January 28, 2011 11


33 Offers?


Urband legend?  Or reality?

Oh – it’s reality!  This actually happened earlier this week as a stupidly-underpriced house received thirty-three offers and likely left a lot of buyers feeling really silly once it sold for far more than they had ever considered offering… 

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January 26, 2011 13


Knock-Knock, Neighbour!

When I was five years old, I used to go and pick “fresh flowers” out of the well-maintained gardens of everybody who lived on Parkhurst Boulevard.  I was unaware that this was in any way impolite, and thus we did not get along with our neighbours very well…

Perhaps in a cruel twist of fate, this is why I’ve been saddled with a neighbour who is trying to break the world record for most marijuana ever smoked under one roof.

As a condominium owner, what our our options here?  Especially if my neighbour is a tenant

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January 25, 2011


Mortgage Q & A

Last week, I wrote about the changes to the Canadian mortgage frontier as we know it, and for some reason that still remains unknown, I decided to merge that post with my opinions on America and gun control

What’s up for today?  Abortion?  Gay Marriage?  Medical Marijuana?

Just kidding…..I think.  Today I’d like to look at a few questions that have come up regarding the changes to the mortgage market and have them answered by my mortgage gurus: Joe Sammut and Jody Price.

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January 24, 2011 4


Emotional Attachment

A client of mine is purchasing a Bloor West home and it seemed like she would follow the natural course and sell her condominium.

But I was amazed when she told me that she wanted to find a way to keep her condominium and rent it out!

I’m sure she has her reasons, but my first instinct was that she is severely emotionally attached

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January 21, 2011 8



Barter System?
Bond Salesman?
Ummm….Barbecue Sauce?

We all know what B.S. stands for, and we all know what B.S. is.

But most importantly, we all know how to identify the most incredible example of B.S. when it’s starring us right in the face…

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January 20, 2011 22


Can We Learn From Our (Mortgage) Mistakes?

Earlier this week, significant and impactful changes were made to the mortgage frontier in Canada.

Personally, I applaud the changes and call them long overdue.

And all it took for us to make changes to our mortgage industry was to watch another country’s economy implode…

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