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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
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.
Mold can be a real problem in basements so it’s important to stop it before it starts. In any renovation project, and particularly basement, kitchen and bathroom renovations, you need to take... Read More »
A large number of people spend more than they plan during a renovation. Sometimes it’s because of unexpected problems that come up, sometimes it’s because someone changes their mind about what they... Read More »