101 Streetsmart Condo Buying Tips for Canadians.


240 pages
ISBN 978-0-470-83812-9
DDC 643'.12




Reviewed by Sarah Robertson

Sarah Robertson is an associate editor of the Canadian Book Review


Douglas Gray is a former real estate and business lawyer and the author of more than 20 books, including The Canadian Guide to Will and Estate Planning, Making Money in Real Estate, and The Complete Canadian Small Business Guide.


As Gray notes in the introduction, 101 Streetsmart Condo Buying Tips for Canadians examines “the legal, financial, and practical issues involved in buying, owning, and selling a condominium.” Based on interviews with those involved in the condominium industry, from renters and owners to developers and management companies, the book also draws on the author’s professional experience as a lawyer, his personal experience living in a townhouse condominium, and his business experience as an investor in residential real estate.


The 101 tips that make up the book are divided into six categories: “Is a Condominium the Right Lifestyle Choice for Me?,” “A Crash Course in How a Condominium Is Run and Managed,” “Financing Strategies for Your Condo,” “Purchasing Your Condo,” “Legal Aspects of Buying a Condo,” and “Selling Your Condo.” A glossary, practical checklists, and a list of web resources round out the book, which is highly recommended for condo buyers as well as those weighing the pros and cons of condo ownership.


Gray, Douglas., “101 Streetsmart Condo Buying Tips for Canadians.,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 19, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/28622.