Ty's Blog

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



Why?Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground? Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat? If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vege...
With recent predictions that energy costs may increase by as much as 40% over the next few years, what percentage of your utility payments equate to your mortgage payment? If you do not have a mortgage payment, bear with me.If your mortgage payment is $1200 per month and your utilities such as wa...
Canada is in a race with Russia and other Arctic nations to lay claim to the frozen territory that may hold untold treasures.A 2007 Russian intelligence report predicted that conflict with other Arctic nations is a distinct possibility. including military action. The point of this blog is that Ch...
Have you taken a drive out to Hyde Park lately? New home construction is very strong with a good selection of condos and houses available. Re-sale houses and condos have remained strong in so far this year and at July 27 , 177 houses sold with the average selling price being 99% of asking which w...
Houses in Oakridge have sold quite well so far this year with 120 selling on average for $277,587 which was 99% of the asking price and on average it took 29 days to sell . Also as of July 27, 52 condos sold in the Oakridge Neighbourhood at an average selling price of $201,334 and these condos we...
In a recent North American survey, an increasing amount of homebuyers are looking for a property to accomodate more than one generation of their family. 52% of respondents cited health care issues as the number 1 reason why home buyers or sellers would move into a house with other generations of ...
Residents in London Ontario are going to see an increase of 17% in their electrical bills August 1 and other increases over the next two years! London Hydro is spinning stories how change is good, how they are going to hold the hands of Londoner's and other blink blink wink wink stories. To be fa...
Houses in Lambeth, a neighbourhood in South West London have received a lot of activity in the period from January 1, 2010 to July 27 2010.Present listings vary from as low as $199,000 up to $539,000 which really explains the diversity of Lambeth and basically two neighbourhoods, one in 'downtown...
Yup, the title is correct. Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips says current accuracy rates for weather predictions are low. (We all could have told him that for free!)"The models that are in use now are marginally better than flipping a coin" he said, noting accuracy rates for ...
How many times have your friends or family done something, or were going to do something or thinking about doing something and you didn't want to interfere? I'm not talking about personal stuff but what about when your friends and family have decided to work with a certain REALTOR® or lawyer or f...

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