Jun

16

The House is Only 10 Years Old So What Possibly Could Be Wrong With It?

As a full-time realtor I have shown just about every age and type of property.   From century old farm houses, new condominiums, war-time housing, heritage homes, to new construction and the one thing which is consistent in my process is keeping an unjandiced eye. What do I mean by this? When I look at a […]

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Nov

25

Buying Then Selling a House After Eights Months Not a Winning Strategy

I wish I could say that I don’t come across this scenario very often, but I’d be lying.  Here is what I see, a buyer purchases a house in the spring and 8 months later it’s back up for sale at an inflated evaluation of 15% above the original selling price. Whether this idea comes […]

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May

24

Rob Ford Antics Like Watching An Episode of Benny Hill

Those of you who read my blog know that I am a statistics guy, but after a week of the ongoing  Rob Ford show I just had to let this one out. If you watched public television back in the 80’s you most likely ran across the British randy comedy series “The Benny Hill Show”.  […]

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Dec

12

Viewing Older Homes You Need a Keen Eye

Whenever I am viewing homes with clients they look to me to identify any potential issues with the house.  It maybe electrical, mechanical, structural or a latent defect it’s better to find out early than to invest their emotional and financial resources.   I think you would agree that having a realtor who knows what to […]

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Oct

09

In My Travels About Toronto and What I See

I see dozens of condos and houses in the course of a week.  What I like to share is some of the strange things that I encounter in Toronto properties.  My office was out and viewing new listings today and we know that every house today is staged to look magazine perfect.  It was so […]

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