The key to solving the national dream of owning a home is transit. There is math involved in this, but it sure isn’t rocket science or nuclear fission.
Some say 20 per cent of real estate agents are doing 80 per cent of the business, some say it is more like 40 per cent are doing 60 per cent and some even suggest 10 per cent are doing 90 per cent.
Real estate commissions have been debated for more years than I can remember and I can remember a long time. I have been watching this business for more than three decades.
My humble advice is just this; count your blessings. You already have all the tools it takes to make it in this business and make it big!
What Simcoe did suggests that Toronto and parts of Southern Ontario were created and first developed on real estate rip offs and corrupt land speculation. And this is a guy whose name we want to celebrate on the civic holiday?
In 2003, I celebrated 50 years of being in this country. I immigrated to Canada in 1953. I wrote about it and talked about it probably too much at times. I was so sincere in my gratitude to this country, I just couldn’t help it.
Home Trust stood with me and they stood with a lot of other folks who didn’t have great credit. The bottom line was that if wasn’t for Home Capital, we would not have been able to buy houses for our families.
I am thinking it might be time for local real estate boards and associations to go to the next level of involvement in municipal planning. Who knows a community better than a Realtor?
One of Yogi Berra's many sayings was “You can see a lot of things just by observing.” It seems silly but, as a person who has observed the real estate industry now for almost 40 years, I find it to be most profound.
We are facing many problems in our country. There is not enough time and space here to discuss all the challenges of health care, especially mental health care, as well as housing for the poor and marginalized people in our society.