RE/MAX Realty Specialists
Auday Zakko Real Estate

To House Flip..?

Saturday May 12th, 2018


Many TV shows, vlogs and podcasts make it look as if house flipping is an easy, fun and highly profitable investment. Many investors have indeed made a handsome profit from house flipping. Maybe you know someone who has, or possibly have heard sensational anecdotes from friends, family members and internet blogs of people becoming rich overnight. And while its true that house flipping can be a profitable enterprise, it would be a fallacy to believe that you can simply throw repair money at any... [read more]

Property Investment

Tuesday Oct 31st, 2017


The real estate market is always booming in Ontario no matter how that would fluctuate during the year. Investing in additional property or even in your first property is a good investment for many reasons. When looking to invest in property in Ontario, you will need to have the down payment (20% if it is your second property) calculated with your realtor and mortgage provider to make sure you are covered financially. But the goal is to have tenants gradually pay off the mortgage so that... [read more]

How to Budget for a Home?

Monday Aug 21st, 2017


It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and confused by all the decisions that go into buying a new home in Canada, but if you are well prepared that can be reduced. As I always say: If you want to buy a property tomorrow, start planning today! Your budget plan should start two years before the offer day and that should be communicated with all the members that will be involved in this saving plan. Here are few tips on how to budget for a home and be prepared for this important... [read more]

Improve My Property?

Saturday May 27th, 2017


Home maintenance is something every homeowner should do, such as staining the deck or maintaining the roof, but some choose to make improvements with the intention of increasing the home's value. Some improvements, such as adding a well thought-out family room can be a wise investment, as that does add to the value of the home. Other improvements, however, allow little opportunity to recover the costs when it's time to sell. Some projects might add a great value to the owner way of... [read more]

Good Smell Will Sell!

Saturday Apr 29th, 2017


While it is known that good smell can add lots to the selling process, I say, too much of a good smell is not good. Every home has it's unique smell, it is built with time and it usually references to the style of the home owners. But when selling your house, your style can be not the style that can help you with the process. Eric Spangenberg, Dean of the College of Business at Washington State University, has spent years studying the effect of smell on buying behavior.... [read more]