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.

Home Preparation

By: Scott Penney, PFP IPC

Home Preparation


Ensuring the safety, security and maintenance of your home are among the most important preparations you can make before leaving for a holiday. Whether you’re going on a week-long trip or a longer excursion, here are some handy tips to keep in mind. 

Focus on security

In 2017, 159,336 break-and-enter offences were recorded in Canada, making such crimes among the most frequently reported across the country.1 Here are some tips to help prevent property crime:

Ensure home maintenance is sorted

When a house is left unattended, some existing home maintenance issues can become aggravated. However, some proactive pre-vacation preparation can reduce the chance of this happening. Here are some smart tips:

A house sitter can help

Hiring a trustworthy person or business to watch over your home can be a significant game changer. Imagine how many of the previously mentioned vacation preparations will no longer be necessary if you have the help of a house sitter. Such an arrangement can have plenty of other advantages as well.

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This article was originally published in October 2018 at supplied by Scott Penney, PFP® and Wealth Advisor with Investment Planning Counsel of Canada.

1.Statistics Canada, Table 1: Police-reported crime for selected offences – Canada, July 23, 2018.