October 20, 2010 1

Mortgage

Hot Off The Press!

Okay, not really.  One of these articles is from Last Friday.
But I wanted to continue yesterday’s mortgage discussion into today as there has been considerable media coverage on the rock-bottom mortgage rates that are offering all kinds of buying opportunities.

Below are two articles about mortgage rates, real estate prices, and the Canadian economy.

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October 19, 2010 9

Mortgage

The Tuesday Tickle: Variable vs. Fixed

A friend of mine told me last week, “I don’t like reading your blogs when they’re about, like, numbers and taxes and stuff.  I like when you’re funny!”

Well, this might not be the blog for her…

I seldom offer an opinion on variable versus fixed because it’s like trying to explain to somebody why they should choose a blonde over a brunette, but perhaps an examination of the risks and rewards will shed some light on the decision…

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October 18, 2010 6

Business

Ridiculous Bank Commercials

Every time I see a commercial for the good ole folks at TD Canada Trust, BMO, or ScotiaBank, I want to punch myself in the face.

These commercials do nothing but make me want to keep my money in my mattress.

They’re condescending and they play to the lowest common denominator.

Who are they trying to attract?

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October 15, 2010 9

Condos

Nice Car!

Here’s a story from the files of, you have got to be kidding me!

A first-time condo buyer moved into his new home, eager as a beaver, but property management quickly wiped the smile off his face and threw his life into disarray.

They told him he wasn’t allowed to park his car in his own space…

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October 13, 2010 3

Condos

Three For The Price Of One

I had to do a double-take yesterday morning when I first looked at the new listings in C01 & C08.

I was planning to show a Richmond Street condo last night, and suddenly there was a second listing for the exact same model unit!

Would you believe me if I said that within fifteen minutes, there was a third?

You’d better believe it, or else this story isn’t going anywhere…

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October 12, 2010 7

Business

Inconvenience

Have you ever heard a seller describe the process of selling his or her property as convenient?  Probably not.

As a Realtor, my job is to minimize the amount of inconvenience that my seller-clients will experience during the course of the listing.

But there a lot of sellers out there who think that everything is inconvenient to them…

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