Does Sexy Real Estate Advertising Work?

We've covered this topic before, but with the stakes higher than they've ever been in the Toronto real estate market, do you think that sellers should be doing more? Or do you think that trying something "different" risks offending the masses?...

Opportunity In Eatonville?

If you've watched my Pick5 videos over the years, you've probably seen me talk about this neighbourhood before. But for the rest of you, it's an area you might not be familiar with, or might not have even heard of....

Welcome To My Humble Abode!

The best comment on Monday's blog was the one emanating Ned Flanders from "The Simpsons," since I probably saw that episode a dozen times when I was a kid. Yes, of course, seeing inside a house is important too. What can I...

My Own Private Idaho!

It's Monday, and many of you desperately need to kill four-and-a-half minutes of time with something moderately-educational. So while I'm here in Victor, Idaho, I figured I'd give you a tour of our family home. It's a lot different from what we...

The Real Estate “Risk-Reward” Equation

With any investment, large or small, you need to consider the upside gain, and the downside risk. Investing in real estate is no different, whether it's a long-term buy-and-hold, or a short-term reno-and-flip. I've been monitoring this property in a very sub-par...

Welcome To Corktown Common!

As I said in the video, it truly is Toronto's "best kept secret," and while I know that phrase is incredibly clichee and over-used, in this case, I truly mean it. The area surrounding Front & Bayview had been closed...

Regent Park Is Not A Ghetto

I don't know if we'll ever truly rid the stigma of "Regent Park," but honestly, when you consider how close this is to the downtown core, how far your dollar goes, and how nice some of these condos are, it's...

Backing Onto The Tracks!

Raise your hand if you've either heard somebody say, or if you'd said yourself, "It's a great house....but it backs onto the train tracks." Is that an automatic deal-breaker?  Or simply something to factor into the overall value proposition? I...

The Lonely, Lonely Bike Lane…

Over this past Thanksgiving weekend, many of us spent time putting away our summer furniture, closing up our patios, and as we sunk a bit deeper into the Fall season, we began to recognize that Winter is just around the...