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Aug

28

Do You Have All The Tools To Get The Deal?

 You Need All The Tools To Get The Deal At times I wish I were clairvoyant. This way I might just get some foresight into which realtors are going to be problematic. You can never tell: It could be the realtor who has been working for 35 years and then tells me this is how […]

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Jul

29

Like Attracts Like. Why This House Never Sold

As humans we are all attracted to those who share the same values, likes and dislikes.  This is a basis assumption and truly most of the time this tenet runs true. This same basic assumption applies to real estate.  We all look for neighbourhoods where residents for the most part are very similar to ourselves.  […]

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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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Jun

26

Taking a House Hunting Summer Vacation? Think Again

Taking a House Hunting Summer Vacation? Think Again On this past Saturday at 7 am , which was the longest day of the year, we moved into the summer solstice for 2014.   Yes, I know we have had a few false starts with a couple of warm days and seeing high school students celebrating their […]

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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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Jun

06

Toronto Secondary EQAO Results Fraser Institute 2012/2013

 Most parents give serious consideration of what Toronto Secondary school their teenager will be attending.     It is a big decision as it will set the course for the next 4 years and establish where they may stream themselves for a future career.  Certainly, when looking for a home, knowing that a highly rated […]

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Jun

03

Tenants Have Rights! How Not To Sell a Rental Property

It takes a little planning, but why would someone selling their rental property box themselves into a corner. Recently I had a friend of mine tell me that the house he and his family were renting was being put up for sale.  They had a heads up from the owner as for the previous 6 […]

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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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May

06

A Snapshot of Durham Housing Sales Over The Last 5 Years

Durham’s Monthly Sales Cycles Over the Last 5 Years   I have been writing and publishing housing statistics for years and my historical blog posts are the second most popular behind schools.   Having done dozens of posts for Toronto I thought it was time for me to provide Durham readers the same analysis.   Now […]

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