How Much "More" Does a Great Lot Cost?

By: David Ruff

How Much "More" Does a Great Lot Cost?

Tags: Buying a Home, Selling a Home, Landscaping

Some people would say that you cannot buy that much asset with just $50,000 in your hand. But when you consider looking at a property, you’ll see that it will not cost you a lot of extra money for a great lot. A very good example is a pie-shaped lot, which commands a “lot premium”. With this, you can have a really nice place where your family can sit outside. And when you pay th...Read More

By: David Ruff

Home Design Ideas To Take Advantage of A Great View

Tags: Renovation, Interior Design, Selling a Property

Smart layout and materials can help you and prospective buyers enjoy the view. ...Read More

Reasons Why People Buy Properties and Live in Toronto

By: David Ruff

Reasons Why People Buy Properties and Live in Toronto

Tags: Home Buying, Investment Property, Real Estate Tips

Why do people opt to move to Toronto and willingly pay such high prices for units? They even pay a lot if they rent! The short answer is because of the hard assets. Hard assets sustain the value of properties, no matter where you are. Toronto offers a lot of opportunities and there are places in this city that you cannot find anywhere else. It’s a tech hub, banking hub and is so multination...Read More

Smart Home Renovations To Boost Function and Resale Value

By: David Ruff

Smart Home Renovations To Boost Function and Resale Value

Tags: Renovation, Investment Property, Remodel

Got some dead space in your rooms? There are some relatively easy ways to improve the function of your home and increase its resale value. Let’s say you have an ongoing renovation on your basement. You have a bathroom there that has an installed door frame and a nice sink that will be placed in the right corner of it. However, the door has been put in front of where the sink is supposed to ...Read More

By: David Ruff

What's the Point of Staging?

Tags: Selling a Property, Sell for More, Real Estate Tips

Wonder whether staging can really make a difference when you sell your property? ...Read More

By: David Ruff

Functional Flow in A Master Bedroom

Tags: Home Renovation, Home Updates, Buying a House

A functional space in your main bedroom has 3 key parts - the bedroom, closet and ensuite. ...Read More

By: David Ruff

Buying a Downtown Condo

Tags: Toronto, Condo Prices, Investment Property

Buying condo downtown Toronto as an investment or a home can be intimidating but we can help you find a great unit. ...Read More

By: David Ruff

Decor and Lighting Tips

Tags: Home Decor, Renovations, Interior Design

Lighting and decor make a huge difference in how you, your tenants, or potential buyers feel. The great news is that with some strategic and cost-effective design choices you can create good feelings. ...Read More

By: David Ruff

Downtown Van Gogh

Tags: Downtown, Art and Culture, Things to Do

Realtors talk about great properties in the right location. In Toronto, we get the benefit of amazing amenities at our doorstep downtown, and even world-class art exhibits. ...Read More

Make Room for Multiple Cars By Squaring Your Driveway

By: David Ruff

Make Room for Multiple Cars By Squaring Your Driveway

Tags: Renovations, City Permits, Driveway

Need more driveway space for more cars? Here's a quick tip! One good example is the property we just visited. The driveway of that property is cut off at an almost 45-degree angle. My suggestion is to actually cut the driveway and make it straight so you have more room to drive more cars in. But how can we do that? This is where we look at precedents and percentages of property to driveway r...Read More

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