Expert Advice

New stress test mortgage rules: how much home can you really afford?
Posted by Emma Scott

OSFI has created new rules for the Mortgage Stress Test in Canada, making it harder for first-timers to qualify for a mortgage as of June 2021. Here's how the test works.

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A comprehensive guide on how to port a mortgage
Posted by Taylor Pipe

Rather than exiting your contract early and paying high penalty fees, you may be able to qualify to port your mortgage. Here's everything you need to know about porting a mortgage in Canada.

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Three reno ideas for condo investors
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

HGTV would have you believe that valuable renos only take place in detached properties, but condo owners can get in on the fun, too

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Don't take financing for granted
Posted by Dalia Barsoum

Investors who calculate a property’s cash flow before securing financing are often forced to make other plans. Dalia Barsoum shares three strategies for ensuring that projected cash flow actually winds up in your pocket

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International Focus: Vine-Ripened Returns
Posted by Mike Cobb

Wine is big business in Argentina, and it’s not hard to get in on the action. Mike Cobb offers a taste of the possibilities on offer

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Property Management: Smooth out your move outs
Posted by Valeri Khromov

The inevitable tenant move-out can be a painless, straightforward process – but only if it’s done the right way. Valeri Khromov explains what that looks like

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Six real estate trends to watch for in 2020
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

CREW spoke to the co-founder of PropertyGuys.com about six trends the company feels will reshape the Canadian real estate landscape

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Picking the winners with KeySpire's Michael Sarracini
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

A preview of what's in store in CREW's upcoming Property Forecast: four markets the KeySpire CEO has his eye on for 2020

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Do you know enough about pre-delivery inspections to do one yourself? Probably not
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

Whether they choose to attend or not, real estate investors should have a good understanding of what a pre-delivery inspection entails before theirs rolls around

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Changes Are Coming to Tarion Warranty Corporation. How will they affect Ontario investors?
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

A recent audit of Tarion Warranty Corporation called for significant changes to how the non-profit protects homeowners. Will the changes impact buyers of new product?

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Triple your lead conversions
Posted by Chris Shebib

A successful real estate business requires a certain level of marketing prowess. Chris Shebib explains how to get the most out of your digital marketing strategy by injecting a dose of automation

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How to make a million with one investment
Posted by AJ Hazzi

AJ Hazzi presents his own take on CREW’s annual investor challenge, turning $150,000 into $1 million in net worth and an annual income of $60,000

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