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

  • Steps to buying a top performer by Paul Hecht

    Most of us have heard that foreclosures, estate sales, motivated sellers, and nothing-down deals are always the most profitable ways for investors to make big money, right? Wrong

  • Getting started with commercial real estate by Leslie Quinsay

    Thinking about taking the leap from residential to commercial investing? According to Leslie Quinsay of Coridian Capital, that leap is often a great way to diversify your holdings, but first there may be one or two misgivings standing in the way.

  • The U.S. taxman comes calling by Martin K.I. Rumack

  • A balancing act: Leverage v.s. cashflow by Leslie Quinsay

    Should you jump at a chance to get into real estate investing with no-money down? It may seem like a no-brainer, but according to Leslie Quinsay of Coridian Capital, there`s one thing to consider before making that leap: Leverage v.s. cashflow.

  • First-time buyer tips by Martin K. I. Rumack

    A veteran real estate expert, Toronto lawyer and author Martin K.I. Rumack outlines the RRSP funding and tax benefits available to newbie buyers.

  • Turning around a 'declined' by Dalia Barsoum

    Did your application for financing get declined? Lending advisor Dalia Barsoum explains what you can and should now do.

  • Dealing with Ontario tenant problems by Barbara Krauss

      Property manager Barbara Krauss takes up the myriad issues between tenant and landlord that too often end in bickering and, ultimately, before the board. There is a way to avoid most, if not all of that argy-bargy, says the property expert.


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