Archives for December 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – Episode #130

Wow! Another year has come and gone. We are nearing the end of 2012. Was it a good year for you?

I know many of you had a very successful year and some of you had a very challenging year. The important thing is to learn the lessons from each experience and to improve and be stronger for the next one. Believe and have faith.

Thank you for all your support and encouragement throughout 2012 and I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year!

Leslieville Basement Apartment Rents For $1100 – Episode #129

How do you increase your basement apartment rent by $4800 per year or $400 per month? Watch this!

We are in Leslieville which is near Queen Street East and Broadview Ave. Behnam Rad has purchased this two unit house and has finished the renovations in the basement apartment.

This is the after renovations video. To watch the before video click here: Leslieville Basement Apartment Renovation – Episode #123

The original renovation budget was $25,000 and it ended up costing $40,000 including all appliances and fixtures.

The previous rent this basement apartment was getting was $700 including utilities. The actual rent after the renovation is $1100 plus utilities. That is a $400 / month increase! Or 12% Return on Investment (ROI)!

Watch this “after” video and learn about some great ideas. Feel free to contact Peter Glaw, the General Contractor, at 416-452-4248 or 905-286-0303 for an estimate/consultation. You can also visit his website:

If you have any questions about basement apartments and what you can do to increase your rents in them, please feel free to contact me 416-885-2010.

Seasonal Maintenance For Curb Appeal – Episode #128

The exterior of your home is what everyone sees. In fact, it’s the first thing that everyone sees. You pay most of your attention to your own home’s curb appeal, but what about your investment property?

Just because you don’t personally live there, it doesn’t mean that you should neglect it.

There are many benefits to maintaining your income property’s curb appeal. Watch this video as I explain the importance of seasonal maintenance.

If you have any questions about maintaining and improving your property’s curb appeal, please feel free to contact me 416-885-2010.