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  • Cottages: cash cow or money pit? by Contributor

    Monika Jazyk, author of Real Estate Mistakes, offers some practical advice to investors considering dipping their toes into the recreational market

  • The zoning tango by Clayton Jarvis

    Jason Stern, owner of Exclusive Rentals and Luxury Student Rentals, shares an illuminating – and chilling – case study of a legal duplex that wasn’t what it seemed

  • Dear John by Contributor

    Sometimes a home’s structure simply doesn’t square with your plans to add a new bathroom. George Micevski explains how installing a grinder tank and drainage pump can leave you flush with new possibilities

  • Reaching the peak by Clayton Jarvis

    In 2004, Greg Eaton was living in the basement of his own property, plotting his escape from Calgary. Now, Eaton is using his education and experience to bring new life to downtown Cranbrook, BC

  • You better Belize it by Contributor

    Hungry for affordable properties and enticing returns in a tropical location? Look no further than Belize. Mike Cobb explains why there’s more to Central America than just Mexico

  • Be the bank by Contributor

    In the second installment of a special four-part look at private equity investing, Bob Carter explains the process of providing funds for developers – an attractive, low-risk alternative to acquiring more properties

  • How to renovate your water bill by Contributor

    Water leaks can cost you hundreds of dollars in needlessly high bills. But, as George Tsintzouras explains, a few small upgrades during a larger renovation project can make those ROI-eroding leaks a thing of the past

  • All the pretty houses by Clayton Jarvis

    Sarah Eder left an exhilarating career as an international show jumper for a desk job at a property management company. What would appear to some as a step backward has put her on track for the rest of her life

  • The pros and cons of low-income tenants by Contributor

    Not every renter is going to blow you away with their income level. But, as Realtor Gavin Thomas explains, what low-income tenants lack in funds might be compensated for in other ways

  • The new alternative by Contributor

    In the second part of his two-part series on coach houses, Ryan Carr outlines the construction process for one of these intriguing, soon-to-be-everywhere options

  • Bespoke rent-to-own by Contributor

    You should never start a real estate venture without going over the tax implications with your accountant. Andrew Ku explains how to optimize your next rent-to-own transaction

  • Put me in, coach by Contributor

    Coach houses are set to turn the GTA rental landscape on its ear in 2019. Ryan Carr explains the trend toward accessory buildings and why investors should take notice

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