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Friday , 31 October 2014
  • Hire someone sight unseen? People do, when it comes to realtors

    Hire someone sight unseen? People do, when it comes to realtors

    No one denies that when you enter the marketplace, you get what you pay for. You buy something cheap because, well, you’re cheap, and you run the risk. It falls apart, stops working, doesn’t do what it was supposed to do. But you walked into the deal with your eyes open, no one forced you to buy it, you have only yourself to blame, etc., etc., etc. Luckily, that’s not the way it is when we buy and sell real estate. Or is it? Real estate brokerage Zoocasa and Survey Sampling International did a survey and found that just half of Ontario home buyers and sellers felt confident that they had picked the right realtor to work with. What the brokerage finds disturbing is that two-thirds of people who hired agents didn’t even interview them beforehand. Incredibly, almost one in five (17 per cent) hired an agent “sight unseen.” Not ... Read More »
  • New Aquavista waterfront condos from Tridel

    New Aquavista waterfront condos from Tridel

    In June of 2013, Toronto condominium developer Tridel Corp. and real estate developer Hines International officially revealed plans for the first residences to be built at the new Bayside community on Toronto’s waterfront. Aqualina at Bayside, a condominium community designed by architectural firm Arquitectonica, will rise on the waterfront location bounded by Sherbourne Common, a new Waterfront Promenade, a new road called Merchants’ Wharf, and Queen’s Quay Boulevard. The new neighbourhood of East Bayfront will contain 3 million square feet of residential and commercial space, all on the water’s edge. As Tridel vice president of sales and marketing, Jim Ritchie, commented at the time, “There are few condominium locations which offer this intimate a connection with Lake Ontario, and fewer still that are as fully integrated into the development of the surrounding area as Aqualina at Bayside Toronto.” Now there is another. Tridel and Hines have just announced the second ... Read More »

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