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Goodbye MLS.ca, Hello Realtor.ca

Posted by Andrew / July 4, 2008

realtor.ca screenshot 590.jpgRealtor.ca has finally launched and soon the much loathed MLS.ca will finally be put out of its misery. The recent shut down of the popular Housing123 caused quite a stir and reignited the debate over not just the fact that there is are lack of a quality website for viewing properties in this country, but also the Real Estate Industry's handling of the information itself.

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House in Riverdale on the Market for $1

Posted by Andrew / April 18, 2008

$1 House TorontoCall it a gimmick, call it a brilliant marketing move, or call it crazy, one home owner in East York has put their home up on the market for $1.00.

The home is located near Dundas and Carlaw, an area where similar homes routinely sell for $375K +. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and was recently renovated by a professional home flipper.

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Buyers Lining up in Brooklyn for House in Toronto

Posted by Andrew / April 9, 2008

smallest house in toronto 590.jpgDozens of would-be buyers were searching the streets of Brooklyn, New York, looking for a house advertised as mini-bargain in a city well known for its astronomical real estate values. Problem was, the house wasn't in Brooklyn, it was in Toronto.

The house in question is notorious Smallest House in Toronto. The house is located at 128 Day Avenue near St. Clair and Dufferin. Apparently the house was advertised in an email hoax as being located near Avenue T in Brooklyn, NY. Priced at $179,000, it would have seemed like a steal of a deal to home buyers in Brooklyn used to seeing homes priced at four to five times that amount.

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Want a Condo? Take a Number

Posted by Andrew / March 19, 2008

College Park Aura Agents Line Up.jpgDespite recent doom and gloom predictions for the Canadian real estate market, people are still lining up for condos here in Toronto. Case in point: College Park Phase 3: Aura. After watching the conversation on my last post on the development degrade into a weird debate on the validity of Chinese numerological beliefs, I thought maybe it was a good time to update the subject.

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This Week in Toronto Real Estate

Posted by Andrew / March 7, 2008

skyline effect winter.jpgI'm back with my semi-regular round up of news related to real estate in Toronto. Quite a lot going on this week as the first week of March is traditionally represents the beginning of the spring market and the busiest time of the year for the real estate industry.

Students and homeless people rejoice: the line up for condos at College Park is over and finally everyone can go home and get some sleep. Things were fairly civil although it briefly turned ugly before order was restored as agents got their priority numbers and were allowed to go home.

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Condo-Mania: Agents Line Up For Condos At College Park

Posted by Andrew / February 26, 2008

College Park Condos Line up.jpgHere we go again. After the well documented insanity that was the broker's sales event for 1 Bloor, I should not have been surprised when the line up for sales at downtown's newest entry into the Tallest Tower in Toronto Contest started a full 2 weeks before the actual sales event.

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