Yearly Archives: 2016

My Top 10 Life Lessons Learned in 2016

My Top 10 Life Lessons Learned in 2016 As 2016 comes to a close, I’m taking the time to reflect on the life lessons I’ve learned or relearned in these past 12 months and appreciate the perspective I’ve gained in order to plan for the coming year and the future. I like to use the more »
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How to Capitalize on Real Estate Cycles

How to Capitalize on Real Estate Cycles Understanding how to capitalize on real estate cycles will help you reap the rewards of real estate investing and avoid risk. Learning about the components of a real estate cycle is fundamental to successfully investing in real estate. The real estate cycle is usually a long term phenomenon. more »
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Bulletproof your Investment Real Estate Portfolio

Bulletproof your Investment Real Estate Portfolio After watching the movie — the Big Short again, it occurred to me that even though Canada’s housing situation is different than the 2007 US housing crisis featured in the movie, the concept to bulletproof your investment real estate portfolio is always worthy of discussion. It’s also timely, as more »
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Essential Tips for Investor Financing

Essential Tips for Investor Financing The following essential tips for investor financing should better prepare you for the ever evolving world of mortgage financing for Canadian investment properties. With more and more people investing in real estate, in many ways it has somewhat become the new “stock market” for investors. Due to greater demand and more »
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Ways to Decrease Tenant Turnover

How to Get the most from your property by decreasing Tenant Turnover With the flux in many of the Canadian real estate markets, managing and decreasing tenant turnover is at the forefront of many investors’ minds. In other words, tenant retention is key to your success as a real estate investor. Anyone can command a more »
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7 Profit Centres of Real Estate

7 Profit Centres of Real Estate Today I would like to explore the 7 Profit Centres of Real Estate. The reason is simple; we are experiencing interesting times on a world scale: oil prices are down, the stock market is volatile, interest rates on both the earning and borrowing sides are extremely low, and most more »
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