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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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How to Take the Stress Out of Selling a Home

Every local market has its own buying and selling cycle, but conventional wisdom tells us that real estate generally hits an upswing in the spring. As the market suddenly gets more competitive,…

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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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