November 27, 2007

Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

The neighborhood you choose can have a big impact on your lifestyle—safety, available amenities, and convenience all play their part.   Make a list of the activities—movies, health club, church—you engage in regularly and stores you visit frequently. See how […]
November 23, 2007

A Prenuptial For Homes

Focusing on resale potential before you buy a property is a little like considering the terms of the divorce settlement before consummating a marriage. Yet, this is precisely what savvy real estate investors do. They plan out their exit strategy […]
November 18, 2007

When To Plan Your Mortgage Burning Party In Durham Region.

The Toronto Star published an article about how house bidding wars in Toronto was stretching budgets.  I am curious and amazed how a couple started out being qualified to buy a $450,000 homeit seemed to be as much as they […]
November 11, 2007

Revisiting Flanders Fields

Each year we are reminded of the ultimate sacrifice that courageous men and women made so that I can sit here today and write this blog.   This one touches your soul.   This is no ordinary reading of “In […]
November 8, 2007

Durham West Lightning Girls Atom BB Hockey strike bronze

It seemed, to the parents, that the storm was building since the start of the season.  The Durham West Lightning Girls Atom BB Hockey were drawing closer to the winning side with each game until the Fall Challenge Tournament in […]
November 7, 2007

Ajax Buys An Historic Church Building In Pickering Village

Ajax has decided to preserve some of history of Pickering Village by purchasing the St. Francis de Sales church building (they didn’t get the parking lot beside it).  It seemed like a steal:  buying a church for $50,000. Then I […]
November 6, 2007

The Perfect Storm: 3 factors leading to borrowing more than you can chew.

Something like the perfect storm of comsumerism seems to be taking place in and around the Greater Toronto Area and Durham Region.  The perfect storm could mean leaving your children debt instead of riches. Lenders are introducing new options that […]
November 6, 2007

Curiouser And Curiouser: Will it be a record year for Ajax-Pickering, Whitby real estate?

The Toronto Real Estate Board president, Maureen O’Neill, put out the latest figures on how the real estate market is fairing this year.  All things point to the second best year on record: With 7,915 transactions, activity was up 10 […]
November 4, 2007

Kids And Clutter: Sort Out That Mess!

Are your kids’ rooms so messy that sorting things out seems just too daunting a task? If so, here are some strategies for you to bring some order back to your children’s spaces. 1. First if all, do your kids […]