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June Krazy Kontest Winner 0

Canada turns the big 150 soon and what better way to toast the day with a refreshing cocktail. This month's Krazy Kontest winner received a $25.00 LCBO gift card.

From a Renovator’s Dream to a Family Home 0

“It was difficult to leave where we have been but it was the right decision and great karma – we found a place really quickly. It was really easy and I think the neighbourhood is great now, it’s gonna be more fantastic as it continues to develop.”

So You Want To Be A Landlord? Part Three: Dealing With Tenants 0

In Toronto, the tenant comes first. That’s why finding responsible tenants, collecting rent and property upkeep is an important part of being a landlord.

Done Deals: Zoning flexibility of Dufferin Grove triplex widens its buyer pool 0

There were other multiple-unit houses in the neighbourhood, but they were more residential. This was slightly different because the zoning was different,

In case you missed it – JKT May News 0

Our cover of the REM, cherry blossoms in High Park, Part II of Landlord guide, Blue Jays client appreciation night, vintage store Bungalow & the Recycle guide!

Don’t waste your time, choose the JKT! 0

“Although I thought I knew what I wanted she was very very patient, spent a significant amount of time with me at the interview so that she really understood what I was looking for and didn’t waste time with me looking at places that wouldn’t have suited me.”

Urban Gardening: Lend and Share Your Unused Backyard in Toronto 2

Sarah Nixon, a garden sharing professional, has some tips on how to build a sense of community in Toronto’s urban areas.

May 2017 Toronto Market Report: Housing Market is Cooling 0

The effect of the Ontario Fair Housing Plan remains to be seen while Toronto home buyers benefitted from a better supplied situation in May 2017.

Movies Filmed in Toronto: The Incredible Hulk 1

Dr. Bruce Banner is a brilliant scientist who got hit with a huge dose of comic-book radiation that turns him into an indestructible rampaging green giant whenever he gets angry.

From condo to your dream house in two weeks 0

“Julie is a major go-getter and so, she gave us all the support we needed for whipping the condo into shape and she just did an awesome job with marketing our place and selling it.”

Real Estate Lessons in Movies

Real Estate Lessons in Movies: Step Brothers (2008)

Real Estate Lessons in Movies: Step Brothers (2008) 1

What did we learn about real estate in Step Brothers? A lot can go wrong when selling a home; bad neighbours, angry tenants and poor presentation can put a sour taste in the mouth of prospective buyers.

Real Estate Lessons in Movies: Too Big To Fail (2011) 1

Based on Andrew Ross Sorkin’s book of the same name, “Too Big To Fail” follows the efforts of Paulson and his cohorts to stave off economic disaster through the summer and fall of 2008.

Real Estate Lessons in Movies: The Amityville Horror (1979) 2

There may be no movie more suitable for Real Estate Lessons than Amityville Horror, a classic horror starring a grizzly James Brolin and Margot Kidder, directed by Stuart Rosenberg.

Real Estate Lessons in Movies: Neighbors (2014) 0

The most important and realistic lesson to take from this film is to ultimately treat others how you would like to be treated, which includes being polite and respectful to your neighbours.

Real Estate Lessons in Movies: The Big Short (2015) 5

Adam McKay manages to take a difficult concept in The Big Short and boil it down into language that is easy to understand and follow.

Real Estate Lessons in Movies: The Burbs (1989) 4

Despite multiple lapses in real-estate related judgment, The ‘Burbs certainly withstands the test of time with its various characters, most of which the audience can relate to in some degree.

Real Estate Lessons in Movies: The War of the Roses (1989) 3

Watching this film for the second time, 25 years later, I am more convinced than before that labelling it a comedy was a colossal mistake; I laughed once. It is not funny.

Real Estate Lessons in Movies: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) 3

Surprisingly, quite a few useful real-estate tips flow fairly naturally from The Force Awakens. Yes, you read that correctly. What is galactic conquest if not a large-scale land ownership dispute?

Movies Shot in Toronto: Total Recall (2012) 0

The remake of Total Recall might be called a total waste of time by some, but it was shot on in University of Toronto, so we took a closer look. Here’s how it looks like on screen and in reality!

Real Estate Lessons in Movies: Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) 0

The third installment in Richard Donner’s 1992 buddy cop dramedy gets right back to the signature antics and quick back-and-forth dialogue the Lethal Weapon franchise is known for, with some real estate lessons as a bonus.