February 28, 2011 15

Condos

Moving On Up!

I’ve had one foot out the door of my condo for, oh, I’d say about two years now.

Combine my extreme obsessive compulsive disorder with my thoughts and opinions as a Realtor, and result is that I simply cannot find the “perfect” condo for myself.

The truth is: I’d love to be movin; on up!

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February 25, 2011 47

Business

The Friday Rant: CityPlace As A “Ghetto”

This week, an article appeared on Eye Weekly’s online newspaper called “Ghetto Fabulous.”  It was a follow-up to last week’s cover story in which I was quoted as saying that CityPlace will be a “ghetto” in twenty years.

My opinions were rejected by readers of the original article, as they were quick to defend CityPlace, and even quicker to misinterpret my comments.

But any press is good press, right?

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February 23, 2011 3

Houses

“Power of Sale Properties Must Sell In As Is Condition”

A great article was posted in this month’s “Realtor Edge” about power of sale properties and homes being sold in “as is” condition.

It seems that the two go hand-in-hand, since properties under POS actually must be sold in as-is condition.

I can’t even imagine trying to cut through all the red tape when the bank has its hands on ma and pa’s home…

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February 22, 2011 7

Condos

Sales Gimmicks at King “Plus” Condos?

Marketing gimmicks have been around for as long as print media was in fashion, but this latest gimmick for a pre-construction condo in the St. Lawrence Market is making use of a new technology – one I had never even heard of!

“Scanning”  a bar-code-like image will allow people to register for the new “King Plus Condos,” but if you ask me, I think there is a hidden intent on the part of the developer…

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February 18, 2011 4

Business

Too Good To Be True?

I’ve always told people that when it comes to real estate, if something is too good to be true – it likely is.

But once in a blue moon, a “deal” slips through the cracks and money is left on the table.

Last week, I received a call from a young lady that wasn’t looking to be my client, but wanted my advice nonetheless.  I told her to take the deal and run with it…

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February 17, 2011 2

Business

Cleaning Up The Streets!

I was on my way to Jason George for brunch last Sunday morning when I saw a “City of Toronto” truck driving around and picking up all the real estate street-signs!

The back of the truck had about 15-20 signs for pre-construction projects such as Market Wharf, Post House, Trinity Lofts, and others.

I don’t exactly disagree with cleaning up our streets…

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