Expert Advice

  • Thieves among us by Contributor

    Speculation often brings out the worst in investors, sometimes resulting in outright fraud. Monica Peters shares three methods you can use to prevent unscrupulous buyers from nabbing one of your properties

  • Easing the squeeze by Contributor

    Rock Star Real Estate's Paul D'Abruzzo outlines three ways investors can maintain – and even increase – a property's ROI in the face of further interest-rate hikes and intensifying rent controls

  • Whoa! developers: Court may no longer be the answer by Mike Morgan

    Running to court when a seller fails to make good on a contract may no longer be your first line of defense if you're a developer, writes Vancouver lawyer Mike Morgan, partner with Lawson Lundell.

  • Brokers looking for spring rebound by Nestor Arellano

    Brokers are already looking to next spring, hoping low interest rates will bring about some rebound even as the new lending rules exacerbate today's seasonal slowdown.

  • 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?

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