Category: "Thoughts on Real Estate"

Support Small Town Economies

July 1st, 2017
As you head away from the city, to enjoy the best of cottage country, please try to remember how much your little cottage town depends on you. Generations of people in Ontario have vacationed in rural and small town places. Camping and cottaging are… more »

Nature is an Architect's School

May 6th, 2017
In 1914, famed architect Frank Lloyd Write wrote, " the ideal of an organic architecture... is a sentient, rational building that would owe its style to the integrity with which it was individually fashioned to serve its particular purpose- a 'thinking'… more »

Rumblings at the OMB

April 27th, 2017
According to the Ministry of Housing and Municipal Affairs, "The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) is an independent, quasi-judicial, administrative tribunal responsible for handling appeals of land-use planning disputes and municipal matters. For example,… more »

No Cooling Off for the HOT Real Estate Market

April 11th, 2017
While there are concerted attempts to cool the real estate markets, things aren't really slowing down. Mortgage lenders are being more cautious, appraisers are being conservative and Realtors are guarded but still, Buyers want to buy and Sellers are… more »

Large Vacant Acreage Properties: a hot commodity

December 9th, 2015
There’s a growing demand for large parcels of vacant land and while purchasing rural property is an experience that is similar to buying property in a city, it’s important to take a clear look at how the property meets your current needs and explore its… more »