February 28, 2008


Blog Fog…

I absolutely hate doing things twice.

There is no worse feeling of complete incompetence and time-wasting than performing the same task a second time.

Guess what?  My blog is having “server issues.”  Now I get to reload all the pictures from the past two months!

No story to read this time around, just my venting of frustration and explanation of why you’ve all seen the “CANNOT FIND SERVER” message the past few days…

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February 27, 2008 29


What Do My Maintenance Fees Pay For?

Bills, Bills, Bills!

There will never be a day when the bills magically stop arriving in your mailbox, but condominium maintenance fees mean less paperwork and writing of cheques.

I had somebody tell me the other day that “maintenance fees are a waste of money.”

Let me explain how that statement makes absolutely no sense at all…

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February 22, 2008 3


Apples and Oranges…

People come into the real estate market with a lot of misconceptions.

Sure, people are far more intelligent, educated, and informed about the market than they used to be, but I find this also makes them more stubborn.

Would you call in a plumber to your home, and proceed to tell him how to fix your sink?

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February 20, 2008 6


Is The Market in Trouble? (conclusion)

Well, perhaps I’m being unfair by writing “half a post” and continuing it the next day.

The suspense is unbearable!

But suspense has become a feature of real estate.  Whether buyer or seller, waiting to see if  a property sells and what it sells for can be extremely nerve-wracking and suspenseful!

And it gets far, far worse when you have an offer outstanding, and you’re waiting to see if you beat the other seven buyers…

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February 19, 2008 2


Is The Market In Trouble?

It is if you are a buyer

The media constantly talks about this impending “market correction” or some sort of “bubble burst,” but from where I stand, it’s just not happening.

Let me tell you about a couple of my buyers and their experiences to prove why real estate prices are going nowhere but up…

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February 13, 2008 1


Who Shovels Snow In a CONDO??

As the city prepared for upwards of 20 CM of snow for the 3rd time in the last ten days, I couldn’t help but think of a few advantages of living in a condo instead of a house.

However, there is one thing that nobody would expect either a condo-owner or home-owner to do in this weather…


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