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One Size Does Not Fit All When it Comes to Aging in Place

I spend a lot of time sharing stories about downsizing, but another option as we grow older is to age in place. According to an article about aging in place by Jennifer Legge, a Yale study “revealed that persons with a positive attitude toward aging lived on average 7.5 years longer than those who feared […]

How to find good tenants for your investment property

Finding a good and reliable tenant for your rental or investment property in the Greater Toronto Area isn’t always easy. It can be a time-consuming task, but there are several things you can do to help you find the perfect tenant. The most important thing to start with is making yourself familiar with the local […]

Fried Zucchini Blossoms

      INGREDIENTS Vegetable oil (for frying) 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon kosher salt 12 ounces chilled Pilsner, lager-style beer, or club soda Zucchini blossoms (stamens removed; about 2 dozen) Sea salt      Directions: In a large pot, heat about 2″ oil over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer reads 350°. […]

Zucchini Bread

This zucchini bread studded with walnuts and currants (or chocolate chips, if you prefer) is a great way to use up your summer zucchini.   INGREDIENTS 3 cups all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs 1-3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 […]

Why Toronto Condos Can Be a Great Real Estate Investment

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic still lingering in Canada, this can still be an ideal time to enter into real estate investment, especially Greater Toronto Area condominiums.   The average price for a Toronto condo in January, 1996 was $133,600 while in May of 2020 it had reached $578,280 for an appreciation of approximately 332 percent […]