September 30, 2013 13

Business

How “Open” Is An Open House?

I mean, if the Realtor tied a rope to you and your partner, and escorted you through the house without allowing you to move more than eighteen inches away, would you truly feel free?

I can’t believe some of what I see going on at open houses these days, and it all culminated with a viewing I did at an east end house this past Sunday…

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September 27, 2013 32

The Friday Rant

The Friday Rant: Vote “Nay” To The Island Airport Expansion

I’ve been back and forth with my opinions on this for a while now.

I realized that I’ve flip-flopped, then flipped, then flopped, but after flapping, and then flooping, I’ve finally decided to vote “nay” to this project.

Wait…..I don’t get a vote?  Then what was that phone call to my home for?  A “survey?”  Dammit…

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September 26, 2013 25

Condos

Where Are The Cheapest Condos In Toronto?

Believe it or not, that’s a question I have NEVER been asked!

But in conversations with a blog reader this week, who emailed me some MLS listings and asked, “Are these prices too good to be true?”  I think I might have found the cheapest condos in Toronto.

How about a 3-bedroom unit, over 1,000 square feet, for $124,900?

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September 24, 2013 10

Condos

Band-Aid Solution

Remember that saying our parents used to drill us with: “Two wrong’s don’t make a right”?

Well that’s what I’m finding a lot of when it comes to property management in downtown Toronto condos these days, and it’s going on in my building as well.

Just as a microcosm of the whole issue, let me explain what’s happening at Vu, as some residents push for a band-aid solution to just one of our building’s problems…

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September 23, 2013 4

Stories!

The Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Done?

I think it’s been long enough since this event that I can tell this story…

I’m not perfect, and I don’t ever want to give the impression that I act as if I am!

Here’s one of the dumbest things I’ve ever done while performing my duties as a Realtor…

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September 20, 2013 2

Leasing/Renting

Bow Chicka Wow Wow!

Aaaaand……if you have no idea what the title of this post refers to, then you may be too sensitive to read the following subject matter…

I’ve seen a lot of crazy things on Craigslist and Kijiji before, but when it comes to people looking for roommates, I had no clue what really goes on in some people’s heads.

Here are some of the most “interesting” advertisements for properties up for rent, lease, or…..ummmm……trade

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