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Attention Landlords and Want to Be Landlords

Monday Oct 22nd, 2018

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Many of us have thought about becoming or are actually Landlords. I have some information that I would like to share with you that will be a relief to landlords. Owning a rental property can be a great way to invest.  The Tenant pays the mortgage.  The main reason why many people are hesitant to become owners of a rental property is the fear of the risk that the Tenant does not pay the rent. That is a reasonable fear, the cash flow implications can be very uncomfortable as... [read more]

How to Boost Curb Appeal

Monday Oct 8th, 2018

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How to Boost Curb Appeal  If you are thinking of selling this year, I would be happy to help you decide which of these projects would net the best value. Even if you are not planning to sell any time soon, updating and maintaining your home regularly shows you take pride in owning it. Wash the exterior. Over the years, dirt, grime and cobwebs can collect on your home's exterior. A pressure washer can remove this buildup and give your home a fresh look, while at the same time... [read more]

10 Deadly Mistakes

Saturday Oct 6th, 2018

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10 Deadly Mistakes Buyers Make When Purchasing a Home. MISTAKE NO. 1. Choosing a real estate agent who is not committed to forming a strong business relationship with you. HERES HOW TO AVOID IT. Making a connection with the right real estate agent is crucial. Choose a professional who is dedicated to serving your needs- before, during and after the sale. MISTAKE NO. 2. Making an offer on a home without being pre-qualified. HERE'S HOW TO AVOID IT. Pre - qualification... [read more]

Who To Choose? A Big Bank or a Mortgage Broker?

Monday May 21st, 2018

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Who wouldn't want to get the best mortgage rate when buying a house or renewing your mortgage? Here are the major differences between a Big Bank and a Mortgage Broker. Big Banks You will likely sit down with a loan officer or 'mortgage specialist' when you visit one of Canada's major banks for a mortgage. They will (hopefully) go into detail the terminology involved with mortgages. Based on what you tell them they will make a recommendation. If you play... [read more]

Market Trends by the City

Monday Apr 2nd, 2018

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Hello. There are some suprises ahead. Contrary to what most people think, the real estate market is doing just fine. The biggest challenge for buyers is not financing or house prices, it is finding the right house that matches their wish list.  This weekend I was involved in a multiple offer situation in Hamilton. Who would have thought that?  What is happening is that a soon as good house comes on the market that is priced right, shows well, is in a great or even just... [read more]

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