Developing a Bigger Picture

“One of the great things that will come out of this pandemic is the innovation that can potentially happen to drive something different. These innovations could spur a productivity jump that could help to drive incomes and could help to move the world forward.”Carl Gomez With over twenty years of…

My Investment Properties—Am I Covered?

*This post is sponsored by one of REIN’s Trusted Partners, Park Insurance. To become a contributing editor or to learn about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at david@reincanada.com Whether you’ve just purchased your first investment property or you’re a seasoned investor with a large portfolio of properties, you own valuable real estate…

Life by Design

“Design your life, then design your business around it.”Mark Baltazar After years of working in an all-consuming consulting firm, Mark Baltazar decided it was time for a change. He wanted something intentionally designed around his values, which led him to real estate investing. Once he decided to explore the multi-family space, Mark dove into educating…

Alert to Condo Owners!

*This post is sponsored by one of REIN’s Trusted Partners, Park Insurance. To become a contributing editor or to learn about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at david@reincanada.com Insuring an investment townhouse or condominium unit can be complicated because of the fact that there are three parties involved—the owner of the…

Three Ways to Make Money in Calgary Real Estate—with Zero Appreciation!

*This post is sponsored by one of REIN’s Trusted Partners, Redline Real Estate Group. To become a contributing editor or to learn about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at david@reincanada.comIt’s been six years since the summer of 2014, when OPEC began flooding the market with cheap oil in a price war…

The Way Forward

“Everybody needs to keep feeding their minds and bodies healthfully and continue to be conscious of what’s going on in the world. Anybody who is afraid of technology is done.” Dr. Sherry Cooper The conversation around economics and the COVID-19 crisis continues, and Dr. Sherry Cooper has no shortage of insightful…

Do you know if your tenants have insurance?

*This post is sponsored by one of REIN's Trusted Partners, Park Insurance. To become a contributing editor or to learn about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at david@reincanada.comWe’ve all seen those news reports – shell-shocked tenants standing outside a burning building. Inevitably, most say that they did not have insurance and…

Reducing Your Largest Cost with Virtual Staging

One of the BIGGEST costs as a rental housing provider is vacancy. Depending on your market, vacancy can cost you 4, 8, 12 + percent of your revenue and that’s HUGE! Typically, vacancy is the difference between you being cash-flow positive or not... You need to do whatever it takes…

Post-COVID-19 Signs Already Emerging of Increasing Foreign Demand for Canadian Real Estate as Pandemic Winds Down in China

REIN's Special Report: The Coronavirus' Impact on Canadian Real Estate—Canadian real estate will see an increase in foreign demand post-COVID-19. As the pandemic winds down in China, signs of interest in overseas real estate from wealthy Chinese are already emerging. This desire to move and protect capital is amplified given concerns the…

What Will the Future of Office Space Look Like in the Post-Pandemic Era?

After an engaging exchange of emails between REIN CEO, Patrick Francey and REIN Member Christian Szpilfogel about the future of office space, we wanted to share our thoughts and hear the REIN community’s opinions on the subject.   Forty per cent of Canadians went from working in offices to working in kitchens or other rooms in their homes. As COVID-19 restrictions lift, businesses…

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