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April 23rd, 2019 
Dan Giannini
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RE/MAX Professionals Inc., Brokerage

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NATURE IN THE GTA? YOU BET AND IT IS ALIVE AND WELL!
Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 08:12:23 AM
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There is plenty of nature in Toronto and it's surroundings. You can even find it right in your backyard.

Yesterday I was doing some routine work around one of my rentals. I noticed a duck in the back corner of the yard floating around in a pool of run off. No big deal, I enjoyed looking at the animal and off to my work. A little later in the day I was cleaning some debris by that same pool of water and noticed another duck sitting still and becoming very irritated with my presence. It eventually flew away and I noticed that it was a mom sitting on a nest with four eggs in it!

This just made a very good day even better!

This morning while I was getting ready for work, I was casually looking outside at the backyard. On a wire there was what appeared to be a young bird trying to balance itself.The poor thing was really not to happy about it's predicament but trying to make the best of it. Then out of nowhere another bird flew over very sure of itself and sat down beside it. This second bird brought food to the first bird  It must have been it's parent!

Just put a smile on my face!

If you look closely you will always see signs of life. There is plenty to be happy about right outside your front door. In my case, in your own backyard.

Right now I am starting to think about my yard. The flowers I want to plant and the veggies I hope to have.

This is what home ownership is all about.

Dan 

 

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TORONTO IS A BEAUTIFUL CITY FROM EVERY WAY YOU LOOK AT IT!
Monday, 08 April 2019, 09:03:41 AM
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I was born here and this city still takes my breath away. Over the past almost 60 years a lot has changed here. For the most part I would say for the better.

The vistas that Toronto offers are just magnificent.

Whether I am in my little car topper out on Lake Ontario or cruising along in Niagara, or rumbling through the marvelous Oak Ridge or barreling down the picturesque Don Valley, when I look over at the the skyline it is just breath taking.

Toronto is beautiful!!!

Every bit of this city leaves you with something positive!

Every neighborhood with it's unique flair is a gem in itself!

When it is seen as a whole and from a distance, well I know why I live here and would find it hard to go anywhere else.

Even at my mature age I get as excited about going somewhere in Toronto as I did when I was a teenager.

 

 

Dan

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WHEN YOU GET UP EARLY AND GO FOR A WALK YOU SEE ALL KINDS OF WILDLIFE
Thursday, 28 March 2019, 12:20:55 PM
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As I get older I do not need as much sleep. I find myself getting up real early like between 3:30 and 4:30 in the A.M. I got tons of energy so I either go for a walk or I put some flyers out depending on how I feel.

You would be surprised at how many critters live in our city and are out and about at this time.

I guess they do not need that much sleep either.

Raccoons are comical, skunks are interesting, fox are beautiful, coyotes are majestic, rabbits are lovable, possums well what can I say? They are one of God's creatures and I love them too. But oh boy when you first lay eyes on them! It never gets any easier!

I enjoy seeing all the wildlife. The birds at this time of year are just awesome!

I love all seasons but Spring really is precious. Right now as it gets warmer I really hope time can slow down for a bit so all of us can enjoy it to the fullest!

Dan

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MAINTAINING THE PROPERTY OR BUILD NEW? WHERE IS THE TURNING POINT? WHEN IS IT TIME?
Monday, 25 March 2019, 02:56:39 PM
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Last week I was doing some work on some of my rentals. It just hit me, these places are old! Everything works fine and my tenants that live there would not have it any other way but as an investor, boy they sure are old!

So my little investor's brain churning all kinds of ideas. As a real estate agent, I get into a lot of houses and see some really wonderful space to live in. Many of these ideas I could implement on my properties. It all sounds good.

Most of my houses are on big lots and it does not make sense to dump hundreds of thousands of dollars to only see a few thousand dollars more in rent. Not to mention time lost in getting the work done.

The Law Of Diminishing Return is really playing hard on me. I have owned them for a heck of a long time but regardless. Money is money and it has to make sense for me to do something. It has to make Dollars and Cents! 

I know I have spoken here before about renovating them and all that. Have talked about all the things I would do as improvements. Right now after a little pencil work before I do any back work, I am leaning towards selling, paying my taxes and buying new.

I am working on more financing right now, not because I need it but because I like the feel of $1,000,000.00 in my hands. Walking on my properties is nice too but not the same.

Liquidity is the most important thing right now I feel. As you can see, I got all kinds of ideas.

My thoughts now are to sell, leverage and buy a ton of new stuff and just let it ride. Pay my capital gains and change the game.

It has been a struggle for me as to whether I take the high road or the low road. Right now my thoughts are here but by the time I actually do anything who knows.

Thank you for listening.

 Dan 416-432-9587

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A CHANGING MARKET IS A GOOD MARKET IF YOU CAN WORK IT IN YOUR FAVOR!
Monday, 25 March 2019, 02:04:48 PM
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Right now I would describe this market as balanced with neither side having a clear advantage.

Buyers and Sellers are on an equal footing with the outcome being anybodies game.

I am enjoying working this market very much and must refer to skills I have not used in decades. For me this is an exciting time. When I know I have done the best for my client it really means something. 

Any market whether a Buyer's or Seller's can be manipulated to your unique advantage. It just takes a little thought and strategic approach to your planning process.

I for one find this market brings far more opportunity with it.

Perhaps this applies to your particular situation as well.

Call me for a confidential discussion.

Dan 416-432-9587  

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UNDERSTANDING ALL SIDES OF AN ARGUMENT CAN LEAD TO COMPROMISE AND A SOLUTION
Friday, 22 March 2019, 10:56:37 AM
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Negotiations can sometimes be fraught with obstacles!

Everyone has a position that is contrary to what everyone else wants!

How do we get things to come together?

First you must determine what are the important conditions for all sides. In all these conditions, what is absolutely unchangeable and what is bendable or can be even discarded?

Once all points of view are known to everyone, decide if all sides want to compromise in order to make a deal. If all parties are not willing to compromise enough then the deal is dead and move on.

If everyone is not happy with the other sides position but not willing to drop the deal, then keep talking. Try to find out what the soft reasons for making the deal are. Keep going over all the positions with all sides involved and try to get some bending from everyone. Sometimes time and talk and good intentions can make people agree to something they really do not want. 

The outcome is the deal gets done! Everybody is not entirely happy but everything is complete and probably a good deal all around.

Emotions must be kept in check, patience and persistence are a must.

Never lose site of the goal!

Dan 416-432-9587

 

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THE RENTAL CRISIS IN THE GTA NEEDS A QUICK FIX!
Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 12:44:04 PM
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All levels of Government have announced  measures to help with the rental crisis in the GTA.

Many of these incentives will take time to implement. For many the problem is right now and it needs a solution right now.

How many homes are there in the city that have only one or two occupants? I am sure there are lots of them. 

If somehow it could be easier for a homeowner to rent out a few rooms to people, this may be a quick fix.

So many properties are so under utilized if this could somehow happen, it would be good for everyone.

Dan

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AH A SURE SIGN OF SPRING! SEWERS BACKING UP BECAUSE OF TREE ROOTS! I LOVE IT!
Friday, 15 March 2019, 10:35:46 AM
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There I was just chilling last night in front of the T.V. having a few drinks after a good day's work.

One tenant calls at about 10pm to let me know the sewer is backing up. No problem, I said will do it at 6am tomorrow morning before my day gets started. At about 12:30 am another tenant calls all frantic with the same issue.  No problem I'll come by at 5am and get it all straightened out.

Great!!! I could barely sleep because of what I had to do. Woke up at about 3:50am loaded the tools on the truck and off I went. First to one then the other. Good thing they are close to each other. Both jobs done by 7am.

When I am doing it, all I can think is what a pain in the ass these big trees are.

Then when I was done and loading up my truck and I could here the beautiful birds singing and it is all worth it. I love it even at 3:50 in the A.M.

The air felt warmer, I felt better, the birds were singing. 

It's all good! This is another sign of spring that reluctantly I look forward to every year!

Dan

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JUST LISTED 140 ANTIGUA ROAD IN MISSISSAUGA
Friday, 15 March 2019, 10:24:06 AM
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This home is just lovely! Considered a monster home of it's day. Well made and well kept over the years. Backing onto a stream this setting is just wonderful.

It could use a little pick me up after 40 years but everything works just fine.

This is a full 5 level back split where the basement has never been touched.

You can live in this house as is no problem.

You have the money and want to renovate, the sky is the limit!

You can do a lot here! 

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INTEREST RATES ARE NOT GOING UP FOR NOW ANYWAY
Wednesday, 06 March 2019, 10:00:48 AM
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The Bank Of Canada has decided to not raise interest rates for now.

It seems that the economic outlook is not as good as they expected, so they are going to hold the rates where they are.

For those in the housing market this is a good thing.

If the Government would just ease up on the mortgage regulations a bit things will be just fine for this year.

As soon as I hear something I will let you know.

Dan 416-432-9587

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