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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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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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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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Cottages: cash cow or money pit?

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

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The zoning tango

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

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Dear John

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

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Reaching the peak

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

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You better Belize it

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

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Be the bank

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

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How to renovate your water bill

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

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All the pretty houses

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

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The pros and cons of low-income tenants

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

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The new alternative

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

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