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Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Real Estate | 0 comments

Investment Properties have greatly increased in popularity over recent years. No matter what your reason is for choosing property investment, there are several crucial factors to consider before searching for the right property. There are many methods which can be applied to property investment, dependent on your goals and what you want to achieve. Buy to Sell – Buying and selling investment property within the short term for profit. Buy to Rent – Buying and leasing to achieve a rental income and accumulate equity. Property investment can be extremely rewarding but should only be entered into with due care and consideration. There are many crucial factors to consider which will determine which direction you will move in when considering the property investment possibilities. Careful consideration must be given to location. You must decide if you wish to invest in your...

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Technology and Real Estate

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Real Estate | 0 comments

  Investing in real estate has always been a way to secure wealth. That hasn’t changed. With the advances in technology and communication you would think that the opportunities that were and are discovered and acted upon, have changed. But not really. Today there are countless websites, smartphone apps, and innovations that make it extremely easy to locate and research real estate purchases and investments. Everyone is trying to build a better mousetrap. From the franchise real estate companies, to independent investment firms, all are utilizing technology to entice us to refine our purchase/search choices and then provide us an ever increasing amount of information related to buying real estate. And why not, as the population grows and ages, more and more real estate purchases are being transacted. However, ultimately we will end up working with a variety of persons in following the path to a purchase. The reason there are Real Estate...

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This isn’t your Fathers’ Real Estate Market

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Real Estate | 0 comments

Is wasn’t so long ago that searching for and buying real estate involved a lot of driving around and looking at new developments, watching for “For Sale” signs in the neighborhood where you wanted to live, and working with a real estate agent to look at the photocopies of Multiple Listings. And it wasn’t so long ago when a single family dwelling in the Lower Mainland of BC had an average price of $94,000. That was around 1985. Fast forward to 2014 and while we may still drive around looking, we’ve probably done a whole lot of pre-looking on the internet and have likely used one or more of the many websites that provide the ability to search for exactly what we are seeking to buy. A single family dwelling in South Burnaby, with three or more bedrooms, two...

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Should I Rent or should I Buy?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Real Estate | 0 comments

Should I Rent or should I Buy? That’s a question that shows up a lot in today’s media outlets. The answer is different for virtually everyone and everyone’s situation is different. Considering the continuous verbal barrage that we all hear from both media and government, we are led to believe that purchasing a place to live is getting more and more, out of reach. The Finance Ministers of Canada and its provinces and other so called experts in money matters repeatedly tell the public at large that we have too much debt, we need to save more, and they seem to enjoy setting new mortgage rules that appear to make it harder and harder for first time buyers to enter the real estate market. Yet, despite the drone of daily noise, we are still buying real estate to live...

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How to Live Your Best Life

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Real Estate | 0 comments

Cars, Boats, Vacations, Houses, and Dining out? Yes. Working hard? Not so much. Can you accomplish both, possibly if you have the right plan? Exactly what is that plan then and how do I get started, how long will it take and when do I get the vacation to Belize and the Ferrari?   If you’re what the marketing gurus call a “millennial” or “Gen Y”, (those born from the early eighties and into the nineties, sometimes called the echo generation) then “having it all” may be a major goal of yours. After all, you’re smarter than your Baby Boomer parents’ right, and certainly not going to make the same career and investment (mistakes) decisions they did. Well, they did do a couple of things right. One, they had you and two, they had real estate and with any...

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Save, Invest, Repeat

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Real Estate | 0 comments

One Million Dollars! With the size of lottery prizes in today`s world, jackpots in the $50 million range, one million doesn`t sound like much anymore. But, do you think you could live the life of your dreams with One Million Dollars? Most people could or at the very least it would be a great start to bigger things. Did you know that about half the population`s plan for retirement or living their dreams is to win the lottery? So with 14 million to 1 odds of winning, and 20 million people thinking they’re going to win, I do not like those numbers very much. So what’s your plan? Do you have one? Two things. Pretty much all wealthy people will tell you to pay yourself first. This simply means when you get that paycheck, put some money in savings...

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