Category Archives for "Ideas"

Mar 18

Want to lower your property value in a New York minute?

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Finance , Ideas , Investing , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Urban Economics

If you want to crater your property value, the fastest way to do that is probably to allow deferred maintenance to build up. Yesterday, I visited a place that had quite a few positives for my clients including: Decent land size, interesting home and outbuildings and the right location for these folks (they have family […]

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Mar 15

Thinking about adding a backyard Coach House?

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

Coach houses have been legal in Ottawa Canada since November 2016 and this trend (adding a secondary dwelling to your existing lot/home) is spreading across North America. Why? Well, for one, cities are worried about providing more affordable housing and more rental units. Secondly, parents are taking care of adult children returning to the nest […]

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Mar 08

Curb appeal ROI

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

If you read my title carefully, there’s a contradiction in it: An ROI from your front yard? Really? Most front yards are neglected wastes of space. Folks might think that grassy buffer zones (aka front yards) are somehow “green,” meaning environmentally important. Other than being the color green, grassed front yards are anything but. You […]

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Mar 06

Magic Wand: How pro-active government can turn around practically any city, town or village and case studies that prove it

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Design , Entrepreneurship , Ideas , Real Estate , Sports & Entertainment , Urban Economics

Keynote speech for: NOMA, Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association Date: April 25th, 2019 Time: 1 pm ET Location: Thunder Bay Ontario Presenter: Bruce M Firestone, PhD 140-character CV: Bruce’s an entrepreneur/real estate broker, developer & coach/urban guru/keynote speaker/Sens founder/novelist/blogger/peerless husband/dad. Premium: every attendee receives e-copies of Don’t Back Down, the real story of the founding of […]

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Mar 03

ROI Networking Group

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Business Models , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Firestone Institute , Ideas , Investing , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Sales & Marketing , Sports & Entertainment

Want to create an above-average performing real estate investment portfolio and/or a PB4L (personal business for life) that will take care of you and your family for 3 generations? Want to learn how to finance, buy, lease/rent, animate, and manage real estate properly? Want to know the secret to driving up the value of your […]

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