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

  • Dealing with Ontario tenant problems by Barbara Krauss

      Property manager Barbara Krauss takes up the myriad issues between tenant and landlord that too often end in bickering and, ultimately, before the board. There is a way to avoid most, if not all of that argy-bargy, says the property expert.

  • Eviction 101 in Alberta by Shane Buckingham

    Knowing what you can and cannot legally do as a landlord will likely save you time, money and a potential lawsuit. Shane Buckingham takes a look at the eviction process in Alberta

  • The power of equity by Editorial Team

    The ability to access equity is one of the most powerful tools you can use to expand your portfolio. Vincent Power explains how to get around the tighter lending policies that are now confronting many investors

  • Why Canada trumps the U.S. by Don Campbell

    As the world goes through its continuing economic turmoil, Canada has quietly become one of the world's economic safe havens. A haven where international money is being parked for safety and ROI, a haven that is poised to provide the world what it needs for at least the next decade and probably a lot longer.

  • DIY or professional: which is better for you? by Gord Lemon

    Many people recognize building a real estate portfolio for passive income and equity growth can be an integral part of creating monthly income and a healthy retirement nest egg. Often the tipping point as to whether an individual embarks on such a pursuit ultimately comes down to whether one has the desire and fervour to become a landlord.

  • Risk or Recovery? by

    Gord Lemon and Daryl Hemingway sort through the headlines for the real estate investor Whether you are in a good economy or a bad one, every real estate investor needs to pay attention for the “signs.” Should you buy now or wait? Should you sell now or wait?

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