Archives for June 2011

Take Action – Episode #22

Why do people wait to take action? Are you the type of person that only wants to buy a great “deal”? Well you will likely wait a really long time to find it. Why not create the “deal” by using a little creativity and perhaps even changing the use of the property. You don’t need to wait forever to find a “deal” in order to do well in real estate. If you buy at market value and use a little creativity and work hard at it you will do very well in 5-10 years.

The Importance of Curb Appeal – Episode #21

We sometimes focus too much on the inside of a house that we forget about the outside. Believe it or not but one of the most important things for a potential tenant is curb appeal.

Post ideas on this blog for inexpensive ways owners can improve their curb appeal!

Here are a few to start…
– Brighter outdoor lighting fixtures
– Solid and secure front door hardware
– Nicely groomed front yard

Don R. Campbell Tours The Toronto Beaches – Episode #20

The Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) organized a bus tour with 5 bus loads of about 250 sophisticated investors. We visited some of Ontario’s Top Investment Towns. One of the area’s we visited happened to be The Toronto Beaches. Don R. Campbell, the President of REIN, explains why we toured this area. The purpose of this tour was to show investors the potential cash flow this area can actually offer, the massive development that is happening, and the solid economic fundamentals in this area. What will happen in The Toronto Beaches and its surrounding area over the next 3-5 years?

Putting Yourself in the Driver Seat – Episode #19

Going through a difficult renovation? Listen to veteran contractor Jeff Reed for some tips on how to make life a bit less stressful during your renovations!

Listen to Jeff talk about…
– when you should hire a general contractor
– the different types of general contractors
– working with an architect
– establishing a clear scope for the renovation