Expert Advice

Tips to avoiding water damage in your home
Posted by Neil Sharma

The only thing worse than the cost of repairing water damage to homes is knowing that it was preventable. Here are some helpful tips when it comes to waterproofing your home.

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How do mortgages work in Canada?
Posted by Emma Scott

If you're looking to move to Canada, here is everything you need to learn about how the step-by-step mortgage process works and what you can expect.

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Is it possible to buy a property after a bankruptcy?
Posted by CRE

There are many reasons why people fail to pay their debts; sometimes it’s because of a serious illness, maybe the death of a loved one, a job loss or divorce. And yet, for others, it simply boils down to a complete lack of fiscal responsibility, as they amass more debt than their income can pay for.

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The 5 critical C’s of credit every investor must understand
Posted by CRE

Investor Marcel Greaux lays out the five critical C’s of credit -- aspects of the lending process that he says every investor must become familiar with.

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How to align investment strategy with mortgage financing
Posted by CRE

As the Bank of Canada lowers interest rates, and we wait for the lenders to follow suit, Dalia Barsoum advises investors how to align their investment strategy with their mortgage financing options.

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3 tips for attracting joint-venture partners
Posted by CRE

Investor Tim Collins explains how savvy investors, in order to grow, turn to working with joint-venture partners to take their business to the next level.

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The 7 core traits of successful investors
Posted by CRE

Our personality and behavioural traits impact every aspect of our personal and business lives. For new investors, these traits can help predict future successes. Dustin Graham shares some of the core traits every new investor should have or be working to develop.

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How to renovate an investment property from abroad
Posted by CRE

Real estate investor Oliver Limcangco is finally living the dream after achieving financial freedom through his property portfolio. In a new regular posting, the 31-year old shares his insights into how he acquired 26 doors and manages it all while travelling abroad.

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How to get rich with real estate
Posted by CRE

Critics will argue that $1 million isn’t the same value as it used to be, but it still has a very nice ring to it. You can be a millionaire. Visions of Scrooge McDuck and the guy with the top hat in the Monopoly game come to mind.

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7 essential steps for pricing your rental property
Posted by CRE

Pricing a rental property is more complicated than most investors understand, especially if you want to get it right.

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Are open houses still useful for investors?
Posted by CRE

Technology has changed the way property is bought and sold; most people use the internet to start the search for a new investment property or to check out the competition before deciding to list a property for sale. It only makes sense to change your strategy to suit online demand.

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Home inspection tips: pre-qualify a property before bringing in a professional
Posted by CRE

I always recommend hiring a qualified and experienced home inspector, but only after you have pre-qualified the home yourself. In this article, I will provide some tips on what to look for yourself -- before bringing in a home inspector.

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