The Death Of The Open House

The Death Of The Open House

I am posting this blog on July 15th, in the year 2021, coming right at ya from my dining room table / office / virtual classroom. The date is relevant because tomorrow, July 16th, we will be entering Stage 3 in Ontario at long last. In the real estate world,… Continue Reading

Share this Story

Choose Wisely…

Choose Wisely…

The scenario I am about to describe plays out all the time. You have finally decided it’s time to sell your beloved family home. You are ready to make that next move, whatever it might be, and you know the market is very strong. You are excited for this life… Continue Reading

Share this Story

Say What??

Say What??

Can anybody really believe we are more than a year into this pandemic, and things seem worse than ever before? With another lockdown in effect, schools and restaurants closed yet again, and vaccines rolling out at a glacial pace things seem grim, real grim. Like Armie Hammer’s current career grim.… Continue Reading

Share this Story

HouseSigma – Friend or Foe??

HouseSigma – Friend or Foe??

I find it fascinating to grab a beer with the veteran agents in our office, the agents 25 plus years in. They often speak wistfully of the “good old days”. That glorious time (for them) before computers when new listings were literally sheets in a book, fax machines were revolutionary… Continue Reading

Share this Story

2020 Year In Review

2020 Year In Review

If nothing else 2020 has been consistent. Much like warm beer, cold french fries and wet hockey equipment 2020 has been a consistent drag, providing humankind with repeated blows to the nether regions. 2020 has also been a huge bummer for celebrity deaths, taking beloved icons like Alex Trebek, Sean… Continue Reading

Share this Story

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

Share this Story

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

Share this Story

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

Share this Story

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

Share this Story

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

Share this Story