An Optimist’s View

An Optimist’s View

August 9, 2022 1:58 pm Published by cbnadmin At the onset of the pandemic, you could not blame someone if they were skittish about the short-term outlook for the real estate market. Aside from a general uncertainty that permeated all walks of life, there was an extra...
Ready to Embrace Change?

Ready to Embrace Change?

Exactly 9 years ago, in May of 2013, I penned an article for Snapd magazine and our newsletter addressing the then relatively new Places to Grow legislation mandating Guelph’s growth, my own family’s immigrant story, and what we may owe a future generation...
Coldwell Banker Neumann Expands

Coldwell Banker Neumann Expands

My family’s Canadian journey is not unique. My parents landed in the Halifax Harbour in 1956 as a 24- and 21-year-old young couple. With a toddler in tow, and expecting a second, my older sister Evelyn. Shortly thereafter, my uncles and aunts followed my...
We Need More Dwellings

We Need More Dwellings

_________________________________________________ In April of 2020, one month into the Covid experience when very little was certain, a good friend asked me if I thought it was a good time for his daughter to buy her first house. For the first time in my professional...

Impetus for Change

________________________ There is an often-used saying about planning, usually trotted out by would-be authority figures; teachers, parents, bosses -as an admonishment for being unprepared. It goes like this: Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Fair enough. It is...

Just the Facts Please

____________________________________________ There has been a trend for some time in the news world, away from informing us about what happened, and towards telling us what we ought to think about it. An example of this can be witnessed anytime President Trump is...
Covid Lessons

Covid Lessons

Two and a half months ago, I wrote my Snapd article about the priorities of the day, and the need to flatten the curve. Those were the early days of Covid-19, and no one – least of all me, knew what to expect in the coming days. That the coming days would become...

Planting Trees

______________________   In an initiative led by our Broker of Record Steve Foti, our office celebrates earth day annually by giving away trees to our clients, or anyone willing to plant them. This year, my personal allotment included a small bundle of American...
Priorities

Priorities

_________________ If ever there was a moment or event that causes one to reevaluate one’s priorities, or at least remind us of them, this would be it. Although the coronavirus has been on our collective radar for several months now, count me among the group that...
Good Leaders Are…

Good Leaders Are…

____________________________________________________ As parents, we sometimes fall into the trap of telling our kids you can be anything you want to be. High school and university graduation speeches are steeped in platitudes affirming to the gathered that their...