July 31, 2009

Houses

The Longest 72 Hours Of Our Lives (cont’d)

The look on Antonio’s face when I showed up with seven different offers in an inch-thick folder was priceless!

He was nervous enough as a first time buyer, but now I was going to walk him through the strategies involved in trying to secure this property under the ridiculous conditions with which we were working.

My goal was simple: force the other side to look at our offer, without the 72 hour irrevocable…

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July 30, 2009 1

Houses

The Longest 72 Hours Of Our Lives…

There it was, in all it’s glory:

Seller Requests 72 Hours Irrevocable On All Offers.”

Who would have known what an utter mess those eight little words would create?

There ought to be a law against it…

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July 29, 2009 5

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Technical Difficulties

&*%$#!

Did I get hacked?

Is it possible, as crazy as it sounds, that somebody out there doesn’t like me?!?!

Well, I’m on a new server and I have a new team of techno-nerds backing me.

Sorry for the utter gaffuffle, and yes, “gaffufle” is a word.

I’ll be back up to 100% by Thursday with a two-part post Thurs/Fri about the greediest sellers I’ve seen in a long, long time…

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July 27, 2009 2

Condos

Update On The West Side Lofts

Sometimes I have to actually remind myself that I purchased a condo at the West Side Lofts; that is how long it’s been since they’ve had my deposit!

A client of mine is interested in the project, so I spent Saturday afternoon meandering through their sales centre on Queen Street.

I must say that I’m pretty pleased with the results…

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July 24, 2009 4

Business

Step One

Unlike the “twelve steps” in Alcoholics Anonymous, the steps involved in purchasing a house or condo can change from time to time.

It depends on the market: the city, the neighborhood, and the product.

In our current Toronto market, I tell my clients, “Step One: accept that you’re going to be in competition…”

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July 23, 2009

Condos

Yonge-Bloor Development On The Brink

The landmark tower’s future is in doubt as explained in this article by Kevin Donovan that first appeared on the front cover of Saturday’s Toronto Star.

Below is the article in it’s entirety.

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