Investment Rules You Dare Not Break
Almost anyone can make money in an appreciating
market. The real skill is making money in a flat
or down market. Here are three rules you need to
know about making money with real estate in
good times and bad...
Home Into a Money Maker
During downward markets or recessionary periods,
tightening belts, pinching pennies and cutting
back spending is typical. As an investor, you
may want to do the opposite….
Properties Do You Really Need To Retire Rich?
As investors, we’ve been conditioned to believe
that we should acquire as many rental properties
as we can. Then hold them for 25 years until the
mortgage is paid off and retire on the cash
flow. So, how many do you really need for this
plan to work?
The thought of buying a rental property today
and getting truly rewarded for that decision in
25 years is difficult for many - even less
attractive if your age is getting away on you.
After all, we can drive a new car out of the
showroom with nothing down in a few short hours
or even have it delivered to our door. So why do
we have to wait so long for wealth? Is there a
How Much Is
Your Property Really Worth?
I’m often surprised at the number of investors
who do not know how to determine the value of
real estate. As an investor, it is crucial that
you are able to determine value for yourself and
not leave it up to someone else. The three
primary yet different ways of determining value
with real estate are...
How to Become
a Full Time Investor
Are you currently dabbling with your investments
part time yet secretly desire to become a full
time investor? If so, then this article will
give you the recipe to becoming a successful
full time investor...
Deconstructing Rent To Own
Rent To Owns tend to become more popular in a
buyer’s market as sellers seek alternative ways
of selling their properties. However, sellers,
investors and tenants often make common, yet
predictable mistakes. Understanding what a rent
to own is, how it works, where it fails and how
to protect your self as a seller, an investor or
as a tenant, will make all the difference...
Canadian FORECLOSURES at 50 cents on the dollar
“Foreclosures are all across the country as
banks need to liquidate these non-performing
assets off their books. Take advantage of these
amazing bargains and buy them at 50 cents on the
dollar. Most banks will take what is owed on the
mortgage or less. Find out how through our
Canadian Mortgage Defaults Jump 175%
According to the Canadian Banker’s Association,
by mid 2010 Canadian mortgages in arrears
increased 175% from just 3 years ago. Is this
the start of a similar US housing meltdown with
numerous Canadians at risk of foreclosure?
Finding Motivated Sellers
Clients often come to me in search of advice on
how to find motivated sellers. The obvious
assumption is that a motivated seller will be
more flexible and more willing to give a better
price and/or more favorable terms than a
non-motivated seller. While this is not always
the case, finding motivated sellers,
understanding the source of their motivation and
marketing to them can result in a….
Beat the Clock: Shave Years off Your Investment
Many investors spend a great deal of time and
effort thinking of complex ways to speed up
their investment plan to build wealth faster.
Here’s a simple and easy way to shave years off
the investment clock…
The Truth about FSBO, Discount and Full Service
Real Estate Brokerages
Selling a property in today’s market has many
sellers overwhelmed by the numerous selling
methods available. Many sellers wonder whether
it’s best to sell FSBO (For Sale by Owner), use
a discount brokerage with a reduced fee or
service, or a full service brokerage. For most
sellers it really comes down to...
Attract Excellent Tenants Every Time
We’ve all heard the horror stories about tenants
who stopped paying rent. Upon driving over to
the property yourself to collect the overdue
rent, you discover that your wonderful tenants
(a young couple in love) have broken up and
turned into a half brother, his new girlfriend,
a few buddies, their 2 large dogs, 3 snakes and
Facebookers Beware – Your Lenders are Watching
Could you imagine finding out that someone you
know is going into foreclosure? Even worse, you
and your entire social network community find
out on facebook? Well, a lender who was
attempting to foreclose on a home in Australia
served notice on a defaulting borrower via
Facebook. Since then, attorneys in New Zealand,
England and Canada have all authorized...
10 Steps To Buying a Top Performer
Most of us have heard that foreclosures, estate
sales, motivated sellers, and nothing down deals
are some of the most profitable ways for
investors to make big money, right? Well, my
experience has shown me that this generalization
is actually false. It’s not so much how you buy,
rather... When is Negative Cashflow Okay? I
recently attended a Real Estate conference in
which I was a guest panelist with many of
Canada’s brightest investment experts. An
audience member posed a question that was
followed by a heated debate on the panel. The
question was, “Is it ever okay to buy a negative
cash flow property?”
Sell Your Property Fast
Regardless of how the current market is
performing, there are three key areas that
vendors need to focus on to secure a sale.
Whether it’s a buyer’s market or seller’s
market, there are really only three things to
consider when selling any home...
Cashing in on Basement Suites
Basements are often seen as storage spaces and
or the last resort of a living area. However,
one of the best ways to increase your ROI is to
add a basement suite to your rental or to your
own home. Knowing the ins and outs takes some
time to learn, but the rewards can pay off. Here
are 5 common questions...