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

  • Capital gain versus income by

    When you sell a stock, you owe taxes on your gains the difference between what you paid for the stock and what you sold it for. The same is true with selling a home, but according to George Dube of Dube & Associates, there are some special considerations.

  • Mortgage manoeuvring by Mark Loeffler

    Mark Loeffler discusses what investors can do to manage the ever-changing mortgage landscape.

  • Perfect partners by Peter Kinch

    Peter Kinch explores joint-venture capital: why some succeed while others do not

  • How much is your property really worth? by Paul Hecht

    Investor Paul Hecht explains how you can establish the real value of your property

  • A cat with nine lives: Kinch takes a look at the 2011 market by Peter Kinch

    Author and investor Peter Kinch, one of the foremost experts in financing real estate portfolios, assesses a challenging 2010 and looks ahead to a year that may offer possibilities

  • Ready, set, go! by Darren Weeks

    Real estate investing is exciting. But the prospect of owning an enviable portfolio of properties can lead some us to make decisions that in retrospect weren't the greatest. In cases like these, we all need an exit strategy. CRE Contributor Darren Weeks explains how you can get out of tricky situations.

  • Buying below the border by Gord Lemon

    Veteran investor Gord Lemon shares his tips for Canadians looking to invest in U.S. property

  • Commercial lending: what are lenders looking for? by Brandon Kot

    Commercial lending can be tricky. It comes down to grasping what your lenders require and having a solid underwriting package to ensure your commercial mortgage gets the look it deserves. Brandon Kot of Canada ICI Capital Corporation explains

  • The upside to the downturn by Don Campbell

    Don Campbell reveals insider strategies on how investors can profit in a rising market.

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