Can you sell your home by email?

Over the course of three days last October, Marc Girouard and Kelty Druet corresponded by email about the sale of Druet’s condo in downtown Moncton, N.B. After a series of emails and an offer and counter offer, Druet agreed to sell unit 203 at 850 Main St. for $155,000, or so Girouard thought. But Druet… Read More

George vs. the east coast snowpocalypse

Episode 362 of the Toronto Real Estate Musing daily video blog. George O’Neill is in Fredericton, New Brunswick experiencing the “snowpocalypse” that has hit the eastern seaboard. While Fredericton received a lot of snow, it was not as hit hard as some of the southern regions, which was hit with rainstorms, flooding and snowstorms. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWPYnRCjsGs… More

Toronto Beaches real estate market update, December 26, 2010

Episode 360 of the Toronto Real Estate Musing daily video blog. Sales are slow, as is to be expected over this holiday season. The number of listed properties in TREB district E02 (The Beach and Upper Beaches) continues to fall since most people do not want the trouble of having people walk through their properties… More

Clients are first for this second generation broker

Episode 350 of the Toronto Real Estate Musing daily video blog. George O’Neill would like to show you a small illustration of a house hanging on his wall. It’s not any house, however. It’s a sketch of the home he grew up in, back in Sussex, New Brunswick. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmgGlDA098s It was also the headquarters of… More

Did your old neighbourhood change for better or for worse?

Episode 223 of the Toronto Real Estate Musing daily video blog. George O’Neill visits his childhood home in Belleisle Creek (pronounced “bell-aisle”). Forty years ago, my parents ran a local General Store next door to our home, where the town would shop for groceries, convenience goods, hardware tools and equipment. Today, the store is a… More

The reason I am a second generation real estate broker

Episode 219 of the Toronto Real Estate Musing daily video blog. Where did George O’Neill get the inspiration for starting his own real estate brokerage? You can say it runs in the family. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdHz6wwtaY4] Margaret O’Neill, my mom, became a Realtor in 1975 in New Brunswick and founded the original O’Neill Real Estate Limited in… More

Toronto Beaches real estate market update, July 18, 2010

Episode 218 of the Toronto Real Estate Musing daily video blog. This is your TREB district E02 market update for Week 28: Monday, July 12, 2010 to Sunday, July 18, 2010. Since George O’Neill is currently in New Brunswick, he decided to film this update in front of Head Hall, his old Engineering faculty stomping… More

How to increase your home’s value with exterior renovations

Episode 216 of the Toronto Real Estate Musing daily video blog. We’re travelling in New Brunswick, and stayed overnight at this Days Inn in the City of Edmunston just off the Trans-Canada Highway. It has some ornate detailing on its exterior that really gives it character. You can give your home additional character too with… More