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How to Impress Potential Home Buyers

When it comes to selling a house there are a lot of things you can do to impress potential home buyers. Cleaning, de-cluttering, and fixing minor problems are always at the top... Read More »

150 Reasons to Build

Next week I’m headed to Winnipeg for a very important reason. In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, Habitat for Humanity, in conjunction with the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, will be building 150 homes across Canada... Read More »

Scott’s Top 5 – Motivational Books

People are always asking me for my recipe for success. It's not an easy question to answer. But if there's one thing I thing I can recommend when it comes to achieving success,... Read More »

5 Reasons NOT to Buy a House

It’s no secret that I believe real estate is a smart investment. It’s what I’ve built my career on, I’ve had great success with it, and I encourage others to do the... Read More »

Are You Ready to Buy a House? Take the Quiz!

Buying a home feels like a rite of passage for most people. You hit a certain stage of life, and buying a house seems like the thing to do. But contrary to... Read More »

Scott McGillivray’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

Ever since I became a Dad, Father's Day has become a bit of a thing. And I admit that I totally love it. Being a Dad is the greatest and most significant... Read More »

Mortgage Terminology 101

Real estate terminology can be confusing – particularly when you’re buying your first home – and one of the things people seem to get the most confused about is mortgages. It’s understandable.... Read More »

5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited about Moving

You’d think that for someone like me, moving into a new home would be a breeze. But for all the years of renovating, building and helping people move, there’s one thing I... Read More »
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