50 episodes

Welcome to Toronto Livings Real Estate Podcast. Hosted by, Mark Savel and Joey Virgilio, two Realtors with Sage Real Estate, this podcast is more than just a source of information on Toronto's real estate market - it's a journey through the city's diverse neighborhoods, cultures, events and attractions So whether you're a long time Torontonian looking to learn more about your city, or, if you are a newcomer thinking of making a move to the city, Toronto Livings Real Estate Podcast is your ultimate guide to all things Toronto.

Toronto Livings Real Estate Podcast Mark Savel and Joey Virgilio

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    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

Welcome to Toronto Livings Real Estate Podcast. Hosted by, Mark Savel and Joey Virgilio, two Realtors with Sage Real Estate, this podcast is more than just a source of information on Toronto's real estate market - it's a journey through the city's diverse neighborhoods, cultures, events and attractions So whether you're a long time Torontonian looking to learn more about your city, or, if you are a newcomer thinking of making a move to the city, Toronto Livings Real Estate Podcast is your ultimate guide to all things Toronto.

    The Toronto Livings Podcast Hits 50 Episodes: Shout-Outs, Stories, and Surprises | Episode 50

    The Toronto Livings Podcast Hits 50 Episodes: Shout-Outs, Stories, and Surprises | Episode 50

    It's SHOUT-OUT TIME!

    In our 50th episode of the TorontoLivings Podcast, we celebrate this significant milestone by looking back on our journey and share some ambitious goals for the future.

    We've got a ton of special shout-outs for our supporters, friends, businesses in Toronto, and previous podcast guests, with a big thank you to everyone who's supported us thus far!

    Throughout the episode, we reminisce about personal and business milestones, as well as favorite food spots in Toronto. With a mix of gratitude and humor, we share memories of meaningful gifts exchanged and dream big about future guest appearances, including celebrities like Mick Foley and Arnold Schwarzenegger... oh AND LOTS OF CONFETTI!

    (00:00) Celebrating Episode 50: A Milestone Moment
    (00:46) Introducing the Hosts and Their Real Estate Focus
    (01:17 Reflecting on the Journey to Episode 50
    (02:08 The Shout Out Episode: Celebrating Supporters and Toronto Highlights
    (03:54) Diving into Real Estate Insights and Community Initiatives
    (06:24) Addressing Misleading Headlines for First-Time Homebuyers
    (08:00) Exploring Financial Aids for Homebuyers: A Positive Change
    (09:16) The Ice Bath Bet and Bank of Canada's Decision
    (10:37) Shifting Gears: From Serious Talks to Shout Outs and Fun
    (12:42) Highlighting Influential Figures and Unique Ventures
    (17:48) Spotlight on Local Businesses and Personal Favorites
    (25:27 Shout Outs Continue: From Food Spots to Inspiring Initiatives
    (30:28) Wrapping Up with Favorite Coffee Spots and Nespresso Debate
    (33:47) Shoutouts to Partners and Secret Listeners
    (33:58) The Unseen Heroes: Our Wives' Support
    (34:28) The Power of Attention to Detail
    (35:26) Celebrating Family and Extended Family Support
    (37:22) Reflecting on Favorite Podcast Moments
    (40:16) A Nod to International Listeners and the Global Reach
    (01:00:23) Shoutouts to Memorable Guests and Future Dreams
    (01:03:34) Wrapping Up with Gratitude and Future Aspirations

    Shoutouts

    https://tallboywater.com/
    https://www.pressitofficial.com/media
    https://www.thegrainstudio.ca/products.html
    https://smoquenbones.com/
    https://banyarichmondhill.ca/
    https://www.instagram.com/torontogirlswalkingclub/
    https://www.instagram.com/cafeplenty
    https://www.cafeplenty.com/
    https://rufino.ca/
    https://canadianblindhockey.com/
    https://www.lisbonhotel.ca/
    https://www.zitosmarketplace.ca/

    Where You Can Find Us

    🏡 For all your Toronto Real Estate Needs: TorontoLivings.com/

    🖥️ Instagram
    Mark Savel: https://www.instagram.com/torontolivings/
    Joey Virgilio: https://www.instagram.com/joey_torontolivings/

    🎙 Weekly Podcast
    https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/toronto-real-estate

    • 1 hr 4 min
    March Market Trends, Taxes, and Delicious Discoveries | Episode 49

    March Market Trends, Taxes, and Delicious Discoveries | Episode 49

    In Episode 49 of the Toronto Livings Real Estate Podcast, hosts Mark Savel and Joey Virgilio dive into a comprehensive March market update, discussing key trends and statistics.

    The episode also addresses the vacant home tax situation, highlighting the confusion and controversies surrounding it. Additionally, they touch upon the proposed renter's bill of rights by Justin Trudeau, discussing its potential impact.

    The show includes personal anecdotes from the hosts, such as their dining experiences in Toronto and a trip to Buffalo. The discussion extends to upcoming listings in the Toronto real estate market and concludes with insights into the interest rate climate and its effects on buying trends.

    (00:00) Kicking Off Episode 49 with Mark and Joey
    (00:16) March Market Update: The Unfolding and the Unhappened
    (00:44) Welcome to Toronto Living's Podcast: Real Estate, Culture, and Food
    (02:05) Back to Basics: Market Updates and Personal Eats
    (02:39) Exploring Toronto's Hidden Gem: A Sandwich Saga
    (06:01) Buffalo Adventures: Wings, Target, and Trader Joe's
    (10:26) Vacant Home Tax Fiasco: Toronto's Real Estate Dilemma
    (14:55) Introducing the Renter's Bill of Rights: A Federal Proposal
    (18:09) Navigating the Bear Trust Confusion: A Federal Fumble
    (20:47) Land Pro Conference Insights: When Bad News is Good News
    (21:47) Decoding Canada's CPI and Mortgage Payments
    (22:31) Bank of Canada's Upcoming Decision: Bets and Predictions
    (23:29) Exciting Real Estate Listings on the Horizon
    (24:44) The Solar Eclipse Buzz: To See or Not to See?
    (27:39) Diving Deep into the Real Estate Market Trends
    (37:28) Months of Inventory: A Detailed Analysis
    (41:44) Wrapping Up: Key Takeaways and Shoutouts

    Shoutouts

    La Salumeria - 2021 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S 2A2

    Bar-Bill North (in Buffalo, USA) - 8326 Main St, Clarence, NY 14221, United States. https://www.barbill.com/

    Fata Real Estate Group - 2010 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z9
    https://fatareg.com/

    • 45 min
    From Athletic Camps to Real Estate Deals: A Conversation on Empowerment and Education | Episode 48

    From Athletic Camps to Real Estate Deals: A Conversation on Empowerment and Education | Episode 48

    In Episode 48 of the Toronto Livings Podcast, we have an incredible chat with guest Alexander Arthur, who discusses the transformation of TAC Sports into a holistic educational platform that nurtures young minds with a blend of sports, financial education, and real estate knowledge.The conversation sheds light on the importance of financial literacy, and the role of community and mentorship in shaping well-rounded individuals. Highlighting personal success stories and advocating for an educational approach that breaks traditional barriers, the podcast envisions a future where empowered youth are equipped with the skills and insights to pursue a life of purpose and contribution.(00:00) Kicking Off Episode 48 with a Special Guest(00:07) Introducing Alex Arthur: From TAC Sports to Real Estate and Beyond(00:50) The Evolution of TAC Sports and Its Impact(01:22) Deep Dive into Alex Arthur's Journey and TAC Sports' Mission(03:47) From Costco to Music: The Foundation of a Lasting Friendship(06:43) The Band Mansion: A Hub of Creativity and Camaraderie(08:38) Pandemic Life and the Power of Masterminding Success(11:09) Exploring the Origins and Expansion of TAC Sports(20:01) Financial Literacy and Life Skills: Revolutionizing Education(29:29) The Regenerative Agriculture Initiative and Future Plans(44:06) Real Estate Ventures and the Power of Pursuing Passions(47:59) The Secret Project and a Cold War Bunker(48:52) First Steps into Real Estate: A Group Effort(49:18) The Power of Presentation and Persuasion(49:55) Navigating the First Real Estate Deal(50:44) The Impact of Mentorship and Easy Learning(01:06:50) From Monopoly to Real Estate: A Childhood Dream(01:10:02) Innovative Education and the Power of Community(01:20:52) A Heartwarming Real Estate Story: From Seller to Buyer(01:25:49) The Future of Education and Real Estate
    Shout OutsAlex Arthur - https://tacacademy.ca/staff/TAC Academy - https://tacacademy.ca/TAC Sports - https://tacsports.ca/Lifetime Skills Academy - https://lsacademy.ca/
    Where You Can Find Us

    🏡 For all your Toronto Real Estate Needs: TorontoLivings.com/

    🖥️ Instagram
    Mark Savel: https://www.instagram.com/torontolivings/
    Joey Virgilio: https://www.instagram.com/joey_torontolivings/

    🎙 Weekly Podcast
    https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/toronto-real-estate

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Pioneering the MLS for Pre-construction in Toronto - Interview ft. TalkCondo Founders | Episode 47

    Pioneering the MLS for Pre-construction in Toronto - Interview ft. TalkCondo Founders | Episode 47

    Navigating Toronto's Pre-Construction Real Estate with TalkCondo Founders

    In episode 47 of the Toronto Livings Podcast, we feature an in-depth interview with Roy and Amit Bhandari, the entrepreneurs behind TalkCondo.com, Toronto's leading online platform for pre-construction real estate.

    Starting from their entry into real estate in 2007, the Bhandari brothers share the evolution of their platform, the challenges of organizing pre-construction information, and insights into the condo market's trends. They also introduce TalkCondo Pro, offering updated, comprehensive project data for industry professionals and public users.

    Additionally, personal stories, including their food preferences and memorable projects like MONDE and King Toronto, enrich the discussion. The podcast concludes on a friendly note, sharing tales of pubs and Guinness, and emphasizes the value of Talk Condo for realtors and the public, urging real estate professionals to leverage the platform to better serve their clients.

    (00:00) Kicking Off Episode 47: A Special Interview
    (00:06) Introducing TalkCondo: The MLS for Pre-Construction
    (02:37) The Origins of Roy and Amit Bhandari in Real Estate
    (04:27) The Journey from Resale to Pre-Construction Mastery
    (15:10) Building the Foundation of TalkCondo.com
    (18:39) Evolving TalkCondo: From Blog to Pre-Construction Database
    (24:15) The Challenges and Solutions in Pre-Construction Data Management
    (28:59) The Impact of Organized Data on Pre-Construction Real Estate
    (29:33) Introducing TalkCondo: Revolutionizing Pre-Construction Real Estate
    (31:10) The Evolution of Real Estate: From Pen and Paper to Digital Dominance
    (31:31) TalkCondo Pro: Unleashing a Goldmine of Real Estate Data
    (35:00) The Speed of Information: Transforming Real Estate Transactions
    (51:43) A Glimpse into Future Projects and the Power of Access
    (53:31) The Personal Side: Working with Family and Foodie Favorites

    Show notes

    Talkcondo.com

    Where You Can Find Us

    🏡 For all your Toronto Real Estate Needs: TorontoLivings.com/

    🖥️ Instagram
    Mark Savel: https://www.instagram.com/torontolivings/
    Joey Virgilio: https://www.instagram.com/joey_torontolivings/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Future of Urban Living: Exploring Garden Suites with Lorena Magallanes | Episode 46

    The Future of Urban Living: Exploring Garden Suites with Lorena Magallanes | Episode 46

    #torontorealestate #gardensuites #torontopodcast
    Exploring Garden Suites with Lorena Magallanes

    In this episode of the Toronto Livings Podcast, hosts Mark Savel and Joey Virgilio invite Lorena Magallanes, a real estate expert and part-owner of Stomp Realty, to discuss the concept of garden suites.

    Lorena shares her insights on the process of building a garden suite, detailing her own experience from inception to overcoming various challenges with the City of Toronto's building codes and permits. She emphasizes the importance of having a knowledgeable architect and contractor familiar with garden suites. The conversation also touches on the potential of garden suites for rental income or family housing, the differences between garden suites and laneway houses, and the legal and logistical steps involved in their construction.

    Additionally, Lorena addresses the impact of building garden suites on neighborhood dynamics and offers practical advice for those considering this housing option. The podcast is a comprehensive guide on garden suites in Toronto, including related real estate trends, cultural insights, and personal anecdotes.

    (00:00) Kicking Off with a Special Guest: Lorena Magallanes
    (02:18) The Evolution of a Realtor: Lorena's Journey
    (03:40) Diving Deep into Garden Suites with Lorena
    (15:18) The Challenges and Triumphs of Building a Garden Suite
    (24:10) Lorena's Victory: A Lesson in Persistence and Building Codes
    (28:37) Exploring Garden Suites: A New Housing Concept
    (28:57) Navigating Building Codes and Permit Challenges
    (31:12) Affordable Housing Solutions: Prefab Garden Suites
    (34:05) Financing Garden Suites: The Mortgage Dilemma
    (35:58) The Value of Garden Suites in Real Estate
    (36:28) Personal Stories and the Future of Garden Suites
    (42:27) Community and Lifestyle in Etobicoke
    (45:10) Foodie Favorites and Gluten-Free Options in Etobicoke
    (49:55) Real Estate Ventures and Closing Thoughts

    Show Notes

    Lorena Magallanes - https://www.stomprealty.com/
    Lorenas Builder, Atella - https://www.atella.ca/
    Laneway Housing Advisors - https://lanewayhousingadvisors.com/City of Toronto and Garden Suites - https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/planning-development/planning-studies-initiatives/garden-suites/

    Where You Can Find Us

    🏡 For all your Toronto Real Estate Needs: TorontoLivings.com/

    🖥️ Instagram
    Mark Savel: https://www.instagram.com/torontolivings/
    Joey Virgilio: https://www.instagram.com/joey_torontolivings/

    • 53 min
    Giggles, Guitars, and Growth in the Toronto Real Estate Market | Episode 45

    Giggles, Guitars, and Growth in the Toronto Real Estate Market | Episode 45

    In episode 45 of the Toronto Livings Real Estate Podcast, hosts Mark Savel and Joey Virgilio navigate through daylight savings time changes, share personal stories including Joey's music jam sessions and their food adventures, and delve into news you can use.

    The episode focuses on market updates for the month of February 2024, discussing the current real estate landscape in Toronto, exploring historical price comparisons pre-COVID, during COVID, and at present. It also examines the lasting impact of interest rates on housing prices and predicts future market directions.

    The co-hosts share updates on lending rates, spotlight new food discoveries, and relay their personal tales, blending expert market analysis with lighthearted banter.

    (00:00) Kicking Off with Daylight Savings Time Syndrome
    (00:24) Joey's Jam Session and Food Adventures
    (02:44) A Week of Sports, Secret Meetings, and Tacos
    (05:55) Jamming Out and Musical Musings
    (09:15) Diving into News You Can Use
    (16:36) Market Update: February's Financial Forecast
    (18:33) Reflecting on Past Predictions and Market Trends
    (19:36) Market Dynamics: Days on Market and Segment Performance
    (20:59) Sales Insights: From Predictions to Transactions
    (22:49) Analyzing Market Segments: A Deep Dive into Sales and Prices
    (30:10) The Impact of Interest Rates on the Real Estate Market
    (32:11) Months of Inventory: Understanding Market Conditions
    (36:42) Closing Thoughts and Recommendations

    Shownotes:

    Cherry Jam Rehearsal Studios - https://cherryjamrehearsal.com/
    154 Islington Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8V 3B6

    Alebrijes Taqueria
    2404 Dufferin St, York, ON M6E 3S8

    Where You Can Find Us

    🏡 For all your Toronto Real Estate Needs: TorontoLivings.com/

    🖥️ Instagram
    Mark Savel: https://www.instagram.com/torontolivings/
    Joey Virgilio: https://www.instagram.com/joey_torontolivings/

    • 42 min

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