Trish Bongard Godfrey

September Market Update

25 September 2018
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Prices Made Public...Exclusive Listings... and more


The Top Nine Eco-Friendly Features for Today’s Luxury Homes

22 April 2016
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Earth-conscious does not have to mean “doing without.” Quite the contrary: chic, even dazzlingly beautiful homes around the world are now sporting green roofs, drawing power from geothermal energy, and making use of solar panels year round.


How to Finance a Property in Canada If You are a Non-Resident

22 April 2016
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Foreign ownership in Canada brings a unique set of intricacies and challenges.


Does Your Home Pay for Itself? This Home's Airbnb Pad Generates $3000/Month

22 April 2016
Trish Bongard Godfrey

It’s hard to argue with the benefits of an income generating basement apartment. Even the most modest accommodations can help offset a mortgage.


Get Ready to List: My Full-Service Plan for Home Sellers

12 January 2016
Trish Bongard Godfrey

If you made a resolution to sell your home this spring, it’s time to start getting ready.


What Does It Really Mean to Be Represented by a REALTOR®?

24 November 2015
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Choosing a REALTOR® is choosing a business and personal relationship with someone you need to trust to look after your interests. The first thing a REALTOR® should explain to you is who is working for whom, and what are their obligations.


The Essential Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

30 September 2015
Trish Bongard Godfrey

There are a number of annual chores needed to prepare your home for winter – but your fall maintenance spree is the perfect excuse to tackle a few non-seasonal projects, too,


Identity Theft and Mortgage Fraud: What You Need to Know

14 July 2015
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Learn some basic ways to protect yourself from identity theft.


How Low Can You Go? Lowering Your Basement

13 May 2015
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Living space is at a premium for most of us, and one of the most practical places to capture more space in your home is the basement.


Home Inspections, Demystified

03 March 2015
Trish Bongard Godfrey

A realistic take on what's really involved, and not, regarding residential home inspections.


Stand-by Power Generation

15 December 2014
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Last Christmas, many of us experienced the wrath of rain and cold which left us without power. It wasn't fun....


Winter Vacation Preparation

10 December 2014
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Yes, it's time. Time for snow tires, winter coats and last-chance leaf bagging. It's also time to make sure a few things inside your house are cared for, before taking off...


Fall and Winter Home Close-up Checklist

15 November 2014
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Yes, its time to get ready for winter. Rona Has provided a great checklist which...


Worried About Overpaying?

26 May 2014
Trish Bongard Godfrey

A few days ago I asked a friend who is in the process of buying and selling what was top...


Making the Bedroom Hot (The R-40 Solution)

06 January 2014
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Ok – I love my projects but this one has had the most amazing results! And I am embarrassed...


What to Do in a (Toronto) Flood

13 June 2013
Trish Bongard Godfrey

When asked about whether all the rain was going to stop, our neighbour in Nova Scotia...


Estate Planning (by Paul Russell)

03 August 2012
Trish Bongard Godfrey

It’s important to update your will after you have a baby. (edit: and after you buy a house!)...


Furniture Hackers

04 April 2012
Trish Bongard Godfrey

For a few years I served on the Board of Directors of a Canadian charity called...


I Was Once A FSBO (For Sale By Owner)

05 May 2011
Trish Bongard Godfrey

It is almost embarrassing to admit to you that I got into this career by starting out making...