Nina Asusa, Broker

Nina's journey in real estate began in the early 1990's where her passion for real-estate quickly grew from an investor and home renovator, to where she is today. In 2006*, Nina launched her full-time real estate career and quickly found herself helping her clients, who many became friends, achieve not just any lifestyle, but the lifestyle they wanted for themselves. Her model was and always will be ''Don't follow someone else's story; create your own story, create your own lifestyle, because 'home is where your story begins.'''  From a single realtor, to developing a strong team of realtors she personally mentored and later owning a real estate brokerage firm, Nina's focus remained the same. She continues to channel her high energy and extensive experience into understanding her client's needs and wants, and in helping them in their real estate journey. Nina's greatest honour is the trust others grant her when welcoming her in their life's journey.

All About Fences 

By: Nina Asusa

All About Fences 


Fences aren’t always the first thing on a homeowners’ mind, but when given the proper attention, a fence can create a beautiful statement, providing privacy, boundaries and protection for your yard. It’s important to have a backyard fence that serves both function and style, complementing your home and enhancing your family’s security. If you’ve been wondering what type of fence to buy, take a look at some of the most popular fencing options to decide what’s best for you.

Wood Fencing
Wood fences are one of the most popular types of fences out there. They come in various styles, and are often one of the most affordable fencing materials. They’re also one of the easiest types of fences to build on your own. A con to wooden fences is that they’re vulnerable to rot, pests, water damage and warping. A wooden fence will have to be power washed and repainted or re-stained every few years, especially if it’s made of non-rot-resistant wood. They will also weather after some time, so they require maintenance and occasional plank replacement.

Steel Fencing
Certain steel fencing products are made to look like wood, but are much more durable and require less maintenance. They’re made to last, won’t warp or rot and resist chipping, peeling and cracking. Steel fencing is also quite cost effective and provides value to your home, plus you get increased security as steel is such a sturdy material. If you’re committed to the look of real wood for your fence without some of the downfalls that come with wood, steel may be the way to go!

Vinyl Fencing
Vinyl fencing is an attractive, low-maintenance option for your yard. It’s really easy to clean, and with regular maintenance, it can last decades. Compared to wood, vinyl fences provide more privacy, and are known for their longevity and durability. Vinyl fences come in a variety of styles and look newer for longer, whereas wood can weather over time requiring more maintenance and upkeep. Vinyl does require installation by professionals, as it must be precise. If you’re someone who needs a low-maintenance fencing option, vinyl fencing is a great option.

Composite Fencing
Composite fencing consists of a durable mix of wood fibre and plastic polymers. It comes in various designs and colours that look like natural wood, but aren’t vulnerable to pests and rot. Like vinyl, composite fencing requires installation by professionals and will cost you more than vinyl and wood. After installation, composite fencing only requires an occasional rinse with water to keep it looking clean. Keep in mind that composite materials vary in quality from manufacturer to manufacturer, so do your due diligence before you buy.

Metal Fencing
There are various options available when it comes to metal fences. From aluminum to wrought iron and metal panels, you can choose the look that’s right for your home. Metal fences require little to no maintenance since the metal is coated to help prevent corrosion and rust. They’re ideal for locations that experience extreme weather since they’re incredibly sturdy. Although metal fences tend to have a bigger initial investment, your maintenance costs will be lower and your fence will last longer.