Dan St. Yves

Dan St. Yves

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You can make a house “smart”, even if you may not be the sharpest implement in the drawer yourself. Not too long ago, I bought a home security camera to provide updates while my wife and I travelled.

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I refer to this as Murphy’s Law of Timing in Respect to Listing Your Home For Sale. Less wordy types might refer to it as bad luck.

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Some interesting new options appearing across the country for struggling homeowners are the quaint, adaptable “tiny houses”. You can tow them, park them or play a game of catch with some.

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This is your home, your castle! Should you be forced to endure these relentless and often inconvenient intrusions? I say no, and hereby offer the following solutions for different sales situations.

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Music is such a great background companion when you’re working – and some songs seem like they were written specifically for while you’re fixing up a house.

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If you’ve been a Realtor for any significant length of time, you’ve likely gone through some highs and lows in your career. I offer you a glimpse, in “Arc of a Realtor”.

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The prospect of taking one of those Virgin Air millionaire flights to the moon instead of commuting to and from work is looking downright economical by comparison.

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As limited as my handyman skills have always been, there was an ironic period of my life when I was in the commercial heating and ventilating business. I spent several years as a budding apprentice sheet metal worker.

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In the mid 1970s, scientists unthawed a frozen caveman that had been found in the foothills of Alberta. As the befuddled caveman came to understand...

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What if humour columnist Dan St. Yves had an advice column, like Ann Landers, but for real estate professionals? Well, it would probably look something like this.