Feb

07

You See 1 House, But I See 2: Severing Properties

 Where There Was One House There Are Now Two I wrote about this issue a couple of years ago, but I think this is a good time to update. About 8 years ago I was hired by the executor to list her mother’s house who had passed away.   She was rather apologetic when she was […]

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Nov

23

5 Years Of Home Ownership Pays Offs Even If 1 Year Included Economic Slowdown

  You Will Be Amazed What Can Happen In Five Years.   It was the summer of 2007 when I was showing various homes to a young couple who were anxious to purchase their first home.   It was hot, humid August weekend when we finally found the perfect home and following an evening of negotiations […]

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Nov

19

Still Sitting on The Fence? Why Wait For Spring?

    It seems most home buyers like to wait until the good weather returns to Toronto before venturing out to look at housing.  Unfortunately this fair weather approach has one intrinsic problem…everyone else is utilizing the same strategy. In the spring of this year buyers voiced their collective frustration in having to found their […]

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Nov

01

November’s Toronto Housing Market Expected To Continuing Softening

For some November may seem dark and gloomy, but for the savvy fall buyer it can be the best time to catch a sunny deal on a Toronto house or condominium.  This November shows all the signs where buyers can submit offers to sellers which at any other time of the year would be curtly […]

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Oct

22

Toronto’s Real Estate Seller’s Market Embarking On a New Road Pilgrim

Those of you who know me realize I love marketing strategy, statistical analysis and any specific tool which assists me in establishing a realistic evaluation…whether it be a property or the Toronto housing/condo market in general.    I was going through my Google Analytics and it’s here where I get data of who is coming to […]

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Jun

14

Consider Investment Properties For Post Secondary Students

Investment Properties For Post Secondary Students How time flies. It seems it was just yesterday we were teaching them to ride bikes, holding their hands while walking them to school and baking cookies on a Saturday afternoon. Today they are young adults: Independent thinkers Engaged politically Responsible drivers And now off to pursue a post […]

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Apr

17

Just Like Blockbuster The Quick House Flip Is Dead

Just Add A Coat Of Paint and Flip For Buckets of Cash Remember the days of door to door milk delivery, going out to rent DVD’s, paying our bills by mail and finding that little fixer upper where putting in a couple of bucks reaped a big windfall. Well, those days are long gone and […]

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