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Commercial Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)



10 Steps to Starting a Successful Business   By Brian Madigan LL.B.1 PeopleYou need good people. You can't do it all yourself, so you better find them now. Possibly, you will have a business partner who can share some of the workload. If not, then hire the best. Get people who know more than you ...
10 Steps to Successful Business Financing   By Brian Madigan LL.B.1 Right LenderYou will have to find the right lender for your business. This might be yourself, family, friends, business partners, former owners or institutional lenders. Remember that you can lend money to your own business and r...
10 Steps to Buying a Successful Business   By Brian Madigan LL.B.1 Right BusinessYou will need to find the right business for you. This is one that you like. This is in a field where you are comfortable. You have experience and enthusiasm that you can bring to the table. If you are a chef, then b...
The Housing Crisis ~ September 2008   By Brian Madigan LL.B.You might be quite concerned about the present housing crisis. Could it happen in the GTA?The crisis in the US stock market, and world financial markets occurred because of deflation in the US housing sector. In large measure this was du...
September 2008 ~ First Half Performance  By Brian Madigan LL.B.I thought that you might want to see some of the numbers for Toronto and vicinity real estate. This is simply the first half of the month. It is noteworthy because of the significant stcok market crash in every major market around the...
Power Negotiating for Realtors  By Brian Madigan LL.B. Sometimes, too much is too much! A realtor's ability to negotiate a particular transaction is often based upon the client's bargaining position. Often, this is overlooked.Naturally, if the client is in a very strong position, then few, if any...
Sales by Non-Residents  By Brian Madigan LL.B.You have to be careful if you're purchasing property from a non-resident. If you don't, you may end up paying their income tax.As part of every real estate transaction the purchaser should obtain proper evidence in the form of an affidavit that the v...
By Brian Madigan LL.B.Overall there does not appear to be any difference in the markets over the week. Basically, the TSX is up 1%. If you were away on vacation and had no access to the news, you would say "no big deal".So, we better look at the daily numbers-515.55 Monday-27.04 Tuesday-349.30 We...
Finders Keepers   By Brian Madigan LL.B.This isn't just a kids' expression, it's the law. But, there certainly are some rules when it comes to real estate.The current controversy involves the "finding" of cartoons penned by the late Ben Wicks. Ben was a prolific editorial cartoonist and politica...
Real Estate ~ Stock Market or Property?  By Brian Madigan LL.B.The TSX has magically plunged through the 20% drop which officially makes it a bear market.In roughly the same time period, the real estate market in the GTA is off by 8.5%. So, by all accounts there ought to be deeper discounts in th...

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