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Rob Thompson, Special to Financial Post | 13/09/06 | Last Updated:13/09/06 3:06 PM ET
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There are several ways to invest in real estate including secondary properties, real estate income trusts and alternatives such as real estate limited partnerships.
Brett Gundlock/National PostThere are several ways to invest in real estate including secondary properties, real estate income trusts and alternatives such as real estate limited partnerships.

This article appears in the September edition of the Financial Post MagazineVisit the iTunes store to download the iPad edition of this month’s issue.

Don Campbell thinks everyone should consider real estate. Of course, you’d expect him to think that given his firm has advised clients on real estate purchases of more than $4 billion. The senior analyst at the Real Estate Investment Network in Vancouver,...

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Don Cayo: The case for strata ownership of secondary suites Move would increase the supply of affordable homes, advocates say

By Don Cayo, Vancouver Sun January 30, 2013


Metro Vancouver’s myriad secondary suites — often built illegally in the early days, but increasingly inclined to have the blessing of their city or district council — have long been a major source of affordable rental units in the region.

Could they soon play as big a role in providing affordable homes for people to buy?

Yes, say some smart folks who think about these things. I talked to a couple of them — North Shore realtor Dave Watt and Vancouver developer and consultant Michael Geller, who are independently and in different ways starting...

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BY ANITA MURRAY, OTTAWA CITIZEN JANUARY 31, 2013

Use your head when looking for an investment property, HGTV's McGillivray says
 

Real estate expert and contractor Scott McGillivray expands Income Property to devote more time to helping homeowners find the right property in the first place.

Photograph by: Handout photo , HGTV

Scott McGillivray felt something was missing. The host of HGTV's popular Income Property started doing the show because he wanted to teach people about what he did for a living: buying real estate, becoming a landlord and renovating.

Until now, the series has done a good job of showing how owners can make the most of their home, transforming a portion of it into an income suite to generate extra income. But a lot of questions go unanswered in the half-hour format so McGillivray,...

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Oct 17 2012 By sharon RentalCluster.com

 

As a property owner, you need to be ready to undertake many roles. Basically, the role played by a landlord can be discussed in two components, role assumed by a landlord while hunting for his prospective tenant and the role to be undertaken by him after renting his property. Here are some interesting examples of the roles of a landlord.

Role of a Landlord when Searching for Prospective Tenants

To hunt for a good tenant, you need to assume many roles like that of a real estate agent, tactful salesperson and even a detective.

A Relator: The opening role that a landlord performs is that of a realtor. To rent your property, you have to publicize your rental area to allure prospective tenants....

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I’ve finally found paint I love, and I use it over and over and over again – saving me time, money, and hassel. Do you have a favorite paint yet?

Whether you are a buy-and-hold landlord, a house flipper, a commercial investor, or just starting out – paint is one of the expenses that come up time and time again. Perhaps you have a paint you absolutely love, or perhaps (like I did) you switch constantly, never quite content with your choice.

I thought it would be a fun post to talk about the paint I use in my day to day real estate investing. Obviously, since I do both flips and rentals, the material can differ – so I’ve included information on both, including the general cost that I pay. Before I get into the actual...

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Property is a huge investment. You cannot afford to give it away to tenants that don’t bother to take care of it, are lousy in making payments, create problems for the neighbors or in short are a source of constant headache for you. Like you need to invest some time in selecting a property you also need to spare some time in choosing the right tenant for your precious property. Mentioned below are some points that will help you find quality tenants for your residential property.

Advertise your property well – Writing a nice ad copy and advertising your property in reputed newspapers or websites such as RentalCluster.com projects you as a serious landlord hence you receive applications from more responsible people. Besides,...

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