3 protection mechanisms for transacting real estate in a volatile financial market

1.    Don’t try to time the market. Buy and sell in the same economy. Trying to create or carve out an arbitrage in a volatile market is where people get burned. Unless you're an economist, an actuary, or write financial instruments for a living, arbitrage is fickle. One of the important ignored nuances around this concept … Continue reading 3 protection mechanisms for transacting real estate in a volatile financial market

The 3 best real estate listings in a shut-down spring market

3-Pointer  Below is a list of the 3 types of listings that will perform the best while the spring market is on pause, in the event of a shutdown comparable to Italy or Wuhan. I think that we’re currently at the onset of what seems to be an interesting shift in consumer psychology, where the … Continue reading The 3 best real estate listings in a shut-down spring market

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Helping Grow Greener Communities: Sustainable Real Estate at the University of Guelph

by Scott Carter Green business is alive at The University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics. The college’s mission – to develop and be ‘leaders for a sustainable world’ – runs through its students, researchers, and alumni. In 1993, the College introduced a unique undergraduate program focusing on the real estate and housing market. … Continue reading Helping Grow Greener Communities: Sustainable Real Estate at the University of Guelph

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Portraits of Walkability: Georgina’s most Walkable Neighbourhoods

Walkability. If you've ever been privy to the circles of planning, development, or real estate south of Green Lane, you've definitely heard someone wax poetic about this term, and the value of robust mixed-use communities, intimately walkable development patterns, and new urbanism. With this series of articles, it's my goal to identify the most walkable neighbourhoods in Georgina … Continue reading Portraits of Walkability: Georgina’s most Walkable Neighbourhoods

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2015’s Top 10 Streets in Georgina – Number 2: Wolford Court

Number 2 - Wolford Court (Eastbourne Estates) The centerpiece of the stunning new Eastbourne Estates development features large estate lots boasting sprawling bungalow and bungaloft homes with quality finishes, rich materials, vaulted ceilings, and large, lofted 2, 3, and 4 car detached garages. Just within walking distance to the beaches on Lake Simcoe, and a … Continue reading 2015’s Top 10 Streets in Georgina – Number 2: Wolford Court

2015’s Top 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina – Number 3: Land’s End

Land's End is an exclusive, luxury locale just off of Lake Drive East, with a beautiful view overlooking both the private Franklin Beach Area and Public De La Salle Beach Area. Lakefront properties on Land's End offer stunning year-round views of Lake Simcoe's gorgeous, world-class sunsets, along with fast access and nautical travel to beautiful … Continue reading 2015’s Top 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina – Number 3: Land’s End

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2015’s 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina – Number 4: Hedge Road

Number 4 - Hedge Road (Jackson's Point) Hedge Road is a historic landmark of wealth & upscale lifestyle, featuring beautiful lakefront walking, lots and trails lined with hedges, large frontages on some of Lake Simcoe's most beautiful water, and within walking distance from The Briars, one of Georgina's most prestigious golf & country clubs.  Many … Continue reading 2015’s 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina – Number 4: Hedge Road

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2015’s 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina – Number 5: Westwind Circle

Number 5 -  Westwind Circle (Historic Lakeshore Communities) Westwind Circle epitomizes exclusivity in Georgina. With a vast portion of the locale owned by a handful of high net worth individuals, these properties seldom come on the market, and when they do, they move quickly and command high prices. Westwind Circle features a private residents' waterfront … Continue reading 2015’s 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina – Number 5: Westwind Circle