Tag: real estate investing

What is a private mortgage? Another entry in the mortgage glossary

November 16, 2015 | By | 6 Comments

What is a private mortgage and why might you want one? A private mortgage is one that is offered by an individual or a company who is not a mainstream or alternative institutional lender.  The private lender is willing to lend money out to borrowers who have equity in their property, need financing for a […]

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Get the scoop on private mortgage investing

January 10, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Want to invest in private mortgages? Here’s how… If you’ve ever wondered how you could invest in real estate without going to the effort of researching, purchasing and managing a property, you might like to check out real estate-related investing from a different angle: investing in private mortgages. How do private mortgages work? Lending private […]

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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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Get the best mortgage rate, and more, in our November newsletter

November 5, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

5 tips for financial fitness How do you get the best mortgage rate in Toronto and Mississauga?  Maximize your financial fitness, that’s how!  Check out our latest issue of the Your Home and Mortgage Newsletter for “5 Tips for Financial Fitness”… Enjoy! Learn more about getting the best mortgage rate Check out more insights on mortgage planning in […]

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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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Don’t be scared by the mortgage process

October 31, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

A mortgage broker can help! One-third of Canadians already use a mortgage broker when getting a new mortgage (source: CAAMP, May 2013).   And a report from the Bank of Canada a couple of years ago, analyzing data over decades, found that “brokers now play an important role in matching borrowers and lenders”.  Further, they stated […]

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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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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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