According to one recent report, rents have bottomed out and are on the upswing
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
We have once again found ourselves in a situation whereby simply reading the headlines is enough to make the strongest optimist feel a little pessimistic about where the economy is heading. CRE Contributor Peter Kinch dissects the gloomy economic headlines to give you some food for thought before you lock in.
Do you have confidence in your property management firm? If you are a real estate investor who relies on contracted property management services, having confidence that you are in control of your assets and bottom line while someone else manages the day-to-day operations is always a dilemma. These are some simple strategies to monitor the service you receive, increase your confidence and ensure that your investment is protected.
Calum Ross examines why refinancing might be the right strategy for you right now and shows you how you could save $$$$ on your mortgage
Time to lawyer up Mark Weisleder makes the case for having a lawyer on your investment team
Phil Soper, president and CEO of Royal LePage, sees moderation on the economic horizon
Finn Poschmann, vice-president of research of the C.D. Howe Institute says interest rates need to go up before Canadian debt levels spiral out of control
Gord Lemon says the money is in the list and explains why
Bob Dugan, senior economist at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, gives his forecast for the rest of 2011
Investor Peter Kinch examines the cost of getting bad financial advice
Adrienne Warren, senior economist at Scotiabank, gives her forecast for the rest of 2011