May

14

Multiple Offers: Sometimes You Build It and They Don’t Come

In the J. P. Kinsella novel Shoeless Joe a man must build a baseball field in an Iowa corn field and then kidnap the author J.D Salinger in order to make the statement “If you build it he will come” be a reality. This also is true with multiple offers.   If does not happen by […]

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Mar

31

Painting a Quick Way To Increase Your Home’s Value

The easiest and quickest way to brighten up any room is simply by adding a fresh coat of paint.   A simple and affordable way to transform a space from ho hum to wow. We all have our on sense of style and for you it might be having a mustard coloured kitchen with your livingroom […]

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Mar

24

Clean It or Remove It: Raising Your Home’s Value

Here is a picture I took two years ago of a Toronto city crew removing 3 bins of junk from an east-end hoarder’s house.   It took them 3 days to clear it out. Statistic:  41% of surveyed real estate professionals put dirt, smells and clutter on the list of costliest home-selling mistakes  This is the […]

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Mar

20

Make a Lasting Impression and Raise Your Toronto Home’s Value

With the end of what was a long cold winter we all are anticipating the spring weather to come.  But with the coming of Spring it also heralds in the busiest period of the year in our Toronto Real Estate market. With the announcement of continued low interest rates the next couple of months will […]

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Jan

27

An Insider’s Look at Toronto’s West End Housing Market 2010 – 2014

Clients who have worked with me quickly realized I am a statistic junkie.  One of the things, over the years, which has been exceptional popular is my year-end review of our Toronto housing market.  We all hear our monthly housing statistics, but what I like to create is a graphic illustration of year over year […]

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Sep

09

Knowing A Streets History Is a Window To The Future

The Devil Is In The Details For those working with me quickly realize that I am a detail orientated guy.   What I mean by this is when I read a listing I try to determine what is being said but almost more important is what’s not being said. A listing came out earlier this week […]

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Sep

02

Toronto Buyers May Get Off Seller Rollercoaster In September

This September Toronto Housing Market Shifts To Buyers With Toronto’s CNE coming to the end on Labour Day so to is our long seller’s market. I have felt the frustration of my buyers, as each time we found a great house it always ended in a multiple offer scenario.  The scene went as follows: We […]

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Jul

23

Buying a House? August Civic Holiday Weekend Is The Best Time

The summer is a time when most Toronto residents look forward to slowing down the pace and relaxing.    One of the key things we all love to do is get out of the city for a couple of days. We have the August civic holiday coming up in a little less than 10 days and […]

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Jul

15

Buying Your First Home? Then Protect It!

  Buying your first home in Toronto is an exciting time.   It’s a big investment for most of us and we certainly want to make sure we keep it updated and protected. Now this is a subjective statement, but I will bet that 95% of homeowners do not know what is and what is not […]

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May

20

Selling or Buying a House Is Not A Poker Game!

What drives me crazy are cheesy realtor billboards saying they’re “Top Negotiators”. It’s this group who tell home owners that selling their home is similar to a poker game, with a mindset establishing a scenario of a winner and a loser. What you establish here is a take it or leave it attitude, which will […]

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