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During the process of buying or selling a home, you will unearth countless questions. I know how difficult it can be to sift through all the details in order to find answers relevant and meaningful to you. I have put together the following series of articles that provide clear, concise and useful information on a wide range of issues related to real estate. Here you will find tips on how to save money, real estate insider secrets, renovation advice, and much more.

I would be happy to personally answer any other questions you may have. Remember, I will be here to assist you every step of the way!

  2020.09 How To Avoid Phone Scams

The amount of spam calls increased this year — use these tips to identify potential scammers and put an end to phony calls once and for all!

  2020.08 Make Your Home Stand Out!

You don’t have to curb your enthusiasm when it comes to boosting curb appeal! Make your home stand out and increase its value with these simple and cost-effective tips.

  2020.07 Tap Payment 101

Stay up-to-date on the latest forms of tap-to-pay tech and how to use it. Tap is one of the safest ways to pay, since account information is encrypted and not actually transferred to the retailer. Still, prioritize safety with these tips...

  2020.06 Reset Refocus

In tough times, you need to get your own well-being in great shape first before you’re able to assist others. When you take some time for self-care, you will have more energy to support those around you.

  2020.05 Take a Credit Quiz

When it comes to building credit, it can be difficult to tell fact from fiction. Use this short true-or-false quiz to help you get the facts straight and your credit in great shape! Understand the different credit score rankings and how these numbers are calculated to know where you stand.

  2020.04 Understanding Investment Properties

What to know if you’re thinking of buying an investment property of your own and reasons to invest in rental property.

  2020.03 Five Tips Buyers & Sellers Should Know

Even if you’re not planning to buy or sell right now, these tips will help demystify the real estate process.

  2020.02 Tax Time 2020, What's New?

Check out some significant changes that may affect your tax returns for 2019 and 2020. Did you know, if you didn’t max out your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) contributions in 2019, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) lets you add the difference onto next year’s contribution.

  2020.01 Canadian Market Outlook

It’s impossible to predict the future, but here’s a look at where the real estate market stands at the beginning of 2020.

  2019.12 Liven Up Your Holiday Celebration!

Gathering with family and friends is one of the best parts of the holiday season. Make your celebration stand out with these fun activities! 

  2019.11 The Science of Gratitude

The science is in — a grateful disposition reduces materialism, risk of burnout and symptoms of depression and makes you happier! Here are three small acts with big impacts to help you practice gratitude daily.

  2019.02 Should You Hire a Tax Pro?

If any of these situations are true for you,  consider working with an expert this tax season.

  2019.10 Boost your homes IQ

Homeowners are taking their homes into the 21st century with “smart home” technology. Here are a few products that can make your home smarter, safer and more efficient.

  2019.09 The Not-So-Hidden Talents of Your Real Estate Pro

A home is one of the largest purchases you’ll make in life, and I’m here to make it a positive experience you will never forget! You know I can help you buy or sell, but here are some other perks I can provide you.

  2019.08 Cut Time Out of Your Routine

Life is busy. Maybe you’re a full-time parent getting ready to send the kids back to school, or a young professional balancing two jobs. No matter your situation, try these time-savers to help add extra time to your day and eliminate some stress.

  2019.07 Make Your Dreams a Realty

How many times have you talked about visiting the Colosseum or snorkeling along the Great Barrier Reef without actually planning the trip? It’s easy to dream, it’s difficult to “do.” We all have excuses for why we can’t accomplish a distant dream. Remove those limits, and follow this path to make your dreams a reality. 

  2019.06 Travel Like a Pro This Summer

Summer has arrived, the weather’s warm and vacation season is in full swing. Chances are you’ll be catching a flight this summer — whether you’re going domestic or international, use these tips for a more enjoyable and efficient flying experience.

  2019.05 Get Your Home Ready for Summer

Spring into action and complete maintenance work this spring, so come summer, you can sit back, relax and enjoy a hot dog on the grill at your perfect barbecue. Use this checklist to give your home a smooth transition with the change in seasons.

  2019.04 Getting the Mortgage Monkey Back Off Your Back

Owning a home is one of the most common ways to build equity and wealth. Typically, this process comes with something a little less glamorous – the mortgage. While the length of this loan might seem intimidating, it’s possible to pay it off early, depending on your circumstances...

  2019.03 How to Build Great Wealth the Smart Way

Make the right moves when it comes to managing your money. Many entrepreneurs keep a copy of The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason on their bookshelves. In this classic, Clason offers timeless financial advice through several parables. Here are some of those valuable lessons.

  2019.01 The Canadian Housing Market Outlook

The Canadian housing market has reached a turning point. While it may have corrected slightly, experts consider the housing market steady. Additionally, the recent housing market corrections of 2018 will reduce the chance of overheated markets and improve the long-term health and stability of the overall market.

  2018.12 Achieve Your Financial Goals in 2019

With 2019 right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what we would like to achieve in the coming year. Many have goals pertaining to finances, whether it’s to save for retirement or a large purchase, build wealth through investment or reduce debt

  2018.11 Create a Relaxation Retreat in Your Home

When you create a space that promotes relaxation and stress recovery, your home can be a refuge from the fast pace of life. Even if it is a small area in a larger room, it is important to have a place specifically created for you to unwind.

  2018.10 Get More ROI From Your Kitchen Reno

In addition to being one of the most popular renovations homeowners complete, the kitchen often nets the highest return on your investment (ROI) relative to other areas in your home. While many homeowners give the kitchen a minor update to keep it modern, others choose a full remodel to improve the style and function of the space, enjoy it more and make it more attractive to potential buyers.

  2018.09 How to Retire Well

Conventional wisdom suggests we should save about 10 to 12 times our current income; however, many people approach retirement having saved much less. According to the Canada Project Poll with Macleans,  62 percent of Canadians say they’re “very” or “somewhat” confident  they’ll have enough money to retire at age 67.

  2018.08 Benefits of Reducing Dept

If you’ve set a goal to pay down your debt this year, you’re not alone. According to a recent study, more than half of Canadians have set a goal to pay off debt in 2018.* Strategically reducing or paying off debt benefits your finances tremendously, but can positively impact other areas of your life as well.

  2018.07 Declutter Your Living Spaces

The average person will spend a total of 3,680 hours, or 153 days of their life, searching for misplaced items.* Typically, the only time many of us think about decluttering our homes or spaces is when we’re getting ready to move. 

  2018.06 Hire the Right Contractor or Service Pro

Hiring a contractor can be stressful, especially if you’re planning a major renovation. Use the following guidelines to help you hire the right person for your next home project. These tips also apply if you’re hiring a tradesperson or service professional to tackle any project around the home.

  2018.05 How to Boost Curb Appeal

If you’re thinking of selling this year, I would be happy to help you decide which of these projects would net the best value.  Even if you’re not planning to sell any time soon, updating  and maintaining your home regularly shows you take pride  in owning it.

  2018.04 The Benefits of Great Credit

Whether you want a loan to make a large purchase or you’re applying for a job, a high credit score may give you an advantage.

  2018.03 Do You Need a Financial Planner?

A common misconception is that only multimillionaires benefit from the services of a financial planner, but the truth is many people will find value in the advice of a financial expert.

  2018.02 What to Do if Your Information Has Been Stolen

Identity theft can happen to anyone. Since more people are going online to shop, bank, file taxes, etc., there’s an increased risk of savvy thieves stealing the personal information of millions of consumers.

  2018.01 Market Insights 2018

What’s in store for the market in 2018? While it’s impossible to know for sure, experts analyze current trends to predict what may happen.

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