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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Triple play
Posted by Kirill Perelyguine

It often doesn't take much to put together a solid commercial portfolio. Kirill Perelyguine explains how triple net properties have put more than a few commercial investors on easy street

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Walls that wow
Posted by Katie Herbert

Wallpaper is back with a vengeance. Renovator extraordinaire Katie Herbert explains how to use it to elevate your rooms – and your rents

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Southern comfort
Posted by Alain Forget

There's not a lot of good news coming up from our neighbours to the south these days, but Alain Forget outlines why purchasing a second home in the US is still a viable investment opportunity for Canadians

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Destination: automation
Posted by Susanne Young

Susanne Young explains how new technologies are automating the property management process for recreational property owners, alleviating one of their heaviest burdens

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Liquid assets
Posted by Bob Carter

Investing in development can take many forms, including providing the funds for a new community to obtain water rights. Bob Carter wades into this lesser-known investment opportunity

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Pre-construction condos in Toronto: The quickest past to wealth
Posted by Ryan Coyle

Ryan Coyle of CONNECT Asset Management explains why investors should follow him on his chosen path to wealth: pre-construction condos in the GTA

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Commercial real estate alternatives in Hamilton and Ottawa
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

With residential prices climbing in two of Ontario’s most desirable markets, should investors target commercial properties there instead?

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CIBC senior economist: GTA market more sustainable than 2016
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

RBC, however, says recent price increases may indicate a return to the insanity of years past

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Survey says Canadians may need to rethink their approach to mortgages
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

47% of Canadians say getting the lowest rate is their most important consideration when mortgage shopping

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Montreal selling times hit 15-year low
Posted by Gerv Tacadena

Dwellings in the Montreal CMA are becoming more expensive as buyers compete for a limited housing supply

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