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...

The Carpet Factory Lofts!

Have you seen these? Gorgeous, authentic, hard-loft condos, with open concept layouts, soaring 12-foot ceilings, exposed brick walls, and timber ceilings.  All in the heart of Liberty Village in a century-old building. These lofts would be in constant demand, in our red-hot...

Quality Control!

Well, if my buyer-clients weren't depressed before we went looking at houses, they sure as hell are now! A Thursday morning foray into Wexford & Scarborough "new, custom-built homes" left us all in tears as we made our way back to the...

Are You a V.I.P.?

Because if you weren't standing out on Merton Street last night for hours and hours on end, then clearly you're not part of the in-crowd. In order to answer the constant stream of questions about "why" and "how" our condominium market continues...