August 30, 2013 25

The Friday Rant

The Friday Rant: Get A (Toronto) Life!

August 28th, 2013 marked the first time I ever paid for a copy of Toronto Life.  I just had to know what all the fuss was about…

This month’s Toronto Life has ranked all 140 neighbourhoods in Toronto, and from the rankings, to the accuracy, to the pricing – they show us why their publication is truly second-rate, and should be thrown directly into the garbage, where it belongs…

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August 28, 2013 11

Houses

Are You On Drugs?

Tell me you are!  Please tell me that is why the following MLS listing appears as it does!

Thanks to blog-reader Paul for sending me this MLS listing, which I think is, quite possibly, the worst MLS listing I’ve ever seen in ten years of selling real estate…

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August 27, 2013 26

Mortgage

Are You Sensitive?

I am.  My wife tells me all the time, but I think she’s referring to something else…

Let’s talk about price sensitivity, specifically as it pertains to interest rates, and how a changing mortgage market affects some real estate buyers, and not others…

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August 26, 2013 23

Business

Are You Naive?

Because if you are, you probably don’t stand a chance in Toronto’s real estate market today!

I don’t mean to name-call, or be insensitive, but a lot of the buyer pool who absolutely refuse to accept current market conditions are simply never going to be successful in their property searches…

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August 23, 2013 19

Opinion

Great Expectations

I’d like to pick up on yesterday’s discussion about young people and their perception of the “value of a dollar.”

It’s very hard to evaluate the price of real estate, whether renting or buying, if you come from a place where a dollar is worth more/less to you than the rest of the world…

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August 22, 2013 28

Investing

How Long Should You Live At Home?

My two cents: as long as you possibly can without going crazy.

A lot of my first time buyers are itching to get out of their parents’ basement (or their kiddie bedroom, if that’s the case…), but they need to first weigh the pros and cons of living at home versus moving out on their own…

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