Recent content by DonCampbell

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    NDP Speculation Tax

    Hey BC Friends (especially long-term home owners): Later this week, 1.6 million homeowners in Abbotsford, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Greater Vancouver, Victoria and other communities targeted by the NDP speculation tax will get a letter they should not ignore or discard. The contents, flagged “declare...
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    Refinance or put your own money down.

    Given your situation (and learning curve): You may find this article helpful as well: Sell or Refinance? The Agony and the Ecstasy http://blog.reincanada.com/sell-or-refinance-the-agony-and-the-ecstasy
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    The BEST way to INSULATE your basement apartment!

    Thank you for sharing this. I find that many people don't truly understand their options and this helps to open their eyes.
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    The Real Estate Cycle is Changing and So Must your Tactics

    The price of land in GTA has become un-reachable for high percentage of buyers, therefore demand has shifted to the condo market. This has pushed the inventory of current condos down to near-term record lows thus protecting prices. A strategic investor should be watching where the next transit...
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    Vancouver Housing Market Dialogue Continues

    If you are interested in the dynamic that is in play in the Greater Vancouver market, I have been asked to provide a more 'balanced' approach to the discussion. In this post (at links below) check out a couple of more recent radio appearance in which I speak to this important issue as well as a...
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    Optimal paint for rental units

    Works in my condos, townhomes and SFH's. Hmmmm $100/yr to gain $600 and to stand out in the market place (and have lower turnover.... I'm Ok with that.
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    Optimal paint for rental units

    Just to add to the discussion. Easy to get $50/month with a contrasting colour feature wall. I know you believe it is a hassle, but it has been proven in my portfolio over and over.
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    The Real Estate Cycle is Changing and So Must your Tactics

    Whether Quick-Turn or Long-Term: Real Estate Always Travels In Cycles Right now, at the beginning of 2016, the Canadian real estate cycle is shifting. In some regions the cycle is improving, in other regions it is deteriorating quite rapidly. This is not the first time, nor will it be the last...
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    Calgary ACRE is No Longer - But even better is....

    Right now the Summit of Solutions is just that... solutions not to "Whether to buy or not" but solutions for those in the market - stabilizing their portfolios. Then, and only then, look for market buys. No one ever nails the bottom, or the top. But right now the leadership must come for...
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    Are You Playing Musical Chairs, But Just Don't Know It?

    There is an important game that plays out in the North American real estate markets. Some call it the real estate cycle, some call it the economic cycle, well I like to equate it to the game "Musical Chairs." Sadly, however, most people in the real estate investing world don't even know they...
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    Digging in Deep for the Coming "Summit of Solutions" real estate Conference March 4-6th

    Digging in Deep for the Coming "Summit of Solutions" real estate Conference March 4-6th
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    Calgary ACRE is No Longer - But even better is....

    Time for true leadership. Time for Members and their guests to get REAL... Time for Tactic adjustments As many know, people in Alberta and Saskatchewan are suffering. Their economy has stagnated yet many are shrugging and some are even rejoicing in this western pain (a very sad and pathetic...
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    The ONE Habit That Will Make a Massive Difference in 2016

    In 2016 there is a habit I URGE you to adopt. It is not one of those usual ‘New Years Resolutions’ it is a habit that I have been using for decades to help me see the world a little differently and through it seize opportunities when they arise. This habit has become increasingly more important...
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    Retiring at 40 Years of Age

    An inspiring story of patience, focus, empathy and action. THANK YOU for being that quiet leader on so many levels. I am really looking forward to seeing what the next phase looks like for you See you again soon Don .
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    On the blog: Now Is The Time To Deploy These Essential Investor Habits

    This pragmatic approach is what I believe every Strategic Investor must adopt. D