Lorraine O’Quinn

To raise funds in support of her upcoming participation in the Machu Picchu Challenge for Shelter, Lorraine O’Quinn of Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty in Trenton, Ont. organized a fundraising evening featuring Yuk Yuk’s comedians Chris Quigley and Dylan Mandlsohn.
oil prices

If you’re one of those who is afraid that the current slump in oil prices is going to hurt your bottom line, there’s only one way to get rid of that fear – knowledge. The more you know about something, the less you fear it.


Bill Cocks

Bowes & Cocks Limited in Peterborough, Ont. was recently awarded affiliate status in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) and its luxury network, Luxury Portfolio International.


real estate photography

Most times I could rely on my silver tongue to assure homeowners that the picture they were looking at was absolutely their own home and not a battered four-drawer lateral filing cabinet recovered from a riverbed.

We’ll all have a chance this year to see that and more – the mountains, the valleys, Niagara Falls, the Maritimes and even the Arctic Circle. I’ll bet you have talked about it and thought about it. Now is the time you can drive to it all, with a Tim Hortons coffee on the dashboard and a snack in the glove box.


Stratford, ON

“A variety of things contribute to value that Realtors cannot possibly know without being an area resident,” even if they do online research, says Stratford, Ontario broker Marian deWever. These can range understanding which neighbourhoods are desirable, knowledge of licensing, zoning, and so on.
Building a real estate investment portfolio

Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, there is a lot of paperwork involved in real estate investments. Know your income and expenses and plan to improve them. What gets measured gets done!


neighbourhood street map wallpaper

A U.K. firm says its street map wallpaper murals “are proving to be a highly popular choice among U.K. estate agents” and is hoping to bring the concept to Canada. Palmer says the company has licenses to street maps all over the world.
Blackberry Passport

The Blackberry Passport poses the question: Do you really want all the exciting bells and whistles that come with Apple’s device, or a sleek, professional, work-oriented smartphone with that trusty QWERTY keyboard you've been missing so much?


Windsor-Essex County Association of Realtors

The Windsor-Essex County Association of Realtors (WECAR) recently announced its new Board of Directors. WECAR is the second oldest real estate board in Canada.
Brian Walker

The annual Ontario Real Estate Association Jam with a Past-President fundraiser event was held at the Arcadian Court Restaurant during OREA’s PAC days. Past-president Brian Walker and his band rocked the house as always with special guests.

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