June 30, 2009 7

Condos

New Development of The Week: ’17-Foot-High-Ceiling Lofts’

You’ve all heard the incessant radio ads, and you’ve undoubtedly heard about it from a friend or family member.

Now I’m here to review this new project; this project that I knew was a sham as soon as it was launched.

I’d rather call this “8.5-Foot-High-Ceiling Lofts, Times Two.”

Do the math for the price and for the ceiling height, and it just doesn’t add up…

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June 29, 2009 4

Business

‘Land Registry’ Doesn’t Quite Register…

The new GeoWarehouse for 2009 was supposed to be a huge improvement over the old 2007 version and was intended to make Title Searches easier, more accurate, and provide more information.

The new system has its pros and cons, but there is one huge issue that is wrecking havoc in the resale condominium world…

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June 26, 2009 4

Leasing/Renting

You’re Fired!

Not all of my real estate tales are filled with jolly-good shows and happy endings.

It’s a very up and down business, so allow me to regale you with a story from my formative years.

This is the story of the only client I have ever fired…

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June 24, 2009 12

Neighbourhoods

The Forest Hill Experience

Well….I was going to write a post about how incredible Forest Hill is and explain why the area is so expensive.

I was going to show off photos I took of gorgeous houses and draw attention to the quality and curb appeal.

But when the police officer pulled me over, I knew the story would end up dramatically different…

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June 23, 2009 3

Condos

65 Sheldrake Boulevard

If anybody should be able to demonstrate a holier than thou attitude with respect to where they live, it would be the owners at St. George on Sheldrake.

This church sanctuary turned condo represents one of the most unique residential spaces I’ve seen in the entire city of Toronto…

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June 22, 2009 1

Condos

Don’t Believe The Hype!

Remember when we were kids and we had “do-overs”?  Re-plays, and second-chances?

I would imagine that the folks at Cresford Developments would LOVE to have a do-over with Merton Yonge Condos.

A couple weeks ago, they tore down their sales centre.  Now we find out that the project didn’t get financing and won’t move ahead…

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