Lowney on the Towney: Evergreen Brickworks Farmer’s Market

Welcome to the inaugural Lowney on the Towney column, where I get to prove my reputation as a man about town by discussing some of my favourite hidden and not-so-hidden gems in our great city. Since the weather has been so beautiful lately, I thought I’d focus on one of my favourite things about this time of year: the return of the farmer’s markets! Those who know me well will know that as much as I hate waking up early on the weekend, the market at the Evergreen Brickworks is worth the trip. Here are the quick facts on the market…hope to see you there soon! Continue reading

Welcome to 2035 Danforth Ave.!

Hey there, welcome to the brand new blog at patricklowney.com! I thought I’d kick this off by celebrating the opening of my new office at 2035 Danforth Ave.! I’ve teamed up with 4 of my most trusted colleagues to better serve our community’s real estate needs and be a source for news about events, new businesses, etc. We’re also interested in strengthening connections between our neighbours; to that end, if you have a service, business or event that you’d like to promote, feel free to get in touch. I’d be happy to help spread the word! Continue reading

Inspect Your Walls Before You Sell

Say you’re trying to sell a used car. Imagine that it’s a desirable make and model. The mileage is low. Overall, it’s in great condition… except, that is, for the body. Unfortunately, there are a few areas where the paint is scratched and there are a couple of dents and rust spots, too.

Are you going to have trouble selling that car? Probably. That’s because potential buyers will have trouble seeing past the condition of the body and appreciating the true value of the vehicle.

The same thing can happen when you’re trying to sell your home. Continue reading

3 Lists to make when selling your home.

When you put your property up for sale, you want to make sure that potential buyers get all the information they need on the features of your home and its surrounding area. If, for example, a buyer doesn’t realize there is a great school just a couple of blocks away, he might cross your property off his shortlist. An effective way to make sure something like that doesn’t happen is to create three lists. Continue reading