Blog by Ken Morris

Realtor.ca goes Mobile

November 25th, 2009

http://www.robreynar.com/Blog.php/480 - Great news today as CREA announced that Realtor.ca is launching it's mobile site Friday.. Great move and I can't wait to see how it functions.  

It's not personal.. It's Business

November 25th, 2009

It's not personal... it's business. Yes it's a cliche saying, but it still has relevance in the Real Estate world. It's the saying most agents use when they send you a low ball offer...

DOM should be DOA

November 24th, 2009

One of the most over used and useless stats in Real Estate.... Days on Market.. I don't think it should ever enter the equation when buying a home.  

Is it a good time to sell?

November 23rd, 2009

One of the most asked questions I get is when is the right time to sell... Answer, is there a bad time to sell??  

Is it a good time ...

Low Ball Offer... Don't Fret.

November 22nd, 2009

So you got a low ball offer on your home, your agent is upset, you are spitting mad.. now what.. Take a breath and do what Frankie says.. Relax...

Fire Safety Tip

November 13th, 2009

I see a lot of things when showing houses, but all too often I see some dangerous things from a fire safety perspective. I saw a great example of that today.

104 1080 A Cougar Creek Drive, Canmore, Alberta

November 12th, 2009

I just finished uploading this Other for sale, 104 1080 A Cougar Creek Drive, Canmore, Alberta

Walk in to see the open plan of this near new condition, well kept ~1,000 sq ft two bedroom two bath condo in Cougar Creek. The entry and kitchen have ceramic tile flooring and this area flows into the living and dining room. Enjoy the morning sun in the living room that features a corn ...

Positive News on RE Market

November 11th, 2009

Nice to see a positive news story about the Calgary Real Estate market today on CFCN.

http://watch.ctv.ca/news/clip234378#clip234378




 

Home Inspection Law Suit

November 11th, 2009

Very interesting ruling in BC regarding a Home Inspection. This will no doubt change things for consumers, Realtors and Home Inspectors.

November 11, 2009

Home inspector must pay $192,000

By CBC News

The B.C. Supreme Court has ordered a home inspector to pay nearly $200,000 in compensation to a North Vancouver couple for a faulty home inspection he performed.

The B.C. Supreme Court ...

Lest We Forget

November 11th, 2009

Take some time today and pay respect to those who gave us this great life....

Bow Ridge Wall Update

November 9th, 2009

Stantec Engineering and the Town of Cochrane put on an information session to talk about the movement of some retaining walls in the Cochrane Alberta neighbourhood of Bow Ridge. Yes the wall is moving and will continue to move, but home owners need not worry according to Stantec.

MOvember is Here!

November 5th, 2009

I'm sporting a Moustache in support of Movember! I encourage you to support my stash by generously donating and help me raise some much needed funds. This is a global initiative to raise awareness and dollars for the fight against prostate cancer. The money raised in Canada goes directly to Prostrate Cancer Canada. Click Here to Dontate!

Open House!

November 4th, 2009

We are proud to announce that this Sunday, November 8, 2009, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 85 CAROLINA CRESCENT , Cochrane. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Residential Single Family Properties for sale in beautiful .

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Resi ...

Thanks to Very Thoughtful Clients

November 4th, 2009

Just received a very nice gesture from some clients of mine in Cochrane. Very not nessesary, but thoughtful. Sometimes life happenes and as they say, best laid plans...

Competition Bureau - Articles

November 3rd, 2009

Here are the latest articles from the Local and National Papers on the ruling from the Federal Competition Bureau against the Canadian Real Estate Association.

New Article on the 4th. Again the focus is on Realtor Commission which is again off the mark. If discount brokerages could survive, there would be lots of them. There is nothing preventing a discounter from working in the current system ...

Competition Bureau v Realtors

November 3rd, 2009

The Federal Competition Bureau is at it again, they've ruled that the current Real Estate climate is non competitive and have ordered changes. The Canadian Real Estate Association disagrees and the fight is on... But is this battle really about?

Got a Visit from Halifax.

November 2nd, 2009

I Had a great chat recently with Andrew Perkins from Exit Realty Metro in Halifax. It was great of him to take some time out of his vacation for some shop talk. Sounds to me like the Halifax market is heating up just like ours! Remember you can click READ MORE to leave a comment on this blog post!