Over the years, I’ve encountered a lot of questions, experiences, and situations. This is a collaboration of articles, videos, tips and information. Some might be helpful, some are just stories or rants from the bullsh*t I see in this industry.

The BEST Real Estate Investment Strategy

When I'm talking to investors, this questions comes up probably about 90% of the time. The investor asks "what's the best strategy"? You won't like my answer, but "it depends". Typically the path someone going into real estate investing is that they'll hear about it...

Brantford Pre-Construction Student Condos

So we recently had an agent pitch a "good" investment to us to see if we could help them sell more units. These are pre-construction condos, purpose built for students in Brantford. The development is One Wellington, you might have heard of it recently. Brantford as a...

Typical Agent Greed…You Decide

So this is a story, more than an 'article'. It happened a couple weeks ago. Our family is looking into a larger home to upgrade, so I'm representing myself as the Buyer agent. I'm disclosing this because it does play a part in the story. So my wife and I saw a house...

5 “Ninja Tips” When Screening Tenants

I'm in the processing of screening a bunch of tenants right now for different properties so I figured I put together a quick cheat sheet of non-conventional tips that you may or may not have thought of before. Most of these are probably not 'legitimate reasons' by...

Where’s the Market Going?

From my last article, I had some good discussion with multiple people where the "peak" of the market is going to be. That's hardest part to tell. If we look at the historic data that happened from last crash, I attached the picture again below for reference. It peaked...

The Real Estate Market is going to CRASH!

Actually, I have no idea if the real estate market is going to crash...but let's look at some historic data and dissect it a bit. Take a look at the image above. Toronto only had a real estate 'crash' back in 1989. Look at the build up of average prices from 1986 to...

Protecting Your Real Estate with Life Insurance

After you've bought a property, whether that be your personal residence or as an investment, you want to make sure you protect it in case anything does happen. This is assuming you have a mortgage on it. There's so many insurance products out there, but for your real...

How to Inefficiently Hold Offers and Waste Everyone’s Time

When you hold offers, it should be done efficiently and effectively. However, some agents have no common sense and just waste everyone's time. So this is basically going to be rant blog post of a story of a listing agent that is stupid. I'm just going to call it what...

Realtor Questions…What to Ask and What NOT to Ask

It's great to ask your Realtor questions, especially if you don't know the answer. Sometimes they're good, sometimes it's better you keep them to yourself... In a multiple offer situation, some people ask..."Do you know what the other offer prices are?" Unfortunately...

Real Estate Investing Outside the GTA

Real estate investing outside the GTA typically gives you a better bang for you buck. I've been speaking with a bunch of investors over the past couple weeks and I've run this example multiple times so I figure it'd be good to write a post about. Let's crunch the...

Are Real Estate Agents a Commodity?

This post came about as I'm seeing many new brokerages, websites and real estate agents try different "marketing" tactics...but are they just turning themselves into a commodity? I pulled up the definition from Wiki: The term commodity is specifically used for an...

Toronto Real Estate Board Ordered to Open Sales Data

As the title says, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has been ordered to open up sales data to the public. (CBC full news article) This is good news! It's been back and forth for quite awhile with the Competition Tribunal and TREB. The Tribunal said  that TREB was...