Books, Beach & Bliss

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This week is one of two I take each winter to a sun-kissed beach in Mexico. In an act of voluntary simplicity, I subscribe to solitary confinement in spartan ocean front accommodations which serve as the ideal cleansing locale to rest, meditate, read and write….all things I love to do.…
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So You Wanna Be A Realtor, Eh?

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Without question I love my career in housing. Spanning over 25 years, my multi-dimensional career has encompassed all aspects of real estate development, renovation, design, merchandising, sales and marketing. I love being a Realtor.  A lot of people believe the life of a Realtor is a pretty simple path to riches. It’s not. There are plenty of…
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November 2011 Home Of The Month – Leslieville

Leslieville/Riverside
Urbaneer.com’s ‘Home Of The Month’ feature is a post showcasing what our Buyers are purchasing in the current City of Toronto marketplace. Here’s November 2011! When my buyers contacted me in the Spring of this year, I’m pretty sure they didn’t believe it would take an arduous seven months of searching,…
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Here Comes Holiday!

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Ok, so whilst I consider it extraordinarily early to be installing lights despite the imminent arrival of Holiday, the truth of the matter is that I do not want to be outside playing “Festive!” in a freezing blizzard. In Toronto, now is the time of year when Mother Nature teases us. We never…
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Condominium Sales Surge

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As recently published in the Toronto Star, Toronto currently has 132 high-rise projects under construction, compared to 88 in Mexico City and 86 in New York City. Wow! The source of the data comes from the September 2011 survey Germany’s Emporis Company. Emporis is a well-regarded global authority on multi-storey buildings, who define…
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Stop And Smell The Roses

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I saw this last rose of the year enroute to my car today. I stopped and smelled it, taking a moment to give gratitude for the life that I lead. I’m very blessed. This evening I join my Top Ten Bosley brethen to celebrate our top producing success. I consider myself…
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Peek-A-View 6

College Street / Little Italy
I’ve had some jaw-dropping gorgeous kitchens in my past. One of my favourites was in my Button Factory loft, where I had easy access to my barbecue, plenty of space to play Iron Chef, and a massive table that could accommodate up to 16 for impromptu dinner parties. The pic above and below reveal…
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Oh So Weary Of Bidding Wars

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Webster Dictionary defines Weary as: 1: exhausted in strength, endurance, vigour, or freshness 2: expressing or characteristic of weariness <a weary sign> 3: having one’s patience, tolerance, or pleasure exhausted —used with of <my Buyers grew weary of waiting> For we realtors engaged in the Toronto real estate market, now…
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Star Search

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For this week’s Globe and Mail ad column, running most weeks for the past 18 years, I decided to promote my current listings as the sparkly dazzling digs they are. Check this out! What better way to feature spectacular properties! ~ Steven Amusing Ads – Globe & Mail
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