Expert Advice

  • 5 tips for screening rent-to-own tenants by Jeff Trapp

    Tenant screening is an important step toward all rental agreements, and doubly so for rent-to-own properties. The tenant is, after all, the exit strategy for the investor. So, finding that right tenant for this type of investment and maintaining a good relationship is key.

  • Must-haves in a JV partner by Paul Kondakos,

    There are four phases to real estate investment through JV partnerships, writes industry expert Paul Kondakos. Miss even one of them and your JV could fall apart.

  • Hockey lockout checks mortgage broker ads by Nestor Arellano

    We talk about the impact of the NHL lockout on billionaire team owners, millionaire players and occasionally the hockey fans, but what about mortgage brokers?

  • Finding the right financing by Enza Venuto & Dalia Barsoum

    Brokers are increasingly hard-pressed to find the right financing for investor clients as lenders trim their markets and retreat from BFS deals. Still, there are always options, write Dalia Barsoum and Enza Venuto, with CENTUM Streetwise Mortgages

  • When is Negative Cash Flow OK? by Paul Hecht

    Anyone in real estate will tell you that cash flow is king. But, are there times where a negative cash flow makes sense? Paul Hecht explains.

  • How to invest with damaged credit by Michelle Watson

    Buying real estate with damaged credit is not impossible, just more challenging and requires a carefully thought out plan by the investor and their mortgage agent.

  • 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."

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