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…

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…

Wisdom for Leaders

“Choice is the headwater of responsibility. Responsibility yields commitment. Once they restore integrity to their core values rather than their inner critic, results always happen. It’s really quite simple.” Marc Cooper Core values shape individuals from the inside out. Behaviour is the function of structure, and as leaders, it goes back to a place…

In the Mood!

“There is loss. If you resist loss you get morose. When you accept the loss, when you experience the sadness, then you take the next breath—good. Now, what is the opportunity in front of you.” Alan Cahn  We have likely all experienced a full spectrum of feelings and emotions throughout the last three…

REIN Report: Canada’s Major Housing Markets are Slumping—Except One

Months into the pandemic, investors find themselves in greater uncertainty as real estate markets begin to plunge. This is consistent with findings of the Real Estate Investment Network’s (REIN) Real Estate Cycle Update: COVID-19 Special Report – May 2020 where we looked at provincial real estate market outlooks for the…

A Curious Mind Inspires Possibility

“I think there’s going to be a much higher primacy placed on trust. Trusting brands. That should inform the way that we, in turn, respond to our customers. We need to respond more transparently; what happens behind the scenes has to come to the front of the house now.” Charles McKee  What…

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