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  • Is now the time to move to commercial investing? by

    Commercial property investing is seen a viable alternative by many Canadian investors. However, writes Tarun Gupta, a recent announcement from the Bank of Canada has the potential to impact commercial real estate.

  • 3 key answers for newbie investors by Vernon

    Ottawa Realtor Muriel Debroy is answering three questions on the lips of would-be property investors not only in her market, but likely in yours.

  • New debt calculations to affect investors by

    Arrgh! Yet another rule change. New lending guidelines – and even rumours about new lending guidelines -- can really affect investors and regular consumers, alike. Let me explain.

  • Young investors turning to vendor takebacks by Grainne Burns

    Vendor Take Backs (VTBs) may be back in vogue, but mortgage brokers and industry experts are warning buyers of the pitfalls associated with this financial arrangement.

  • Slower economy may improve 'cap rates' by Grainne Burns

    Commercial real estate leaders are more pessimistic about the future of the market in the wake of increasing concerns about Canada’s economy.

  • Time for investors to snuggle up to 'IRR' by Adam Brind

    Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like everyone is talking about real estate investments these days, especially in Toronto. It’s likely due to the unrelenting volatility of the capital markets. But, let’s leave the reasons for another time and story. Today, I want to talk about the tools that we use to measure real estate investment, and why there may be a better way than "cap rates."

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