Chicago Quality, Style & Service

I travelled down the windy city, Chicago this past weekend. I certainly wasn’t alone, the Jays were playing the Cubs at Wrigley Field. What a scene! Felt like half of the 41,500 fans were from Canada cheering on the Blue Jays! What an experience. Wrigley Field is a must visit stadium for any baseball enthusiast. It has stood the test of time. While I was in Chicago I stayed at the newly opened ACE HOTEL CHICAGO in the West Loop. Wow! What attention to detail, quality, style and service! It […]

When Is The Best Time To Buy?

In the course of a day I’m asked a lot of questions. There is one that I regularly get from a first time buyer or a buyer who is moving to Toronto for the first time. “When is the best time to buy real estate.” Let me first state that is actually when you are ready and have the money/financing in place. However, I know that this isn’t what people are really asking. What these buyers want to know is when is the┬ácheapest time to buy or when the best […]

Count The Cranes

Being a Torontonian it is hard to not see the condo building boom we are in the midst of. ┬áThere seems to be a new crane in just about every area of our city. I regularly find myself counting how many I can see from any given vantage point in the city. Whether it’s on the Gardener Expressway (where you can see the most from my unscientific approach), walking along King Street East, Yonge and Eglinton. It really doesn’t matter where you are you will see a lot of cranes! […]

Staring At The Kettle Waiting For It To Boil

No matter how long we stare at MLS, drive and walk the streets it is impossible to make the nice homes come to market, especially in the summer!. It’s not unlike the old idiom of “A Watched Pot Never Boils”. It’s been quite a while since we saw quality homes on the market. But, that’s the summer for you. I have a backlog of buyers looking for quality. Not just the next house that pops up in their preferred neighbourhoods of The Annex, Yorkville, Dufferin Grove, Lawrence Park & Summerhill. […]