Category Archives for "Real Estate"

Feb 24

Fake Reality TV versus “Real” Real Estate Investing

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Design , Investing , Life Coaching , Real Estate

A FREE WEBINAR WITH THE NHL’S OTTAWA SENATORS FOUNDER, BRUCE M FIRESTONE, PHD, AND DAVID DUBEAU, RESULTS ENTERPRISES FOUNDER Bruce “making impossible possible” Firestone David “magnetic investor attraction” Dubeau Here’s the unvarnished, real time video of the entire webinar. Enjoy it!   When: March 28th 2018 Time: 3 pm ET, noon PT until 4:30 pm ET, 1:30 pm PT How to join in: IT’S […]

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Feb 23

Perth Ontario Factory

By Bruce Firestone | Real Estate

I was in Perth Ontario this week visiting my friends at Zander Plan. I quite liked their offices in a renovated old industrial building, not surprisingly called simply the “Factory.” It shows what can be done in terms of re-purposing an existing building, animating it and creating a boost for a local economy (in what is, […]

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Feb 21

Negative Vacancy Rates

By Bruce Firestone | Real Estate , Urban Economics

CMHC reported late last year (November 2017) that rental vacancies in the GTA (greater Toronto area) plunged to their lowest level in 16 years (1.1%). Here is their breakdown by number of bedrooms: Bachelor: 1.2 per cent (down from 1.4 per cent); $1,011 per month (up from $957). One bedroom: 1.2 per cent (down from […]

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Feb 19

The carnival comes to town

By Bruce Firestone | Design , Real Estate

In the Netflix series, Damnation, a carnival comes to town. I couldn’t help but think, after seeing this brief shot, that it was a precursor of today’s tiny house movement, circa the 1930s… Of course, gypsy wagons pre-dated this by a wide margin: Compare these to today’s tiny houses (samples shown here are from Colorado-based Sprout): […]

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Feb 19

Avant Garde Design

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Design , Real Estate

For the sheer joy of it… I wasn’t sure if I should post this here; it is on my tumblr blog (, which allows me a bit more flexibility in terms of what is appropriate to post (or not). However, after consulting with my chief marketing officer, he gave me the green light as long […]

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