Canada Investing

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On August 8, 2014

6 Steps to Increasing Your Value by Avoiding this ONE Thing!

On August 5, 2014

By Randy Dyck If you are a music buff, especially of 80’s music, you will remember the English band Culture Club. The lead singer, Boy George, had an interesting sound. Together with his band, they cranked out many top 40 hits, including the song “Do You Really Want Hurt Me” that went to #1 on the […]

6 Pillars for Your Real Estate Investment Business

On July 31, 2014

By Brian Pulis Many new real estate investors are surprised to learn that there?s more to industry success than simply having a strong understanding of the real estate marketplace. The principles that are important to successful real estate investment mirror those required at all successful companies across the commercial sectors. And when real estate investors […]

How to Assess Condo Investments Using REAL Data

On July 29, 2014

By Ben Myers I am often asked what is going to happen with home prices… Such a loaded question! I don’t have a crystal ball, but there are numbers that I typically focus on to get a sense of where resale prices are trending: resale transactions, resale listings, days on market, sales-to-listings ratio, future supply, […]

This Example May Change Your Life!

On July 25, 2014

By Brenda King Aside from a foray into real estate investing by accident in the early 80’s (which is an incredible story for another time of how I was actually PAID to buy 10 duplexes) my first investment, on purpose, was a joint venture with none other than my (then) 18 year old son. I […]

A Creative Way to Build a Portfolio!

On July 22, 2014

5 Steps to Rid Your Suite of that Bad Tenant

On July 18, 2014

By April “The Terminator” StewartIt’s the part of the investment business no one wants to think about – tenants who don’t respect you, your property, or the terms of the lease. After all reasonable efforts to resolve the issues, it’s clear: the only way out is through eviction. The legislation governing residential tenancies is the […]

Calgary Bubble: Time For a Mid-2014 Realty Check

On July 16, 2014

By Don R. Campbell Be There or Be Square In 2014 the Calgary real estate market is gaining a reputation as THE PLACE to be. The market seems very hot, some would say too hot (oh no, not the dreaded bubble word), while others keep making random guesses as to what’s driving it. Speculation and […]

Holding Canadian Real Estate as a Non-Resident? You NEED to Read This!

On July 4, 2014

By George Dube We receive calls from all over the world, and from our clients in Canada who JV with non-residents, regarding investors who own or want to sell Canadian real estate. They need help to ensure they stay onside with Canada Revenue Agency.  So, here is what you need to know before you buy […]

Why the Best is in the West

On July 2, 2014

By Robert McLeod “The West wants in.” It was the phrase that built a movement, helped make the Reform Party of Canada the Official Opposition and eventually led to Stephen Harper becoming Prime Minister. But lately it seems like that’s been reversed, and everyone wants in to the West. And no wonder, with the best […]