Monthly Archives: May 2016

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The Big Decision | Chapter III Talking Options

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In last weeks instalment of “ The BIG Decision ” we took a closer look at Risk Tolerance and Capital Reserves.  Bottom Line: It is never a good decision to get in over your head, both in terms of taking a greater risk than you are financially comfortable with, as well as purchasing an investment property that has large operating/capital expenses if you don’t have deep pockets. Now, let’s keep the concepts of risk and reserves fresh in our minds as we investigate the impact that various investment property types have on our spare time. Time Allocation The amount of…

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Home Buyer’s Guide to Mould

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One of the most common questions I receive from buyers is, “Does my new home have mould?” They’re always surprised when I reply that it most likely does. The fact is that almost all homes have some mould. If a home has ever had leaks that were to do with plumbing, the basement, a shower enclosure, or the roof, mould may be present. A better question would be, “Is there significant mould in the home which is adversely affecting the house air quality?” This is a more difficult question to answer. Tracking down and removing mould The best method to…

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TWStore Reviewed | Ussher’s Creek

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Ussher’s Creek by Granite is an exclusive estate community in the Village of Ariss. Choose from one of the 15 gorgeous one-acre lots that are surrounded by natural beauty. Imagine the possibilities, as they are endless. From a game of golf, to a backyard BBQ, to a beautiful walk on the trailway. And that’s just outside. Nothing beats building your own custom dream home and having a dedicated design consultant at your fingertips. Exteriors boast beautiful natural stone and timber accents giving you that country charm. Interiors are built with class, elegance, and superior quality all by an award-winning builder….

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The Number$ | South Guelph Townhomes

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South Guelph Townhomes are highly sought after for a number of reasons. First off, it’s location. South Guelph has so much to offer its residents. Everything from amenities, entertainment, conservation, trails, parks, schools, community, proximity to 401, and for quite a few number of years, increasing property values as more and more construction projects are completed. Second would be the fact that townhomes are very appealing to a number of distinct groups of buyers. They are a great product for first-time home buyers since they are relatively affordable compared to a fully detached home. They are also very appealing to…

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Quality of Lifestyle

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We all have friends & family that lived in the GTA.  Some are lifers and others have come and gone, looking for that big city experience.  What draws people to the “Big City” can be business,  or even something deeply personal, wanting to connect and to build a life surrounded by their interest and well…their people.  I like to call that a “Quality of Lifestyle” choice, placing yourself in the path of opportunity to live your best and truest life.  Toronto area is buzzing, it is has everything you could ever need to live your most quality life.  Almost every…

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The BIG Decision | The Money

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In the preceding section of this real estate investment blog surrounding “The BIG Decision,” we delved into the relationship and relative importance of your mortgage pre-approval, as well as your downpayment.  Both play a vital role when determining which investment strategy best suits your investment criteria.  The bottom line is: regardless of the amount you have been pre-approved for, you are required to pay a certain percentage of the purchase price as a downpayment to satisfy your financial institution’s lending criteria. In addition to how much you are able to spend, it is crucial to better understand how much of…

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TWStore Reviewed | Westminster Highlands, Fergus

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The Westminster Highlands is a community set out in historic Fergus. Reid’s Heritage Homes had such a huge success with the Westminster Woods community in South Guelph they decided to continue the tradition north. Home owners in Fergus will not be disappointed. They will still experience all that Reid’s Heritage Homes has to offer with the same quality designs and craftsmanship. Why I Love This Project Small Town, Big Amenities Fergus has so much natural beauty Charming downtown Hiking Trails Location!-within a quick walk to many shops, restaurants, spas, Short walk to the downtown core Beautiful river views from many…

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