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Six steps to your first Ontario real estate investment

October 3, 2012 | By | 2 Comments

Why invest in Canadian real estate? Canadians are increasingly realizing the value of diversifying into real estate investments. This is especially true given the volatility of stock and bond markets over the last few years. In addition to building personal wealth, investment property is often viewed as part of an individual’s pension or retirement nest […]

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The top 5 investment strategies for Ontario real estate investors

October 3, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

There are many different ways to invest in Ontario real estate. As with any investment, the opportunities range in complexity, risk level, and ease of entry. This article introduces some of the more common approaches to real estate investments. Which should you choose? That depends on your personal financial situation, access to financing and risk […]

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Real estate investors – why you need to know your rights and responsibilities as a landlord

December 9, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

My real estate investors group recently hosted the very knowledgeable Katherine Paliwoda to give us her inside perspective on landlord rights and responsibilities in Ontario.   To provide context, she began with a detailed history of residential tenancy law in Ontario.  She also disected the most recent piece of legislation, The Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, and […]

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Real estate investor event – Nov 12th in Mississauga

November 1, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Key things every Ontario landlord should know Are you keen to find out more about owning and managing rental properties in Ontario? If yes, then please join us!  My investor group is having another “Meet, Greet and Learn” real estate investor event on Tuesday, November 12, at 7 pm, at my office in east Mississauga.  […]

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Rent-to-own real estate investing in Ontario

October 29, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

My Mississauga real estate investment group Recently in my real estate investment group we enjoyed a presentation by Andrew C. MacDonald.  Andrew gave us his first-hand insights into rent-to-own real estate investing in Ontario.   Most real estate investors and home buyers will come across the “rent-to-own” term at one time or another, but it’s shrouded with a little […]

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Real estate and mortgage forecast – the latest

October 25, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Wishing for a crystal ball? Who isn’t?  At least, as far as real estate markets and mortgage forecasts go. However, the Bank of Canada gave us some guidance on October 23rd, through deciding not to raise rates (which was no suprise) but also by signalling that they are planning to maintain a neutral stance on rates for the […]

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Canadian commercial real estate: how to buy it

July 18, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Want to stretch your real estate investment thinking? Consider Canadian commercial real estate investing. I hosted a seminar recently for a group of real estate investors, and we had that special experience of hearing a speaker who’s both knowledgeable and a great communicator. Our special guest was Jennifer Borzym, AMP, of Equitable Trust commercial mortgages. […]

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Five New Year’s Resolutions for First-time Home Buyers and Real Estate Investors

January 7, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Welcome to 2013, Home Buyers and Investors! This may seem really geeky, but I really get a kick out of goal setting, so new year’s resolutions are a given for me. If buying a new Ontario home or investment property is on your radar this year, here are five resolutions for first-time home buyers and […]

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