Strategy

  • Why buy land? by Contributor

    Cash flow is great, but the land beneath an investment property will always be more valuable than whatever sits on top of it. So, asks Joe Varing, why not start there?

  • Mini markets, mega returns by Contributor

    The biggest returns aren’t necessarily found in the biggest cities. Cranbrook, BC-based investor Greg Eaton explains the thinking behind small-market investing

  • 4 tips for making your holiday parties profitable by CRE

    It’s that time of year again! Time for the annual company or neighborhood holiday party and all the other social events that come with the holiday season. These seasonal events are also a great place for networking. And, even if you don’t look at them as ‘networking events,’ you likely will be meeting new people and making an impression in the process. You might as well make the most of it.

  • Can tenants break their lease too easily? by CRE

    Most landlords get their tenants to sign a minimum one-year lease. But what most landlords don’t realize is that these agreements don’t hold much weight. In Ontario, tenants can break their leases with relative ease.

  • 7 simple ways to score a good deal by CRE

    Everybody wants to get the best possible property deal, but very few actually know how to do it. Property guru Nathan Birch of Australia-based Binvested Group suggests seven ways to get ahead of the pack.

  • Be weary of developers 'building to code' by CRE

    I recently attended a Home Show and was, for the most part, impressed with the calibre of the vendors flogging their home wares. These are always great places to check out the innovation on offer, and to get some ideas for new home solutions and potential firms to recommend to clients.

  • Is your city a good place to invest in student rental properties? by CRE

    Picking the right place in which to purchase a student rental can be a tricky process. There are a variety of considerations to think about, over and above single-family home considerations. Get it right and you could be in cash-flow heaven, but get it wrong and you could be in for a tumultuous time.

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