Expert Advice

  • Why pocket listings may not be for you by Vernon Clement Jones

    Are your REALTORs working for you or themselves? It’s a question investors need to ask if they're being pushed into pocket listing a triplex or some other small property instead of taking it to the MLS, caution experts.

  • What's your tenant profile? by Paul Kondakos

    Everyone has heard at least one horror story of "the tenant from hell," so much, in fact, that dealing with renters is the biggest fear potential investors face, writes industry expert Paul Kondakos. But that threat can be easily mitigated.

  • Closing problems that strike out a deal by Paul Kondakos

  • 2013: The year of the multi-family property by Vernon Clement Jones

    2013 is primed to be the year of the multi-family property, according to a new report, tracking Canadian investment trends, increasingly influenced by an iffy global economy.

  • Four Risks to investing in REITs by Dennis Mitchell

    Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are all the rage with investors looking to diversify their portfolios in a rocky market. But are they necessarily a safer bet than the good old buy-a-property-and-rent-it-out approach?

  • Whoa! developers: Court may no longer be the answer by Mike Morgan

    Running to court when a seller fails to make good on a contract may no longer be your first line of defense if you're a developer, writes Vancouver lawyer Mike Morgan, partner with Lawson Lundell.

  • 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.

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