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Income Property: Kathy & Fanche

Kathy needs to build an income suite in her basement to afford a home without a spouse.  This is really a story about standing on your own, and accepting that life doesn’t always turn out as you expect.

Design Theme: Urban Influence

The Numbers

Purchase Price: $615,000

Realtor Appraisal: $710,000

Increased Property Value: $95,000

Chosen Renovation Option: $65,000 – Two bedroom apartment with large washroom. Anticipated rent of $1400 per month.

Alternate Renovation Option: $58,000 – Generous open concept one bedroom apartment with large washroom. Anticipated rent of $1100 per month.

Estimated Monthly Rental Income: $1,450

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