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By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 10
I like to go shopping once in a while, especially hardware shopping. Even if I don't really need anything, I'll quite often stop at the TSC store in Belleville if I happen to be passing by. The TSC Stores are a chain, and they bill themselves as The incredible Country Hardware Store, and they are...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 3
I'm sure that by now most of you are aware of the new social network called Pinterest . It has suddenly appeared on the social network landscape seemingly out of nowhere. There was very little fanfare building up to its launch, it was just there. Pinterest combines the words "pin" and "interest"P...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 12
When it comes to real estate, we seem to pay a lot of attention to trends. It makes a lot of sense. Home buyers want to ensure that the home they are buying will retain its value, and what's more valuable than something that's in demand? Trends seem to determine what is in demand and what isn't. ...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 8
I'm pleased to announce the new Quinte Real Estate Iphone app. It's available for free, click the link and download it if you happen to have an iphone and are interested in real estate in the Quinte area. At present, this link is the only place where it can be downloaded, but it will be available...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 21
I have spent a lot of time trying to think of innovative ways of marketing myself. Most business people who use social media have become familiar with the term "personal branding". Personal branding makes a lot of sense since most of us are trying to stand out from the crowd, and just riding the ...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 10
I have been very fortunate to have been able to volunteer my time at a couple of different venues in the last week. It's Christmas season, and I was thankful to have the opportunity to ease my mind away from business and the more commercial aspects that this time of the year usually foists upon u...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 17
Since 1957, Thanksgiving in Canada (Jour de l'Action de grâce) has been celebrated on the second Monday in October (the same day Americans celebrate Columbus Day). Canada has always celebrated Thanksgiving earlier, but in 1957 the Canadian Parliament declared that the second Monday in October wou...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 7
It's that time of the year again when most of us are reluctantly starting to think about Christmas, or more accurately, Christmas shopping. I'm sure that everybody has people who are difficult to shop for on their Christmas list. There are also people who we feel that we are obliged to buy presen...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 12
It has been a rather gloomy Saturday so far, so I have been browsing around on the internet looking for a bit of inspiration. I found a rather newsworthy story that I think will do the trick. The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is being held tomorrow. It's an important marathon, it's a qua...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 22
I guess I should pay more attention to my surroundings. I have worked in this office for a few months now and never noticed the picture in the lobby of the Belleville McFarlands. The Belleville McFarlands are a local senior hockey team, and back in the days when there were only 6 NHL teams they w...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 19
Yesterday was a pretty busy day. I'm getting two deals together and they are both reaching the final stages. There's been quite a bit of back and forth and I'm pretty sure that by the end of the day I'll have them both in the bag. I'm also just starting the paperwork for a third deal which will h...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 12
The Quinte area is a great place to enjoy all the water that surrounds us. However, in the winter months it can get a tad nippy. I might have a solution for those of you who like to play in the water during those long cold winter months. St. Maarten is a wonderful place to enjoy a few months out ...
By Bob Foster
(Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario)
Comments 3
I live in the beautiful Quinte Region in Southern Ontario, Canada, but when I need to get the lastest news about what is happening in Libya, at a convenient time, I must admit that I am tuning in to CNN more often than I am to our own news services. There are more important things involved in thi...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 20
Jeepers, it didn't take very long to figure out how hooked I am to the internet. Our office lost our wireless connection, and it was absolute mayhem. Agents and administration staff were wandering around aimlessly. I felt powerless. I couldn't access the MLS to look things up, I couldn't print o...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 11
I attended my very first "tweet up" in Belleville last week. I was invited by fellow Century 21 agent from nearby Picton Jason Young . I was very curious to learn more about this phenomenon. For those of you don't know what a "tweet up" is, the concept is pretty simple. It's a gathering of all t...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 23
Remember me? I was sitting at the table right behind yours at the Century 21 Kickoff event at the Congress Centre in Toronto yesterday. You were sitting with a group of agents from your brokerage. I'm not sure what number your table was, but mine was 95. You looked like a prosperous bunch. That w...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 6
Congratulaions are due to Dave Toycen, the hard working CEO of World Vision Canada. Tomorrow he will be recognized for his lifetime of hard work and compassion by being appointed to the Order of Ontario. The ceremony will be taking place at Queen's Park (the parliament of Ontario) at 1 pm on Janu...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 4
There once was a whistleblower from Australia who had some trouble with his prophylactic paraphernalia We have learned that Swedish laws can be doozies and thanks to two scorned Swedish floozies he should not have exposed his wiki-genitalia
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 10
I'm taking a page out of my friend Pam McInnes' book today.  It's her blog that gave me this idea, she's devoted to finding good homes for animals in her corner of Ontario. I have clients who will be moving out of their home due to health reasons. They will be moving into an apartment in Bellevi...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 8
I came across this very innovative video that explains the U.S. - China currency situation in a manner that the average North American kid will be able to understand. I think it's brilliant. I'm sure you'll get a kick out of it. Don't be afraid to shake your flip flops off and tap your toes to th...

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