December Delights: Celebrations, Construction, and Baby Steps


Hey there,

Welcome to our December newsletter! As the year wraps up, we’re excited to share what’s been happening in our lives. From celebrations and construction to baby steps, it’s been quite a ride. So, grab a cup of cocoa, cozy up, and let’s dive in!

Baby Steps Update

Bill’s Adventures with Baby James

Bill jumping in! Our little man, James, is 9 months old now, and he’s on the move! Climbing stairs, taking those adorable baby steps—watch out world, here comes James. We’ve got some precious pictures of his escapades; you won’t want to miss these.

Bill spent time with baby James relaxing in the country before a cousin’s country wedding would begin.

Testing out some of James’ winter attire making sure he’ll be warm when he makes his first snowman!

 Clearly, James has great taste in picking this shirt.

Celebrations Galore

Jack and Jill Fun with Dan

Dan here, and I’ve got to tell you about our Jack and Jill bash on November 18th. It was a blast! Around 40 folks showed up, there were laughs, gifts, and a whole lot of joy. Check out the pics we’ve included—they really capture the good vibes. And guess what? The big day is just around the corner on December 17th! We can’t wait. 

Daniel and Precious facing off for family feud at their Jack and Jill. It was a great success with lots of family and friends celebrating and supporting them before the wedding.

 Honeymoon Plans

Yep, you heard it right. After the “I dos,” we’re off to Riviera Maya in Mexico on December 18th for two weeks. Sun, sand, and starting this new journey together—can’t think of a better way to kick off the holidays.

Construction Corner

Dan’s Project Updates

Back to me, Dan. Construction-wise, things are buzzing. The Duke Street project is getting a facelift—more parking, fenced yards, the whole deal. We’re also diving into a cool basement reno, lifting the floor to add extra space. The coach house is shaping up too; we’re onto drywalling. And guess what? Demo permit submitted for a site with two triplexes! Exciting times ahead.

Duke site work

Getting the site ready for the new triplex going in shortly.

Adding a number of parking spots in the back and adding private yards for some of the existing tenants.

Dropping in the fence posts for the new fences. one of the finished yards, lots of space for the tenants to enjoy. 


Different angle of the same yard.

Floor lift

Started a project for a new client this month. We are raising the floor to gain an additional 22 inches in the basement. Great way to add living space to your house.

Lifting the floor different angle

Floor removed and new beam placed for the new floor.

Getting ready to install the subfloor on the first half

That’s a wrap for this month. We’re pumped about the holidays and all the good stuff happening. Enjoy the read, soak in the festive vibes, and here’s to a fantastic December!



Dan and Bill

Holiday Bliss: A Snapshot of Joy and Unity


The holiday season paints a canvas of joy and connection, a magical time when hearts are light, and communities come alive with shared celebrations. At the heart of this enchanting period is a profound sense of togetherness. Families gather around tables adorned with festive feasts, friends exchange heartfelt gifts, and communities unite in shared merriment, creating a tapestry of camaraderie that transcends the everyday.

The essence of holiday happiness lies in the act of giving. Beyond the wrapped packages lies the sentiment and thoughtfulness that accompany each gift, a powerful gesture that embodies the true spirit of the season. The simple act of giving has a ripple effect, spreading positivity and enriching both the giver and the recipient.

Traditions weave through the holiday experience, providing a comforting thread that connects generations. Whether it’s adorning a Christmas tree or savoring family recipes, these rituals offer a sense of continuity and nostalgia. Amidst the hustle, it’s crucial to savor the small pleasures—the aroma of festive treats, the glow of holiday lights, and the joy of shared moments with loved ones.

In essence, holiday happiness is a state of mind, a celebration of generosity, connections, and cherished traditions. As the season unfolds, let’s actively embrace the magic, spread kindness, and revel in the joy that defines this festive time of year.


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The Potential To Build Capital

To invest in real estate, you need capital or money to invest in a property. Your first investment may be highly leveraged with mortgage financing. But you can build capital when the property appreciates, and you have equity. This allows you to increase your real estate portfolio by investing more capital.

To access the capital, you can sell the property and reinvest the funds in another property or use a cash-out refinance to access some of the home’s equity, providing you with more capital to increase your real estate portfolio, earning more income.


About Dan and Bill (North Lakes Investments)

North Lakes Investments is a real estate investment company with a longstanding presence in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Durham region. Our mission is twofold: to contribute to the housing supply by constructing energy-efficient homes and to provide quality housing for exceptional tenants. Simultaneously, we aim to deliver an above-average return on investment (R.O.I) for both our joint venture partners and ourselves. This approach creates a truly win-win-win scenario for investors.

North Lakes Investments offers their investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact North Lakes Investments.

For more information about North Lakes Investments and their investment program, please call 1-905-233-2607 or email them at invest@northlakesinvestments.ca you may also visit  https://northlakesinvestments.ca/.

Dan Hogenbirk and Bill Savage