November 29, 2013 11

Condos

Top Five: Useless & Needless Condominium Notices

Let’s pick up where we left off Wednesday’s discussion about the “rules and regulations” regarding your condominium’s garbage chute.

We’ll take this a step further, and look those utterly useless and laughable notices posted by your condo’s property manager.

You know the ones I’m talking about, right?

We see them every night when we come home, and we look at them and say, “Are they serious?”

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November 27, 2013 11

Condos

That’s Garbage!

The most common complaint I hear among condo owners is always something to do with garbage.

Whether it’s the garbage chute, the garbage room, the rules and regulations surrounding garbage, or something in between – there’s much ado about human refuse.

Who cares, you ask?  Why are we talking about this, you say?

If you think I can’t write 1,800 interesting words about garbage, you haven’t been reading this blog long enough…

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November 25, 2013 4

Business

A Verbal Agreement, Is Not An Agreement

This should not come as a surprise to anybody.

But time and time again, and especially through these unrealistic real estate TV shows, I see verbal offers and verbal negotiations resulting in verbal agreements, which are NOT agreements!

Sure, it might come together in the end, and you might not get burned.

But remember that old adage, “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me….”

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November 22, 2013 10

Pre-Construction

The “Occupancy Phase”

So you purchased a pre-construction condo in 2010, and now the condo is “ready.”

Ready?  You mean “finished?”  Oh no, no.  It’s not even close to being finished.

But your own individual unit is finished, and now the developer gives you “occupancy” of the unit, while construction continues on the rest of the building.

Allow me to demonstrate…

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November 20, 2013 13

Development

CBC Doc Zone: “The Condo Game”

I don’t want this to come off as shameless self-promotion, but I do want to inform everybody of the CBC’s documentary on Toronto condominiums that is airing on Thursday night at 9:00pm.

It’s not a “condo bashing” piece, but it’s not pushing the real estate agenda either.

I’ve been involved with this project since the beginning, and I can’t wait to see what they’ve put together.

Here’s a preview of the documentary, and my comments to further explain the program below…

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