Expert Advice

  • Experts say: Skip MLS and head to the auction by Vernon Clement Jones

    Canuck investors trolling for foreclosure buys in the U.S. are increasingly moving their search from the Multiple Listings Service to the auction block, an effort to get a jump on a dwindling number of properties in many U.S. markets.

  • Five ways to insulate your condo investment by

    With market crash rumours spreading like wildfire in the media, it is easy to get caught up in the hoopla and shy away from investing in Toronto real estate, especially condos. But, as Adam Brind, with Re/Max Condos - Core Assets Team, explains, you may want to re-think that,

  • Yuppies spark demand for downtown commercial by Caitlin Nobes

    Downtown is increasingly where it’s at for investors in Canadian commercial properties, with a report pointing to the number of young -- very urban -- professionals now dictating office location.

  • Commercial REIT investment pay big dividends by Caitlin Nobes

    Canadian investors opting for REITs over row houses and other real estate are on the winning end of a boom market as those “paper shares” reach a five-year high.

  • 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.

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