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Investor profile: The sweet sound of success

Wendy Cheung has navigated her way through two BC real estate booms, first as a novice and then as an expert. She emerged from each one stronger, smarter and richer than she ever imagined

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Property Management: Smooth out your move outs

The inevitable tenant move-out can be a painless, straightforward process – but only if it’s done the right way. Valeri Khromov explains what that looks like

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Alternatives: Bought the farm

Rental demand may wax and wane, but the planet’s need for food will only intensify. Bob Carter offers an introduction to the world of investing in farmland

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Student housing 101

Rather than the crash course most investors receive, Vantage West's Evan Goode is here to ensure you get an A+ when venturing into this challenging corner of real estate

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Go green, get green

Investors have plenty of options for appealing to the new generation of environmentally conscious renters. Jennifer Lynn Walker shares nine ideas that can green up your property – and your wallet

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Creating a cash cow

If you have $500,000 in equity built up in your primary residence, Vantage West's AJ Hazzi says the world is your oyster. He shares three strategies for cracking it open

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Industrial strength

Investors looking for diversification, increasing cash flow and fair prices can fulfill all three desires via industrial properties. Chad Marek explains how

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Trick or treat

For a real estate investor, few things are scarier than an audit. Andrew Ku offers a cautionary tale that can go a long way toward lessening the horrors wrought by that most hated monster: The Taxman

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Artificial intelligence, genuine results

Energy waste, and the costs associated with it, can be the bane of a multi-family investor's existence. Mike Mulqueen explains how smart energy management can help

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Exponential growth

CONNECT Asset Management's Ryan Coyle explains how pre-construction condos allow for one of the most reliable and profitable strategies for building a real estate portfolio: the multiplier

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Get out, get paid

You should never purchase a commercial property without first establishing an appropriate exit strategy. Kirill Perelyguine outlines four end-use scenarios for investors considering the commercial route in 2020

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Buyer beware – of your Realtor

There are serious legal considerations to make when choosing a real estate agent, particularly when dual agency is involved. Michael Walsh explains how potentially hidden conflicts of interest could cost you a small fortune

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Give yourself some credit

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

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