March 10, 2010 16

Toronto Politics

Show’s Over, Folks!

Yesterday, I did something that I haven’t done in over six years.

I know, I know – the door is wide open for some jokes.  I walked right into that one, but I’ll leave you guys to it…

So what did I do for the first time in six years yesterday?

I paid a parking ticket…

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March 9, 2010 7

Investing

Invest In Yourself

Every investor is different.

Every investor has different risk tolerances, goals, objectives, and sensitivities.

But at some point, there has to be a minimum standard.  Doesn’t there?

My recent experience with a west-end property has shown me that some investors don’t actually care about their return…

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March 8, 2010 7

International

My Newest Guilty Pleasure

I’ll admit it: I love this show.

Million Dollar Listing is on HGTV and I can’t get enough of it.

I don’t watch reality television, and in actual fact, I really only watch sports and news, unless a show is available on DVD.  But I’ll admit that after tearing this show apart on my blog last year, I’ve come to enjoy it.

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March 5, 2010 10

Mortgage

Get A Mortgate Pre-Approval!

This past Tuesday, the Bank of Canada announced that the prime lending rate would not be changed, although they hinted at an increase in July.

It’s not like the government would ever lie, right?

Change or no change, I have to stress: get a mortgage pre-approval!

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March 4, 2010 2

International

World’s Most Expensive Property

An agent in my office sold a $9,500,000 property in Toronto last month, and I thought that was a lot of money.

Apparently, it’s not.

Apparently, it’s about a third of what some people spend on furniture

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March 3, 2010 8

Condos

Throwing Your Hat In The Ring

Would you submit an offer on a property when there are multiple offers, and you know in your heart that you have no chance in hell of winning?

I wouldn’t, but a lot of buyers out there would….and do.

I think it’s a mistake to just throw your hat in the ring, and I’ll tell you why…

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