• Pre-Offer inspections the new norm? by Vernon Clement Jones

    It may be another indication of just how fierce the competition is for multifamily investment properties, with an industry leader launching what it calls a “Pre-Offer Home Inspection,” specifically designed to give buyers a leg up in multiple-bid situations.

  • Investor to JV newbies: Consider the money side by Vernon Clement Jones

    A seasoned investor is offering joint-venture newbies a word to the wise, asking them to assess their abilities on the management side and think about transferring that role to experts now scouting around for money partners.

  • Poll: Canadian landlords are keeping up appearances by Vernon Clement Jones

    The majority of property investors contract a tenant or management company to handle “curb appeal maintenance,” according to a new CREW poll, although nearly as many continue to do that work themselves.

  • Investor: Time to widen your lending pool by Vernon Clement Jones

    Putting all your eggs in one lender’s basket is increasingly a risky strategy for new players, says one successful buy-and-hold investor, pointing to growing limits on the number of doors allowed any one borrower.

  • CIBC: T.O. tops in economic growth by Kit Kadlec

    Toronto’s economic growth -- helped along by a booming real estate sector -- has once again topped the chart for Canadian cities, as measured by CIBC.

  • $25B contract draws Ont., Alta., B.C. property investors by Vernon Clement Jones

    Property investors from outside Nova Scotia have already moved to ferret out opportunities in Halifax following announcement of that $25 billion shipbuilding contract, says one local expert, suggesting those buyers may claim a significant share of acquisitions in the next 12 to 18 months.

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