Posts Tagged‘real estate’

How To Keep Up In A Rapidly Shifting Real Estate Market

You know that Toronto real estate bubble that everyone keeps talking about? The one that’s been growing for years and years? So many times, it seemed as though surely the bubble was destined to burst, and yet it just kept growing and growing like a radioactive mutant monster, devouring more and more houses at higher and higher prices – it’s become completely surreal. Today, the bubble is so outlandish that it is hard to justify purchasing property in Toronto even if one is so lucky as to be able to afford it. The average price of a detached property in…

Red Flags to Watch Out For When Screening Tenants

Every landlord should take the process of screening tenants very seriously because the laws protecting tenants may make it very difficult to evict tenants.  It is also the case that, in addition to damaging your property in ways that may not be covered by your insurance, a tenant’s criminal activity on your property may become your responsibility.  Fortunately, while there are no guarantees, there are some red flags that you can recognize from the first conversation you have with a potential tenant that can alert you to problems before they happen. W hen someone calls about your apartment, be sure…

How to Get Into The Real Estate Market  

Getting into the real estate market can be a great way to use your savings to turn a profit, when I speak about investing in real estate I am speaking with regards to using it as an investment vehicle rather than buying a home or second home. Getting into the real estate market is something that requires a lot of planning, a lot of caution and most importantly a lot of knowledge. Before you begin buying up properties it is important that you understand the market and have strong knowledge about the properties themselves. Here are some areas on which…

How To Stage a Home For Sale for Cheap

Stage a home for sale for cheap

Putting your house up on the market for sale? I’m sure you have read up on how to get the most value for your property. Staging a property is a very important part of getting the highest offers for your house but sometimes staging a home can be expensive. To maximize your profits it is important to keep your staging costs down but still do a quality job. Here are some tips on how to stage a home for sale  for cheap. Make it Neutral (but still on trend) You never know who the potential buyers of your home will be;…