Personal Stories and Insights

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How to Talk to Your Senior Parents About Downsizing

For the past 10 years, I’ve been trying to get my parents to downsize their home.   I don’t know if you’ve had to have the “downsizing” conversation yet, but let me be honest with you: this is not always an easy conversation…
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My Parents Have Officially Downsized!

If you had a chance to read this blog post, then you know that I had been talking to my parents about downsizing their living situation. Until recently, they had lived in the home that I grew up in, so making the transition to something smaller…
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Lisa Sinopoli's 2018 Winter Market Report

As we head into winter and the end of 2018, I always find this time of year helpful to reflect on what’s happening in the local real estate market. Where have we been, and where are we headed? I have a real estate market report to share, but…
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The One That Got Away

Fall is officially in full swing, and I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. We spent it at my sister Vanessa’s house this year for the first time, and I must say, it was pretty awesome! Julian is attending Ryerson University taking business…

A Summer to Celebrate

I’ve had many reasons to celebrate this summer, and I wanted to take a moment to share something neat that happened to me in July! Back in 1991, I helped my very first clients, Mike and Nancy Fongaro, purchase a home. Like many of my clients,…
Doing your listing homework
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I Got My ASA Designation!

I have some very exciting news to share with you! I am now, officially, an Accredited Senior Agent. This is a professional designation that less than 4% of Canadian REALTORS® have earned. There are more than 100,000 realtors in Canada, so you…
My Investment Condo Experience - 23 Glebe Road West
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My Investment Condo Experience: 23 Glebe Road West

In 2011 I started a passion project. My investment condo experience was something to pour my heart and soul into and a way to feed my love of real estate. It was time to invest in a second piece of real estate, and this time in the condo market…
My Investment Condo Experience - 23 Glebe Road West

Taking Care of Money Matters

Now that I am officially off work again, I've been paying a lot of attention to budgeting and managing our finances. I read an article on moneyville called "Why tracking your spending makes sense". Boy did this article come in the nick of…