Posts Tagged ‘Real Estate’

The Global Market: End Of The “Old Abnormal”
Posted by Don Campbell | October 15, 2010
The Global Market: End Of The “Old Abnormal”

Does the global economy seem scary? Where does real estate stand as far as a stable investment option? Jeremy Newsum, World Chair of the Urban Land Institue has some answers to these powerful questions.

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What is The #1 Trait Common Amongst ALL Successful Real Estate Investors? Philip McKernan Has The Answer
Posted by Don Campbell | October 8, 2010
What is The #1 Trait Common Amongst ALL Successful Real Estate Investors? Philip McKernan Has The Answer

Learn to move confidently in the direction of your dreams without allowing the naysayers and distractions to get in your way. Philip will share with you the same tools and strategies he used to overcome his severe dyslexia and daily berating from teachers to become the author of TWO recently published books.

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Is There A Housing Bubble In Alberta? Don R. Campbell Lays Down The Facts With Alberta Prime Time
Posted by Don Campbell | October 6, 2010
Is There A Housing Bubble In Alberta? Don R. Campbell Lays Down The Facts With Alberta Prime Time

“An accident waiting to happen.” That is what the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is calling the housing markets in Canada’s biggest cities – including Edmonton and Calgary.

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Why Ottawa Is Hot, Hot, Hot With Investment Condo Opportunities
Posted by Don Campbell | September 29, 2010
Why Ottawa Is Hot, Hot, Hot With Investment Condo Opportunities

Forget what you’ve heard about Toronto and Vancouver being where all the action is when it comes to real estate in Canada. Some of the best investment opportunities exist right here in small, quiet Ottawa.

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Can a US-Style Housing Bust Happen In Canada? Jim MacGee Says NO
Posted by Don Campbell | September 22, 2010
Can a US-Style Housing Bust Happen In Canada? Jim MacGee Says NO

A comparison of housing market policies in Canada versus the US suggests that there is little likelihood of a US-style surge in foreclosures or a collapse of house prices in Canada.

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Tax Deferral on Vendor-Take-Back Mortgages – What You Need To Know
Posted by Don Campbell | September 8, 2010
Tax Deferral on Vendor-Take-Back Mortgages – What You Need To Know

There are tax advantages of a vendor take back mortgage. Unfortunately, to explain this to a seller can be a challenge. A Vendor Take Back Mortgage (VTB) allows the seller to defer a portion of their profits on their property, excluding their principal residence.

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HST And The Real Estate Market – No Longer A Concept – Now It’s A Reality
Posted by Don Campbell | August 24, 2010
HST And The Real Estate Market – No Longer A Concept – Now It’s A Reality

As of July 1st, HST came into effect, interest rates were on the rise and sure enough, the real estate market came to a grinding halt in comparison to the heady days of spring. The real question however is; ‘How much of the current market conditions are a factor of HST, rising rates and real economic fundamentals versus a self-fulfilling prophecy fueled by misleading headlines?’

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The Myth Of Multitasking – It Just Plain Does Not Exist
Posted by Don Campbell | August 19, 2010
The Myth Of Multitasking – It Just Plain Does Not Exist

Does that shock you? Multitasking has become something of a heroic word in our vocabulary. Many executives pride themselves on their ability to “multitask””. Recent job descriptions that I have seen even ask that potential employees have the ability to multitask.

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Joint Ventures – Look For Ways To Help Other Canadians Make Money In Real Estate
Posted by Don Campbell | August 17, 2010
Joint Ventures – Look For Ways To Help Other Canadians Make Money In Real Estate

There will come a time when most real estate investors will be looking for secondary sources of cash to build their portfolios. Some will use additional leveraged monies, such as Lines of Credit, or equity in the rest of their portfolio, or even private money. However, one of the most common solutions is bringing a ‘Money Partner’ into the mix.

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Top Canadian Cities For Investment 2010 – 2015
Posted by Don Campbell | August 6, 2010
Top Canadian Cities For Investment 2010 – 2015

The national real estate market has entered into balance and as RBC describes in their affordability report, it is a Goldilocks market – not too hot, not too cold, but just right. But not all cities are created equally. As a real estate investor, what are the top performing cities should you consider?

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