Category Archives for "Real Estate"

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 SMALL TOWNS, GREAT FUTURE? “Hi Bruce. I just got home and wanted to reach out to thank you for your riveting and informative presentation today. It was so well done. I had one city manager come up and ask me if it was possible to get a […]

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Mar 05

Home-builders are building the wrong darn products

By Bruce Firestone | Business Models , Design , Finance , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Sales & Marketing , Urban Economics

If you are like me and think most condos are poor investments with little or no ROI for investors, homeowners, visitors, guests, neighbors and neighborhoods, let alone the environment, well, have a look at these over-priced, over-hyped “branded” homes. Who said: There’s a sucker born every minute? Mind you, branded waste-of-space places apparently sell for […]

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Mar 03

ROI Group, networking that builds wealth

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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Feb 25

Want an instant home?

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Business Coaching , Business Models , Design , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Investing , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Sales & Marketing

My friends in Quebec at High Cube, led by Patrick Sauvé, build awesome container homes, offices, workshops and hunting cabins. Their model container home is now for sale for $79,995; that’s Canadian dollars (not USD). They’ll deliver the model to any place in Ontario or Quebec for free; ie, it’s included in the price. You […]

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