With so many condos on the market today, how can you be sure your condo will remain a strong investment and not prove problematic over the years? After several years working almost exclusively in the Toronto condo market, we’ve managed to weed out the mediocre condos, known to have problems, and learned that the best condos – from a living and an investment perspective – meet the following criteria:

  • Reasonable maintenance fees that generally do not exceed 65 cents per square foot. We find there can be exceptions to this rule: i.e. when a building has fewer than 50 units.
  • Safe & secure locations with low crime rates. The city of Toronto is one of the safest urban cities in North America (just google “Toronto crime rates”) however there are certain pockets that we’d suggest avoiding.
  • Diverse location that appeals to many demographics. There are some areas that have always had and will always have incredibly strong demand. If an area appeals to not just one demographic, but many (bankers, hospital workers, lawyers, artists, teachers, legislators etc) short of an global economic collapse, you’ll do well on your investment. Even in a down market, these areas will always have strong demand from the rental market.
  • High ratio of owners to renters. Nothing against renters — owners just tend to take better care of their properties.
  • Abundant transportation & easily accessible.
  • Low “days on market” for sold properties.
  • Plenty of neighbourhood amenities (cafes, parks, galleries, restaurants, theatres etc).
  • Award winning developers

Why did we create this site?

If you’re happy with your condo purchase and it proves to be a strong and lucrative investment for you, we’ve done our job well and that will help grow our business. We created SelectCondos to better enable our clients to learn more about the condo market and to make informed purchase decisions.

We hope you’ve found this site to be informative. If you’re looking for any assistance, we’d be happy to help out! For more in-depth analytics on the condo market, check out our sister site, Strata.ca.

Welcome to SelectCondos.ca!
Robert Van Rhijn and Paul Stavro-Beauchamp
Toronto has just over 300 condos to serve the more than 2.5 million residents in its core -- but not all are equal... How do you know what to buy and what to avoid? SelectCondos is the only Toronto condo based website that weeds out the bad and mediocre condos. Here, condos must meet a strict criteria of livability and strong investment potential to be listed. How have we done this? Scroll down to see.
For more information, contact:
Paul Stavro-Beauchamp | Robert Van Rhijn
Slate Realty Inc.
51 Wolseley Street (Queen & Bathurst)
office: 416.720.8080
fax: 416.981.7608
cell: 416.818.0393 (Paul)
cell: 416.912.6445 (Robert)
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Our goal is simple: we want our clients to avoid condos that could pose problems down the road or become poor investments. That's why we've included only the most reputable Toronto condos and loft developments on this website. How are they qualified? Here are some of the criteria used:
· Safe & secure location
· High ratio of owners to renters
· Easily accessible -- well connected
· Award-winning developers
· Area that appeals to broad demographics
· Low "days on market" for sold properties
· Reasonable maintenance fees

Want to learn more about how we qualify condos? Click here, or feel free to read some of our articles. If you're looking for any assistance, contact us.