Archive | Buying

21 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Who Earns What In Real Estate

Macleans online recently posted an article detailing what the average income of the top 5%-10% earner’s were for some of the professions that relate to the real estate industry. An average garbage collector in Calgary makes more than a Realtor in Toronto! Which doesn’t surprise me as of recent count, there were over 38,000 agents […]

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21 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

GTA REALTORS® RELEASE MID-MONTH RESALE HOUSING FIGURES

Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 3,158 transactions through the TorontoMLS system during the first 14 days of September 2013. This result was up by 29 per cent in comparison to September 2012. Sales were up for all major home types on a year-over-year basis. The condominium apartment segment led the way with strong sales growth […]

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21 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

How Accurate Are Lists Like Toronto Life’s “Ranking of Toronto Neighbourhoods”?

Recently Toronto Life Magazine came out with an issue ranking Toronto’s best neighbourhoods (in their opinion). In the past few days I have received emails and twitter messages asking for my thoughts on the accuracy of their rankings. From these inquiries, it seems the list has pissed off many! Putting together a list like this […]

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17 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Don’t Forget About Your Closing Costs

One of the most common areas I come across in my real estate sales practice is the lack of attention Buyers pay to the total closing costs needed, when purchasing a home or condo. First time Buyers get a pass on paying attention to this, but everyone else needs to be aware of what added […]

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24 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Realtors® Welcome Amendment to the Electronic Commerce Act

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) applauds the Ontario government for amending the Electronic Commerce Act (ECA), 2000 as part of the 2013 Ontario Budget. The amendment will delete an exemption of electronic agreements of purchase and sale from the Act and grant the agreements legal protection. Currently, Ontario REALTORS® are reluctant to use electronic agreements of […]

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22 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

My Rant on Inconsiderate Sellers and Weak Agents!

Recently I have come across a few blog posts by Realtors® sharing their rant(s) about current frustrations in the happenings of Toronto’s frenzied real estate market. I have one to add to the list. Inconsiderate Sellers compounded by weak real estate agents. As all are aware Toronto’s housing market is in a complete frenzy as […]

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19 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

When Will Multiple Offers Ever End?

When will multiple offers ever end? The spring real estate market has started, and there is some confusion on how the market is doing? Many experts, banks, economists and real estate firms have varying opinions on what to expect for the Toronto real estate market in 2013. As a “soldier” in the trenches, of the […]

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11 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Do you need an agent in this day and age?

With all of the information available to a consumer today on the internet the question sometimes arises, do you need an agent to help you buy or sell a home? The short answer is no. And you never have. Even before the internet made everything available at our fingertips. Yep that’s right! When I come […]

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24 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Would you be okay with a bar in your condo building?

If you are a condo owner or are thinking about living in a condo I have a question for you. What sort of commercial/retail/office use would you feel is okay for units at the base of the condo you would or already live in? Many of the condos being built today are adding commercial space […]

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20 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Ontarians want to know home’s grow-op history

An overwhelming majority of Ontario residents (93 per cent) want to know if the home they plan to buy was once a marijuana grow-op or clandestine drug lab, a new survey reveals. Almost one in four (24 per cent) of Ontarians report seeing or knowing of homes in their neighbourhood that have been used as […]

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