Investor Resources

Flip it right
Posted by Paul Roussel

Contrary to what HGTV would have you believe, flipping a house is rarely glamorous or fun – at least not until the cheque clears. Paul Roussel provides a primer for flippers-to-be

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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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Investor profile: The sweet sound of success
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

Wendy Cheung has navigated her way through two BC real estate booms, first as a novice and then as an expert. She emerged from each one stronger, smarter and richer than she ever imagined

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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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Reno Focus: Beneath the surface
Posted by Katie Herbert

Choosing the right finishing touches for kitchens and bathrooms can be your ticket to rapid resales and rising rents. Renovation expert Katie Herbert details the available options

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Private Mortgage Primer
Posted by Harpreet Hans

Investing in private mortgages is not for the faint of heart. But, as Harpreet Hans explains, using TFSA and RRSP funds can help informed investors match the high level of risk involved with equally lofty returns

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Why buy land?
Posted by Contributor

Cash flow is great, but the land beneath an investment property will always be more valuable than whatever sits on top of it. So, asks Joe Varing, why not start there?

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Cottages: cash cow or money pit?
Posted by Monika Jazyk

Monika Jazyk, author of Real Estate Mistakes, offers some practical advice to investors considering dipping their toes into the recreational market

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The zoning tango
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

Jason Stern, owner of Exclusive Rentals and Luxury Student Rentals, shares an illuminating – and chilling – case study of a legal duplex that wasn’t what it seemed

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Dear John
Posted by George Micevski 

Sometimes a home’s structure simply doesn’t square with your plans to add a new bathroom. George Micevski explains how installing a grinder tank and drainage pump can leave you flush with new possibilities

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Reaching the peak
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

In 2004, Greg Eaton was living in the basement of his own property, plotting his escape from Calgary. Now, Eaton is using his education and experience to bring new life to downtown Cranbrook, BC

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You better Belize it
Posted by Mike Cobb

Hungry for affordable properties and enticing returns in a tropical location? Look no further than Belize. Mike Cobb explains why there’s more to Central America than just Mexico

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