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…

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…

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…
, , ,

The Pros & Cons Behind My Parents’ Home Downsize

If you’ve been following along in the “Lisa’s Diary” section of my blog, then you already know that downsizing my parents’ living situation has been quite the prolonged process. Before I dive into the pros and cons of my parents’…

Condo Investment Update: What I’ve Learned From 23 Glebe Road West

I suppose it was only a matter of time. Real estate has long been my passion, and I'd been hearing about the joys of property investing since I started out in the business decades ago. So in 2011, I finally took the plunge! If you haven't…

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…
, ,

La tua Guida per Eliminare Lo Stress E Dare Gioia Al Tuo Viaggio Di Ridimensionamento

Ciao, sono Lisa. Broker, Master ASA, AR, SRS, CPCA Secondo la Stats Canada, circa due milioni di canadesi sono considerati parte della “generazione sandwich”, io inclusa! Ci troviamo nella terra di mezzo, fra la cura…