When a celebrated tenor lists a house for sale in exclusive Rosedale, the property tends to draw attention. But even with a star in residence, the sale of 64 Binscarth Road was blazingly quick for an $8-million mansion. Last week, Colm Wilkinson, who soared to fame in the 1980s as Jean Valjean in the West End and Broadway productions of Les Misérables, launched his house on the market with an asking price of $8.695-million.
In 2005, architect Meika McCunn walked in the door of a tiny house for sale on Craven Road and walked right back out. Ms. McCunn, an associate with KPMB Architects, saw no potential in the dark and dilapidated one-bedroom cottage. "For me, it was definitely a scary house," she recalls. It was her contractor who changed her mind. Ms. McCunn had taken the builder to inspect another nearby house that he deemed unworthy. But he urged her to take a second look at 421 Craven Rd.
The fits and starts of the Toronto-area real estate market seem to be continuing into November as both buyers and sellers grapple with uncertainty. John Pasalis, president of Realosophy Real Estate Inc., says new listings swelled in the Greater Toronto Area in the early part of November compared with this time last year. It's too soon to tell if this is a blip or a trend, he cautions, but he believes the current is strengthening.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".