Entries by Lisa Sinopoli

Top 5 Restaurants in Vaughan: My Current Faves

Without a doubt, food is one of my biggest passions. Before I explore a new neighbourhood, you’ll find me researching the very best cafes, eateries, and fine-dining hotspots it has to offer. Fortunately, my hometown of Vaughan is also chock full of incredible restaurants. Whether I’m craving a light lunch or a three-course meal, tasty […]

Is Investing in Vaughan Real Estate a Good Idea?

Has investing in real estate been on your mind? Are you hesitant because of the uncertainty involved? I can’t tell you how many clients I’ve worked with who started out with the same mindset.  The truth is, what many would-be investors are actually worried about is the unknown. That’s why I wanted to write this […]

Condos 101: What Every Buyer Should Know

I have a confession to make. Until recently, there was a whole lot I didn’t know about condos. Don’t get me wrong: when it came to buying and selling, I had the process down cold. And when it was time to purchase my own investment unit, I knew exactly what to look for to maximize […]

What’s the Real Cost of Downsizing in Vaughan?

We all know the drill. You save up to buy a house. You maintain it over the years, watching as its value grows steadily. Then one day, when the time is the right, you cash in. You sell your home for a pretty penny (tax-free if it was your primary residence), move into a beautiful […]

Retiring and Helping Your Kids with Their Futures? Use Your Home Equity.

It’s been happening a lot lately. During a heart-to-heart, a friend will confess their money-related worries. Here’s how these conversations usually go. Retirement is on the horizon, and they know they haven’t been saving enough. To make matters worse, their kids are barely scraping by. Although they’ve been offering as much financial support as they […]

Downsizing and Your Parents: 5 Emotional Challenges to Expect

When my parents downsized, it changed my life. For years I’d been hoping they’d move to a smaller space—one that wouldn’t require all the upkeep of the home they’d been living in for decades.  I’ve written all about the journey that the three of us went on before—the disagreements, the slow progress, and (finally) the […]

Curried Butternut Squash Bisque

I made this curried butternut squash bisque recipe on Family Day. It felt like it took all day, and that’s because I made my own Veggie broth to go along with it. And I must say, it makes a big difference. It’s a great tasting soup. Takes a few steps, but it is so worth […]