January 11, 2016
10 Canadian Real Estate Bloggers to Follow in 2016
It’s the start of a new year and you’ve decided you’re going to get to know real estate, inside and out.
To do that, you need a bunch of different voices, right? Here are ten real estate blogs we love (in alphabetical order), each with their own flair and advice. And don’t let the regions dissuade you—most of these bloggers discuss topics that are relevant to all readers, not just locals.
If you have any favourite real estate blogs, let us know in the comments!
Our first blog isn’t specifically a real estate blog, but a blog dedicated to helping people learn about Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut. Editor Anubha Momin and the writers give basic to exciting local info, enticing people to come north and assisting newcomers in finding the best stuff to do once they arrive.
Julie is an award-winning, Niagara-based sales rep. While she does answer some basic questions—as do most of the authors on this list—Julie also focuses on improving your home. She updates frequently, so she’s definitely worth checking out.
On Justin Havre’s blog, you’ll find more creative, topical posts. This real estate agent based in Calgary has written about everything, from students designing seniors housing to a unique liquid nitrogen ice cream shop. This blog is updated regularly and has some great reads, so it’s recommended.
Based in the Ontario Tri-City Area of Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo, Mark Maurer brings 20 years of experience to his blog. Written by members of the team, the blog asks common questions, spelling out basic real estate problems to new buyers.
From one of the most vibrant cities in the country—St. John’s, Newfoundland—Mark Glynn focuses on showcasing the colourful city, seasonal activities, and even tips for parents, like Hallowe’en safety for children. The blog is simple and warm, and is a welcome East Coast addition to the list.
Monique Assouline, a real estate broker based in Montreal, writes one of the most succinct blogs I’ve seen: The Rest Will Come. Her posts are generally short, but full of individuality and personal stories. The site is bilingual, which is definitely refreshing and unique.
Written my Toronto agent Addy Saeed, the Torontonian Online covers the best of Toronto, from the city’s first cat café to public art installations. Addy is taking the other angle of real estate: enticing readers to get interested in neighbourhoods and the city, then housing will follow.
Easily the most opinionated blogger on this list, David Fleming at Toronto Realty Blog gives valuable information from a unique perspective. Readers eat it up and love his “tell it like it is” mentality. David also interacts well with readers, both on social media and in the bustling community that’s grown in the site’s comments.
Vancouver Homes covers the bests of Vancouver: parks, book stores, home décor, restaurants—you name it. Award-winning realtor Jay Banks gives you dozens of reasons to move to the west coast, including photo essays created by him and his wife Brenda.
Jeff O’Leary is killing it on his blog, The Village Guru. Not only does he update regularly, but he covers an array of topics with personality and charm. You also get looks into the day-to-day life of a real estate agent, and his story—both before and after becoming an agent—is compelling. This one’s a must-read.
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