Expert Advice

  • New mortgage rules will drive investments in private lending by Contributor

    MICs and other private lenders currently account for 10% of all new residential mortgages in Ontario. This number will surely increase in the short-term as buyers look for alternative lenders not governed by OSFI

  • Sunil Tulsiani: On the road to making 100 real estate millionaires by Contributor

    When people talk about lifelong goals, there’s no doubt that some of the dreams people have might sound a bit far-fetched. There are people who only wish themselves to live a long happy life with their family, people that fall somewhere in between, and people like Sunil Tulsiani who dream big- not only for himself but for others as well

  • 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.

  • Commercial REIT investment pay big dividends by Caitlin Nobes

    Canadian investors opting for REITs over row houses and other real estate are on the winning end of a boom market as those “paper shares” reach a five-year high.

  • Steps to buying a top performer by Paul Hecht

    Most of us have heard that foreclosures, estate sales, motivated sellers, and nothing-down deals are always the most profitable ways for investors to make big money, right? Wrong

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