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09 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

TorontoMLS® Sales and Average Price Up in June

Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 10,230 home sales through the TorontoMLS® system in June 2011 – up 21 per cent compared to June 2010. This number represented the third best June result on record behind 2007 and 2009. The number of transactions during the first six months of 2011 amounted to 48,189 – down by 4.5 per […]

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09 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Will the housing boom last indefinitely?

CIBC World Markets economist Benjamin Tal being quoted upon in an article by the Globe and Mail’s  Steve Ladurantaye… Every time it seems the Canadian real estate market is about to be torpedoed by higher interest rates, events around the world conspire to keep a lid on increases and spur a new round of furious buying […]

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09 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Sizzling Summertime Scams

On my recent vacation to Manhattan, New York, I was having dinner with visiting friends (and their relatives) who had shared an unfortunate scam that had just happened to them. They were hoping to land an affordable apartment for their upcoming one week stay in NYC and turned to a popular website that posted places for rent. […]

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02 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Condo Prices Per Square Foot?

With the surge in new condos being built in downtown Toronto there is a lot of mention when comparing value or sale prices on a price per square foot comparison. This method of comparison is typically flawed in that many factors are omitted when relying only “price per square foot” such as: what’s the view […]

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27 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Would you go to work for free?

I was in a phone conversation a few weeks back with a person who had contacted me about viewing one of my listings that was for sale. Originally the prospective buyer had emailed me from some web marketing I was doing about the property and had asked if he could come view the condo I had for sale at […]

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03 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

2011 PostCity Real Estate Roundtable

For the past four years the Post City newspaper has put together a round table of real estate industry types and ask them their thoughts on the current and upcoming real estate market in the GTA. Interesting read. What do you think?  http://tinyurl.com/6

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12 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

January and it feels like spring

This morning as I was driving to our local real estate board for my companies monthly office meeting I couldn’t help thinking how on January 5th it was roughly zero degrees out and the sun was shinning strong! The nice weather (well nice by Toronto winter standards at least) is welcome to me in more […]

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05 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Home inspection changes still not enough

I myself have worked with some very good Home Inspectors over the past 15 years and they can be of incredible value in certain situations. But I have also during this time witnessed some savoury characters and straight up crackpots who have done an incredible disservice to all parties involved. Let’s be open and acknowledge […]

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18 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Boulevard and Front Yard Parking Informatiom

With front yard parking (boulevard parking in some areas) being a major headache for home buyers throughout many neighbourhoods, the city of Toronto is trying to make access to getting information on what is legal (or not) more easily accesible. Many times I encounter sellers during a listing presentation (audtioning to be their choosen agent […]

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15 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Time to re-think the way we build cities

Comments from me: This article was originally posted in the Globe and Mail December 3rd, 2009. I saved the article and was reading it yesterday and thought it brings up some interesting points to discuss. What are your thoughts? It may be time to ask a key question: Are Canadian cities marching in the right […]

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