Category Archives: Investing

Finding a great tenant!

I am a landlord myself and I sometimes am asked by clients to help them find a tenant. I am constantly meeting people who are not happy with the calibre of tenants they’ve had, and who have had to do … Continue reading

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Renovating an investment condo: my budget! (and great news – it’s RENTED!!!)

So, finally had a chance to sit down and figure out my costs of this renovation. I had a $10K budget. I’m still waiting for a final invoice from Alex that will include drywall repairs to the powder room, but … Continue reading

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Renovating my new investment condo!

I just purchased another investment condo, this one’s in Hunt Club. It’s a stacked unit on Briston Private. And while the owner has done many quality renovations, it still has the original kitchen cabinet doors. I don’t love the backsplash … Continue reading

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Great Bargains in Ottawa!

Very nice to be quoted in this Ottawa Citizen story by Patrick Langston (see below) about lower-priced homes in Ottawa. Just remember: you are going to trade larger yards and high end finishes for a house under $ 300,000 in … Continue reading

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Investing in Real Estate!

The last episode of Ottawa Experts: Real Estate will air on January 14 (8-9 PM) and we’re going to talk about investing in real estate. Doug McLarty, a chartered accountant, and Mark Arbique, a real estate lawyer, will join me. … Continue reading

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