Expert Advice

  • Give yourself some credit by Julie Kuzmic

    It's one thing to save up a down payment; it's another to show a lender that you're worth the risk. Julie Kuzmic provides a few tips for prospective investors looking to establish good credit

  • Triple play by Kirill Perelyguine

    It often doesn't take much to put together a solid commercial portfolio. Kirill Perelyguine explains how triple net properties have put more than a few commercial investors on easy street

  • 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?

  • 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

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