Looking for a home in Toronto is insane. Whether you’re looking for a house or a condominium, it’s pretty much all the same: deep demand.
I really haven’t had much time to write on the Metblog because I have been trying to find a home. This is the beginning of my story.
It all started modestly early in the spring of 2007 when I contacted my parents’ real estate agent. He helped them find their last two houses so I figured I’d give him a shot. Truth be told it started much earlier than 2007. It started when I first contacted the agent’s office for a liquid lunch to get reacquainted. That was in fall of 2006. That’s when I started thinking about maybe possibly getting my own place perhaps.
Jump forward to 2007 when I started looking at places. I concentrated my efforts in North York along the Yonge line and downtown, near City Hall and around U of T and near the AGO. The search expanded to Liberty Village and the Esplanade. I even looked at units in City Place.
Actually, the first place I saw was a condo in City Place, directly across from the Rogers Centre. It was on the third floor, smallish with a lot of character. The guy who was currently living in it knew how to make use of the small space. The floor to ceiling windows were fantastic. I fell in love with it. When my agent’s partner saw my face, she knew I wanted to make an offer. We didn’t get a chance. The owner took it off the market that very night.
To this day I still don’t know why.
And that was just the first condo.