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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…
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Are you ready to own an investment property?

Many homeowners think that owning a second, investment property is something only the very rich can afford to do. Fortunately, that's just not true. In fact, many a homeowner has used an investment property as a wealth-building strategy…

Real estate investment as retirement savings?

I recently read an inspiring article in the Vancouver Sun, written by Andrew Renton, that I thought I'd share. In Renton's words, financial gurus rarely suggest that investors buy a second property. But if you buy a house or condo with 25% down…
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The Answers: Will solar panels affect the value of my home?

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post on solar panels. Two of my past clients, Andrea and Moira, had been told by a solar panel company that they were the perfect candidates for solar panels due to their home's location. They were concerned, though.…
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Will solar panels affect the value of my home?

Recently, a past client called to share some concerns with me. Andrea and her partner, Moira, were contacted by a local solar panel company. Because of its location, the company thought that their home was perfect for solar panels. Not only…