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

  • 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."

  • Commercial sector steady as a rock: survey by Caitlin Nobes

    Despite talk of looming corrections and retreating lenders, real estate sector leaders are positive about the coming year, according to a new survey.

  • Experts say: Skip MLS and head to the auction by Vernon Clement Jones

    Canuck investors trolling for foreclosure buys in the U.S. are increasingly moving their search from the Multiple Listings Service to the auction block, an effort to get a jump on a dwindling number of properties in many U.S. markets.

  • Five ways to insulate your condo investment by

    With market crash rumours spreading like wildfire in the media, it is easy to get caught up in the hoopla and shy away from investing in Toronto real estate, especially condos. But, as Adam Brind, with Re/Max Condos - Core Assets Team, explains, you may want to re-think that,

  • Yuppies spark demand for downtown commercial by Caitlin Nobes

    Downtown is increasingly where it’s at for investors in Canadian commercial properties, with a report pointing to the number of young -- very urban -- professionals now dictating office location.

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