February 26, 2010 13


Two Sides Of The ‘Pre-Construction’ Coin

After my experience last week at a few new-condo launches, I immediately came back to my office and put on an impromptu real estate seminar for those of my colleagues who were (un)lucky enough to be present.

I ranted and raved, and they sat and listened.

And then one of them played devil’s advocate and raised a very interesting way of looking at things…

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February 25, 2010 5


Take The Stairs…

I live at 230 King Street.

My buyer-clients live at 230 King Street.

The condo we were offering on is at 230 King Street.

Last night was quite an adventure.  And apparently there was a hockey game on?

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February 23, 2010 6


Sitting In The Dark…

Okay, so it’s a bad play on words.  And the picture quality is terrible, but I thought it would be cool to film in the dark under a street lamp…

And as I sat in the dark in my car last night and filmed this video blog, I was completely in the dark as to whether or not my clients would prevail in their multiple offer situation.

There are tougher jobs in the world than being a real estate agent, but it’s not easy to sit around and wait to hear your clients’ fate… 

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February 22, 2010 8


Basement Rental Income

For any first time buyer, the idea of renting out the basement for $800 per month to help pay the mortgage sounds like a fantastic idea!

But when you rent to that long-haul truck driver who won’t pay his rent and won’t leave, then you’re in trouble.

The one thing that buyers never consider: the legal ramifications of the basement apartment…

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February 19, 2010 7


Pop The Cork!

That’s me.  And that’s a bottle of 1998 Dom Perignon.

One of my readers who uses the moniker DaveyTheJ dropped this bottle off at my office last week as payment for a “bet” that we had made on the blog in 2008.

And this explains what my blog is all about…

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