A new Real Estate Council survey reveals 41 per cent of homeowners and 45 per cent of first-time homebuyers wish they had done something differently when buying or selling their home. Among things buyers/sellers reported wishing they had approached differently when purchasing or selling their home was having a better grasp of the process (buying […]

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Five ways you’re missing out on free money People are often skeptical at the mention of “free money.” Pop culture has taught us that there’s always a catch. When the Joker dumped $20-million in cash on a crowd of parade goers in Tim Burton’s Batman, that windfall came with a side of hot air balloons spewing […]

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As many of you know, I’m a BIG fan of Gary Vaynerchuck. In fact, his first book ‘Crush it‘ was very instrumental in the success of my video marketing. That said, I just watched his latest edition of The #AskGaryVee Show. Watch below as he gives some great video marketing advice to a realtor. Mark […]

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It all sounds good, until it’s really bad… An Edmonton couple say they were shocked when their bank manager told them it would cost $17,000 for them to end their five-year fixed mortgage early. Shane and Joy Trusz say they were expecting to pay a penalty of three months interest, which would have been less […]

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As you may or may not know, when the Bank of Canada holds its key interest rate meetings, they typically follow their interest rate decision with a commentary. That commentary can be a good tell tale read into future interest rate expectations and predictions.   That said, below is a great article from the Wall […]

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The doom-and-gloomers are back, not that they ever left (Garth Turner)… Some go radio silent, then poof, their back in the news. ALRIGHT ALREADY, Canadians have a debt to income ratio of 160 per cent. And YES, that means we owe $1.60 of debt for every $1 of income. But that debt to income ratio […]

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Have you ever wondered what might happen if you decided not to sell? Here’s a very interesting court case in Ontario whereby a seller never executed an agreement of purchase and sale. Continue reading below…   Conventional wisdom suggests that when you hire a real estate agent to list and sell your property, the agent […]

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A great article on Rent vs. Buying written by Neil Irwin, a senior economics correspondent for The New York Times… One of the pleasures of being an economics writer is that friends and acquaintances routinely ask me: “Should I buy a house?” And my answer is always the same: “I have no idea.” It is […]

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4, May
2014

Director of Operations

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I can only think of ONE person who would qualify for this job. Job Description: Long-term team players needed for challenging permanent work in an often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings, weekends and frequent 24-hour shifts on call. Some […]

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2, May
2014

Can a Love Letter Win a House Bid?

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When sellers put their home on the market, they’re generally interested in two things: the price they get and the money they keep But when they receive multiple offers from interested buyers, and the offers look similar, the deciding factor might be something completely different. It might come down to who they want living in […]

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