homes: Let's do a Hollywood Production! - 03/02/14 08:07 AM
People Love a good Story; a little gossip, a little puffery and embellishment to get your engagement, spark your interest. That Conversation over the back yard fence.
My job as a realtor is not different. I need to talk about the homes history, the neighbourhood and useful facts about the local market.  Once we have created an emotional attachment; the offer cannot be far behind.

Today with online listings, we are adding photo galleries and professionally produced videos of beautifully decorated homes and some emotional spark to engage with you, the swing set with kids laughing, the surprise birthday party, … (0 comments)

homes: Your Bathroom encourages Pillow Talk - 02/23/14 10:56 PM
Would you like a private spa right in your own home?   A well designed and executed shower with multiple nozzles and a Rain Head.  Marble counters with a double sink [stainless] and make up table built in.  Bench in the shower with storage for all those shampoos and conditioners.    Keep that clean look every day with large cut ceramic tile and teh heated floor.
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Remarkable Stylin in Etobicoke 

True Masterpiece Of Quality And Design. Absolutely Stunning Custom Made Home, Offers Over 3000 Sq Ft Living Space. This 4 Bedroom Contemporary Home Located In Most Prestigious Street Of Etobicoke! … (0 comments)

homes: Do you need that iPad? - 01/07/14 05:59 AM
An ipad won't help that older couple that are selling a home after 40 years of memories and not discussing the door frame with Johnny's height carved in every year on his birthday. They crave the comfort of fondling a piece for paper that makes a break with the past. The signing on the dotted line that signifies a commitment.  "Honey,  How does the offer Feel to you?"
The iPad won't help the out of town seller dealing with the estate. How will they catologue and sell the contents from there?
Yes, using the EVERNOTE record audio button is quick for … (0 comments)

homes: The answers may be obvious - The Solutions not so simple - 12/08/13 09:35 AM

I agree that the internet has made it easier for buyers to find homes they “want” online this is where my leniency ends. Online property search is simply an entry point into the discovery process and in no way guarantees a home search will take less time than working with a buyer who had no internet access at all. Some buy quickly, others take 4 - 6 months to look at dozens of Homes.

Do you trust the real estate advice on Yahoo Answers?! My  Answers are glossed over, muted, by the advice of a woman with a … (0 comments)

homes: what kind of Marketing are you posting? - 05/21/13 02:27 AM
Does your work product reflect the creative needs of your market? Are you embracing New Technologies?    
 What does your marketing say about you? Walk in the Park? If you have business to or from Toronto Canada give me a call.

homes: Has reality Finally Hit Toronto Real Estate Market? - 03/05/13 11:47 PM
The Toronto Real Estate Board released its February sales number to the glee of many in financial circles.  Sales Collapsed by 20%  SHOUT the headlines!

In the front page chart

Condo apartments
Month over month % change - 20%

This is in direct conflict with the chart immediately below that shows new listings at 11,052  down 12% from 2012.

YET Days on Market [DOM] increased to 28.... 28 days on market is a one month supply of homes for sale A Seller's Market FIRMLY continues [in the Toronto resale market] with multiple offers on detached and semi detached properties all around … (1 comments)

homes: Your Parents Haven't answered the Phone in days - 01/11/13 10:12 PM

We have all overheard the conversations.   What would you do? Where do you turn first?   Can you offer a name that helps?
You talk at the Office Water cooler...
How many days will pass that your Mom and Dad NOT answer the phone before you go and see if they are ok?    How can you prepare for an unexpected event?
Accredited Seniors Agent Course, in Toronto, Ontario, provided the tools, resources and experience to help you.
Call me 416 233 9000 … (4 comments)

homes: Have we finally halted the Toronto Real Estate Market? - 09/19/12 11:50 PM
Excessive Taxation, Overheated bidding Wars, Lack of Inventory, Inner City Issues, Transit, Tightening Mortgage Rules, Reduced Amortizations, Double Land Transfer Tax in Toronto, Proximity to Employment; What is your hot button issue?   Have we hit the tipping point for bidding wars? The Toronto Real Estate market seems to be slowing, pensive, waiting for a sign....  or is that a stall? TREB figures released mid September; September 18, 2012 -- Greater Toronto Area (GTA) REALTORS® reported 2,544 transactions through the TorontoMLS system in the first 14 days of September. This result was down by 15 per cent compared to the 2,995 sales reported during … (0 comments)

homes: Does getting HITS count - 08/24/12 07:11 AM
Advertise Here!   Look at Me!The truth?  Why would you place your home on any site other than   You may post your home on other sites, also, but If you are searching for true exposure, where serious potential buyers are looking; They are not seeking alternate sites like Goldbook, Yellowpages, TorStar, Property Guys, CommFree, Peartree or Naked Real Estate**...   They are looking where all the listings are. They are looking at sites that specifically display listings by neighbourhood, by price category, where you can sift the data and filter the results for yourself. That's why we are moving towards providing … (0 comments)

homes: Are you priced out of the Toronto Market? - 08/01/12 08:19 AM
Think you missed the market?  Are you concerned about prices? If we are patient and methodical in our search and look thru everything that may be suitable; in your desired neighbourhood, we will find it. Don't get caught up in the competition and drama of staged, perfumed houses with lipstick and fresh paint. Consider your absolute must haves in your property purchase. How close to the public school? Transit Needs? Shopping or other amenities.  Is it community and neighbourhood you crave? Houses are like waiting for a bus...  Another one will be along shortly. Sometimes waiting is hard,  but the success and joy of … (0 comments)

homes: Use your HELOC to pay off Higher Interest Rate Debt - 06/27/12 03:33 AM
I’m Nathalie Ng. I am the Money Chick- A mortgage agent who is licensed to give you unbiased advice on your mortgage. Nathalie, I hear so much about HELOC’s what are they? Home Equity Line of Credit is a smart and flexible financing solution for home owners who own an existing property. It is an integrated financing solution where the home owners borrow in a convenient way & unlock the equity they have built up in their home. They can use that capital however they wish.What are the reasons in general people would get a HELOC?There are many reasons for getting a HELOC. Whether it’s paying down high interest rate debts, undertaking home … (0 comments)

homes: New and Improved Toronto Islands - Sunnyside at Humber Bay - 04/04/12 12:40 AM
What a fabulous addition to the Toronto Humber Bay Shoreline! All the condos along Lake Shore Blvd ( Marine Parade ) will now have additional man made islands at the mouth of the Humber River Bridge towards Sunnyside! * View Larger Map The string of islands would go in at the mouth of the Humber River and extend about one kilometre from shore. The plan would take clean fill from construction jobs to build a solid earth barrier underwater that would deflect polluted Humber River water out into the lake and away from Sunnyside Beach.Above the water, the feature would look … (0 comments)

homes: What will you say in 2015? - 03/29/12 04:05 AM
Could have?   Should Have?
Toronto real estate prices for detached properties show no sign of any price abatement.
Will today's prices for a single family detached home be viewed as a bargain in the future?
Can you ever time the market?
Canada Mortgage and Housing issued some insightful graphs.
Have a look and consider the details and source of information.  
While condo's are becoming over abundant in the next few years  they are holding an average of $425 to 495 per square foot in recently built product.
However the detached sigle family homes in West Toronto continue to … (0 comments)

homes: Toronto Home Sales off to a strong start in 2012 - 01/17/12 12:16 PM
 We are starting a New Year with Resolutions and Optimism! And an price increase of 8.5% averaged over last year.
  The first real estate post that I notice is that "the eventual increase in interest rates will lead to a decline in home prices (probably in the magnitude of 10% - 15%)"   The ink was barely cold on the presses when the pundits were howling about interest rate increases. When the Bank of Canada announced only 3 days earlier.    
TORONTO, January 17, 2012 – Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 1,506 sales through the TorontoMLS® system during … (6 comments)

homes: Will finding a House give you Unlimited Happiness? - 10/31/11 05:37 AM
Here we are approaching November, going into the Fall of 2011. We need to use every tool and service available for us to help find you a home in the Toronto Real Estate Market. This is just one of them [Ipad] We are trying to get you the MLS Listings as fast as possible,People are lining up to do multiple offers, going straight into the home selling winter market of 2011. The interest rates are going to hold firm fo rthe next two years, at about 2 and a half percent,thats very close to 3 percent on a fixed mortgage, Very … (0 comments)

homes: Accounting Firm says we are $774 Million in the RED - 07/11/11 03:50 AM
KPMG's performance Audit of Core Services was delivered.  Where can you cut core services by $774 Million Dollars in Toronto.We should be building schools, transit, hospitals to meet population changes. Instead we are making decisions about cutting departments and services. What would you cut? What would be saved? Add your comments.... What ever is left over means there will be proportionate Property Tax increases and additional user fee. What more are you willing to pay for?

homes: ZERO Down is still here in Toronto - 01/27/11 01:05 PM
The real ZERO DOWN If you are struggling to save up that 5% down payment to buy your home and are tired of paying your landlord’s mortgage then let me help you.

In exchange for your good credit history, RBC Financial will allow you to use both your credit line and credit card limits towards your down payment. All you need are the closing costs.
This is now easier, since the Ontario Government is providing a $2,000 credit towards your Land Transfer Tax.
Please call me Lindsay Doke RBC Financial Trusted Mortgage Advisor 416-464-6423. & let’s get started.. … (0 comments)

homes: Will you Buy or Continue to rent? - 01/24/11 01:57 AM
Will you rent or will you buy? Interest rates on savings at your Bank? 1 - 1.5% annually Average rental on a two bedroom with den Two full bath? $1,800 With the interest rates hovering around 3.89 - 4.09 % five year fixed; yes we would all like to have the variable at 2.35% .
Expected rate of annual value increase? I would use 4%
Try it and tell me. How did your model work?
Lets get you started. … (0 comments)

homes: Swim with the sharks or fish food? - 01/15/11 10:06 AM
Sometimes You are the shark, sometimes we are the bait;
Looking for things to post related to real estate I found an aquarium that you build colour and populate; The fish follow your mouse and you click to drop food. You could add a back ground of your own. Create your own aquarium.

What a great time to talk about New Years Resolutions! Now that you are peaceful, focused and relaxed, What will be your plans for 2011? Tell me about it... … (5 comments)

homes: Is there a Housing Bubble for Toronto? - 12/10/10 04:31 AM
Yes, coming to a City Near you! The overheated housing market is causing a housing bubble and the impending fall of real estate values because of housing affordability. No matter how many times this headline is repeated it does not become the truth. No matter the sources that post on this topic the inherent facts within the Toronto real estate market continue to defy the media pundits calling for it's demise. I have three simple answers; inflation, immigration and consumer confidence. Here are my sources of rebuttal; Canada’s residential housing sector is landing safely after a wild ride over the past … (0 comments)

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