Playing By The Rules

Does the squeaky wheel get the grease? I got a referral from an old friend of mine, and the potential client was a nightmare from the get-go. He was the  kind of person who didn't need a real estate agent,...

Is The Market In Trouble?

It is if you are a buyer... The media constantly talks about this impending "market correction" or some sort of "bubble burst," but from where I stand, it's just not happening. Let me tell you about a couple of my...

Let’s Agree….To Disagree…AGAIN!

As promised, here is the sequel to Tuesday's post about a certain company's "2008 Market Forecast." I was so distraught after reading their "Forecast" that I went ahead and "forecasted" myself drinking a six-pack of Corona and passing out on...

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...

Most Expensive Condos in the CITY!

Last weekend, I was showing condos to two investors from Dubai who seemed overly concerned with the price per square foot. No matter what I showed them, they wanted it cheaper! A unit at Mozo Lofts was priced reasonably at...

Want a Piece of Advice?

Cover your body in honey and go lay on an ant-farm....that's making yourself "vulnerable"... Or, take your "David Fleming: Open House" signs, put them outside your building, and hold an open house. THAT is making yourself vulnerable! Just when I...

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...

The Tale of Two Investments…

I'm contemplating making another move in the real estate market. Until last week, when I arrived in Ajijic, Mexico, I was jet-set on purchasing another pre-construction condominium in downtown Toronto. Now, I'm wondering if a piece of vacant land in...

Condo BUST? I don’t think so…

If ever there were an indication that the condo market isn’t “about to implode” as many media sources and your roommate with absolutely no knowledge of real estate whatsoever, have speculated, it was last week with the launch of 83...