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March 23rd, 2018 
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192 Alderbrae Ave. Etobicoke
Thursday, 22 March 2018, 05:27:08 PM

This is a sturdy little house in a most desirable neighborhood.

The home is sound and comfortable but could do with a little Tender Loving Care!

The Potential Is Definitely Here!

A little elbow greece and a coat of paint gives you an excellent living space.

Renovate for that WOW factor!

Maybe you want a brand new build? Why not! Everyone else is doing the same thing in this area!!!

To see this wonderful home call me @ 416-432-9587


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I just listed 1083 Seneca Ave. Mississauga
Thursday, 15 March 2018, 10:56:25 AM

This is a very interesting property in the area of Lakeshore and Hurontario. 

The idea for selling this property is to potentially have it become part of a larger parcel of land for re-development. One of the neighbors are also for sale now and between the two properties the chance to re-developing is good.

What the owner is thinking is a builder can put a townhouse complex on the two properties. It seems a lot of that is going on in the area and it kind of makes sense for these two properties as well.

When different people come together for the common good, the benefits for everyone involved is huge.

I will keep everyone posted as to what happens.

Dan 416-432-9587 

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Much of our value in real estate is based on the political climate that we are in!
Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 11:50:07 AM

The politics of the moment can greatly effect the value of our real estate.

Prosperity of an area determines the wealth of everyone involved. When the community is doing good the public in general is doing well also. This optimism attracts people from other areas to relocate to this area. This in turn creates demand for the real estate involved. Upward pressure causes values to rise and everyone is happy!

We owe much of our success to the political climate that exists. Positive policies that encourage growth, jobs and prosperity are good for everyone. Policies that restrict and impede economic development is bad for everyone involved.

Sounds easy doesn't it. Do one and avoid the other. If only it was this black and white!

Politicians have the precarious task of trying to keep everyone happy. Keeping everyone satisfied and the economy moving forward at the same time is not easy.

When things come together and all of us in general experience the good from policies implemented, it is a wonderful thing!

A politician's job is not an easy one! 

When they get it right it is a beautiful thing! The result being prosperity, wealth and growth for all involved. Real estate is one sign of growth.

Dan 416-432-9587 

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When it comes to transportation we should be looking at the region surrounding Toronto
Friday, 02 March 2018, 10:40:10 AM

In my opinion Toronto should not be thought of as a city or an area but rather as the region. When it comes to infrastructure we should be looking at the Region of Toronto. If you implement projects with the objective of how will this effect the Region of Toronto, things would move along a lot more smoothly.

Freedom of movement is the answer to a vibrant prosperous civilization. If we could move about freely within Toronto and the GTA as well as the outer Region, just think of what the possibilities we would have! Someone could live in Brampton work in the Downtown district and pursue their love of canoe building in Peterborough all in one day. A transportation system that has been properly implemented will allow such thing to happen.

In the Region Of Toronto we are behind regarding our transportation infrastructure. Subways, light rail transit and highways are all not enough for what we need. Once this does catch up to our needs things should be fine.

I feel that the public would have more choice as to where they can live and work and play. The idea of working in the core, living in Barrie and shopping in Burlington appeals to many people. The freedom of choice to be able to seek out the best for yourself is uplifting.

These possibilities that I have described here will only increase the value of our real estate. 

I know it is difficult to plan and implement something of this magnitude. I do feel that it is not impossible and something we should strive for. The rewards are obvious!

Dan 416-432-9587      

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Just read something saying affordability issues in the GTA is pushing good talent out!
Thursday, 01 March 2018, 02:11:19 PM

Some think tank says that lack of affordable housing is pushing young professionals out of the region. Sure if you cannot afford to stay in the GTA then you have to move out!

They believe that zoning changes that would encourage more mixed use in the vicinity of transit would help. If you could easily walk to a transit hub and experience a worry free ride into work, that is better then what many people are experiencing. Finding a majority of your daily needs close to this transit hub for many would be utopia. Things like banking, shopping, entertainment, recreation all close by is what is needed.

Unfortunately red tape, poor government incentives are two of many road blocks. We are not working together on this to find a solution to a serious problem.

If we could find a way to provide more affordable housing, reduce the long commutes and offer more diversity in housing our solution would be evident.

Personally I feel we do need more intensification at transit hubs along with a better regional transit and highway system.  If people can move about the region better we would not have a problem.

I think the region is taking steps in this direction, unfortunately there had to be a crisis situation to occur before it was addressed!

Dan 416-432-9587

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Properties that offer a live and work type of set-up are ideal for many people.
Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 02:12:39 PM

Years back most people lived and worked on one property. The shop keeper who lived above the shop was common and still is prevalent. Back in the day it was normal to see a house out front with a workshop of some sort behind followed by a little land for a vegetable patch towards the back of the lot. These sites are all but gone from our landscape today.

In a few pockets of the GTA you will find a lot with a house out front and a small business out back. Independent tradesman for example  gravitate to these types of properties. They provide a lot of pluses for this  individual. Being able to live close to your livelihood has a measurable  benefit to these people that is hard to duplicate.

At one time I occupied a home where the basement was 100% used as my office. I just loved it. In those days I worked countless hours as a real estate agent. Being able to cut out the travel time, work all the hours I did, and see my family a little more was priceless to me.

Many people today still have this live / work arrangement. Many others would like to have this set up for themselves.

It is just another good land use in our modern world.

Dan 416-432-9587 

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Once the weather gets on board the spring housing market should begin in earnest.
Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 02:48:30 PM

The spring market is just itching to start. 

The weather has a lot to do with it. Snow and ice and cold makes it hard to get around to sell houses.

Many people out there want to get into the real estate market either as a seller or a buyer.

When this winter shows real signs of ending things will start to happen in a big way.

It happens every year and I do not think that this year will be any different.

Dan 416-432-9587

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The house is old but still functional, should I keep it as is a little longer or renovate?
Saturday, 17 February 2018, 10:10:35 AM

When to renovate can be a tough question to answer. I like new things just like everybody else but also despise waste! I feel that we should get the full use out of everything before we decide to throw it out. I see many people gut perfectly good homes just because they are a little dated.

For me I don't think that's right. You can do some cosmetic changes to the home without trashing something that still has many years of life left in it.

My opinion is that working components have a certain life expectancy that should be followed. If these components are functioning properly they should simply be left alone. For example a roof with a 25 year life expectancy will look tired and old between 15 and 20 years. This does not mean it is not functioning properly and should be replaced. Older does not mean no longer good. An original bathroom in a 50 year old house will probably have dated colors. Sure it is not as appealing now as it was when originally installed. But does this mean it is no good? My opinion, a solid no! If you look closely you will notice a level of workmanship that is not present in many new builds today. In my opinion leave it as is for as long as it continues to work.

As many of you know I have quite a few rental properties. I have applied this approach to my homes in regards to when I should renovate. The end result is less waste and more affordable homes for tenants to live in.

The affordability problem is often created by us. If we would just think it through first before we pick up a sledge hammer, there would not be as significant a shortage in cheap housing!

My tenants do not mind living in an older home. The rent they are paying is cheaper because of this fact. All I did to make this happen was use some common sense first.

Common sense is a tool that far too many of us overlook in our day to day decision making. A shame really!

Dan 416-432-9587     

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Interested in going to the Home Show at the Enercare Centre between March 9 - 18? Call Me!
Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2018, 08:27:05 AM  in My services

Re/Max is a sponsor of this show and I am giving away free tickets to anyone that would like to go.

Call me and we can arrange to get you these tickets.

Thank You

Dan 416-432-9587

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Ontario has introduced a standard form lease for residential tenancies.
Friday, 16 February 2018, 08:20:04 AM

Ontario brings in a standard form for residential leases.

Personally I think this is a good thing. So many people are amateurs out there and the way things are being done is just wrong. A standard form removes all the questions on both sides. It aims to protect both tenant and landlord.

I have not seen it yet but when I do there will be more details given about it.

Dan 416-432-9587

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