February 18, 2009

Business

Refuse To Lose!

There are a lot of sellers in this city that are still pricing their properties like it’s September, 2007.

The market has changed, and even though properties are still being bought and sold every day, some sellers are just stubborn.

I recently read something in the book “The Ascent of Money” that may shed some light on why…

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February 17, 2009 8

Business

“Million Dollar Listing”

A friend of mine suggested that I watch the HGTV show Million Dollar Listing, telling me, “It’ll make you want to punch your TV.”

I saw the show.

My hand really hurts…

And now, I’ll share my thoughts on this show with just as much cynicism as usual…

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February 13, 2009 2

Business

Multiple Representation

Okay, I don’t know what the photo below has to do with multiple representation, but it came up on Google Images when I searched, and I think if anybody hasn’t seen that S.N.L. sketch with JT & Beyonce, they’re missing out!

Multiple Representation in real estate has always been a contentious topic, so today I’d like to analyze the potential conflict of interest that exists in representing both buyer and seller to a transaction…

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February 12, 2009 4

Business

Brangelina’s House

All it took was a mere mention of the house that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie leased in my post yesterday, and I received a half-dozen emails from my readers who wanted to know MORE!

Doesn’t anybody care about important things anymore?

No?  Alright, fine.  Here’s the dirt on Brangelina‘s mansion…

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February 10, 2009 2

Condos

$53,500 Per Month

Wow!  And I thought the $7,000 per month that my client paid for his Hogg’s Hollow mansion in 2005 was a lot of money!

Here is a look at some of the most expensive properties for lease in the Greater Toronto Area, as well as a few surprises in our neighboring cities…

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February 9, 2009 2

Business

Risk, Reward…

Properties are taking longer to sell these days and as they continute to sit, buyers begin to salivate at the thought of an eventual price drop.

The situation presents an interesting scenario for buyers, however; should they act quickly on a property they like, or wait with fingers-crossed that the property continues to sit?

It’s a risk/reward proposition…

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