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For Serious Buyers This Is the Time To Buy - 01/31/09 05:31 PM
Interests rates are historically low. Bank rate is 1 % ! Prime rate is 3% and all of us know its buyers market !! Compare prime rate of 4 % on 22 Jan 2008. Do they want to buy when it goes up again ! I don't see housing rates haven't gone drastically down in my area and around yet. THat what I tell my clients: come with me and see your self. I disagree with the media. If real estate was at its peak in 2007, do we justify if we compare it with 2008. The market is slow. If we put Lay off factors (2 comments)
Mommy Don't do it ! - 01/30/09 08:53 PM
"Mommy, don't," were the last words she spoke Mothers day is coming in March but what happend to this mom! In her final moments, Karissa Boudreau dug her small hands into the frozen ground and struggled as her mother tightened the twine wrapped around her neck. Read full story at: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090130/national/boudreau_killing Death penalty is easy for her. She is not only unhuman but it will be insult to animals if we call her animal. Can a mother in the world think of bad for kids ? She should be kept locked in a room with audio of mommy don't ! BUt this is (2 comments)
Safety During Winter Storm Watch - Have a Safe & Happy Shovelling ! - 01/28/09 10:41 PM
Good neighbourliness and safety If you come back from office in the afternoon after snow strom, be ready for the snow shovelling. The City of Toronto offers the following suggestions: Residents are expected to clear snow from the sidewalks in front of their homes. It would be nice if they could help elderly neighbours Please don't push your snow onto city streets Please don't park on the street (where possible) after a snowfall Please make sure fire hydrants are clearly visible by clearing the snow around them Use a more environmentally benign product than salt to deal with ice Shovel safely. (0 comments)
Today was Storm Watch and I made best use of time! - 01/28/09 10:33 PM
Today, it snowed all the day in GTA area. I shovelled snow four times !! It was tyring but fun. Whenever its storm watch in winter to me it means no driving. No office, no showings etc. However, I find it is the best time to update contact list. And that what I did today: updating data base, writing emails and updating website. This is what happened today at 427 and Finch.
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Bloody Monday: 74,000 layoffs announced in one day - 01/28/09 04:18 PM
Will it have an impact on Real Estate ? As a result most of us are already getting affected. Its the time to market but to move ahead very carefully. We got to control our expenditures very juditiously. This is what happend in a single day. Its like one short fired and 74,000 jobs lost ! Read this story and see who are the latest in row to join the so called recession? On Monday, employers in the US and internationally announced tens of thousands of layoffs in an indication that the economic crisis is accelerating and spreading throughout the American and world economy-and far outpacing (3 comments)
Internet allows improved public access to governments - 01/28/09 03:57 PM
The explosive growth of the Internet and the continuing public demand for greater access to government has resulted in governments at all levels rushing to ensure their presence on the World Wide Web. The main purpose of most of the government Web sites is to communicate with constituents and distribute information on various programs and services. Governments at the federal and provincial levels, as well as most local and regional governments in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have established their own Web sites in an effort to get closer to the voters. To know more visit: http://communications2.torontomls.net/gov_rel/websites/index.htm (0 comments)
Search Engine Optimization - 01/25/09 10:04 PM
Should we do it our self or should we pay it to other party. Well it depends how much time we have in hand. Its a good tool and the key words v/s relevent contents are the very important for the respective pages. Depending upon the requirement, we can always cutomise it. However, all said, its not that simple and it can takes time to bring it in top 10 and to keep it there for long is another challenge. Pay per click can be the next option. Adding contents regularly to the website is next important point. If you are doing (0 comments)
Calling FSB's - 01/25/09 09:53 PM
Only few of us tend to call FSBO's !! Its a good area to explore and there good scope. However, it is not that easy to convince FSBO's in first meeting. We know the main aim of FSBO's is just to save money by not giving the commission for our services and still they want to sell the house at best of the market. This can never happen. The buyers are also educated and are aware of all aspects. So where do we do. Its just keep hitting again and again and expain the marketing aspects to the FSBO's. If they are serious and want (0 comments)
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