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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc
Real Estate Broker of Record & Owner

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2010 

You can learn much about real estate from a checker game; surrender one to take two, don't make two moves at one time; move up, not down; and when you reach the top, you may move as you like.I am not trying to make fun of real estate but if we keep things simple and in context, buying and selling...
05/27/2010
   When the type on the office printer began to grow faint, the real estate office manager called a local repair shop where a friendly man informed her that the printer probably just needed to be cleaned.  Since the store charged $50 for such cleanings, he suggested that the manager might try rea...
05/27/2010
Are you or one of your children going to be attending Western this year, or Althouse College, Kings or Fanshawe? Should you rent or are you able to purchase? How much does a condo cost? How far from UWO is it? Is there shopping nearby? What? If? Why? Every week I prepare a list of available condo...
05/26/2010
Can you send me a list of.....? On average I receive about 65 buyer or seller leads a week from my blogging, Internet presence and signage. How can I help you I ask, either by phone or email. Can you send me a list of ..........? I sure can but may I ask a few questions to help clarify what you a...
05/26/2010
How do you select someone to represent you? How do you go about in selecting a lawyer, an insurance person, a doctor, a mechanic or a real estate person to sell your home or help you purchase one?As a real estate broker of record I ask that question not only of my clients but of others who are re...
05/26/2010
This weekend so far I have received 5 emails from parents across Canada inquiring about purchasing a condo for their daughter or son close to Western. Some of the questions are: Is it safe for my daughter? How long does it take to walk to Western? What bus route? What can I get for $150,000? What...
05/23/2010
Does Title Insurance Really Protect You? We all have heard horror stories about home insurance, car insurance or traffic insurance not covering an accident or claim after the fact. You purchase insurance with the assurance that you will be covered or are told that you will be covered if such & su...
05/19/2010
Since we are responsible for getting prospects to "apply" to become clients, I thought I would share an "Application to Date My Daughter."  I don't know who originally wrote this, but it's great.  APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO DATE MY DAUGHTERNOTE: This application will be incomplete and rejected...
05/18/2010
The elements that motivate a fast home sale: are the same elements that sell homes for the most money!Each year thousands of homeowners needlessly lose thousands of dollars when selling their home. But they don't lose the money for reasons you might think. They lose money because they unknowingly...
05/17/2010
IS A HOME A GOOD INVESTMENT?   As a fairly general rule, homes appreciate about four or five percent a year. Some years will be more, some less. The figure will vary from neighbourhood to neighbourhood, and region to region.      Five percent may not seem like much at first. Stocks (at times) app...
05/17/2010
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