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Sept  29/2014

 
                                             
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Alexjwilson.com Launches A Newspaper and an Investment Seminar

 

 

Team Alexjwilson.com is very proud to announce that we have launched a Real Estate investment newspaper. We will be discussing various methods on how to invest in Real Estate. We will also be holding our first investment seminar on Oct 19th. If you are interested in joining our newspaper mailing list please email us your address to contact@alexjwilson.com.  

 

During our seminar we will discuss the various types of Real Estate you can invest in including - condos, multi-family (duplexes, triplexes), mutli-residential (apartment buildings). We will also show you how you can build a 5 Million Dollar Real Estate portfolio in 10 years. Our goal is for you to "Retire Early" and "Build Generational Wealth." 

 

For a digital copy check out the Full Paper Here

 

 

 

Our investment seminar details are:

 

Date: Sunday October 19th

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Location: 43 Davies (Queen and DVP)

RSVP: contact@alexjwilson.com or 416 996 5181

 

During our seminar we will discuss various types of real estate you can invest in including - condos, multi-family (duplexes, Triplexes), mutli-residential (apartment buildings). We will also show you how you can build a 5 Million Dollar Real Estate portfolio in 10 years. Our goal is for you to Retire Early and Build Generational Wealth. 

 

Facebook Event Link Here.

 

 

 

The Investment Series

When investing in Real Estate A Property Manager Can Be Your Best Friend 

When investing in Real Estate A Property Manager Can Be Your Best Friend
When investing in Real Estate A Property Manager Can Be Your Best Friend

 

Alexjilson.com and Tyler Pearson continue their discussion on the importance of your team in Real Estate. Today they discuss a property manager's role in investing in Real Estate. Investors may be tempted to manage a property themselves to save money. Alex and Tyler believe that you should have a property manager as they:

 

a) Property Managers are experts on dealing with tenant issues.

b) Property Managers know the rental market and can help you get higher rents.

c) Property Managers free up your time and allow you to focus on what you are good at - investing in real estate.

 

A lot of the time people are scared to get into Real Estate because they hear about nightmare tenants. A property manager can help you avoid dealing with tenants. They can properly screen the applications to make sure you get the ideal tenants.

 

 

 

Interesting Reads
Here are some interesting reads of the week: (Click on title Link)
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Around the World

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Around The World

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Alexjwilson.com Sponsors Wilfrid Laurier Homecoming.

 

 

 

Alexjwilson.com headed back to his Alma Mater over the weekend.  As a proud graduate Alexjwilson.com provided title sponsorship for the 2004 Graduate Welcome Back Party and the Signature Hawktail Party for the Wilfrid Laurier Alumni.




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Designer's Corner - With Sarah Broderick

 

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Announcing a new feature in the Monday Wake Up - Designer's Corner by Sarah Broderick

 

 

 

Fall - The Perfect Time is now!

 

While recently attending my undergrad Homecoming, I spoke to a lot of friends who own homes or condos in and around the GTA.  Many were looking to renovate by opening up their main floors, redoing their kitchens, bathrooms or basements and almost all struggled with a lack of storage.  Whether in a condo, townhouse or a home, we can all relate to lacking enough space to store all the things we're constantly bringing in.  Beautiful fall weather, like we're experiencing now, often delays these sorts of important decisions since fall is also the perfect time to re-evaluate your home's function and aesthetic.  Doing so now will help ensure you're well served once the weather inevitably turns and we all spend a lot more time hibernating in doors. 

 

STEP I - Purge Now and Purge Often!

 

Although it hasn't felt like it this past week of incredible weather and the Indian Summer we've all deserved, fall is technically upon us and with it comes time to ask the age old question: "Do I really need this?"  I like to go through my closets, drawers, home office, and storage areas at least twice a year come spring and fall.  This semi-annual purge is not only cathartic it's necessary, from both a function and design perspective, especially if you live in a smaller home or condo with minimal square footage.  By sacrificing a bit of time now I guarantee you'll feel as though a weight has been lifted, while your home also benefits from looking and functioning better all year round! 

 

Re-evaluating the accessories, books and clutter in your main living area is a great way to begin or if you'd rather not give up the sun just yet, start outside and work your way indoors.  I promise the more often you de-clutter and purge, the less daunting and fun it becomes.  You're also helping those in need by taking your barely used and good condition items to local charities.  If you're a self-proclaimed hoarder or the least bit indecisive, pair up with a couple friends to help each other make important judgment calls!

 

STEP 2 - Maximize the Space You Have

 

Whether you've just moved in or have been living in your home for a while, it's never a bad idea to step back and re-evaluate how your home functions.  A good designer can help you with this or you can once again entrust the help of family and friends.  Just be careful not to involve too many people with too many differing opinions as this inevitably results in option paralysis and yet another year or winter of living in a less than optimal home... 

 

Ask yourself all the important questions: Are there areas of your space you barely use?  Can some of these areas be turned into valuable storage or transformed for an entirely different use?  Is there an opportunity to take down walls and achieve the open concept you've always wanted?  Does your kitchen function for day-to-day cooking as well as entertaining?  Can you add another washroom or renovate existing ones to improve their function?  Could your basement be finished to provide the additional space you need?

 

One of my favourite fall challenges is helping families create a functional entranceway where one doesn't currently exist.  This is especially important as kids get back into the groove of going to school.  By simply adding prefab built-ins from IKEA to truly custom made storage units and everything in between, what was once the source of arguments and frustration can become a well functioning primary or secondary entrance to your home.  Many retailers offer well designed standalone multi function furniture that also works as a place to put on shoes, hide unsightly objects and hang coats.  Another great option is to create closet space behind or under your stairs.  You may also want to build a closet into the entrance space you already have.  There are tons of options to help even the smallest of front or back doors and if you're stumped, a design consultation may help inspire or provide the direction you need. 

 

STEP 3 - Renovate and Build

 

I can't overemphasize the importance of planning well and starting early when renovating!  As much as I hate being the bearer of bad news...Christmas is officially less than 3 months away and if you're looking to make small or large changes to your home this year or in 2015, fall is the perfect time to begin, especially if you're hosting family and friends for the holidays! 

 

Ask yourselves do we need more space and if so how?  Consult professionals to determine your options whether digging out your basement, adding an addition to the front or back of your home or growing up with an additional floor.  Hiring the right team is critical and a good designer will pride themselves on their network to help minimize the stress and uncertainty that comes from finding and trusting your architect, general contractor, trades people etc.

 

Despite also cringing at the thought of being trapped indoors by subzero temperatures...I'd hate for any of my readers to let this beautiful weather prevent or delay them from enjoying their home all year round!  It won't be long before Thanksgiving and the holidays take priority so be sure to enlist the help you need early and often.  That way you and your team can guarantee a project that's both on time, on budget and as stress free as possible before the snow falls.

 
 

 

**Please send all design dilemmas, questions or inquiries to sarah@highstreetdesign.ca as I look forward to including the answers in a future edition of the Monday Wake-Up**

 

 

Events
Upcoming Events
This section will focus on upcoming events being hosted and sponsored by Alexjwilson.com.

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INVESTMENT SEMINAR

Date: Sunday October 19th

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Location: 43 Davies (Queen and DVP)

 

RSVP: contact@alexjwilson.com or 416 996 5181

During our seminar we will discuss various types of real estate you can invest in including - condos, multi-family (duplexes, Triplexes), mutli-residential (apartment buildings).  We will also show you how you can build a 5 Million Dollar Real Estate portfolio in 10 years. Our goal is for you to Retire Early and Build Generational Wealth.  


Happy Hour Monthly Social
The Thirsty Thursday
  
Date: Oct 16, 2014

 

Time:

 6-8pm 

 

Location: 

Bar Wellington, 520 Wellington St W. 

 

It seems the older we get the busier we get - therefore Alexjwilson.com wanted to dedicate 1 night a month that people can circle in their calendars and make it a priority to come. Alexjwilson.com is all about community so come out and re-connect with old friends - make some new ones - and share what is new in our lives.  

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New  Development

Our Top 3 Investment Projects for the FALL - Alexjwilson.com Has Insider Access For Them ALL

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Queen St

 

 

VOX Condo's at Wellesley and Yonge:

 

Launching in the next two weeks Vox Condo's building by Cresford Developments is starting at the incredibly low $199,900. Alexjwilson.com and his team have first access to this project. Located beside Wellesley Subway station on Yonge and only steps to both U of T and Yorkville, this project will be in high demand. Other developments that launched earlier in the year (YC Condo's by Canderel and Lanterra Wellesley on the Park) sold out at a record PACE - this project will too. Email us at contact@alexjwilson.com to get on the list.

 

 

Minto Westside at Bathurst and Front (King West):

 

We are very excited for this project. With the trusted name of Minto development, the site and the 57,000 sq. ft. of amenity space planned, it will be the new jewel of King West. With roof top pools, luxury fitness facilities, and much more, Minto is looking to replicate its success of Minto Quantum at Yonge and Eglinton by redefininh the standard of a neighborhood. The demographics of King West are 35 years old and a house hold income of $100,000.00.This will be the building they will pay the premium rents for to call home. An added bonus - You can either walk or take the street car to Billy Bishop airport. In what city can you do that? Email us at contact@alexjwilson.com to get on the list.

 

Streetcar Riverside Square (Riverside/Leslieville):

 

This project is my value buy that has the highest upside for appreciation. Streetcar Developments has recently purchased the Broadview Hotel (Jilly's) and the 4 acre development site purchased across the street. They are not just building a condo tower, they are transforming a neighbourhood. This area is currently underserviced for rental inventory and continues to increase in popularity - people will need places to live. With access to the Queen East Street Car, Lake Ontario, Ashbridges Bay only a quick bike ride away, the Don Valley Trail System, the DVP, and all the new shops, lounge and restaurants on Queen, this area can only go UP. Lastly - Streetcar prices their new projects under current market value. You will have built-in profit from day one. Email us at contact@alexjwilson.com to get on the list. 

 

Alex Wilson's Listing
Alex Wilson's Listings
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3 Navy Wharf Court, Unit 2602

2 +1 Bedrooms, 2 Washrooms,

For Sale $525,000


 

Description:

High Floor with unobstructed south (views of water) and west (views of sunset). Floor to ceiling Windows and 9 ft ceilings. Corner unit at nearly 1100 sq. ft. All rooms offer views of water. Den has been converted into a walk in closet - could also be converted to 3rd bedroom. Hardwood Flooring throughout. Granite counters in kitchen. South financial core next door with 1.3 million sq. ft office space under construction + 4.6 million more planned = jobs

 

Extras:

Parking and locker included - best amenities in city - 30,000 sq. ft 3 level "Superclub" - ultimate fitness/ pool/ basketball court/ bowling/ indoor running track & more, 100 Mbps internet access - 24 Hr concierge and recreation coordinator


 

Link for Video Tour Here.

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1+1 Bedroom, 1 Washroom
For Sale $399,900

Unit Details:

Suite: 2505

Stockholm Model
1 Bedroom and Study
534 Sq. Ft.
Unobstructed West Exposure With Balcony.


Occupancy Oct 2014

Building Features:

  • Ice Spa include a dry sauna and steam room
  • Cold water dip pool, swimming pool, hot tub
  • Relaxing lounge, fitness centre, aerobics room and more
  • 24 Hr Conceirge
  • Outdoor Terrace with BBQ
  • Ice will be a candidate for LEED certification and will use environmentally sensitive energy sources.
Link for the Listing Here.
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3865 Lake Shore Blvd, Unit 1001
1 +1 Bedroom, 2 Washrooms
For Sale $329,000

Description:

Amazing South View Of Lake Ontario And Marie Curtis Park, Both Only Steps From Your Door. Your Cottage In The City. 9 Ft, And Floor To Ceiling Windows, This Unit Is Flooded With Natural Light. Sitting At 814 Sq Ft, This 1+1 Has 2 Full Washrooms. Quiet Building, Ideal For Down Sizers. For The Professional Working Downtown, It Is Steps To The Long Branch Go Station. Parking Is Included


 

Extras:

Five New Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counters, Customized Walk-In Closets. Building Has A Fitness Centre, Roof Top Terrace With Bbqs And Hot Tub, Visitor Parking, 24 Hr Concierge Service, Buses To Subway At The Door.


 

Link for the Listing Here.

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3+1 Bedroom, 3 Washrooms
For Lease $10,000 Monthly 

Description:

Rare 3 Bedroom 3100 Sq. Ft Fully Furnished Penthouse Condo Available To Rent In Toronto. Ideal For Sports Figure, Corporate Executive, Or Movie Industry That Requires Space For Their Family. With 4 Terraces, Over 810 Square Feet Of Outdoor Living Space, The Sprawling, Sun Drenched Residence Is Located On The 27th Floor; With North, East, West And South Views Of Lake Ontario. Atop One Of Toronto's Premier Waterfront. This Is A Turn Key Solution.

  

Extras:

2 Parking Spots And Locker Room With Unit. Walking Distance To Billy Bishop Airport Which Can Easily Take You To New York Or Chicago - Avoid The Lines Of Pearson. Be In The Porter Lounge In 15 Minutes From Leaving Your Unit. Roof Top Pool.

  

Link for the Listing Here.

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Sincerely,
  

Alexander J. Wilson B.A.
Team Lead: Alexjwilson.com
 

#1 Agent At RE/MAX Condos Plus 2013

 

Alexjwilson.com
TOP 1% Condo Sales in Toronto 2009-2013 
Platinum Club 2010-2013
RE/MAX Hall of Fame


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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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RE/MAX Condos Plus Corp. Brokerage
Office: (647) 352-5181
Mobile: (416) 996-5181
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