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    The Eco-Investor Newsletter: April 2009

    Re-Thinking The Fundamentals of Construction by Kevin Ablett Part 1 of a 3-Part Series Greetings Friends, It has been a while since the last eco-investor newsletter. I have been very busy traveling to Costa Rica, Belize, Florida, Ontario, BC, and all over Southern, Central and Northern...
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    Earn 14% on a 500K Second Mortgage

    We`re looking for a small second mortgage of $500,000 to place on land worth over $9.4 Million, with total LTV not to exceed 50%. There is an existing first mortgage of $4.2M, and 50% of 9.4 is 4.7MM, hence we are looking for $500,000. This is a short term loan, with a maturity of Sept.30, 2008...
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    Looking to be an early investor on a BILLION dollar development?

    Greetings my fellow REIN members, My success in real estate has brought me many perks and, most recently, this has come in the form of an invitation to join the management team on what is poised to become Vancouver Island`s most prestigious development, Sage Hills, located in the beautiful Comox...
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    The Eco-Investor Newsletter: April 2008

    As real estate investors, we go through a LOT of paper. It came to my attention recently just how much paper as my Fiance and I were cleaning out our office and taking our recycling to the depot -- Good news on that front, by the way -- It appears as though Calgary will finally be moving out of...
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    The Eco-Investor Newsletter: February 2008

    Happy February, And what a month it has been for spreading the love indeed. This most romantic of months has been an incredible introduction to the next phase of our life and Anne and I are happy to share these moments with our fellow REIN members. Ecospace Consulting, our new company, is now...
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    Interested in Trading Cash Flow For Equity?

    Hello my fellow REIN members! Do you have high income but low qualifying ability? Do you have high income but little time to find, structure and manage deals? Do you have a few high cash flowing properties but you`re having a hard time getting into more deals? If so, you need to give me a...
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    The Eco-Investor Newsletter: January 2008

    Hi Andrew, I recommend Verdatech in Calgary for home energy audits. 403.251.0705 is their number and www.verdatech.com is their website. Based on the last time I had one done, it cost around $300. I would say the info I gained from it has put me well on track to save far more than that in my...
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    Costa Rica Dreams Can Come True!

    Do you remember Star Wars? Do you remember the Ewok Village in the trees? Do you remember the Swiss Family Robinson`s treehouse? I sure do. I`ve always wanted one and now I`m going to get one and you can, too! You can get your very own Costa Rican dream home in the trees for less than the...
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    The Eco-Investor Newsletter: January 2008

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! And what a year 2008 is shaping up to be folks! It`s great to be back and `tis the year that eco-investors will start seeing the fruits of their labours. With oil surging over $100 per barrel last week, now is the time to be investing in energy efficiency upgrades across your...
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    Greening Your Properties: December

    Hi Jeff, best thing to do would be to contact the Clean Calgary Association and chat with either Sarah Begg or Lindsay Luhnau. They are even more connected than I am. The number is 230.1443. Good luck and thanks for the praise! Kevin.
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    Greening Your Properties: December

    HOHOHO, ‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry. Can you believe another year has flown by so quickly? Amazing. Well, it has been quite a year for me so I’m in a generous mood. I’m going to give you not one, but two gifts today! The gift of knowledge (which I hope I always give...
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    Greening Your Properties: November

    Hi Everyone, It`s November and things are starting to get chilly around here. As such, this is a great time to talk about the Basketball-sized hole in your house! As the Chair of the Board for the Clean Calgary Association, we always work hard to have good speakers at our AGM`s. Our speaker for...
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    Greening Your Properties Part 2

    Hello everyone, I`m back with another piece of juicy eco-investor information for you. Today, I`ll be talking about hot water. There`s a lot of talk out there about tankless hot water systems being an efficient subsitute for the old tanked systems. In general, tankless systems do offer...
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    Silver REIN member looking for qualifying partner

    Hello REIN Members,I`ve successfully tied up 2 condos in Slave Lake, Alberta, home to some of the highest rents and lowest vacancies in the province, both at well under list price and other recent sales in the same complex. Deal 1: Already spoken for, sorry, but for the record I picked up a...
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    Earn extra profits by renting your roof?

    Hello REIN friends, I`m interested in this topic for 4 reasons that may be of interest to you: 1. Anything that we can do as investors to earn additional income from our properties can both enhance our short term cash flow and increase the valuations of our properties, so I love the concept of...