April 30, 2009 2

Business

Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For…

More and more of my condo-buying clients come to me knowing exactly what they’re looking for.

They know the exact neighborhood, the particular building, and quite often they have their future home in their mind’s eye.

The only thing left to do, is wait…

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April 28, 2009 1

Business

Boutique Condos

The word boutique alone conjures up many positive thoughts and images before one even sets foot inside the condo.

But surely a building with only ten units could cause a few problems, no?

I’m always weary of small condominiums because of the potential for the ever-lurking special assessment

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April 27, 2009 2

Business

Bear Market Rally?

Maybe it’s the warm weather, or maybe it’s because the Blue Jays are in first place.

Whatever the cause, there’s no denying that the Toronto real estate market has picked up significantly in the last four weeks.

Is this a turn-around?  Or is it just a bear market rally?

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April 24, 2009 4

Business

“For Whatever Reason”

If you think that a 200-page Agreement of Purchase & Sale could ever be considered “straightforward,” think again.

I have a client who was recently screwed over by a developer because of a uniquely-worded agreement.

The three words “for whatever reason” cost him thousands and thousands of dollars…

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April 22, 2009 2

Condos

The Bachelor

No, I don’t mean the TV show where an “average-looking-for-television” man sorts his way through a maze of women and picks one….to pretend that he will stay with after the show is over.

I mean the style of condo where your stove is next to your night-stand!

Beggars can’t be choosers, but is it worth living in a space that is slightly larger than many peoples’ walk-in-closets?

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April 21, 2009 16

Condos

Ignore The Rules!

One of the biggest differences between living in a condo and living in a house: the rules and regulations.

I find a direct correlation between the age of the condo board president and the number of ridiculous rules, but I digress…

You know what they say: rules are meant to be broken…

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