April 28, 2017 11

Photos Of The Week

Photos Of The Week!

Here’s a feature I haven’t done in a long time!

While MLS gives me ample ammunition for my “MLS Musings” series, I guess I haven’t been much of a shutterbug in the past year.

But you’ll get a big kick out of some of these photos.

There’s a little something for everybody today.  Even those who are a bit….ummm……strung out….

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April 26, 2017 21


Are We About To See The End Of Double-Ending?

So the government wants to put an end to “double-ending,” eh?

And the public wants this too?

Apparently, this is one of the root causes of the red-hot real estate market, and it pushes bids higher?

There’s a lot of misunderstanding, and misinformation about double-ending, so once and for all, let me pull the lid off this, and give you my honest thoughts about what goes on, and what we can do about it…

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April 24, 2017 60

Toronto Politics

Liberal Government’s “16-Point Plan” Comes Up 14 1/2 Points Shy

I’ve had the weekend to digest the “Ontario Fair Housing Plan,” the title of which sounds eerily-similar to the “Ontario Fair Hydro Plan,” and I’ve come to the sad, yet somewhat expected conclusion, that the entire thing is just political rhetoric.

Save for a foreign buyer’s tax that might affect a couple people here and there, and rent controls, the rest of the “plan” is a list of vague, rambling, hollow, and incomplete “points” that don’t specify actual action to be taken, or a timeline, or a plan for implementation.

Mumbo-jumbo.  Gobbledygook.  Hocus-pocus.  Blather.

What else would you expect from Kathleen Wynne?
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April 21, 2017 83


Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan: Have Your Say!

Seriously, folks – do you know what I had in the queue for Friday’s blog post?  A video about water damage.  Yeah.  I guess I can shelve that for one day next week…

The “Ontario Fair Housing Plan” was dropped on our heads yesterday by the Ontario Liberals, and there has been no shortage of media coverage on the subject.

Since this news is fresh, and because it’s Friday, today I merely want to outline the changes, and give readers a chance to have their say.

I’ll follow up on Monday with my two cents…

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April 19, 2017 20


Toronto Vs. Vancouver: Where Are We Now?

Everybody is talking about the upcoming Ontario Provincial budget, and what measures the government will take to “cool the market.”

We talked about this ad nauseam last week, so if you’re tiring of the subject, I do apologize.

But I spent the weekend pouring over data from both Toronto and Vancouver, trying to analyze both markets and see if there are similarities.

According to my data, we are approximately where Vancouver was in November of 2015…

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April 17, 2017 3


Opportunity In Eatonville?

If you’ve watched my Pick5 videos over the years, you’ve probably seen me talk about this neighbourhood before.

But for the rest of you, it’s an area you might not be familiar with, or might not have even heard of.

The original housing stock is mainly 1950’s, but these large lots are turning over, and there’s opportunity for buyers to purchase new homes for a massive discount, relative to the central core…

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