Real Estate Deal Breakers

I’ve done a lot of real estate deals in the past 15 years and I’ve seen just about everything there is to see when it comes to the condition of a property….

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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…

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How to Win a Bidding War

The title of this post is a little misleading, because as far as I’m concerned, there’s no such thing as “winning” a bidding war. But in markets where demand is high and…

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Understand How Your Renovation Money is Spent

Clearly defining your renovation project and payment schedules ahead of time will set up the appropriate expectations for both you and your contractor.

Here’s what each one should include.

Project…

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Scott McGillivray and Crew

How to Hire a Contractor (and the rest of your renovation team)

 

One of the most common questions I get is “can you recommend a contractor in my area?” The answer unfortunately is no. I have a trusted group of people I…

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Scott’s Top 5 – Real Estate Secrets

When I started investing in real estate over 15 years ago I had no experience and didn’t really know what I was doing.  As a result, I made a few mistakes. But…

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Real Estate Warning Signs

I recently had a question come through on my website from a young guy who had purchased a home and got in a little over his head. Wait, scratch that – he…

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How to Maximize a Laundry Room Renovation

If you’ve got kids, you’ve got laundry, and if you’re not careful it will take over your entire house. Even without kids laundry is a chore that always needs to be dealt…

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Sound Insulation Explained

One of the most common complaints of homeowners with income suites is sound transfer from the renters, and likewise with renters, it’s sound transfer from the homeowners. Nobody wants to hear what’s…

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Scott’s Guide to Being a Boss

Starting a business is one thing, but being a boss is another. I’ve run my own businesses since I was in my 20s, and one thing I’ve learned is that if you…

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