The Golden Arches are a Real Estate King

Don’t be even a little surprised if one day McDonald’s opens the first franchise on the moon or a planet far far away. First, we need to clarify what McDonald’s is and isn’t. McDonald’s

The Pros and Cons of Houseboat Living

Considering the high cost of purchasing a traditional home, some people choose living on houseboats. You might want to consider this yourself but don’t jump

Real Estate Investing as Interest Rates Rise

The housing inventory is low. Interest rates are rising. Tariffs on Canadian lumber have sent the price of construction sharply higher. Rents are going up relentlessly

Is Your Residential Lease Ironclad?

If you’ve been a residential landlord for much time at all, you probably know your lease inside out. But often, it’s not what’s in the lease that later causes you headaches,

A Planning Guide for Home Renovation

There are many reasons why you decide to renovate your home. Maybe you intend to stay in your home until the mortgage is paid off or maybe

How and When to Buy a Pre-Foreclosure Property

Pre-foreclosures are confusing to many people. These are commonly confused with the foreclosure process and REOs (real estate owned by a lender).

7 Real Estate Investing Mistakes That Kill Profits

Investors are flooded with advice about how to invest in real estate. The vast amount of that advice is about what you should be doing.

Will Real Estate Remain a Hedge Against Inflation?

Whether real estate investors realize it or not we are looking at an uncertain economic future. Specific to real estate, there are three primary variables

How Lumber Tariffs Affect New Construction

The tariffs on imported Canadian softwoods averages 20.83% but that is only part of the story about the impact and price increases to new housing.

Have You Updated Your 2018 Tax Strategy?

It’s more than half way through the tax year and this is the year that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) took affect. These tax code

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