Recent content by Marnie

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    RBC Monthly Housing Market Update January 2018

    Not surprisingly, buyers were out in full force at the end of 2017 with the incoming mortgage rules set for 2018. December also saw an increase in sellers as new listings rose solidly by 3.3% from November and 12.6% from a year ago. For the full report click here...
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    Unique Edmonton Investment Property

    Welcome to this fantastic investment opportunity in the desirable neighbourhood of Carlisle. This is a unique property as this home is a stand alone dwelling among condo units with a full mother-in-law suite to add income to your bottom line. Located in a well-managed complex, with low condo...
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    A positive angle on 2018 mortgage rules

    Strategic investors often see the green light of opportunity where inexperienced investors may see the red light of calamity; bringing their momentum to a halt. With Canadian mortgage rules changing in 2018, there seems to be a lot of pessimism around real estate investing. In this article by...
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    RBC Report on Housing Affordability in Canada

    With the diverse economics across Canada, this report is a great illustration that "Canada's housing market" doesn't exist. Every region's fundamentals must be considered and analyzed separately. For the full report click HERE.
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    Renting basement suite first time

    I would recommend the Tenant Application Form found in your Member Back Office, Knowledge Vault, Critical Documents, Tenant and Landlording Forms. This will give you all of the information you should need. You likely won't need a five-year history of employment or residence history. The norm...
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    RBC Monthly Housing Market Update December 2017

    The commentary this month is largely affected by the upcoming mortgage rule changes. Buyers and sellers alike were active - resales rose by 3.9% in Canada between October and November. This was the strongest monthly advance since February. New listings rose by 3.5% in Canada between October and...
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    What kind of returns do you look for in small apartment buildings..

    Myron, have you considered investing in the REIN multi-family home study course? I think you would find it extremely useful. The course includes audio, templates, systems and tips which will expand your education and the knowledge you're already gaining. As an added bonus until December 17th...
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    National Housing Strategy Report from RBC

    RBC Economics' report on the National Housing Strategy: what it is, what it is not and how they see it affecting the housing market in Canada.
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    Making a legal suite

    If you are selling the house, is it worth your time, energy and money to legalize your in-law suite?
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    Can insurance company enter into my house and check?

    I have not had the experience of my insurance company sending an inspector to verify the details of my rental properties or personal residence.
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    The deal that kept growing......

    Jay, you could also start your own post in the Public Discussion section possibly sharing one of yours lessons learned and inviting other forum members to share theirs. For more "real-life" stories, challenges faced and strategies for success I would also highly recommend The Everyday...
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    BC Becomes First Province to Ban Dual Agency

    Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine recently published an article reporting that British Columbia is introducing new rules from spring next year designed to strengthen consumer protection. The Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate announced this week that new measures would include...
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    Have you purchased an acreage in the blackfalds/cochrane/turner valley area?

    Here is another link with some tips for buying acreage in Alberta:
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    RBC Monthly Housing Market Update November 2017

    RBC Economics Research released it's monthly housing market update and according to them it was all about continuity in Canada. While this gives more of an over-arching update, specific regions in each province (and in some cases it comes down to neighbourhood) may perform differently so as...