Category: Apartments

7 tips that will help you love urban life

After the peace and quiet of suburbia or the countryside, the hum of the city can be exciting and full of surprises.  As an agent with experience selling urban property, I can confidently say that I have clients who’d never dream of moving from the city. Its pulsating energy just can’t be replaced by the…
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The opportunities of fixer-uppers in a hot market

The opportunities of fixer-uppers in a hot market

A trait of a booming market is the desire of buyers to find a bargain by seeking our properties that need remodelling or redevelopment. It’s a great way into the market for investors, property developers and, in some circumstances,  first-time buyers.  But unless you’ve spent time researching your target property, your prospective purchase might prove…
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Seven tips to successfully remodel an apartment

Seven tips to successfully remodel an apartment

Purchasing a rundown apartment is a great way to break into the property market, especially when we’re in the middle of a strongly performing market.  But before you race out to find somewhere in desperate need of TLC, stop and do some research about local prices and buyer trends in our neighborhood. As an experienced…
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Luxuries you can expect with resort-style apartments

Luxuries you can expect with resort-style apartments

A common question about apartments and condos from buyers and investors at the luxury end of the market focuses on which amenities in a complex are the most popular. This is an important issue because the best property investments are those that meet buyer needs. At the top end of the market, buyers are seeking…
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4 rules to find the best location for your next apartment

4 rules to find the best location for your next apartment

If you’re looking for a city apartment right now, you’re probably seeing similar styles of property and wondering how to decide which one is the best for you. This can be daunting, but the answer is often found by selecting your favorite location. The best medium to long-term investments for residential apartments in urban areas…
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7 benefits of urban living

Living in a city apartment can be a lot of fun, offering an enjoyable lifestyle without the suburban drudgery of peak-hour traffic or the maintenance hassles of your average family home. Entry-level prices are lower than houses as a rule because an apartment or condo doesn’t come with a land component even though they’re often…
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Six style trends to sell your apartment

Fashion is a brutal mistress, especially when it comes to decorating an apartment. Styles that takes away your breath today can descend to a sigh of ‘that’s so yesterday’ all too quickly. Anyone who has ever sold their apartment will know the value of being on-trend with fixtures and furniture. Classic, timeless designs provide longevity…
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Tax deductions for investment properties

Owning an investment property is a little like running a business. It provides a great source of income and builds personal wealth but inevitably comes with a series of costs that hit your bottom line. The great news for property investors is that many of these expenses are currently tax deductible. It is a common…
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12 ways to make your balcony beautiful

Living in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a garden. With a little thought and careful planning you can turn your balcony into a feast of flowers or a wonderful source of herbs, fruit and vegetables. A well-planned balcony garden makes a huge impact on buyers. It provides an additional facet to your property…
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How to find good tenants quickly

An investment property that sits empty for weeks will burn a hole in your pocket. Avoid this by working with your property manager on a plan to find a new, trustworthy tenant as soon as the current one leaves. Good tenants who pay their rent on time and respect your property are gold, and you…
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