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Here is a quick little synopsis of the last 30 years in Downtown Toronto. The biggest change, apart from prices which have increased almost seven fold, is the number of Condominiums in our marketplace. Since the late 1970's and early 80's, Condominiums which were only 2-5% of real estate sales ha...
Cabbagetown is a Village in the middle of a big City. One of the many that make Toronto great and one of my favourite areas for its' diversity. You can have a great coffee at the Jet Fuel Cafe and be verbally abused by the owner, lovingly named Johnny Jetfuel. Do not order a non-fat, no-foam Lat...
One of the most important trends to watch in Real Estate is the average number of days on the market. Over the past year there has been an increase in the days on the market from 30 days in the most active market to our recent level of 38 days. To Sellers this means that expectations have to chan...
Before you think of putting your home on the market, call your REALTOR and ask them for a brutally honest discussion of issues that they think should be addressed in your home  before listing. Here are a few tips to keep in mind that might help you on an ongoing basis so pre-listing preparation i...
There is a Big Cow (not an Elephant) in the room when any discussion takes place about the US and its present credit crisis. Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans will touch this Holy Cow; Mortgage Interest Deductibility. At its conception in the early 1900's it was a great boon for a young g...
When I encounter someone not in my small circle of friends, and they ask how I am, I know that the second question will be "How's the market?" Without trying to be rude (my first instinct...), I try to point out that it is almost impossible to gauge any statistic that would reflect a world econom...
We live in a great City for biking....I really should do more but I love get to see so much more... and that is the problem. As I walk through the City though, I find myself getting angrier and angrier at the Bikers. First of all, I am walking on a sidewalk...not a sidebike. What ar...
At the end of September 2008, the Government of Canada instituted a "Do Not Call Registry". A $1500 fine plus costs can be levied against a caller in breach and their Company will face a $15,000 fine. Our business is based on referrals and contacts but all businesses must comply. At Bosley Real E...
I am a creature of habit. I get up very early, exercise, respond to emails and head to Johnnie Jet Fuel's for a (you'll get it the way I make it!) Latte'. The early morning music can be a bit too stimulating so I often find myself standing outside and watching the new construction at the south-w...

Richard Silver

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