Investor Resources

  • Top tax-friendly towns: Antigonish County by CRE

    One of Nova Scotia’s best-kept secrets, Antigonish County is a smaller, affordable market with great potential and a low property tax rate to match

  • 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

  • Mortgages 101 by Editorial Team

    How do you find the mortgage that is right for your situation? The short answer is, look in the mirror. Start with yourself and what is important to you.

  • Mortgage shopping made easy by Editorial Team

    One of a mortgage broker’s main responsibilities is to keep abreast of the many product offerings in the market and select the best one to fit a consumer’s individual needs.

  • 10 tips for first-time home buyers by Editorial Team

    There’s nothing like owning your first home – getting to know your neighbours, choosing your décor, and creating a place that you can call your own. But being a first-time home buyer also means asking a lot of questions and making a lot of decisions.

  • Recipe for early retirement by Editorial Team

    How does no money down lead to a yearly rental income of $81,000? Van Tran and Quan Doan discovered the secret as they traveled down the path of real estate investing, and now that secret's out.

  • Where to spend your retirement by Editorial Team

    Retirement can seem daunting due to issues such as affordability and where to retire. Not to fear, because Canadian Real Estate has taken on the task so that you can sit back, relax, and retire.

  • West Coast gem cashing in on Olympic glory by Editorial Team

    As Whistler gears up for the 2010 Winter Olympics, investors are taking advantage of the real estate value and lifestyle opportunities that this west coast resort destination has to offer.

  • Book smart by Editorial Team

    Canadian Real Estate reviews Mark Loeffler's new book Investing in Rent-to-Own Property to assess its core strategies for investors.

  • 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.

  • Know where you stand by Editorial Team

    As a condominium owner, you are free to rent your unit to whomever you choose. But before you begin looking for the right tenant, it is essential that you understand some of the obligations and restrictions that may impact your search.

  • Mortgage manoeuvring by Mark Loeffler

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

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