July 2015

What You Need to Know About Rental Guarantees

Rental guarantees, turnkey investment programs, and other forms of hands-free real estate investing have been around for years. Now they appear to be gaining steam in North American real estate markets.

The three main reasons for […]

Current Real Estate Trends for the Self-Employed

According to coverage by the Financial Post it is becoming more difficult for self-employed individuals to qualify for home loans. Even though banks continue to lower interest rates, the new rules and criteria can make it progressively […]

How Will the New Bank Of Canada Rate Cut Impact Real Estate?

The central bank instituted a new 0.25 percent rate cut in mid-July 2015. Surprisingly not everyone is happy about the move. Cutting through all the information and possible misconceptions, below summarizes what you need to know.

Who Wouldn’t […]

Retail Property: How Homelessness Can Impact Investment Properties

Despite many initiatives and millions of dollars being poured in to combat homelessness in North America, it still hasn’t be eliminated. In fact, in many cities homelessness has grown over the last decade, even doubling in places […]

Will a New Pay-By-Mile tax affect Real Estate?

As of July 1st, 2015 Oregon began rolling out its new pay by the mile tax. Twenty-seven other US states are also rumored to be in the midst of rolling out similar plans according to […]

Red Flags Investors Should Watch for When Choosing Firms & Advisors

Selecting a great real estate investment firm or property advisor is critical to the safety and success of your investment portfolio. There is plenty of advice out there on what investors should look for in these firms […]

How to Protect Yourself from a Real Estate Dip

While the Canadian property landscape continues to buck murmurs of being too strong and wealthy international investors are adamant that our real estate is still undervalued, it’s worth spending a moment on a financial checkup. […]