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  • Halifax is slowly but surely magnetizing foreign capital by Ephraim Vecina

    Wealthy foreigners are already making themselves felt, especially in the luxury housing segment

  • Thieves among us by Contributor

    Speculation often brings out the worst in investors, sometimes resulting in outright fraud. Monica Peters shares three methods you can use to prevent unscrupulous buyers from nabbing one of your properties

  • 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."

  • How to find elusive discounted deals by Gord Lemon

    Here are five of ten ways investor Gord Lemon urges you to shake the bushes for a deal. Note: They're in no order of preference or effectiveness, although all require initiative and, perhaps, a little luck.

  • Don't let credit blemishes sideline investment by Ethel Wilson

    The first deal is generally the hardest when investing in real estate. In fact, concerns about winning financing can stop many from taking the leap from idealist to investor. But that doesn’t have to be the case, and much of the fear can be alleviated by the confidence a good credit score can provide.

  • Why pocket listings may not be for you by Vernon Clement Jones

    Are your REALTORs working for you or themselves? It’s a question investors need to ask if they're being pushed into pocket listing a triplex or some other small property instead of taking it to the MLS, caution experts.

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