Top 50 Canadian Real Estate Blogs

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It's no surprise that with its strong real estate market, Canada has lots of great personal and corporate real estate blogs. Blogs which provide expert opinions and analysis, original research, news, but also homeowner tips and advice for investors, buyers and sellers. These blogs are not only rich in original content, but are also pleasant to look at, and easy to navigate. The owners cater for these blogs and respond to comments, have all the relevant social media accounts and are active on at least one or two of them. Many of these blogs are frequently updated and their witty posts are shared all across the Canadian real estate blogosphere.

So as we wrapped up the year, let's have a look at our selections of the top 50 real estate blogs in Canada in 2013 according to our criteria. We hope that you'll find our list accurate, but feel free to comment below!

#01 Urban Toronto

As one of the leading Toronto websites focused on urban development, architecture, condos, and real estate in general, Urban Toronto covers all these topics with interesting articles full of first-class information on everything you want to know about urban development. We believe it's the most comprehensive source of information for anyone interested in real estate and development in the economic capital of Canada. You won't get just dull data here — the site is full of wonderful pictures of Toronto and it's packed with simple yet eye-catching design. The site is also well known for its lively forum and community. The site has more than 15,500 registered members and its social media are blooming as well. The blog is regularly updated — several new articles are published every day, covering topics of new developments, renovations, changes, and real estate market news or interesting facts from the urban history of Toronto. That is the everlasting topic pool of Urban Toronto.

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Urban Toronto

#02 Don R. Campbell

This is the personal blog of the author, investor, researcher, educator, and co-founders of REIN (Real Estate Investment Network) — Don R. Campbell. Don provides abundant information about mortgages, strategies, trends, and tips and he posts information on events and workshops and lots of other interesting material. The articles are all written from Don’s perspective and are full of his thoughts and insights, which add a little human touch to the strict business topics. So if you want to read some advanced and detailed information on the real estate market written by a real authority, this is the place for you. And don't forget to follow Don on Twitter for some fresh news!

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Don R. Campbell

#03 Torontoism

As a long-term member and former president of the Toronto Real Estate Board, a speaker on many real estate conferences and a successful veteran Realtor, Richard Silver is a “household name“ among Toronto real estate agents. The simple yet effective website, which has been recently completely revamped, is in Sotheby's' blue and white colours with the blog full of readable articles not only about real estate but also on topics like eating out, interesting events in Toronto, and many others. Don't forget to check out the Toronto Photo Essays section if you want to see some beautiful shots of the city. Richard Silver is also very active on his social networks and has his own YouTube channel which features several popular neighbourhood profiles narrated by Richard himself.

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Torontoism

#04 The Greater Fool

The best-selling author of books about economy, politics, real estate, and the financial crisis — Garth Turner has written his personal thoughts and comments on this blog since 2005. The strength of his articles lies in the garrulous and elegant writing style, showing the topics in their naked form and put in a way that everybody will understand, yet it's not plain dumbed down. Garth’s many years' experience and sense of humour melts into these snappy articles and his blog is definitely worth reading. Garth is also quite well established on Twitter, so give him a look and a follow.

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The Greater Fool

#05 The Julie Kinnear Team

This modest-looking website of Toronto realtor Julie Kinnear and her team offers more than meets the eye. Apart from the usual real estate services, the website that adopted the Inukshuk as a symbol and philosophy has several blog categories — from Toronto real estate news, through movie and book reviews, to green lifestyles. So under the surface, there is plenty to discover. Even though most of the content is (logically) meant for local residents, even a visitor to the City of Toronto can benefit from reading tips on events in the city or places to shop. Real estate market reports and home improvement advice are also included. Julie is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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The Julie Kinnear Team

#06 The Red Pin

The Red Pin is surely one of the most interactive and modernly designed websites on our list. An interactive map of Toronto to help clients easily navigate in their search for a new home is just one of the pros. What we care about in our list is the blog content, and that's updated regularly on The Red Pin. Of course, not all the articles are meant for the general public. Many articles are spotlights on specific condominiums and homes or even streets, which is of course helpful, but doesn't add as much value as insight into a whole neighbourhood. Those kinds of articles are also present, but in a much smaller number. The huge amount of data and interactivity make the site slower and sometimes buggy, but this is not a real concern even though some of the pop-up messages can be annoying after a while. The Red Pin is active on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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The Red Pin

#07 Vancouver Price Drop

The main purpose of this very simple-looking blog is to map price drops on the Vancouver real estate market on a weekly basis since April 2012. Every week, you can read the list of 30 properties whose prices dropped the most during the given period. In addition, the blog offers extensive information on price drops based on location, real estate with the longest listings on the Vancouver market, or the "If I Lost a Million Dollars" section, which maps the top price drops based on the amount of money the price was reduced from. This blog is really unique in its dedication to in-depth monitoring of a large number of houses on the market and delivering actual price information. The only downside, beside the very minimalistic web design, is the anonymity of the author.

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Vancouver Price Drop

#08 Elli Davis

As one of the true real estate veterans, the name of Elli Davis rings a bell to almost everyone who has something to do with residential real estate in Toronto. So how does her website fare in our list? Her blog flourishes with regular updates on the latest real estate developments in and around Toronto, a regular overview of local events and festivals worth attending, tips for your household, photo essays, and more. The content is unique and in many cases aimed not only at buyers or sellers — but even people with no intention to buy or sell. The bright red and white colour scheme may not be the best, but the website is more than easy to navigate through each of its well labelled sections. Elli Davis is active on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and her own Youtube channel. 

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Elli Davis

#09 Buzz Buzz Home

One of the more "buzzing“ websites in the real estate world, Buzz Buzz Home's primary aim is to list new-construction homes in Canada and the USA. Next to its detailed reports on current and future construction developments, Buzz Buzz Home offers visitors articles on real estate market, home design, tech news, and other subjects appropriately coined the “water cooler." You can filter through these categories by choosing a specific country, state, or city. The website itself has a very fresh design that makes it easy to navigate and very intuitive to use. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Youtube, and its own chat forums are among the social media regularly used by the Buzz Buzz Home team.

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Buzz Buzz Home

#10 Jay Banks

Jay Banks is among the senior real estate agents with a lot of experience, but that doesn't mean he doesn't use and appreciate modern trends and technologies. Quite the contrary, in his blog section, named simply "Vancouver Real Estate News," you can see a large array of topics ranging from actual real estate and mortgage news to various insights on new technologies for your home (such as apps for smartphones). Some of the other topics are tips on how to make your home cozier or where to go for entertainment or a meal in Vancouver. Themes are usually well balanced, uniquely written, and, of course, regularly updated. Jay's social activities are on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

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Jay Banks
 
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19 thoughts on “Top 50 Canadian Real Estate Blogs

January 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Thanks so much for including my blog in your list! One day it will be in the top 10 :) Lot’s of other great blogs here too, tough competition!

January 27, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Thanks for including my blog in your Top 50 Canadian Real Estate Blogs – and the feedback is awesome. Working on a new site design as well as more regular blogging to hopefully to crack your top 20 next year!

January 28, 2014 at 5:12 am
Jamie Sarner says:

Hi Aleksandra,

Thanks for your comment. You’re welcome! We are really fortunate to have so many blogs to inspire ourselves with.

Keep up the good job!

January 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm
Addy Saeed says:

Thanks Jamie for including us in the list… I will take more care of blogging regularly and hopefully will break the top spot soon :)

Already working on the slow loading problem…

February 12, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Thanks for including me….much appreciated.
Richard

February 25, 2014 at 8:21 am
Dennis & Kim Downey says:

Great list. I have been browsing them and have seen some new and innovative ideas.

April 18, 2014 at 5:18 am
mahnoor khalid says:

This is such an incredible list of blogs for real estate. Some of the blogs are extremely useful to know the trends of real estate industry and keep aware of the best time to invest in real estate or to buying or selling of property. Thanks for sharing some really great things here.

April 30, 2014 at 12:12 pm
Centro Square Condos says:

Thanks author for your useful Real Estate Blogs and great article , I really got lots of helpful information here .

June 20, 2014 at 1:40 pm
Mike Stewart says:

Thanks for including me in your list! I am flattered!

July 10, 2014 at 2:13 pm

We are offering perfect homes, condos or properties in City of Vancouver West Vancouver North Vancouver Keats Island and Sunshine coast B.C

July 16, 2014 at 4:48 am
Daniel Brown says:

Thanks for sharing extremely information regarding real estates. This post will be very beneficial to us.

July 19, 2014 at 12:53 am
sunnybatra says:

Hi
Thanks for sharing this with us!!!
Keep posting.

July 23, 2014 at 7:15 am
bhupinder says:

Hi admin,
Nice Post. Thanks for sharing information about real Estate .

August 28, 2014 at 1:04 pm
davidcummings says:

This is unique collection of real states topic We are find here some good content thanks for sharing.

September 2, 2014 at 1:19 am

We have been doing short sales from the beginning and have done 100’s and 100’s of them. We have dealt with all the lenders and have come across just about any situation you could imagine. We pride ourselves on serving your needs and will make sure you don’t end up with a deficiency.

September 4, 2014 at 6:32 am
Rakesh Babber says:

Very Handy.! :)
It’s good to having a resource of Canadian real estate blogs. I’ll do bookmark it.
Glad to find your blog.

November 12, 2014 at 12:59 am
Kevin Leung says:

Great list! Got lots of really helpful information here.

December 12, 2014 at 1:28 pm
Sam kamra says:

Hi there I just launched my real estate blog site homesearchtoronto.ca and would appreciate it if you can add my site to your list of blog sites. Greatly Appreciated.

Sam Kamra

December 17, 2014 at 9:10 am
Jamie says:

Thanks for stopping by and for the compliments everyone!
@Sam, I’m sorry but your blog doesn’t meet the criteria. Good luck next year!
Regards,
Jamie

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