Category Archives for "Architecture"

May 16

Prof Bruce real estate investment trivia quiz ANSWERS

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Firestone Institute , Investing , PB4L , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching

If you’d like to send the quiz (sans answers) to your friends, use this link, https://brucemfirestone.com/prof-bruce-real-estate-investment-trivia-quiz/. 1. in which decade from 1950 to present day did mortgage interest rates reach their peak? 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s [21.46% peak, 2nd half of 1981] 2. what does PIT stand for? planning and information technology […]

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May 16

Prof Bruce real estate investment trivia quiz

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Firestone Institute , Investing , PB4L , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching

See how well versed you are in terms of real estate investing… try answering these 25 questions then check your answers here, https://brucemfirestone.com/prof-bruce-real-estate-investment-trivia-quiz-answers/. 1. in which decade from 1950 to present day did mortgage interest rates reach their peak? 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2. what does PIT stand for? planning and information technology principal […]

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May 02

Downsizing Upsizing Right Sizing? That is the question

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Business Models , Design , Entrepreneurship , Family , Finance , Green for Real , Ideas , Investing , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Urban Economics

Traveling without moving, a new approach to downsizing Most realtors tell a person who is thinking of, say, downsizing, to list and sell their larger home and buy something smaller and presumably cheaper. This kind of talk is a bit self-serving because, if the client follows this piece of advice, the realtor gets another listing […]

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Apr 17

Staying afloat and getting ahead in a time of Covid-19

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Business Coaching , Business Models , Design , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Firestone Institute , Investing , PB4L , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Urban Economics

for LANDLORDS, INVESTORS (AND TENANTS) Here is a webinar in which Bruce M Firestone, PhD, and host Dave Dubeau talk about how to stay afloat during the Covid-19 era and also how to prepare for a hopeful future. Here’s what is covered: -snowbird real estate prices about to collapse? -big market correction coming #Gulp -buying […]

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Apr 01

Staying afloat in a time of Covid-19 for tenants and landlords

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Design , Entrepreneurship , Finance , PB4L , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Urban Economics

[A version of this article first appeared in Ottawa Business Journal] Since the dawn of the industrial age in the early 1700s when Thomas Newcomen produced the first successful steam engine (later perfected by James Watt in 1769), there has never been a major economy that contracted by 40% in a single quarter. This happened […]

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Mar 25

Covid-19 Crisis Planning by Bruce M Firestone, PhD

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Design , Family , Finance , Green for Real , Investing , PB4L , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Urban Economics

Here is a 10-minute video I put together on: How to protect yourself, your biz and your real estate holdings as well as clients, employees, suppliers, guests, residents, tenants… in a time of covid-19. This is what I cover off: IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION CONTRACTED BY MORE THAN 40% in Canada, US and […]

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Mar 15

Are you a creative who craves her/his own workshop or makerspace?

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Entrepreneurship , Family , PB4L , Real Estate , Sales & Marketing , Urban Economics

The barndominium We live in what is fast becoming more and more of a gig economy. If you are a hobbyist, an assembler, an artist, a winemaker, a cabinetmaker, a woodworker, a plumber, an electrician, a contractor, manufacturer, a renovator, or you run an HVAC company or a yoga studio or a physiotherapy or RMT […]

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Feb 23

Making better decisions

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Business Coaching , Design , Entrepreneurship , Family , Life Coaching , PB4L , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Sports & Entertainment

There are some benefits to getting older. You tend to have more patience and perspective; you tend to make better decisions and, consequently, make fewer mistakes. After I left the Sens, I wanted to figure out what to do next and, at the same time, my spouse, Dawn Mac Millan Firestone, was training to become […]

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Feb 03

Rent-to-own business model

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Business Models , Design , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Ideas , Investing , PB4L , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Urban Economics

I usually don’t really like rent-to-own (R2O) models either from an investor’s POV (point of view) or from a client’s POV. From a client’s POV, it’s an expensive way to buy property; they have to pay all of the costs of the property including mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance (tenant and landlord insurance), all repairs/maintenance, […]

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