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16 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

10 Ways to Avoid Distractions and Stay Focused

Sometimes it seems that for as many hours there are in the day. We all know the feeling of being overwhelmed by distractions. In order to get a little clarity and quiet the buzz in your brain, there are strategies that will help you keep a quiet focus. In addition to feeling calmer and more […]

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12 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How to Keep On Track with Your New Year’s Resolutions: 10 Do’s & Don’ts

It’s about time to get your resolutions in order — if only so you can have a quick answer to the only question you’ll be asked after New Year’s Eve. Once you’ve identified your big goal this year, make it last with these tips to keep you positive and on track. Do Start right now Whatever your […]

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21 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Tightening of Mortgage Rules

The federal government is moving once again to tighten mortgage-lending rules amid lingering concerns about an overheated housing market and rising household debt levels. In a move being discussed over the past few months Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced the federal government is reducing the maximum amortization period for a government-insured mortgage to 25 years […]

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11 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Market Watch

Tight Market Drives Double-Digit Price Growth April 4, 2012 — Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 9,690 sales through the TorontoMLS system in March 2012. This result was up by almost eight per cent in comparison to the 8,986 deals reported during the same period in 2011. “The GTA resale market has not suffered from a lack […]

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13 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Tight Market Pushes the Average Price above $500K

Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 7,032 sales in February 2012 – up 16 per cent compared to February 2011. New listings were also up over the same period, but by a lesser 11 per cent to 12,684. It is important to note that 2012 is a leap year, with one more day in February. Over the […]

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13 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

10 Temporary Ways to Make a Rental Your Own

  Just because you don’t own your apartment doesn’t mean you can’t dress it up, cover the ugly parts and give it your own personal touch. Here are 10 ways you can bring temporary personality and style to your apartment. – • Ugly windows with an ugly view? Cover them up with Emma Jeffs Window […]

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12 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

So They Want To Put A Casino In Toronto!

In typical political brainwashing today’s Ontario Liberal government is floating the idea of placing a casino in the heart of the country’s largest city, my beloved Toronto. Touting the economic benefits such as job creation and added tourism (yeah like any sane citizen believes that one) the Liberal government seems to be talking out of […]

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07 November 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Why Wear a Poppy Poem by Don Crawford

“Please wear a Poppy”, the lady said and held one forth, but I shook my head, Then I stopped and watched as she offered them there, And her face was old and lined with care; But beneath the scars the years had made There remained a smile that refused to fade.   A boy came […]

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08 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Buying A Home From A Private Seller. What You Need To Know.

Occasionally in my daily searches I will come across a listing where the Seller has contracted a Flat Fee Real Estate Firm to merely post their property on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). When a Seller chooses this option the fee being paid to the co-operating Broker (the one who brings the buyer) can vary from […]

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08 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Should I Buy Now? My Friend Says House Price Are Going To Drop…

With economic turmoil continuing in many parts of the world financial uncertainty and fear remain at elevated levels. Stock markets have been down over the past week and may continue to drop further as markets around the world adjust and deal with the fallout of the current crisis. Dealing with this uncertainty and trying to […]

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