June 30, 2010 5


Take An Interest!

Last week, I attended the Annual General Meeting at a condominium for which I serve as Vice-President of the Board of Directors.

I sat in a half-empty room, and wondered how so many people could care less about the goings-on in their building.

It’s only your largest principal investment, after all, right?

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June 28, 2010 31


Well, That Was Fun!

What a weekend!

Lots of rain, an old lady’s cat got stuck in a tree, and oh yeah – mayhem and rioting in downtown Toronto!

As much as I’d love to turn the subject back to real estate after what seems like a somewhat detached couple of weeks, I would be remiss if I didn’t weigh in on the G-20 “protests” with my own thoughts and reflections…

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June 25, 2010 1


Happy G-20, Everybody!

It’s Friday before G-20, and half of you aren’t even at work, so I don’t think I’m going to waste a 1600 word blog post on today.

I hope that the cottagers, golfers, travelers, and spring cleaners enjoy their weekends while avoiding the Torontonimo-Bay area of the downtown core..

Just remember to avoid any trees, benches, and/or garbage bins that the police forgot to remove from the financial district as the anarchists will (apparently) be using them as weapons.

After all, you don’t have to be MagGuyver to take a six-foot tree, a trash bag, a mailbox, and an apple core and turn them into an improvised explosive device.

Here’s hoping we all make it through the weekend safely!

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June 23, 2010 13


Glarring Deficiencies

Four months into the occupancy phase, and this condo is far from complete.

If you’ve never seen what the common elements of a condo looks like during “occupancy,” perhaps this video will enlighten you…

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June 22, 2010 1


43 And Counting…

Casa Condominium is a beautiful and breathtaking building.

It’s in a great area, it has great amenities, the layouts are fantastic, and the finishes are all upgraded.

Investors are likely going to make money, BUT, they have to sell their units first…

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June 21, 2010 4


How Will The G-20 Affect Real Estate?

Surely it’s not the biggest issue we need concern ourselves with, but it’s certainly crossed my mind more than a few times.

I haven’t seen this level of combined paranoia and preparation since the Y2K scare, which turned out to be needless in the end.

The G-20 Summit will affect the entire city of Toronto, and all of its residents, and it will basically freeze the real estate market for an entire week…

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