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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How much does it cost to build a house: Toronto

Posted by Corben Grant

If you are considering building your home instead of opting for a resale home, here is what you can expect to pay in the City of Toronto.

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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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Be the bank
Posted by Bob Carter

In the second installment of a special four-part look at private equity investing, Bob Carter explains the process of providing funds for developers – an attractive, low-risk alternative to acquiring more properties

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Mini markets, mega returns
Posted by Contributor

The biggest returns aren’t necessarily found in the biggest cities. Cranbrook, BC-based investor Greg Eaton explains the thinking behind small-market investing

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How to renovate your water bill
Posted by George Tsitzouras

Water leaks can cost you hundreds of dollars in needlessly high bills. But, as George Tsintzouras explains, a few small upgrades during a larger renovation project can make those ROI-eroding leaks a thing of the past

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All the pretty houses
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

Sarah Eder left an exhilarating career as an international show jumper for a desk job at a property management company. What would appear to some as a step backward has put her on track for the rest of her life

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The pros and cons of low-income tenants
Posted by Gavin Thomas

Not every renter is going to blow you away with their income level. But, as Realtor Gavin Thomas explains, what low-income tenants lack in funds might be compensated for in other ways

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