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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

  • Avoiding property fraud 101 by Peter Mitham

    While real estate is often considered a safe investment, it is also a fertile ground for fraudsters and con artists who want to take advantage of unsuspecting investors. Peter Mitham reports.

  • When is Negative Cash Flow OK? by Paul Hecht

    Anyone in real estate will tell you that cash flow is king. But, are there times where a negative cash flow makes sense? Paul Hecht explains.

  • How to invest with damaged credit by Michelle Watson

    Buying real estate with damaged credit is not impossible, just more challenging and requires a carefully thought out plan by the investor and their mortgage agent.

  • Five red flags over joint ventures by Chad Robinson

    Joint ventures are once again coming to the rescue of property investors, writes Ottawa mortgage broker Chad Robinson. But that newfound popularity means slick operators have begun to cook up some pretty creative schemes.

  • How to win a JV partner 101 by Darren Weeks

    Selling joint ventures can be, well, it can be like selling swamp land in Florida. But more and more seasoned investors are making the effort as financing challenges emerge and lenders cap the number of properties any one investor can have and still win new funding.

  • 7 key questions for your new Realtor by Tahani Aburaneh

    There are at least seven key questions every investor needs to ask their prospective real estate agent before making the decision to hire, says Tahani Aburaneh, author of "Real Estate Riches: A Money-Making Game Plan for the Canadian Investor."

  • Commercial sector steady as a rock: survey by Caitlin Nobes

    Despite talk of looming corrections and retreating lenders, real estate sector leaders are positive about the coming year, according to a new survey.

  • Experts say: Skip MLS and head to the auction by Vernon Clement Jones

    Canuck investors trolling for foreclosure buys in the U.S. are increasingly moving their search from the Multiple Listings Service to the auction block, an effort to get a jump on a dwindling number of properties in many U.S. markets.

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