Should I Buy My Home From My Landlord? + Do Garden/Laneway Suites Add Value? — ‘The Situation’ Consumer Q&A

It's time for our popular consumer Q/A segment, ‘The Situation’ on the latest Move Smartly show episode.

I once again talk to Urmi Desai, Editor of Move Smartly, about the detailed questions you send in to me about the real estate decisions you are making as you navigate through the Toronto area housing market.

Today, we hear from a family who wonders if they should take advantage of the opportunity to buy the home they are renting from their landlord, a reluctant investor who wonders whether he should rent out his newly built condo or sell it and a home owner who wonders whether garden suites/laneway homes add value to a property?

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John Pasalis is President of Realosophy Realty. A specialist in real estate data analysis, John’s research focuses on unlocking micro trends in the Greater Toronto Area real estate market. His research has been utilized by the Bank of Canada, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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