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  • Panic caused by listings shortage extends to investors by Olivia D'Orazio

    The market frenzy caused by a shortage in listings has extended to many investors, who find themselves hard-pressed to purchase a property at a decent price – a task that’s set to become even more challenging following the Bank of Canada’s surprising decision to lower interest rates.

  • Lower rates set to benefit first-time investors the most by Olivia D'Orazio

    Lower interest rates – announced by the Bank of Canada last week – will mostly benefit first-time investors and homebuyers, say experts.

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry

    Sales plunge and prices fall in Calgary… Experts don’t see lower interest rates increasing household debt … US existing home sales rise…

  • The next hot neighbourhood in Toronto? by Jordan Maxwell

    With condo rentals up by 17 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014, investorss are cashing in on a strong market and solid demand for properties in ideal locations.

  • Lighter Side: When renovations go wrong by Jamie Henry

    Renovating a property can be a long and difficult task, and any investor embarking on such a project should make sure all their ducks are in a row to minimize stress levels.

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry

    Talk of lower mortgage rates may be premature… Alberta households are Canada’s top spenders… Vancouver woman enjoys her $39,000 home…

  • Does Airbnb let tenants own a piece of your property? by Jennifer Paterson

    Renting out space as an Airbnb property is a new source of income that many Canadian tenants are jumping on, but should it be cleared by the landlord and does the renter have the right to sublet the space?

  • Impact of Target closures on commercial real estate by Jennifer Paterson

    It has been estimated that the sudden closure of Target’s Canadian stores will leave nearly 15 million square feet of retail space and five million square feet of office and industrial space vacant across Canada – but experts are not convinced this will have an enormous impact on investors.

  • Are landlords liable in police busts at their properties? by Jennifer Paterson

    Every investor will have a troublemaker tenant at one time or another, but who’s responsible when your tenant is the target of a police bust that results in damages to your property?

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry

    BoC cuts rate; when will mortgage rates follow?... Shadow lenders gaining ground but is it a bad thing?... Think Canada’s expensive? Try Venezuela…

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