Expert Advice

A comprehensive guide on how to port a mortgage
Posted by Taylor Pipe

Rather than exiting your contract early and paying high penalty fees, you may be able to qualify to port your mortgage. Here's everything you need to know about porting a mortgage in Canada.

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Seller responsibility after closing
Posted by Taylor Pipe

Whether you've already bought your next home, or are planning on buying after you sell, before any type of sale or transaction takes place, you must know the seller's responsibility after closing.

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7 essential steps for pricing your rental property
Posted by CRE

Pricing a rental property is more complicated than most investors understand, especially if you want to get it right.

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Are open houses still useful for investors?
Posted by CRE

Technology has changed the way property is bought and sold; most people use the internet to start the search for a new investment property or to check out the competition before deciding to list a property for sale. It only makes sense to change your strategy to suit online demand.

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Home inspection tips: pre-qualify a property before bringing in a professional
Posted by CRE

I always recommend hiring a qualified and experienced home inspector, but only after you have pre-qualified the home yourself. In this article, I will provide some tips on what to look for yourself -- before bringing in a home inspector.

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10 tips to find the best locations for real estate investment
Posted by CRE

Ken Davidson, an investor and partner at BDO, lays out his tips for what to look for when finding the perfect community to invest in.

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4 tips for making your holiday parties profitable
Posted by CRE

It’s that time of year again! Time for the annual company or neighborhood holiday party and all the other social events that come with the holiday season. These seasonal events are also a great place for networking. And, even if you don’t look at them as ‘networking events,’ you likely will be meeting new people and making an impression in the process. You might as well make the most of it.

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Can tenants break their lease too easily?
Posted 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.

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7 simple ways to score a good deal
Posted 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.

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How to break free of ‘Analysis Paralysis’ in property selection
Posted 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.

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Top tips for evaluating local real estate markets
Posted 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.

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Be weary of developers 'building to code'
Posted 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.

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