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

  • Brokers looking for spring rebound by Nestor Arellano

    Brokers are already looking to next spring, hoping low interest rates will bring about some rebound even as the new lending rules exacerbate today's seasonal slowdown.

  • 5 tips for screening rent-to-own tenants by Jeff Trapp

    Tenant screening is an important step toward all rental agreements, and doubly so for rent-to-own properties. The tenant is, after all, the exit strategy for the investor. So, finding that right tenant for this type of investment and maintaining a good relationship is key.

  • 4 steps to picking a correction-proof property by Jemima Codrington

    For investors, withstanding the ebbs and flows of the real estate cycle is par for the course. But how do you choose a property that can do the same?

  • Eviction tip sheet by Jemima Codrington

  • Must-haves in a JV partner by Paul Kondakos,

    There are four phases to real estate investment through JV partnerships, writes industry expert Paul Kondakos. Miss even one of them and your JV could fall apart.

  • Hockey lockout checks mortgage broker ads by Nestor Arellano

    We talk about the impact of the NHL lockout on billionaire team owners, millionaire players and occasionally the hockey fans, but what about mortgage brokers?

  • Finding the right financing by Enza Venuto & Dalia Barsoum

    Brokers are increasingly hard-pressed to find the right financing for investor clients as lenders trim their markets and retreat from BFS deals. Still, there are always options, write Dalia Barsoum and Enza Venuto, with CENTUM Streetwise Mortgages


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