Expert Advice

  • Real estate agent vs mortgage broker by CRE

    A common question we constantly get asked is, what’s the difference between a real estate agent and a mortgage broker and what do they do? For new investors or first time property buyers who are new to the game, this is a very valid question to ask

  • Hassle free investing, and living at Oak Bay by CRE

    Developing real estate of any magnitude is often an exercise in time and patience. The approvals, the permits, the planning; even the most patient investor can feel frustration

  • 6 Ways to turn financial crisis into opportunity by Jason Henneberry

    If money’s a bit tight right now, Jason Henneberry, founder and senior mortgage planner with MortgagePal, offers six tips for empowering yourself to create a breakthrough.

  • 7 steps to selecting the right property manager by

    Student rentals are lucrative, but very hands on. It is for this reason that investors are advised to have a good property manager in place to oversee the smooth running of such rentals. Tim Collins from Student Rental Investing and experienced investors outlines his best tips to help you select the best person to manage your student portfolio. He also provides some helpful tips on how you can ensure it’s a positive relationship for both parties.

  • 7 Tips to pre-construction condo buying by

    Buying a pre-construction condo can be a risky business. But, as Sherry Dabir, broker and owner of TorontoCondosVIP.com explains, a little due diligence can go a long way

  • Tips and Tricks when entering a Bidding War by CREW

    Bidding wars can be a dangerous territory for a buyer to step into, especially if you are not educated or know the intricate elements of the process. Erica Smith and Joy Patterson from The Condo Chicks outline some tips and tricks that will help you in a multi-offer scenario.

  • How to make money and minimize risk with student rentals by

    Tim Collins from studentrentalinvesting.com outlines the five key questions and factors that investors should consider before considering entering the student rental market

  • Prepare for the parking wars by Vernon

    Condo parking spots are expensive and often deemed unnecessary by many buyers. But are you missing out on long-term appreciation by not investing now? Erica Smith and Joy Patterson from The Condo Chicks discuss the current parking wars in Toronto

  • Top tips for DIY sellers by Claude Boiron

    Savvy investors are increasingly prepared to sell without the services of a Realtor as they consider unprecedented levels of demand for small multifamily properties, but they can't afford to go in blind.

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