In Focus

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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REAL ASSETS | REAL RETURNS

Why rent-to-own makes sense in 2018
Posted on 16 Mar 2018

12% ROI in a market like this? The right rent-to-own partner can make it happen

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Ensuring tenant buyer success
Posted on 15 Mar 2018

Investors considering rent-to-own as an investment strategy need to find a partner with tenant buyer success in mind

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Not all rent-to-own companies are created equal
Posted on 14 Mar 2018

The difference between a winning rent-to-own transaction and a losing one often comes down to the company putting the deals together

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Property Management

Compound your returns – not your mistakes
Posted on 16 Oct 2015

Compounding returns is what makes income properties an effective wealth-generating option for investors. Unfortunately, the effects of mistakes made when buying and holding can compound, dragging-down performance.

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How to invest near good tenants
Posted on 15 Oct 2015

When deciding where to buy income properties there must be careful thought given not just to the tenants presently in the market area, but also the tenants that can be expected in the years to come

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Property managers: Social worker for tenants?
Posted on 14 Oct 2015

Sometimes being in the property game brings more challenges than just broken fixtures and fittings. Sometimes the real challenge can be getting involved and dealing with people's personal lives.

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