Home Hunt

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.

3 Comments so far

  1. Toronto homes (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2008 @ 10:41 am

    I can understand you perfectly. It is very difficult to find the perfect home nowadays, and it is very easy to be given away by your emotions when falling in love with a condo. Thus, finding your dream home can be a painful yet rewarding crusade. A journey with ups and downs. You have to prepare yourself for difficult decisions that may prove to be wrong. You do have to face compromises and disappointments. I hope your crusade would be a successful one. Please keep us posted.

  2. talk talk talk (unregistered) on January 7th, 2008 @ 7:53 pm

    Owners are fickle creatures. I feel for you! You’ll find an even better one, trust me, even if it does take some time.

  3. arvin (unregistered) on January 7th, 2008 @ 10:24 pm

    There’s more to the story…

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