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Mini markets, mega returns

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

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Why buy land?

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?

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Private Mortgage Primer

Investing in private mortgages is not for the faint of heart. But, as Harpreet Hans explains, using TFSA and RRSP funds can help informed investors match the high level of risk involved with equally lofty returns

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Top 10 ways to create instant equity

If you believe the hype that real estate values won’t increase strongly this year, then it’s time to take the matter into your own hands – by “forcing” capital growth. CREW asked Canada’s leading investors for their insider secrets to creating instant equity through smart renovations

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Four reasons realtors should invest in real estate

Have you signed up for RealtorInvest yet?! The real estate agent event of the year, which takes place on November 5th at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, features Kevin O’Leary as keynote speaker.

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Top 5 retirement destinations in Canada

Deciding on the perfect place to retire can be difficult, as there are many elements to consider such as the housing market, the climate, and healthcare. Elli Davis from Royal Le Page Real Estate Services in Toronto outlines her Top 5 retirement destinations.

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Top tips for first-time buyers

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.

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Think 'six' for an investor sweet spot

New investors are always looking for the best place to start, and invariably, writes industry vet Paul Kondakos, the six-plex comes into view.

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Avoiding property fraud 101

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.

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Five red flags over joint ventures

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.

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How to win a JV partner 101

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.

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