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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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Bespoke rent-to-own

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

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Put me in, coach

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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The ground floor

A new liquid natural gas facility is poised to set the Kitimat, BC, market on fire. Newly built properties will likely be the only option, so investors hoping to capitalize on what could be Fort McMurray 2.0 need to partner with a developer now – before building costs go through the roof

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Assignment: proceed with caution

Investors in the pre-construction space regularly use assignments to secure impressive returns. But as accountant Andrew Ku explains, the tax implications of such transactions require serious consideration

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Off the fence

The first thing Jason Shackleton did once he started earning a modest income was contact a mortgage agent. By acting quickly and believing in his vision, he now has something few people his age can lay claim to: a thriving real estate portfolio built before the age of 30

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Save energy, save money

With energy costs and environmental awareness at all-time highs, tenants are increasingly looking for properties that will save them money and reduce their carbon footprint. Megan Arevalo provides a wealth of energy-saving suggestions that will go easy on both the planet and your wallet

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Q&A, then ROI

Tami Bonnell, CEO of EXIT Realty Corp. International, details why prospective investors shouldn’t initiate an investment plan until they ask themselves a few critical questions

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Radon: what you need to know

Radon is known as a silent killer, in part because too few investors discuss its dangers. The home inspection experts at Pillar To Post explain the risksr

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Killing it perpetually

When Sarah J. Stevens realized a 9-to-5 job would never be enough to provide the life she had in mind for herself and her wife, she turned to real estate. Fourteen years and $10 million in net worth later, she’s now helping the next wave of property investors make their dreams come true

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The foundation of your portfolio

Determining the number of properties needed to achieve your financial goals is just the tip of the iceberg. When it comes to getting multiple deals financed, a number of considerations come into play. Streetwise Mortgages’ Dalia Barsoum explains

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