As the spring weather approaches most homeowners start to take a hard look at their homes asking themselves 2 things:
1. What needs to be fixed or
2. What needs to be renovated.
When it comes to home renovations in my experience, many homeowners tend to use an objective approach when it comes to valuing their home. Most think “I spent $20,000 on a pool so my house should be worth $20,000 more”. In reality this is not the case, as most buyers don’t care how much you paid. Instead they will price it according to how much value they place on it, thus, their ‘subjective value’. Read More
As a real estate sales representative and active investor I always get questions from clients, family and friends about what to buy or how to invest in real estate. First things first, it is not for the faint of heart and I have made my fair share of mistakes over the years. As the saying goes “sometimes you win, sometimes you learn”.
Below I have condensed, what I think, are the most important lessons I have learned over the years into my top 5 tips for investing in real estate. Read More
So after months of looking you’ve finally found that dream property. It’s in the perfect neighbourhood, school district with an easy commute to work ( we can all dare to dream).
However, one thing, the kitchen is a mess. Oh and the floors are faded and cracked. Wait, you only have 3 working electrical outlets -so nowhere for the cappuccino machine - plus the kitchen counter looks like the previous owner chopped wood on it.
So what do you do? Read More
Well, 2017 is a few weeks away. For those of you starting to make your plans and goals for the new year, I thought that this would be a good time for me to offer some insight on the current leasing/rental landscape in Toronto and what we can expect going forward. Those of you who are real estate investors or who are currently renting, are very aware of how much lease prices have increased over the past few years. In a nutshell, if you own a rental unit I’ve got some good news for you for 2017. If you are currently renting or looking for a new space in the near future well….. Read More