Drop Everything You’re Doing…

...and don't take your eyes away from the computer screen. Don't leave the house, don't plan any social events, and don't leave your cell phone for a single second!  If you're going to take a shower, Apple-be-damned, take the goddam...

Toronto’s Narrowest House!

CityTV ran a story the other day on "Toronto's narrowest house," and it provided viewing pleasure for more than a few folks. The house in question is on an 8-foot-wide lot, and is 7-feet-wide inside, so form your own opinions...

To Build, or To Buy?

It's a tough question, and as you might assume, it comes with a myriad of considerations. What's the location?  What is the price point?  How long are you looking to remain in the house? I'm not convinced that there's money...

Oh, Oh, Open House!

Wow!  What an experience! My last open house shined a light on all the, um, "characters," that come through your average open house on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4pm, and believe me when I say it was a revolving door...

What $1,000,000 Buys Today In Toronto

If you're feeling blue on this rainy Friday morning, then don't read this post. Alas, this is a sarcastic look at a really, really, really poorly-built house, listed for $999,900 somewhere in Toronto. Not in any way, shape, or form, do I...

How Do You Price Raw Land?

Easier said than done.  It depends on a multitude of factors, and it's not a question that can be answered in a sentence or two. The primary factors would be location, size, and most importantly: highest and best use. Of...

Crooked Contractor, Terrible Renovations!

I tell a lot of horror stories from the condominium industry about awful developers who build inferior products, who change the blueprints for the buildings, or who delay occupancy and registration. You've heard these stories before, both from my own...

A River Runs Through It

Ah, yes!  My favourite Brad Pitt movie! The story of two brothers coming of age in rural Montana in the in the 1920's, and dealing with family pressures, and the calamity that is "life." Oh, wait.  Sorry, but today's title...