Like yours, a realtor's day is jam packed. In our case, our time is devoted to serving the needs of our existing real estate clients, deepening those relationships, earning your referrals, and fostering new relationships from those referrals. My blog is designed to be a resource to you, your friends, family, and business colleagues. There is much information coming at us each day, some of it is even useful. My blog is a way for me to communicate my take on events-with an obvious focus on residential real estate. I think you will get some insight into the forces shaping the value of your largest investment. Thanks for following!

Jan 242013

As noted in my blog earlier this week, and as discussed at my October Business Mixer, the supply of new home builds is far exceeded by demand. Resale home prices are thus propped up by the new home shortage-especially those resale homes that have been renovated. But what of tired, poor curb appeal, non-renovated homes?

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Jan 222013

Us 40 and 50 somethings should get with the program. It’s often said-’Toronto can’t support so many condo developments.’ In the past I’ve kind of agreed, but no more. My response will be “There are going to more, and not just in the Core.” It is true that a very high percentage of purchasers over the

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Jan 092013

Royal LePage, Canada’s largest and oldest real estate brokerage released their quarterly Royal LePage House Price and Market Survey yesterday. It calls for very modest home price appreciation over the next few years. This view is largely shared by TD Bank Financial Group, the Ontario Real Estate Association, and leading real estate lawyer and commentator Mark Weisleder.  It is the view I support

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Nov 272012

Michael Wright is a consultant and former Chairperson of the Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adult Housing. His consulting company, A-Team Strategies, places a strong focus on the shelter and financial needs of Canada’s 55+ population. I have taken a number of seminars with Mr. Wright and implemented many of his suggested strategies and tactics to help

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Nov 222012

Once an offer has been accepted, there are only two ways that transaction can be cancelled. If it is a conditional offer, the Buyers may not waive or fulfill the conditions. Once the offer is firm, only a mutual release signed by both parties and the real estate brokerages that represent them can cancel the

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