Expert Advice

  • Five tips for buying a newly-built home by CRE

    Use these tips when buying a newly-built home to ensure you protect your new investment and your warranty rights.

  • Is your city a good place to invest in student rental properties? by CRE

    Picking the right place in which to purchase a student rental can be a tricky process. There are a variety of considerations to think about, over and above single-family home considerations. Get it right and you could be in cash-flow heaven, but get it wrong and you could be in for a tumultuous time.

  • Vacation itinerary: Beach, buy a house in Canada, nap, repeat by CRE

    Investor Oliver Limcango shares his tips for purchasing property while abroad -- as he sits on a beach in Thailand.

  • Top 10 ways to create instant equity by CRE

    If you believe the hype that real estate values won’t increase strongly this year, then it’s time to take the matter into your own hands – by “forcing” capital growth. CREW asked Canada’s leading investors for their insider secrets to creating instant equity through smart renovations

  • Four reasons realtors should invest in real estate by CRE

    Have you signed up for RealtorInvest yet?! The real estate agent event of the year, which takes place on November 5th at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, features Kevin O’Leary as keynote speaker.

  • Why you should consider commercial investing? by

    Commercial real estate investing. This combination of words seems to always evoke a heady mixture of thoughts and emotions in my clients: attainable wealth, uncertainty, tentative excitement, fear, and an affluent retirement lifestyle. I would postulate that both the positive and negative thoughts evoked are usually the result of an incorrect assumption and a lack of knowledge with regards to investing in commercial properties.

  • Four signs it is a good time to sell by

    Are you thinking about selling? Best to consider these factors and avoid the following traps.

  • How to manage your portfolio from abroad by

    Real estate investor Oliver Limcangco is finally living the dream after achieving financial freedom through his property portfolio. In a new regular posting, the 31-year old shares his insights into how he acquired 26 doors and manages it all while travelling abroad.

  • Why evaluating CAP and ROI are so important in deals by

    Knowing what property to acquire remains one of the more difficult decisions for any investor. The good landlord looks at the financial numbers and tries to make decisions based on facts, and attempts to keep emotions in check.

  • Top 10 things modern homebuyers want by

    Today’s homebuyer is different to those of previous generations. In the age of smartphones, apps and smart homes, the modern house hunter’s demands have changed dramatically. At the same time, in an era defined by fluctuating house prices, today’s homebuyer is more cost-sensitive than ever before.

  • Top 10 ways to win at an auction without overpaying by Nila Sweeney

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