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…
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Tips For Buying a Pre-Construction Condo

Thinking about buying a pre-construction condo? Buying a property is always a big investment, but buying a condo has unique considerations. This is especially true if you are contemplating putting your hard-earned money into a condo that…
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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…
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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…
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Right-size the Right Way: Your Guide to Removing the Stress and Adding More Joy to the Downsizing Journey

One day, whether it’s now or years from now, many of us will find ourselves in a certain–maybe even unexpected–season of life. One where we’re trying to balance parenting our own children with the new responsibility of caring for our…
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5 Practical Things to Consider When Downsizing Homes

Downsizing is on my mind lately. My parents, my relatives, my friends’ parents… everyone seems to be talking about downsizing.   It’s not surprising—after the holidays, many families get together and the topic of aging parents…
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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…