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It’s All Rainbows and Puppies

Sales prices are up 3.5% In October 2018. Sales activity up a healthy 6%. Active listings available for sale have dropped 2.7%. What does this mean? Well for starters, the real estate market is doing just fine, thank you very much. That housing crash we’ve all been hearing and talking about, well Bloomberg thinks we’ve […]

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Changes to rent control hopeful in addressing affordability

I don’t know about you, but me, I’m starting to get really confused about what falls under rent control and what doesn’t? The Ontario government recently released their 2018 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review. In it, there were modest attempts to address the shortage of affordable housing. This government is bringing back exemptions for […]

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16 October 2018 ~ 0 Comments

How sold data will be used is the elephant in the room.

Now that sold data will be available for the public to access in Ontario, when and how should this information be used? The most likely scenario for its use would entail what I playfully have called, N.N. or the nosy neighbour. The N.N. takes place when a property is up for sale and a public […]

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14 October 2018 ~ 0 Comments

The Nosy Neighbour (N.N.), Friend or Foe?

For anyone who has walked through an open house of a property listed for sale, you may have encountered directly or overheard a conversation between what you thought was a potential buyer for the property and that of the host real estate agent, which in reality turns out to be that of a curious neighbour. […]

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You have to Buy now! Prices are only going to rise.

Let me ask you a question. Do think the values of Toronto condominiums will only rise in the future? I want to keep the question vague for now and only apply it to investment condos, so answer to yourself with a simple Yes or No. Yes you say? Well some might say (myself included) that […]

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23 August 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Sold Prices Can Now Be Posted Online

It’s official! The Supreme court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board) regarding the publishing of sold information on properties. This currently applies only to property sold through TREB’s MLS listing service. But look for it to be rolled out nation wide once the dust settles around how […]

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14 November 2016 ~ 0 Comments

I’m Moving to Ireland to Live in a Castle!

With the United States election finally behind us, many have posted the question, “where can those who want to flee from the land of the free, under a Donald Trump regime, go?” Well, for starters, the entire world is becoming a lot less friendly with fewer options to live in. With England and their Brexit […]

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18 August 2016 ~ 1 Comment

The Value of Continuous Learning

Some of you know that I recently returned from San Diego after attending yet another training and learning session. I write ‘yet another’ as from time to time, I’ve been asked by some friends and colleagues: why after 20 years of being a successful Realtor do I still go to such events? What else is […]

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17 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

4 Ways to Protect Your Documents, Photos & Media

Planning for the unexpected can save your valuables and help put your mind at ease when you need it most. Take a look at these four digital and age-old backup and storage solutions. Unexpected accidents do happen, so take the steps to protect your computer, home office files, music, or important keepsakes now. Go Paperless […]

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13 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

13 Spring Cleaning Tips

With spring right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to think about reorganizing, de-cluttering, and maintaining your home. To make spring-cleaning a little easier, here are 13 tips that will help keep your home in tip-top shape at any time of year. Take Care of Stainless Steel To keep your stainless steel appliances bright […]

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