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Why You Should Sell Your House in the Fall (and How to Prepare)

The warm-weather housing market might be coming to a close, but don’t worry – there’s still a chance to find a buyer before the end of the year. In fact, you could... Read More »

Vacation Properties: Pros and Cons

Vacation properties are one of my favourite types of real estate investments. When it comes to the amount of money you can make they’re pretty much on par with executive rentals, but... Read More »

5 Ways to Maximize ROI on A Kitchen Renovation

By now most of us know that the kitchen is the #1 room in the home when it comes to remodelling return on investment. But we also know that making money on... Read More »

Showers and Tubs, Pros and Cons

Shower/tub combinations are the most common type of fixture you’ll see in household bathrooms. This is because they’re practical, they’re efficient, and they give you the option of taking either a long... Read More »

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 »
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