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...

Trumped!

Toronto's downtown core has been gridlocked for days, and drivers have been trumped in their efforts to move around efficiently. Several city blocks were closed, and remain closed at the time of this writing, because the useless antenna on top...

Grand Teton Mountain Range

In Idaho. I mean, Wyoming. Er, maybe it's Idaho.  It's confusing. Our house in Victor, Idaho is right on the Wyoming border, so whether you're going horseback riding or heading out for groceries, you never know if you'll end up...

“Beehive Basin” in Big Sky, Montana

Okay, here's something different! As I said in the following video, rather than give you a real estate "Top-Ten" list on this fine Wednesday morning, why not give you a piece of scenery that exemplifies the phrase, "....a picture paints...

Video Killed The Radio Star….

....but also provided me with the following real estate follies below, which you can watch below. I swear, sometimes I wish I had a camera following me around through the course of a week, as you can't imagine all that...

Quality Workmanship!

That was sarcasm, FYI. Sure, we could spend Friday looking at photos of Forest Hill mansions, with all their high-end finishes, and quality workmanship.  But that's dreaming.  A reality check is much more educational. There are a LOT of people in the...

How To Revolutionize The “Open House”

"Saturday/Sunday, 2-4pm." We see this on every MLS listing when they come out, and often I wonder, "Isn't there something more we could be doing to differentiate our listings from the pack?" The real estate industry is changing every day, both in...

Top Ten: Realtor Clichés

Anybody in the mood for a "Fun Friday?" It took me a couple weeks to actually edit this together, but the idea has been on my mind throughout the fall market, and dare I say that every Realtor out there...

How Secure Is YOUR Condominium?

Whenever I show condos, I always hate when the concierge has to "unlock" the elevator so I can access the floor I'm going to. I always tell my buyer clients, "This is such overkill!  There's a lock on the front...

A River Runs Through It

Ah, yes!  My favourite Brad Pitt movie! The story of two brothers coming of age in rural Montana in the in the 1920's, and dealing with family pressures, and the calamity that is "life." Oh, wait.  Sorry, but today's title...

What Is A “For Now View?”

Let's pick up where we left off on Monday's discussion about "dog units" and explore another real estate catch-phrase that could significantly impact your investment: the "for now view." It should be pretty self-explanatory, but just in case it's not,...