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

  • Be weary of developers 'building to code' by CRE

    I recently attended a Home Show and was, for the most part, impressed with the calibre of the vendors flogging their home wares. These are always great places to check out the innovation on offer, and to get some ideas for new home solutions and potential firms to recommend to clients.

  • Five tips for buying a newly-built home by CRE

    Use these tips when buying a newly-built home to ensure you protect your new investment and your warranty rights.

  • Is your city a good place to invest in student rental properties? by CRE

    Picking the right place in which to purchase a student rental can be a tricky process. There are a variety of considerations to think about, over and above single-family home considerations. Get it right and you could be in cash-flow heaven, but get it wrong and you could be in for a tumultuous time.

  • Vacation itinerary: Beach, buy a house in Canada, nap, repeat by CRE

    Investor Oliver Limcango shares his tips for purchasing property while abroad -- as he sits on a beach in Thailand.

  • Top 10 ways to create instant equity by CRE

    If you believe the hype that real estate values won’t increase strongly this year, then it’s time to take the matter into your own hands – by “forcing” capital growth. CREW asked Canada’s leading investors for their insider secrets to creating instant equity through smart renovations

  • Four reasons realtors should invest in real estate by CRE

    Have you signed up for RealtorInvest yet?! The real estate agent event of the year, which takes place on November 5th at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, features Kevin O’Leary as keynote speaker.

  • Why you should consider commercial investing? by

    Commercial real estate investing. This combination of words seems to always evoke a heady mixture of thoughts and emotions in my clients: attainable wealth, uncertainty, tentative excitement, fear, and an affluent retirement lifestyle. I would postulate that both the positive and negative thoughts evoked are usually the result of an incorrect assumption and a lack of knowledge with regards to investing in commercial properties.

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