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  • 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.

  • 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

  • Canada’s Top 50 Rental Markets by Peter Mitham

    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.’s latest survey of Canada’s rental markets yields some surprising finds and some long-term winners. And, as Peter Mitham discovers, rental housing is a hot topic across Canada as house prices rise above what many people can afford, prompting first-time homebuyers to defer a purchase. Add in economic uncertainties, and both tenants and landlords want a property that makes the best use of their money.

  • 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.

  • When the credit gets tough, the tough investor gets... by Editorial Team

    Getting financing to buy an investment property is no longer as easy as it used to be, as lenders continue to tighten their criteria. Peter Mitham explains how you can get access to financing despite the hurdles.

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