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Thanks for the great response and ideas from the first post on Downsizing...before I add some more thoughts, let's talk about some of the issues generated after Post One: There seems to be a universal response to the negative naming of the difficult process: Downsizing. However, I remembered with...
Up-sizing is real easy to do....we start with very little and at each and every stage we add more...and more. Fast forward a few years and young or look around and find yourself surrounded by THINGS (of course they are Family Heirlooms too)....but do we really need them? Could we live ...
At brain was overflowing and I was living on a strong coffee high...there was still a good half day and the wrap up to come...the third day was only from 9 to 12 and there was more than enough content... The day started off with Deanna Brown of Scripps Media of HGTV: She discussed "Push...
Jeff Turner of RealEstateShows (I am a big fan of both the product and the person) started off the second day with this simple truth: Provide a great customer experience. Jeff then spoke of Tech Tools to Leverage Social Media.  Use the tools that help you achieve your Social Media goals: Look out...
It's true, I am an Inman Real Estate Connect Junkie! Last week I sucked up as much information as I could in San Francisco and was upset when they offered four tracks on the second day afternoon because I could not sit in on four presentations at the same time...sick?? Sorry  if the information b...
Years ago both the Toronto Real Estate Board and the Ontario Real Estate Association started lobbying the Government of Ontario to institute Green policies throughout the Province. However, what the Provincial Government has proposed in its' Green Energy Act has some very fundamental flaws which ...
There are times when this blog must deal with really important issues and this is one of them: FOOD!! My friend Susan, a great cook, but also a dynamite Business woman ( those are not divergent in one person, however, I digress) known far and wide for her Award Winning Rib Recipe. I have mad...
As Social Media gets more and more popular, many REALTORS are jumping on the bandwagon, writing blogs, Twittering, and appearing on Linkedin and Facebook. While all of that is great, there are some basic questions that you should be asking yourself before you had down what you might think is a sh...
In yesterday's Ontario Budget, the Liberal Government, in a effort to help the business community has heaped more taxes on Homeowners. After last year's City of Toronto Land Transfer Tax(doubling the existing Tax but only in the 416 Region), there will now be further new taxes when you buy and se...
I often get asked about what happens after the conditions are lifted and the Agreements are off to the Lawyers...from that point on, usually one week after the signing of the documents, the Buyer's lawyer busies themselves with searching the title for any glitches and the Seller's Lawyer prepares...

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