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Personal stories from my real estate adventures ranging from encounters with douchey agents, success stories and getting fleas. Yes, that happened.

Professional Real Estate Corporations Explained

Professional Real Estate Corporations Explained

Professional Real Estate Corporations - if you’ve never heard of one, that’s ok. PRECs have been in B.C. for a few years now, and from what I understand about them is they help certain agents get paid as a company rather than a person. The Ontario government is...

1646 Central St  – Pickering

1646 Central St – Pickering

There is just something a century home that gets me every time. I've personally lived in (and renovated) 3 of them, and just love their charm and uniqueness. Here is what I love in this home: vaulted ceiling with exposed beams wrought-iron spiral staircase original...

Curb Appeal Before and After

Curb Appeal Before and After

If you’re thinking about selling your home and researching blogs, you’ve likely come across many posts about how to increase your curb appeal and the amazing before and after photos. As I write this post, 2020 is proving to be an important year to make sure your house...

Appreciation is a bonus

Appreciation is a bonus

“What will that house be worth in 5 years?” I’ll just pull a number out of my a… thin air for you and it will be wrong. The number will be either way too low or too high. If you’re buying a house to live in, yes, we want to choose a location that allows your house to...

Home Buying Process

Home Buying Process

Home buying isn’t a process that you can just blindly do though; you need a plan. Having a plan will make your home buying process less stressful, keep you from being overwhelmed and prevent you from heart break when you find out you can’t buy a house that would have...

9 Cheap and Easy Ways to Add Curb Appeal

9 Cheap and Easy Ways to Add Curb Appeal

First impressions are everything, especially when it comes to selling your home. Whether you’re looking to sell your home or just enjoy it while you’re there, a little curb appeal goes a long way. Even the simplest of things can...

Why Do Some Houses Sell Faster Than Others?

Why Do Some Houses Sell Faster Than Others?

8 things to check if your house isn't selling Have you ever wondered why some homes sell in only a few days and more than the asking price, but it takes other homes a few weeks to sell? I'll let you in on key insights as to why some homes sell quicker than others. If...

Property Investing Just for Profit? You’ll Lose…

Property Investing Just for Profit? You’ll Lose…

Here's what I really wanted the title to be: Are Buying an Investment Property Thinking That It Will Be Easy Money and Make You Rich? Fuck Off... I was worried that might offend some people. But then I remembered why I wanted to...

How to Tell if a House Has Good Resale Value

How to Tell if a House Has Good Resale Value

You either want to sell your home, or you’re looking for one! Homes are investments and of course, you want the best value for it if you want to sell it in the future. How can you know if a home has a good resale value? Here are some factors... The Ultimate Deciding...

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