“Holding Back on Offers”

Why do sellers usually "hold back on offers" when selling their house or condo? Why would they choose to list their property on a Tuesday, but not look at a single offer until the following Monday? Allow me to be...

Snoop Bloggy Blog…

Some of you may have noticed a few problems with the Toronto Realty Blog lately. We had a virus on the website and a few bugs that might have re-directed you to a spam page for software. As well, the...

Sad Day in Real Estate

Agents at Bosley Real Estate and people throughout the entire real estate industry are mourning the loss of Krista Stryland. Krista passed away suddenly on Thursday evening, far before her time should have come. Krista was an exceptional agent, and...

Phantom Bids

Did anybody see the article in the Saturday Star "New In Homes" section about phantom bids in real estate? This article really shook up our office, as our own office manager was called into question in the article. Here's a...

Another Top-Ten Real Estate List!

After last week's post about the top-five real estate related movies, I got a whole slew of emails from people telling me how exciting that was to read. Is it the top-ten lists that people crave?  Or my incessant ramblings about non-real-estate-related...

Real Estate on the Silver Screen!

I always joke around about how Realtors are portrayed in the public eye---we dress like investment bankers, drive either a BMW or a Lexus, always smiling, and wear sunglasses even in the winter. We have our faces on park benches,...

Mortgage NIGHTMARE!

Ever have one of those experiences where you think everybody in the world is crazy except YOU? What do you do to remedy the situation? Even worse, what if this situation involves money! Your money! (more…)

Who Doesn’t Love Travelling??

Arrrrrgh! I'm so frustrated right now.  Airplanes, airports, stewardesses....er...."flight attendants." If only I had some sort of forum to express my current level of discomfort... WAIT!  I have my very own blog! This may not be about real estate, but...

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...

Wanted: Condos For LEASE!

Time and time again, I have heard people talk about how soft the rental market is in Toronto. Tell that to the girl that left her $290/month Waterloo sublet to come and pay $1300/month to live in Toronto! Or how about...

Gardiner Expressway Condos

I was in the car last night driving along the Gardiner, and my buddy says to me "Where the heck did all these condos come from??" He hadn't been to Toronto in ten years, and last time he was outside...

The Real Estate Calendar

As we approach mid-August, the real estate market is two weeks ahead of the slowest time in the real estate calendar, and yet two weeks from perhaps the busiest time. We are going to see a flurry of activity the...

Condominium Amenities

"Yeah this building is great, but does it have a POOL?" "Well, would you actually use the pool?" "Maybe...maybe not....but I still want this building to have a pool...." (more…)

Are Rates Going UP?

"INTEREST RATES!" Do those two words send a shiver up your spine? Most people fall into one of two categories: 1) Those that have a mortgage, 2) Those that don't....yet. After yesterday's modest 260-point decline in the S&P/TSX Composite Index...

BIDDING WAR….The Conclusion!

"David, is everything alright?" asked two concerned agents as I shouted "Bwwaaaah!" "Uhhhh.....huh...." I replied as I could barely muster out any words. Here are some words: Shocked. Amazed. Dumbfounded. As I logged on to www.torontomls.net this morning and checked...