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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Nov

22

When Is The Best Time to Buy in Toronto

We all know that our Toronto housing market is cyclical and like anything timing your purchase will impact the price you pay.  In the spring homeowners put their properties up for sale followed by  a swell of buyers which drives housing prices skyward. Where in the cold months of winter sellers wait and wait for […]

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Sep

27

What’s The Best Strategy Buying First Then Selling?

The Stress of Buying First Then Selling We all have our own comfort levels in managing stress.   Some are certainly the more cautious types, while the other side of the spectrum we have those who are cool under pressure and  relish living on the edge.  Either way making the decision to buy or sell first […]

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Jun

13

Strategic Tips In Negotiating Buying or Selling a Home

What truly drives me crazy, is when I see a cheesy realtor billboard saying their “Top Negotiators”.   Come on guys, do you actually believe that boasting an unsubstantiated claim will drive clients to your door.   I would say that 75% of Toronto real estate agents would define negotiations as a poker game and my response […]

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May

30

When Buying a House When Do Negotiations Start?

I encounter more realtors who love to refer to themselves as “Top Negotiator”.  When I challenge them to explain what makes them “Top” they inform me that they are good at getting what they want at the negotiating table.    No negotiator in any field would ever first of all ever make such an unsubstantiated […]

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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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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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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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Sep

14

Severing Toronto Properties

I wrote a blog a couple of months back stating that the quick flip was dead. Well, it still is, however it did get me thinking about how can a small residential investor make money in today’s Toronto real estate market. There are always opportunities it’s just knowing where to look. The History Most Toronto […]

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