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Day One – Renos!#GettingReadyForSale

So I dropped by the project on Charlotte in Sandy Hill on Friday to see how the guys were making out. The place looks amazing – it is so much brighter with the light grey paint, it’s incredible. Taking down the … Continue reading

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Renovating an investment condo – Day #3

I guess technically this could refer to Day 3 and Day 4, which I have spent at the condo painting. Those chartreuse walls in the MBR are now gone, replaced with Behr’s Mortar. I really love the colour ; it’s … Continue reading

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Renovating an investment condo – Day #2

I have a great contractor, Alex Martinez, who is doing what little demolition he can do until we can get our plumbing issues sorted out. We can’t remove  the kitchen sink or dishwasher, for example, because the shut off valve … Continue reading

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# 4 – Getting a house ready for sale – TIP: find great contractors!

I’ve been really fortunate with the trades who are working with me to get my new listing ready for sale. Cedric Poon of Archipelago Contracting worked until 2 AM on Monday on tiling; got five hours sleep and went back … Continue reading

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Should you fix up your house before you sell?

We had a lively discussion at last week’s downsizing seminar about whether you should do the repairs to your house that are needed before you sell it, or leave them for the buyers. What about major repairs? the participants asked. Do we … Continue reading

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