Category: Investing

For Sale: Completely Renovated Bungalow w In-Law Suite!!

Open House December 10 from 2:00-4:00 Just move in and enjoy this fully renovated east end bungalow. 74 Normanhurst is a jewel that has been lovingly renewed over the past 5 years – transforming it into a space for modern living with all the benefits of an established neighbourhood. Set on a quiet street with excellent neighbours, the house offers a bright, modern, convenient main floor plan with 2 bedrooms, modern kitchen and surprisingly spacious spa-like bathroom. An enclosed rear entrance is accented by a beautiful skylight, and leads to the fully self-contained 1-bedroom in-law suite. No detail has been...

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FIGHT, Flight, or….

  Fight or flight.  Most of us are familiar with the term that perfectly describes our human response to acute stress.  Less familiar is the third “F,” and it’s not what you’re thinking.  The full spectrum of possible stress responses is actually: fight, flight, or freeze. There is no denying that investing in real estate, whether for personal use or for income purposes, can be a source of anxiety. Inventory is at historic lows, and it seems that any property that is priced appropriately is in high demand.  Potential buyers for these properties will, in all likelihood, have one...

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Discover Hamilton #SecretsOut Video

Tourismhamilton.com created this great 3 minute video showcasing our city. Many people have (and continue) to criticize Hamilton but the complaints are no longer well founded. They say there is pollution (yes but show me a city where there isn’t), they say there is crime (see last point). People say a lot of things but I invite you to open your minds and truly see Hamilton for what it is and what it is striving to become. We think you just might change your...

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DO YOU REALLY NEED A REALTOR?

    Have you ever hopped in a canoe by yourself,  with little more than a life jacket for protection, and paddled your way across a peaceful lake, taking in the sights, pausing to rest your muscles now and then?   It can be very relaxing; a refreshing way to clear the cobwebs and get some fresh air.  When the weather is right, it’s smooth sailing! Some bodies of water cannot be approached that way, though.  How different is that scenario from the challenge of navigating the rushing swell of a fast-moving river… white-water rafting?  The prospect is exhilarating, adrenaline-inducing,...

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Is Your Home Your Retirement Plan?

If you are approaching retirement, you no doubt have given thought to how your home will factor into your finances once you find yourself on a fixed income.  Here are a few things to consider in advance:   IF YOUR HOME IS YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN…TIMING IS EVERYTHING! While Ontario’s real estate market continues to be sizzling hot, surveys estimate that up to three quarters of Canadians expect their homes to become their primary income source when they retire. Over the past 10 years, this strategy has been a strong, reliable one.  House prices have tripled, even quadrupled in some...

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