Strategy

  • Top tips for first-time buyers by Simon Milberry

    Buyers have to be ready to jump into the market when the right opportunity presents itself. Not being prepared could cost you greatly. Simon Milberry, sales representative with RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd. in Toronto, offers his top five tips for first-time buyers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Canada’s Top 50 Rental Markets by Peter Mitham

    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.’s latest survey of Canada’s rental markets yields some surprising finds and some long-term winners. And, as Peter Mitham discovers, rental housing is a hot topic across Canada as house prices rise above what many people can afford, prompting first-time homebuyers to defer a purchase. Add in economic uncertainties, and both tenants and landlords want a property that makes the best use of their money.

  • When the credit gets tough, the tough investor gets... by Editorial Team

    Getting financing to buy an investment property is no longer as easy as it used to be, as lenders continue to tighten their criteria. Peter Mitham explains how you can get access to financing despite the hurdles.

  • Taking DIY renos in hand by Joel Kranc

    There are different ways to add value and appeal to your property. In a volatile economy, doing it yourself is becoming part of the renovation landscape. Joel Kranc explains.

  • How to become a property tycoon by Dalia Baroum & Enza Venuto

    How can you build a profitable portfolio safely and quickly in the current environment? Dalia Barsoum and Enza Venuto reveal their top tips and strategies.

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