the real estate scene, Zolo managed to grow its client base to become the No. 1 brokerage site in Canada — and with good reason.
As a leading tech-powered brokerage, the site offers consumer access to real-time data (just look on a city's market trends page), along with expert industry knowledge and a cadre of agents from Ontario to B.C.
The aim of the brokerage is to create a seamless, stress-free real estate experience for buyers and sellers.
The aim of the Zolo.ca/news site is to provide all those involved in real estate — from home buyers, to sellers, to investors and renters — with the best possible, serviceable advice.
You'll find news stories that help contextualize current data trends, as well as how-to articles on the best practises for buying, selling and renting a place to live in Canada.
Zoocasa has been one of the top-rated real estate blogs in the past few years, and rightfully so. With the variety of sections they have on the blog, it’s easy to find anything you need: from real estate news to mortgage news and real estate trends.
Readers really appreciate their infographics section displaying different statistics, indicators, top lists that help to illustrate what is going on in the marketplace.
#4. Julie Kinnear
Julie Kinnear is a blog where you can find anything and everything about real estate – investor articles, listings, educational articles, real estate photography, market reports, and many other things. Among their content, they have a section called “Real estate in Movies”, where you can find out on which locations throughout Canada famous movies were recorded.
#5. The BREL team
BREL is a website where you can read the latest news from various industries: business, marketing, sports, religion, and real estate.
The BREL’s website is clean and simple plus they offer regular market updates along with great tips for buyers and sellers.
#6. Toronto Life
Want to get the inside scoop on life in Toronto? Read Toronto Life. The publication's website offers news and views on a variety of topics, including real estate.
Toronto Life separates themselves from the other real estate blogs thanks to the regular posts highlighting properties from around the city. The posts rank the properties by price (cheap and expensive), by regions, age, they suggest best rentals, condos, houses and generally help bring light to unique deals.
If you’re searching for a certain type of property in the Toronto area, then this blog will definitely help you find your deal.