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10 ways to increase cash flow of your investment property

If you own an investment property, you should be concerned about how much money it’s making and how you can maximize your return on investment.  In this post, I will outline 10 ways you can increase cash flow on your investment property. An investment property could be an apartment building, plaza, senior residence or any other tangible real asset that ... Read More »

MLS vs Exclusive Listing: What’s the difference?

Recently I was asked an interesting question about the difference between an MLS vs Exclusive listing. Below, I will try and differentiate between the two for you. The MLS — also a multiple listing system or multiple listings service — is a platform where properties for sale and rent can be listed and viewed by all participating brokers. Here, the ... Read More »

Find out the value of house listed around the corner

How can you find out what your neighbor listed their house for? It’s one of the reasons why you keep my number on your speed dial so I can keep you posted. I’ve also setup search alerts for many of you so you know exactly what’s happening in the neighbourhood. Here’s a new service that I’ve just started where you ... Read More »

Spray Foam Insulation: a Haven for Termites in Toronto?

Spray foam trumps fiberglass in terms of energy efficiency and insulation, but experts may have found a new drawback to using spray foam in the home. Undoubtedly, the presence of termites in Toronto has grown, and for this reason, many insect specialists suggest that the popularity of spray-foam is at fault. Contractors commonly chose spray-foam insulation for new homes because: ... Read More »

How to Battle Growing Home Insurance Premiums

Over the last few weeks, the Globe and Mail’s Rob Carrick has written many articles about the increased insurance premiums home owners face year after year. After looking at these articles’ statistics, his argument for government oversight and regulation seems highly agreeable. Currently, Canadians are faced with a 19% increase on home insurance on a year-over-year basis. As Annie Marie ... Read More »

Toronto’s Energy Retrofit Program

Where and When: South Event Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 7pm to 9pm Metro Hall (Room 308), 55 John Street North Event Thursday, March 7th, 2013 7pm to 9pm North York Civic Center (Members Lounge), 5100 Young Street What Does the Retrofit Program Entail? The main goal of this meeting is to educate residents on how to reduce energy bills cost-effectively.  ... Read More »

Lockbox on your Toronto house for sale

We recently had a member alert issued by the Toronto Real Estate Board about an unauthorized entry into a Toronto house for sale by an individual who had the lock box code to the house but no appointment. The seller was at his Toronto home at time of incident and asked the stranger about their appointment which wasn’t confirmed. He ... Read More »

You need a price change! Need proof?

I had an interesting conversation with a client this week! My client, Mr. Seller, who has his property listed right now didn’t want to change the price of their property.  I went over the details and explained that the price we are asking is getting attention but we aren’t getting any buyers through the place.  Let me explain! As part ... Read More »

Types of listings to sell your Toronto real estate

If you have ever sold a home or are thinking of selling one, you will be presented with an exclusive right-to-sell agreement as that’s the most commonly seen in our industry. There are two other options available that you can consider and the complexity of your sale dictates which one his used. Exclusive Right-to-sell listing This is the most common ... Read More »

Seller feedback for your Toronto house for sale

Feedback matters when selling your home! I have a rigorous process in our office of following up with all the agents that have shown our seller’s property to collect feedback and submit it to the seller on weekly basis.  We start our process by emailing the agent three hours after the showing has been completed through automated means.  This doesn’t ... Read More »