The 10-Day Rescission Period

Have you ever seen Glengarry, Glenross? Remember the scene where Al Pacino's huge deal falls through because the buyer changes his mind? That buyer knew he had a 3-day window to void the deal, and this happens in our Toronto...

Time To Buy a TIME-SHARE!

Just what exactly is a time-share? Who buys these things?  Why?  Where? A few years back during a trip to Florida, I witnessed first-hand why people buy time-shares. The reason can be summed up in one word: PRESSURE! (more…)

Cul-De-Sacrilege!

Living on a cul-de-sac should be every child's dream....if that child happens to have advanced awareness about urban planning... One of the more popular neighborhood designs has come under fire lately by planners, and this culminated with an article in...

Apples and Oranges…

People come into the real estate market with a lot of misconceptions. Sure, people are far more intelligent, educated, and informed about the market than they used to be, but I find this also makes them more stubborn. Would you...

West Side Story…

I remember the first time I saw the classic movie West Side Story. I just kept watching these two gang-members, one from the Jets and one from the Sharks, attempt to fight eachother, but they stopped every five seconds to snap their...

You’d Have to be INSANE…

Remember that episode of Seinfeld where Lloyd Braun wants to eat the hot-dog that's been sitting in the movie theatre snack-bar since the Silent Era? The snack-bar attendant says, "You'd have to be insane to eat that!" Then Kramer sticks...

Pre-Construction Nightmare!

I continuously promote the purchase of pre-construction condominiums & townhouses in Toronto as an excellent investment vehicle. However, it doesn't always work out in the end. On Saturday, there was a terrific article in the Toronto Star that featured a few...

Moving Into Your Condo BEFORE Completion…

"22 Condominiums" at 22 Wellesley Street East is a beautiful new 23-storey condominium building a half a block east of Yonge/Wellesley. Or should I say, it will be a beautiful new condominium....once it's completed. But owners have already taken possession...