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 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 Tech Has Changed Real Estate – and How to Make it Work for You

There’s no denying that tech has transformed the real estate business. But here’s something that hasn’t changed — us. Every home buyer still wants to find the right home in the right…

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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 Home Buyers

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

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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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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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4 Income Properties That Can Make You Money

Investing in real estate can be a great way to make money, but make no mistake – successful income properties require a lot of research and a lot of number crunching. Being…

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