• Big retailer prepares new real estate investment by

    One of the country's largest retailers is preparing to make a big splash this fall, anticipating the introduction of its REIT to Canadians, increasingly receptive to those alternative real estate investments

  • Alberta lender revolutionized 'posted' rates by Vernon Clement Jones

    A regional lender is now dispensing with the sham of posted rates, moving to the kind of truth in advertising investors repeatedly call for but are routinely denied.

  • The biggest mistake you can make in 2013 by Vernon Clement Jones

    The pace of real estate sales has slowed, but not prices. Still, one celebrated investor is reminding newbies that cash flow is king, and buying on the promise of appreciation is increasingly a mug’s game.

  • The young and the restless in Moncton by

    Moncton, N.B., has quickly transformed itself into the city of the bold and beautiful, according to a new report pegging the average age of newcomers at well under 45 -- an attractive lure to investors.

  • Is this market hot? The CPP thinks so by Vernon Clement Jones

    The managers of Canada’s largest pension plan are once again pumping millions into a real estate market primed for unprecedented growth – perhaps pointing the way for individual investors looking to expand beyond their own flat-lining markets.

  • Time to cash out of Arizona ... if you want by Vernon Clement Jones

    Canadian investors afraid they’d have to sit on their Arizona property until kingdom come are now cashing out as little as one or two year after their very fruitful purchases.

  • 5 issues you'll miss without a home inspection by Dan Steward

    In hot housing markets, buyers sometimes offer to waive the inspection to help their offer stand out from the crowd, writes Dan Steward, an industry veteran. But most real estate professionals agree this is a bad idea. Here's 5 reasons why.

  • Time to thank your mortgage broker? by CREW online

    They may have saved your last deal when you thought all was lost. Or perhaps they helped you open the fifth door when your own lender decided the four-door policy would now apply to you. Whatever their saving grace, mortgage brokers are increasingly indispensible for Canadian property investors as they grapple with cautious lenders, and know there's a way to thank them.

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