Real estate in the movies

Kevin Spacey and Jack Lemmon work in a tough Chicago real estate office in Glengarry Glen Ross.
By Dan St. Yves
Eventually, screenwriters find a way to work every subject into a movie. Go ahead, think about it – love, war, Spring Break, zombies…Heck, even warring zombies in love on Spring Break. There’s probably been a movie made about it!
Real estate or real estate agents don’t often find their way into the flickering pictures, but on occasion, they just might play some small part in a movie. Here are a few popular films that have featured either real estate or real estate …read more

Commercial Real Estate Lenders Association formed in Toronto

From left, JLL’s Chad Gemmell, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa and JLL’s Amar Nijar.
JLL recently announced the formation of the Commercial Real Estate Lenders Association (CRELA) at its inaugural round table, hosted by the firm’s downtown Toronto office and featuring Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa as the keynote speaker.
“This event has been the official launch of CRELA,” says Amar Nijjar, VP of debt capital markets at JLL. “The association has been formed as a networking and professional development platform that we hope will be the voice of the commercial real estate lender industry.”
Hosted at JLL’s downtown office, the organizing committee …read more

Realtor in the Park raises funds for Baycrest Hospital

Barry Lebow, left, presents the proceeds from Realtor in the Park III to Ian Leventhal, representing the Baycrest Foundation.
Barry Lebow, broker at Re/Max Ultimate Realty in Toronto, recently staged Realtor in the Park III to bring together friendship and a fundraiser. “The day was full of magic, music and a great barbecue buffet,” says Lebow.
He started the event three summers ago, inviting a group of real estate professionals who had connected on Facebook but had never met in person. Held at Earl Bales Park in North York, the first year had 40 to 50 people.
This year’s event introduced a charitable …read more

Building a real estate investment portfolio, Part 2

By Eddy Boudiwan and George Hill
In the first article of this six-part series, we discussed how to assess your readiness to invest in real estate. Now we will explore the framework required to select the geographical area where you will invest and building your team.
A process is defined as “a systematic series of actions directed to some end.” This being the case, it is important to keep in mind that, when looking to select an appropriate investment property, you must allow the process to guide you, rather than deciding based on how a property “feels” to you.
Research your area …read more

Tool helps agents plan online marketing costs

A resource launched by digital marketing firm Search Engine People now makes the cost per click (CPC) of top real estate-sector keywords easily available for cities in North America, the company says. CPC refers to the actual price an advertiser pays for each click received by a prospective customer in an online campaign.
For example, the keyword “condos” in Montreal will cost the highest CPC for that keyword at $7.18 as compared to other cities in Canada. By comparison, in Welland, Ont. the CPC is the lowest in Canada at 22 cents, the company says.

New home developers, apartment rentals, Realtors …read more

Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty acquires Johnson Associates

Alex Ocsai
Gloria Riddall
Finn Poulstrup

Alex Ocsai and Gloria Riddall, brokers/owners of Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty in Mississauga, Ont., recently acquired Johnson Associates Real Estate, an established independent brokerage based in Georgetown, owned by Finn Poulstrup.
Johnson Associates has 50 salespeople and brokers who have maintained the No. 1 market share in their core market areas for more than 20 years, the company says.
“This is a great cultural fit for the people at Johnson Associates,” says Poulstrup.
Catherine Fox remains in her current role as area manager – Halton and branch manager, Georgetown office.

The post …read more

住宅风水不好穷三代 买了会赔钱的14种房子

中国风水学或者叫堪舆学,风水是人类在长期的居住实践中积累的宝贵经验。朝阳光、避风雨、防火灾,近水源、利出行成了最基本的居住理论。 风水,本为相地之术,即临场校察地理的方法,也叫地相、古称堪舆术,相传风水的创始人是九天玄女,比较完善的风水学问起源于战国时代。风水的核心思想是人与大自然的和谐,早期的风水主要关乎宫殿、住宅、村落、墓地的选址、座向、建设等方法及原则,原意是选择合适的地方的一门学问。…
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Century 21 Heritage supports child in need

Luis Moniz, right, along with co-ordinators Cristina Silva and Carlos Silva, presents the cheque to Emily Szabo and her family.
A cheque presentation was recently held at Century 21 Heritage Group in Bradford, Ont. to support a local child in need. A charity golf tournament, founded by sales rep Luis Moniz in 2011, this year supported Emily Szabo, a child in Bradford West Gwillimbury. Emily has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and faces challenges in her daily life. All of the proceeds from the tournament were donated to assist Emily in acquiring therapies that she requires to help her gain and maintain …read more

GTA property surveys available online

Krcmar Surveyors Ltd. of Toronto recently launched ProtectYourBoundaries.ca (PYB), billed as “the first comprehensive online source of information, tools and services to help homeowners safeguard their property investment and avoid boundary mistakes and conflicts with neighbours.”
PYB provides access to existing plans for more than one million residential addresses in the GTA through agreements with Teranet, which owns and operates Ontario’s Electronic Land Registration System, and Land Survey Records, an online digital warehouse of legal property surveys, co-operatively owned by a group of Ontario surveyors, including Krcmar Surveyors.

Sasa Krcmar, principal and managing director of the company, says the site is “a …read more