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  • Five red flags over joint ventures by Chad Robinson

    Joint ventures are once again coming to the rescue of property investors, writes Ottawa mortgage broker Chad Robinson. But that newfound popularity means slick operators have begun to cook up some pretty creative schemes.

  • How to win a JV partner 101 by Darren Weeks

    Selling joint ventures can be, well, it can be like selling swamp land in Florida. But more and more seasoned investors are making the effort as financing challenges emerge and lenders cap the number of properties any one investor can have and still win new funding.

  • 7 key questions for your new Realtor by Tahani Aburaneh

    There are at least seven key questions every investor needs to ask their prospective real estate agent before making the decision to hire, says Tahani Aburaneh, author of "Real Estate Riches: A Money-Making Game Plan for the Canadian Investor."

  • 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.

  • Finance strategy when credit is tight by Peter Mitham

    Getting finance to buy an investment property is no longer as easy as it used to be. Peter Mitham explains how you can pry those funds loose despite the tight grip of lenders.

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