Miller’s Day of Reckoning…

Visualization. Picture a small child holding his hand over an electric stove, moving it towards the fiery red element. Fast forward, and picture that child twenty seconds later. The words, "WOW....this was a bad idea" certainly come to mind. Take...

What The &*#%!

I have a bone to pick. I'm so frustrated as I sit here at 7:30PM dealing with a sign-back on an offer, as well as the general buying public. Maybe I didn't get my afternoon Tim Horton's coffee. Or maybe I know...

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...

“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...