A strong sense of togetherness

Contributed by Daniel Bloch Cabbagetown pride is more evident today than it has ever been. There is a strong sense of togetherness throughout the neighbourhood associations, the annual festivals, and the level of care in home ownership on the storybook streets that border Parliament. Visitors to the area are welcomed by beautifully landscaped gardens, smiling […]

The cost of breaking your mortgage

Contributed by Marshall Tully Most homeowners should expect to pay a penalty if they want to break their mortgage to get a better rate, sell their home, pay down the mortgage principal more than your prepayment allows or for a complete refinance.  Homeowners in 5 year fixed mortgages often look to break their mortgage during […]

Funny thing about Real Estate

Contributed by Duncan Fremlin When the editor of this fine publication informed me that this issue would feature humour, my big ears perked up and I sat down to write about some of the funniest incidents I’ve encountered selling real estate these past 26 years.  Turns out, I drew a blank. Well, almost a blank. […]

Value of Art and how it helps to sell houses

By Duncan Fremlin   In 1987 when I was first licensed to sell real estate, the idea of staging a property consisted of clearing away the shoes in the hallway so the buyers wouldn’t trip over them.  I exaggerate of course but you get the idea.  It was a simpler time but it didn’t take […]