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21 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

The Next 60 Days is a Great Time For Buyers

With June sales numbers in and sales activity in Toronto down 13% I wonder what is going through the mind of buyers who have been looking for a home or condo over the past 3-4 months? Is this the start of the crash that many media sources have been touting the past 7 years? Sorry […]

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09 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Single Men beware! Never Buy A Condo Without A Locker.

Okay I’m going to get this right out in the open and say the reason I titled this blog ‘Single Men Beware’… is because I believe ALL women purchasers of condos aren’t this stupid. Consider this dating advice 101. You should never purchase a condo without a locker. I repeat. Never. Let me paint you […]

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10 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Selecting the “right” Realtor® for you.

Often this question comes up when I am in consultations with prospective customers looking to purchase and/or sell their home. Selecting the “right” Realtor® for your home buying or selling needs is not an area that you as a consumer should treat lightly. All real estate agents who are licensed in the province of Ontario […]

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15 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Builders and Customer Service…Is There Such A Thing?

Being an entirely referral based real estate agent I have a very hands on relationship with my clients from the beginning of the consultation process right through after my clients have moved into their home or condo. Being hands on has exposed me to many of the frustrations clients of mine (and in many cases I myself) […]

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15 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

My Thoughts and Predictions for the 2012 Toronto Housing Market

Here is what I think is in store for the Toronto Housing Market in 2012: Let’s start with the good. In centrally located neighbourhoods a continuation of the frantic multiple offer events that we have been exposed to pretty much over the past 7 sevens will continue through the spring and fall markets. Parents with […]

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10 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Condo Advice – Planting Herbs Indoors

Have You Ever Wanted to Have Your Very Own Garden- But You’re Living the Condo Life Style? Growing Herbs in Containers A herb garden is a wonderful thing. Having a portable herb garden, that you can harvest year round, is a chef’s dream come true! Herb gardening in containers is relatively easy and most varieties can be […]

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13 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Is it Goodbye 30 Year Amortization for Mortgages?

Over the past few weeks it seems that almost every economist or executive from the big five banks in Canada has come out and expressed that the federal government should eliminate the current 30 year amortization back to the previously 25 year maximum (remember earlier last year it was 35 years that was eliminated). Recently […]

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07 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Second-Best Year on Record for Sales

Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 4,718 transactions through the TorontoMLS® system in December 2011. The December result capped off the second-best year on record under the current Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) boundaries. Total sales for 2011 amounted to 89,347 – up four per cent in comparison to 2010.”Low borrowing costs kept Buyers confident in their […]

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07 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Water Damage, Mold and House Insurance

You’ve had water damage in your house due to a burst pipe, a roof leak, or a heavy summer storm. You hope that your insurance will cover the damage. What to do? First, read about mold below. You may not know the implications of water and mold damage. What is Mold, and why should you […]

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07 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Pace Of Home Sales Brisk In October

Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 7,642 home sales through the TorontoMLS® in October 2011. This represented an increase of 17.5 per cent compared to the 6,504 transactions reported in October 2010.Monthly sales data follow a recurring seasonal trend that should be removed before comparing monthly results within the same year. After adjusting for seasonality, the annualized […]

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