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  • Cayman Islands: A tropical treasure for investors by CRE

    Canadian buyers looking to expand into international markets will find that there is far more to the Cayman Islands than waterskiing, tanning and the vacation lifestyle. The British colony’s property inventory is affordably priced, leading to increased business from foreign buyers.

  • Can tenants break their lease too easily? by CRE

    Most landlords get their tenants to sign a minimum one-year lease. But what most landlords don’t realize is that these agreements don’t hold much weight. In Ontario, tenants can break their leases with relative ease.

  • 7 simple ways to score a good deal by CRE

    Everybody wants to get the best possible property deal, but very few actually know how to do it. Property guru Nathan Birch of Australia-based Binvested Group suggests seven ways to get ahead of the pack.

  • Belize real estate market heats up by CRE

    Are you looking for real estate markets that could get you in from the cold? As Canada's temperatures decrease, the real estate market in Belize is heating up.

  • How to break free of ‘Analysis Paralysis’ in property selection by CRE

    We all wish we could see into the future to determine whether the purchase of a certain property is going to work out or not. It’s a challenge to know whether or not you should take the plunge and buy that property you’ve been debating over.

  • Top tips for evaluating local real estate markets by CRE

    One of the core tasks for both new and experienced investors is to determine the geographic location(s) they want to invest in.

  • 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

  • A skeptic’s guide to investing in Arizona by CRE

    Arizona is a hot spot in more ways than one. Widely known for its year-round hot climate, the state is also home to a strong real estate hotbed. And, as one expert explains, the time for Canadian investors to purchase properties in this Sun Belt state is now.

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