Scott Reiart

My name is Scott Reiart and I am a realtor with the Real Estate Brothers at Keller Williams Advantage in Leslieville. I grew up in the Beaches in a home that has been in my family for over 90 years, and I recently moved to Birchcliff just a stone’s throw from the Lake when we found a project and piece of land that we couldn’t resist. As for the next move… well, better to ask the wife! My passions are my family (my wife Emily and I have 2 kids and counting), sports (beer league hockey and softball and fantasy NFL football), cooking (my meat smoker is my third child), my work (I have had real estate investments since my early 20’s) and writing. Read More ..
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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 one listed at $1.2, with the leaky basement and knob and tube??

Exasperated Buyer (loser of 8 bidding wars): Yep, that’s the one.

Well Meaning (but increasingly desperate) Agent: Ok. But you know, there were some recent changes to the industry that I should probably tell you about.

Exasperated Buyer (loser of 8 bidding wars): Oh yeah, like what?

Well Meaning (but increasingly desperate) Agent: Well, to name a few…

There is now a 15% Foreign Buyer Tax and they are cracking down on “speculative flippers”.

The have expanded rent control for all buildings, including post 1991, and there are new initiatives to stimulate the construction of rental buildings.

And best of all, they are going to take a hard look at “realtor practices”, which will involve the tarring and feathering of douchebag agents that continue to list houses at $699k when they know they will sell for over a million.

Isn’t this great?

Exasperated Buyer (loser of 8 bidding wars): Dude, aren’t you listening to me? I don’t give a rat’s ass about foreign buyers looking to jack up rents. I want to bid $1.8 on the semi on Prust Ave listed at $1.2.

Well Meaning (but increasingly desperate) Agent: Great, let’s do it!

And the market will bravely march forward unchanged. Have fun house hunters.

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Who am I? A Realtor, Goal Scorer, Gluten Addict. I Like: Writing, Labatt 50, Russian Vodka, Smoking Meat, Fantasy Football. I Dislike: Light Beer, Oatmeal, Open Toe Sandals, Jackass Realtors. The Scoop: No mortgage calculators, toothless (and grammatically challenged) copy or thinly veiled self-promotion on this site, just no holds barred commentary on what’s good, bad and damn funny about the Toronto real estate market. Enjoy.

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