Terrible Quality Renovations!

Let's watch some videos today, shall we? I've seen a few really bad renovations of late, and when one of my clients asked me the other day, "Why would somebody do this?" all I could muster in reply was, "This is what happens...

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Maybe my standards are too high. Maybe that's it.  Maybe that's why we keep coming back to this, every 2-3 weeks, looking at what other people post on MLS. Today, I'll blame both the listing agents and the home-owners for these bad photos and...

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I've never been the "adult Halloween" type, so I assure you I will not be dressing up this weekend as anything other than a boring 37-year-old who drinks Crown Royal alone after his wife falls asleep on Saturday nights. However,...

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The TREB numbers came out on Wednesday, and there is much to be discussed. But I felt that post deserved two days of attention, rather than the one day that Friday's blogs get.  That, and it's a long weekend, so many...

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I've seen a lot of really odd listings this summer, and I keep saving these photos for the proverbial rainy day. If that day was purple, pink, green, yellow, and puke-orange, then that day would be today. Folks, I understand that styles come and go,...

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Today is not just another collection of funny, ignorant, mistaken, shameful, and/or lazy photos on MLS listings. No, today we're doing something special. Today, we're going to look at the entire photo array, which represents the listing as a whole. Because laughing at one photo...

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A few of my regular "favourites" make appearances yet again, in today's post. Terrible photography, is one thing.  But terrible photography - that includes a reflection of the photographer is another. I'm also a huge "fan" of photos of inanimate objects in...

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Agents across the city are now sending me their own photos-of-the-week, or submissions for "MLS Musings." And I appreciate them all!  Sometimes it's hard to pick my favourite, although I'm willing to forgive a poorly-written write-up, spelling mistakes, or poor...

Photos Of The Week!

Here's a feature I haven't done in a long time! While MLS gives me ample ammunition for my "MLS Musings" series, I guess I haven't been much of a shutterbug in the past year. But you'll get a big kick...

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I had two great blog posts in the queue that I call "my mind" for Friday, but life happens, and now it's 2am and I'm exhausted, and can't write. So please accept this already-written-and-waiting blog, with hilarious/sad/lazy/depressing/questionable MLS musings, as...

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What do you enjoy more? a) The bizarre MLS photos b) The often-more-bizarre MLS captions Today, I have a mix of both for you, as we see not only what agents will write on behalf of their well-paying clients who are selling...

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Sooooo......people really like debating rent controls, huh? With the 100-comment mark for Wednesday's blog post on the horizon, I figured another "serious" topic might crash this entire site. Let's relax a bit today and look at some of the spectacular...

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The 2017 Toronto real estate market is just crazy, folks. I need a breather.  You need a breather. It's like when you go home after a long day of work and decide to watch an episode of Black Mirror.  Then...

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Well I'd hate to take the debate away from topics like the future of our city and whether or not we'll all have a place to live in fifty years. But.....I have some of the funniest MLS photos, descriptions, and...

Photos Of The Week!

Ah yes,  the Friday before a long weekend! Some of you are mailing it in at work today. Some of you are being grinded like crazy to get everything done before your workplace closes down for three days. And some...

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These have been piling up for a while! I'm like a kid on Christmas, sitting here, starring at a living room full of gifts, trying to decide which one to open first. What makes for a better MLS musing: laziness, or...

Photos Of The Week!

And not "MLS" photos, but rather photos from my daily meanderings around the city. Maybe I've been camera-shy over the last few months, as I don't have more than a dozen of what the kids call "doozies" saved up, but...

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If you're new to TRB, then you might find to be an amusing distraction while you drink your morning coffee, or you might think this is a simple-minded alternative to talking about real issues affecting Toronto real estate. However, I'm constantly shocked, but...

Photos Of The Week!

This edition of "Photos of the Week" blends together some of the worst photos I've seen on MLS, along with some of the worst I've seen in person. I saw a $2.4 Million Leaside home come onto the market this...

Photos Of The Week!

This week's edition of "Photos of the Week" is going to be a mix of both MLS photos, plucked right from the active listings that you see online every day, as well as photos I take in my travels each...