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Business plans and helping hands: New options for novice investors
Posted on 23 Jan 2019

Investment coaches Keith and Linda Perrin have facilitated dozens of real estate deals for investors looking to crack the US market. Their new training offering provides what many programs frequently ignore: personalized mentoring and the tools for creating a comprehensive business plan

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Is Arizona a good location for real estate investment?
Posted on 27 Feb 2017

Alan Jones, Division President for the Lennar Phoenix Division, gives CREW his thoughts

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Why investors are warming to the Sunshine State
Posted on 24 Feb 2017

As more Canadian investors seek attractive real estate markets south of the border, the Tampa region is proving to be a strong bet

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Cross Border Tax Planning

Multiple investors? Time to plan before you purchase!
Posted on 18 Sep 2015

The adage “there is safety in numbers” usually holds true, but when it comes to a number of individuals pooling their money to buy U.S. properties as a group, there are significant implications that many investors simply don’t consider.

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Beating the taxman through bequests, treaties and credits
Posted on 17 Sep 2015

When you leave a property to your spouse, you also leave a tax bill, but there’s one way to keep some of that money from going to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

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Ready to buy in the U.S. – a caveat emptor for Canadians
Posted on 16 Sep 2015

The property-buying blitz has stretched right across the US, but snatching up those deals has saddled Canadian buyers with higher-than-expected estate taxes

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Making the Modern Realtor

The keys to a successful business
Posted on 9 Oct 2015

Client expectations are reaching new heights thanks to the Internet, which requires businesses to be nimble and responsive when it comes to rising above the competition.

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What opportunities are there in the housing market today?
Posted on 8 Oct 2015

While the Toronto and Vancouver condo markets may be capturing the headlines, investors should be looking east where properties are providing much more bang for the buck.

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Can the different industries work better together?
Posted on 7 Oct 2015

Real estate professionals, appraisers, adjusters, lenders, mortgage brokers… sometimes it can seem that they are working at different purposes. But they can, and should, work together to achieve what everyone wants – a done deal.

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