October 29, 2010 10


Making ‘Square Footage’ Mandatory

Would you buy a house if you didn’t know how many bedrooms it had?

Probably not.

So why do we see condominium listings without any indication of how many square feet the unit is?

I’ve been pushing this issue at the TREB level for quite some time, and it looks like we’re making progress…

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October 28, 2010 7


The Coveted 2nd Bathroom

Whenever I qualify my condominium buyers for the first time, I ask them to provide a list of “must-haves” and “nice-to-haves.”

Almost never does a buyer say that a second bathroom is a “must-have.”

How do you value the second bathroom? 

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October 25, 2010 16


The Ford Era

It’s 8:08PM and they’ve already called the election!

That didn’t take long!

See the photo below – my cards are on the table.

I’d love to hear from everybody else.  Just remember that your comments are anonymous, unless “MONKEYLOVER82” is your real name…

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Be Considerate

Well I was going to lead off the week with blog post about the importance of 2nd bathrooms in condos, but then something happened during my Sunday afternoon.

This is the kind of post where you say, “Okay, really Dave – how much of this is exaggerated?”

What can I say?  The world is full of crazy people, and when I have an experience with one of them, I write 1200 words about it…

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October 22, 2010 5


“The Big Short”

This was quite possibly the best book I’ve ever read.

And even though I’ve read American Psycho as well as The A-Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers, I still believe that “The Big Short” is likely the most disturbing book I’ve ever read.

People always say, “You’ve gotta read this book,” but rarely is that genuine advice taken.  Rather then tell you all that you simply must read the book that details how America caused their own economy to implode beyond anything that capitalism has ever seen before, I’ll just outline my favourite quotes from the book and perhaps you can use this as a synopsis of sorts…

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