2017 And The Year In Real Estate Ahead

I find these year-end, and start-of-the-year blog posts to become somewhat expected. But having said that, I'm also a sucker for discussion of potential future events.  Not necessarily "predictions," but rather a prudent, yet somewhat speculative, look at issues that lay...

Happy Holidays!

"Happy Holidays."  Is this what the politically-correct society of 2016 would have us do?  Remember the Christmas Concerts we had in school in the 1980's?  When we'd get together in the gym and sing about Rudolph and Frosty?  What was wrong with...

It’s A Girl!

Almost ten years of blogging and I've never really taken a "break." Maya Elle Fleming was born on Sunday morning, and I can't help but feel like this is what I've been waiting for my whole life. I'm going to...

More MLS Musings!

Monday and Wednesday's blogs were absolute beauties. But all the comments, insight, and debate from the readers was what really made me proud of TRB. I've never seen so many readers delve into their own personal lives before, and it...

For Sale: Everything Urbancorp

If you've been following the story so far through 2016, or even over the last few years, you knew this was coming. I'm not sure of the right terminology - bankruptcy, foreclosure, receivership, power of sale, but however you want...

Photos Of The Week!

Maybe I just expect too much when it comes to the way properties are listed for sale in today's market. Maybe it's a matter of "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em," and I should list properties without cleaning them,...

A Whole Other Level Of Crazy!

I really need to stop saying things like, "In all my years in the business, I've never experienced anything like this," or "This is the first time this has happened." Because as I'm slowly learning, no matter how crazy, abnormal,...

Happy Easter!

Well folks, when your own wife tells you, "Tomorrow is a statutory holiday and the rest of the world is taking the day off," you have no choice but to simply close the laptop, and sit down to watch the...

Happy Holidays!

It's that time of year again, when I feel equal amounts of sorrow and relief as I sign off from Toronto Realty Blog until January. But I'm excited to open a new feature when we come back in 2015: the forum....

“Pocket Listing”

A reader sent me this movie trailer, and after watching the first ten seconds, I said aloud, "This is a spoof." My colleague sitting behind me asked, "Is that 'Pocket Listing?' I can't wait to go and see that!" This...

It’s Over!

Are you the girl who continues to text the guy that dumped you, well after he said "Please don't contact me again?" Last week, a colleague told me a story about a buyer and an agent who absolutely refused to...

See You Monday!

I hope everybody had a fantastic holiday break! I'll be back on Monday morning with the first new blog post of 2014, and I'll keep them rolling out - 4-5 per week, every week, until we get back to the...

Happy Canada Day!

It's my favorite day of the year, and I hope you make it yours too. If you're reading this post right now, I only have one question for you: why are you inside on your computer instead of running down...