By: Jessie Banwait

A CREATIVE WAY TO BUY A PROPERTY IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO/ MAY 21, 2014

Tags: Renting a Home, Triplex, Apartments, Renovations

  My last post showed how a raised bungalow in Mississauga could be renovated to build a spacious basement apartment — a terrific source of rental income to help with a mortgage in a popular part of the GTA. Today I’m going to share with you another property that’s been creatively renovated for rental income, this time in Downtown Toronto. Anyone who has done a bit ...Read More

By: Jessie Banwait

A CREATIVE WAY TO BUY A PROPERTY IN MISSISSAUGA/ MAY 14, 2014

Tags: Renting a Home, Bungalow, Mississauga, Renovations

I've talked about how, as a real estate agent, I’m often asked about the pros and cons of buying versus renting. In my posts on this “Great Debate,” I explained how each route has its own benefits and limitations, and that your decision will depend on your individual circumstances. What kind of flexibility do you have in your lifestyle and career? What kind of commitment ar...Read More

By: Jessie Banwait

THE “BUY OR RENT?” DEBATE: 5 REASONS TO RENT/ APRIL 9, 2014

Tags: Renting, Buying a Home

You’ll recall my recent post on reasons to buy a home. I’ve decided to balance out the great “buy or rent?” debate with offering a few reasons to rent instead of buying a home.   From the Toronto Home Show  Reasons to Rent a Home 1. Home ownership is a big commitment. Buying a property isn’t something that you can easily change your mind about -- a lo...Read More