On Sunday afternoon, Sandra and Leah, kitchen designers and project managers from MASI DESIGN & RENOVATION, gave those of us in attendance an education in kitchen design and renovation. 

Here are 10 surprising takeways from their presentation:

1. Want to install a kitchen that will look as modern and desirable in 10, 20, 30, 40, even 50 years from now as it does today? Think white on white - white cabinetry with white subway tile never goes out of style. Kitchen designers call this kitch...

The May 30th session is SOLD OUT but there are 3 spots left in the May 29th session!

April 23, 2019

Everyone stared at me blankly. “What slope?” my colleague asked. “The slope that begins at top of the foyer stairs and runs all the way through the kitchen to the back of the house,” I replied.

February 15, 2019

The invisible social contract embedded in organized real estate transactions creates confusion. misunderstandings and sometimes even resentment.

February 15, 2019

There's no downside to hiring your own Realtor - it's free and it ensures that you make informed choices that protect you and save you time, energy and money.

January 22, 2019

Market value is not what you might think it is. It's not assessment value, appraisal or replacement value. It's not what you have put into your home or what you need to get out. So what is it then?

December 21, 2018

Knowledge is power and there's a very real cost both financially and emotionally to not knowing what market value is and isn't. Here's one homeowner's story.

December 3, 2018

When Buying clients of mine were able to qualify for a mortgage but not for mortgage insurance, I was really taken aback and at a loss to make sense of how that could be.

I don’t likenot understanding how things work because I don’t like being blindsided, so I asked a colleague of mine, mortgage broker Laurie Kotak, to help me. Specifically, I asked if she would be willing to “run my credit” and then use my report to teach me to see myself as a lender would see me.

I felt vaguely uneasy going into the...

November 12, 2018

I have a real distaste for being represented by a number.
 

And I have that Robin Hood streak that I mentioned in last month’s Scott McGillivray piece.
 

Grading, for example, is a practice that is almost singlehandedly responsible for the absence of risk-taking in our institutions of learning, and yet risk-taking is a  crucial pre-requisite to learning. Argh! This makes me crazy.

Step on the scale? Never.
 

Let my age dictate my capabilities? Not going to happen. Keep that propaganda away from me....

October 14, 2018

It's Sunday morning - traditionally the territory of church services and Sunday school- and I have just returned from listening to Scott McGillivray give a 2-hour "sermon" at the Hotel Fort Garry.
 

I almost didn’t go.

When I had to start working a little too hard to find a parking spot, I felt a weakening of my resolve and allowed myself to consider having gotten this far but no farther.
 

I stumbled upon Scott and his HGTV show, Income Property, a few years ago and was hooked instantly.  My general in...

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