Thoughts On The Fair Housing Plan

Thoughts On The Fair Housing Plan

Overheard recently at Starbucks. Exasperated Buyer (loser of 8 bidding wars): I’ve had it. My wife is 7 months pregnant and I am sick of spending every Saturday with you. I want to bid $1.8 on the semi on Prust Ave. Well Meaning (but increasingly desperate) Agent: You mean the… Continue Reading

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The Trump Effect

The Trump Effect

Well, America actually did it. They did it. My beloved America went and left the biggest turd in the toilet bowl you could ever imagine. Or in the words of Michael Moore “the biggest f%&k you in the history of America”. Probably the history of mankind. And now I have… Continue Reading

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Holy Bungalow!!

Holy Bungalow!!

The meteoric increase in real estate prices across the GTA has certainly been well documented, in some cases ad nauseam with certain media outlets. Being in the business, it seems every week I have some variation on the same conversation, usually “Holy crap, did you see what 123 Main St.… Continue Reading

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Gimme Some More, Gimme Some More

Gimme Some More, Gimme Some More

It seems appropriate to kick this blog off with a tip to Busta Rhymes and his pulse pounding hit "Gimme Some More". Between this song and his meaty supporting role in "Finding Forrester" (who hasn't pined to see Busta and Sean Connery in the same movie), Busta was on top… Continue Reading

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July 2016 Market Report – WTF???

July 2016 Market Report – WTF???

When speaking with buyers, particularly first time buyers with very fixed budgets, I am often asked if they should wait to make a purchase. Again and again I will hear statements like, “this market is overheated”, or “this can’t last forever” or (best of all) “prices HAVE to go down”.… Continue Reading

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The Tale Of 2 Offer Nights

The Tale Of 2 Offer Nights

I’m not going to sugar coat things in this Spring market of 2016. For buyers it is certainly the toughest market that I personally have seen, and I am sure many other agents would say the same thing. But even in this insanely hot market a buyer can sometimes catch… Continue Reading

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The “Pocket” Listing

The “Pocket” Listing

In this blog I am going to talk about pocket listings, and how they are a real estate occurrence that can be mutually beneficial to both buyers and sellers, but particularly buyers (as we will see later). A “pocket” listing, in the simplest layman terms, is when we have a… Continue Reading

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Stop The Insanity

Stop The Insanity

It seems like the topic of bully offers just keeps coming up in this blog, and believe me when I say I am sick of writing about it, much like I'm sure Tom Petty is sick to death of playing "Free Fallin" every night to a crowd of paunchy middle-aged… Continue Reading

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The Upper Beach Blow Up Part 1

The Upper Beach Blow Up Part 1

The Upper Beach just blew the f%*k up. There is no other way to put it, no more eloquent words. It blew up real good, like the American Embassy during the fall of Saigon or the Hindenburg over the sky of New Jersey. A street sale record was set (by… Continue Reading

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Can You Afford Not To Buy?

Can You Afford Not To Buy?

"Can you afford not to buy?" It is a question that is coming up with my buyers over and over again, and as always it is being driven by extremely low inventory. The market report for March told a great tale for sellers, but a grim one for buyers. In… Continue Reading

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