May 2010 - Posts

Checkers the Game, Same as Real Estate?
27 May 10 01:33 PM | Ty Lacroix | (Comments Off)   
You can learn much about real estate from a checker game; surrender one to take two, don't make two moves at one time; move up, not down; and when you reach the top, you may move as you like. I am not trying to make fun of real estate but if we keep Read More...
Earn From The Mistakes of Others
27 May 10 12:09 PM | Ty Lacroix | (Comments Off)   
When the type on the office printer began to grow faint, the real estate office manager called a local repair shop where a friendly man informed her that the printer probably just needed to be cleaned. Since the store charged $50 for such cleanings, ]he Read More...
Condos Near UWO in London Ontario
26 May 10 01:19 PM | Ty Lacroix | (Comments Off)   
Are you or one of your children going to be attending Western this year, or Althouse College, Kings or Fanshawe? Should you rent or are you able to purchase? How much does a condo cost? How far from UWO is it? Is there shopping nearby? What? If? Why? Read More...
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Can You Send Me A List of ........?
26 May 10 12:35 PM | Ty Lacroix | (Comments Off)   
Can you send me a list of.....? On average I receive about 65 buyer or seller leads a week from my blogging, Internet presence and signage. How can I help you I ask, either by phone or email. Can you send me a list of ..........? I sure can but may I Read More...
How Do You Select Someone To Represent You?
26 May 10 11:45 AM | Ty Lacroix | (Comments Off)   
How do you select someone to represent you ? How do you go about in selecting a lawyer, an insurance person, a doctor, a mechanic or a real estate person to sell your home or help you purchase one? As a real estate broker of record I ask that question Read More...
Moving to London & UWO
23 May 10 01:12 PM | Ty Lacroix | (Comments Off)   
This weekend so far I have received 5 emails from parents across Canada inquiring about purchasing a condo for their daughter or son close to Western. Some of the questions are: Is it safe for my daughter? How long does it take to walk to Western? What Read More...
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Does Title Insurance Really Protect You?
19 May 10 01:19 PM | Ty Lacroix | (Comments Off)   
Does Title Insurance Really Protect You? We all have heard horror stories about home insurance, car insurance or traffic insurance not covering an accident or claim after the fact. You purchase insurance with the assurance that you will be covered or Read More...
Office Space For Rent/Lease in Downtown London
18 May 10 02:21 PM | Ty Lacroix | (Comments Off)   
Inexpensive Office Space • 978 sq. ft. commercial "All Inclusive" - MLS® $1,100 CAD Monthly - All Inclusive Downtown London, London - 978 Square feet of quality office space available on second floor at 519 York Street where 22,000 Read More...
Application For Permission To Date Your Daughter
18 May 10 12:32 PM | Ty Lacroix | 118 Comments   
Since I’m known as the guy who gets prospects to “apply” to become clients, I thought I would share an “Application to Date My Daughter.” Unfortunately, I don’t know who originally wrote this, but it’s great. Read More...
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How To Motivate A Home To Sell Fast
17 May 10 01:34 PM | Ty Lacroix | (Comments Off)   
The elements that motivate a fast home sale: are the same elements that sell homes for the most money! Each year thousands of homeowners needlessly lose thousands of dollars when selling their home. But they don’t lose the money for reasons you Read More...
Is a Home in London Ontario a Good Investment?
17 May 10 01:19 PM | Ty Lacroix | (Comments Off)   
IS A HOME A GOOD INVESTMENT? As a fairly general rule, homes appreciate about four or five percent a year. Some years will be more, some less. The figure will vary from neighbourhood to neighbourhood, and region to region. Five percent may not seem like Read More...
The Only Time You Can't Possibly Lose Money in Real Estate
17 May 10 12:08 PM | Ty Lacroix | (Comments Off)   
The only time you can't POSSIBLY lose money in real estate or any other 'deal' is before you invest it. That's why putting together a solid business plan is the smartest action step you can take. Decide the type of property you plan to Read More...
Can You Really Make Money Flipping Real Estate?
17 May 10 11:26 AM | Ty Lacroix | (Comments Off)   
For Long Term Wealth - It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint. Many new "investors" come to me with the business model of "buying old houses and fixing them up." This seems to be the easiest way to make money, but it's not! And every Read More...
Rent/Lease Reduced on 136 Lake Margaret Trail in Lake Margaret
09 May 10 01:30 PM | Ty Lacroix | (Comments Off)   
Lake Margaret, St. Thomas - Announcing a rent/lease reduction on 136 Lake Margaret Trail, a 3 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story "Solid Brick". Now MLS® $2,000 CAD Monthly - All This for That?. Property information Read More...
What is HST Taxable in Ontario
07 May 10 02:24 PM | Ty Lacroix | (Comments Off)   
Daily I am asked about the impending HST that will be in force July 1, 2010 in Ontario. What is exempt? What about this? What about a house under $400,000? What about an addition to my house or cottage? What about day care? What about your 3rd cousin Read More...
Luxury Homes in London Ontario
06 May 10 01:59 PM | Ty Lacroix | 4 Comments   
Have you been scouring the newspapers, or searching the web daily for that dream home or wondering what and where prices are headed for upscale homes in London Ontario ? Are you aware that a home in London that ranges from $500,000 to $750,000 (there Read More...
April Home Sales A Record in London Ontario
06 May 10 01:28 PM | Ty Lacroix | (Comments Off)   
The latest real estate numbers for real estate activity in London Ontario was quite impressive with April being a record month! Not only were sales of London houses and condos up, listing increased by 22% as well which ensures a balanced market. Homes Read More...
A Child's View of Retirement
03 May 10 04:43 PM | Ty Lacroix | (Comments Off)   
One child wrote the following: We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa. They used to live in a big brick house but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Riverbend where everyone lives in nice little houses, and so they don't Read More...

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