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Real Estate Investing

June 20, 2017
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Rent to Own, Part II: Protection, options, and finding tenant buyers

In Part I of this series on claims made about Rent to Own, I covered the notion that you can make fast cash and don’t have […]
June 19, 2017
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Rent to Own series – A reader responds

Shortly after I published the first article in my series on Rent to Own, a reader responded with a number of comments. There are some good questions […]
December 1, 2016
Ottawa Water and Sewer Agreement

How one government decision can increase your investment risks

If you are the kind of person who shrugs with boredom whenever governments send you an update on policy changes, you might want to take a […]
October 18, 2016
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Are rent-to-own deals still a good investment?

Last month, my business partner and I sent out an announcement saying that we are no longer accepting rent-to-own deals. The reaction has been interesting. Several […]
May 5, 2015
Truth

Why I Don’t Believe Tenants and What I Do Instead

It doesn’t take much digging to find complaints about landlords: the guy’s a jerk, doesn’t ever repair anything, doesn’t respond to my calls, only cares about […]
May 5, 2015
Truth

Why I Don't Believe Tenants and What I Do Instead

It doesn’t take much digging to find complaints about landlords: the guy’s a jerk, doesn’t ever repair anything, doesn’t respond to my calls, only cares about […]
April 2, 2015
Legal

Collateral Mortgages Part 3 – What the Lawyers Said

This is the third, and final, installment in my series on collateral mortgages. My intention with this series is to provide consumers with as much information […]
March 27, 2015
Bank

Collateral Mortgages Part 2 – Bankers Speak

A few weeks ago I published an article on my concerns regarding collateral mortgages. I outlined why I think they are problematic for many consumers and […]
March 6, 2015
Caution

From Whom Should You Take Advice?

You’ll hear this at parties, in coffee shops and pretty much anywhere that people hook up to chat. Someone talks about a problem, mentions their conundrum […]
February 23, 2015
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Why You Should Stay Away From Collateral Mortgages

Let’s cut to the chase: I’m not a big fan of collateral mortgages. They are mostly rotten for consumers looking for a first mortgage, but they’re […]
February 2, 2015
Divorce

Is Real Estate the Answer for Immediate Income Needs?

Someone (let’s call her Rachel) reached out to me to ask the following question: What’s the fastest way to increase my income in order to ensure […]
November 12, 2014
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When an American company came to Canada to teach real estate investing – Doris’ rant

Dear American company, I’ve never actually gone public with a rant before. They’re usually reserved for close friends with whom I feel very comfortable, but for […]