A tale of two investments, part 4

Investor X is looking into buying a fully rented two-unit property generating $65,500/year, for $1,100,000. Which real estate investment would you be more confident to invest in?

Biophilic design basics for Realtors, a trend for 2021

Bio (nature) philia (love). Biophilic design refers to design that is oriented to an inherent human understanding and attraction toward nature.

Dan St. Yves: Size matters

Unlike your cat, you will not appreciate the sight of an empty cardboard file box in your former workspace.

Ontario Real Estate Association outlines advocacy goals

OREA’s advocacy was already in full swing by the time the pandemic struck in early March. The Trust in Real Estate Services Act (TRESA) had passed third and final reading in February and was on its way to being enacted into law.
Supreme Court of Canada

Supreme Court case affirms: Act honestly, or else…

While I’ve always been an advocate of acting in good faith, a new Supreme Court ruling has driven the point home and reaffirmed a slightly different rule – the duty to act honestly.

Time to rethink those new year’s marketing resolutions

How are you doing with your new year’s marketing resolutions? Perhaps, just as with new year’s resolutions, a few things stuck and a few fell by the wayside.

Recipes for Realtors: Orange date chocolate cheese salad and salmon sandwich

If you are fortunate to have delicate Arctic char, don’t waste even a spoonful. Switch it up like the salmon. Maybe add a tiny bit of my cranberry mayonnaise. Mouth watering yet?

Home inspections in a multiple-bid scenario

In hot housing markets, your buyers are more anxious than ever to get a bid in on their dream home. And while it’s prudent to submit a conditional offer pending a home inspection, many buyers view this as too risky.

Real estate hiring during the pandemic

The real estate market has shifted and so has the employment supply and demand. Prior to March 2020, it was already a candidate’s market. Fast forward to now and we find ourselves in uncharted waters.

Reap a bountiful harvest from a tiny geo farm

I would say that 99 per cent of agents do not run a geo farm. But you should, even if it’s only a tiny patch. Let’s call it a geo garden!