Thursday, June 26, 2008

Did you know...

The other day I came upon some very interesting information. Did you know that according to the Status Certificate of 1570 Richmond no renting is allowed? For anyone who may not know, 1570 Richmond is a condominium community located close to the University of Western Ontario.

Please discuss; I want to hear what you think of this.

Monday, June 9, 2008

New city bylaw cracking down on basement bedrooms

From what I understand, the student sale/rental market is in the process of changing quite significantly. The city of London has agreed with the Fire Department in the “dangers” of renting basement bedrooms. The city is allowing the Fire Department to inspect (rental) properties and “disqualify” the basement bedrooms. The fire department has taken the position that a basement bedroom must have a “man” size egress; large windows are no longer acceptable if the unit is a rental. Owners selling properties with basement bedrooms are struggling in achieving top dollar values as the buyers are discounting the income from the basement bedrooms.

If you disagree with this, phone City Hall and ask. This new bylaw could mean that any bedroom in the basement is illegal unless it has a walk-out. It is not just affecting rentals, but could affect the whole city.

I am all about safety, however I am against discrimination. If you have any objections to this new bylaw, call City Hall and let them hear you.

Friday, June 6, 2008

18th Annual Children's Festival

Take your kids out to the London International Children's Fetival this weekend, there are only 2 days remaining.

What is it?
It is a festival of performing arts for young audiences. From June 4/08 until June 7/08, you can watch a variety of different shows that are scheduled. For ticket information visit

There will also be lots of exciting and fun things to see and do at Covent Garden Market before and after shows.

What is an "RSS Feed"?

Tom Links 2 Realty RSS Feed

Do you read blogs regularly? Have you heard of the term 'RSS Feed'? RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, it is a way of letting you know that new posts have been added. You will know when a site has RSS when you can see this orange icon (picture shown above) at the top of your web browser or if the website you are looking at says it has RSS Feed.

If you click on the orange icon, it will show the feeds for the site. Click on 'Subscribe to this feed' at the top of the page, and you can now view all posts through your 'Favourites Center' in your browser, without having to visit the website. Any time a new post is added, it will automatically update to your feed.

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Monday, June 2, 2008


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