May 31, 2010 2

Leasing/Renting

Righteous Rental Rights

I know what you’re thinking, and no, I don’t ever get tired of excessive alliteration and lame puns…

Just to pick up on Friday’s post, I’d like to expand on a situation I had with a friend of mine regarding his status as a potential tenant.

I took a serious devil’s advocate approach, but it was a necessary stance to get all the facts on the table…

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May 28, 2010 18

Leasing/Renting

Rental Rut

We often talk about the money “wasted” on rent by young people in Toronto and then compare those costs to what they could be paying into their mortgage.

But what about people who can’t even afford to rent?

I have two friends currently looking for rentals in Toronto and you won’t believe what they’re looking to pay…

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May 27, 2010 2

Condos

Age Before Beauty

Yesterday, I wrote a post about 160 Frederick Street and how FIVE almost identical condos are for sale at the same time. 

The building is old and I suspect this is a major reason why units aren’t selling; or aren’t selling as quickly as the rest of the market in general.

Today’s buyers want, new, new, NEW!  And when you really think about it – can you blame them?

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May 26, 2010 7

Condos

Tough Sell!

This story goes way beyond the laws of supply and demand.

There are FIVE similar units for sale at 160 Frederick Street, all priced within a few thousand dollars of eachother.

The buyers certainly have their choice, but I still think it’s tough sell…..like the photo below…

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May 25, 2010 7

Opinion

The Tuesday Tickle: Gym Rats

Sooooo……how was the long weekend?

Our bodies are back, but our brains still long for the cottages, ski-boats, and golf courses.

Today’s blog post won’t be about real estate, as it is my duty to provide you all with a little comic relief from your jobs…

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May 20, 2010 14

Condos

Why?

It’s a simple question, but there are so many answers.

But everybody keeps asking me; buyers and my colleagues.

WHY have I completely disregarded the pre-construction condominium industry?

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