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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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Toronto's anemic supply likely to keep price ramping up
Posted by Gerv Tacadena

This will push buyers to more affordable options like condominiums and apartments

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BCREA report forecasts increased sales, prices for 2020
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

The BC market is expected to maintain the momentum it picked up in the latter half of 2019

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It's not just a niche: What investors can learn from a resurgent luxury market
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

According to a new report from Sotheby's, top-tier real estate is back. The company's CEO explains why investors should be paying attention

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Go Big: Multi-family and commercial projected for continued strong growth in 2020 says new report
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

Raging demand for non-traditional properties presents an attractive opportunity for investors with the ability to scale up

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Demand for rental units outstrips supply
Posted by Gerv Tacadena

Canada's national vacancy rents declined for a third consecutive year in 2019

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Three reno ideas for condo investors
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

HGTV would have you believe that valuable renos only take place in detached properties, but condo owners can get in on the fun, too

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Don't take financing for granted
Posted by Dalia Barsoum

Investors who calculate a property’s cash flow before securing financing are often forced to make other plans. Dalia Barsoum shares three strategies for ensuring that projected cash flow actually winds up in your pocket

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International Focus: Vine-Ripened Returns
Posted by Mike Cobb

Wine is big business in Argentina, and it’s not hard to get in on the action. Mike Cobb offers a taste of the possibilities on offer

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Alternatives: Bought the farm
Posted by Bob Carter

Rental demand may wax and wane, but the planet’s need for food will only intensify. Bob Carter offers an introduction to the world of investing in farmland

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Strategy: Crank your ROI
Posted by AJ Hazzi

There’s no shortcut to success in real estate, but there are plenty of crafty ways to get more out of your properties. Vantage West’s AJ Hazzi shares 10 of them

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