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  1. DrewBetts

    The Ethical Investment System

    Hi everyone, I have something I`d like to share with you. The Ethical Investment System is an innovative due-diligence system that can be used to analyze any investment in real estate before you write a cheque. The knowledge that went into creating this system took 18 months, $100,000 of...
  2. DrewBetts

    Rental market sizzles in the US

    http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/money...renters.art.htm
  3. DrewBetts

    Real estate in 2009 - Crisis or Opportunity?

    Hey folks, Below is an article I just wrote for our Investor Community newsletter. Thought you might be interested. Cheers! Real Estate in 2009 – Crisis or Opportunity? The question I’ve been asked most in the last month has been, “What impact do you think the financial crisis will have on...
  4. DrewBetts

    The secret to creating passive WEALTH in real estate...

    The secret to creating passive wealth in real estate is to leverage the time and experience of experts through smart partnerships. Since becoming REIN members, we have done 43 joint ventures, creating win-win, successful investments with our valued partners. We currently have an opportunity...
  5. DrewBetts

    GRANDE PRAIRIE: New in-depth research report

    Hi folks! We complete an annual report on Grande Prairie, Alberta. Data on this area can be quite difficult to find, so we dig and gather data from sources all over the place (including, of course, the REIN team!). The link below is to this year`s report, which we`ve just finished. It...
  6. DrewBetts

    To get taxed or not to get taxed, fun with CAPITAL GAINS

    Hi all, I`ve been doing a lot of research into taxes lately (fun!) and I found some information that I wanted to share with you. Yes, I`m a bit of a geek I know, but I do enjoy exploring these amazingly grey areas in our legislation. In any case, being well versed on the topic of taxes has...
  7. DrewBetts

    How I bought a property by switching to GREEN TEA!

    Hi everyone, I recently read an excellent marketing book called Made to Stick. There were so many great points in it that I entirely re-vamped my joint venture partner presentation. One of the things I included in the new presentation is a story. It`s been so increadibly effective, that I...
  8. DrewBetts

    Power of Focus has created HUGE benefits for our business

    About a year ago in the business I was feeling constantly overwhelmed and stressed out. I was working too much and constantly letting my friends and family take second place. I couldn`t seem to break away from the office for a vaction and I didn`t feel like I was EFFECTIVE at what I was doing...
  9. DrewBetts

    Reduction in mortgage ammortization periods

    Take a peek at the following article: http://www.reportonbusiness.com/servlet/st...y/Business/home It looks like the end of 40 year ammortization period mortgages. We`ve been using them heavily to increase cash-flow on our properties. I`m curious if all the lenders will change their terms and...
  10. DrewBetts

    Fresh key MLS stats on Grande Prairie

    Hi folks, One of the things that has always frustrated me about Grande Prairie is the lack of market stats from their real estate board. The GPREB releases absolutely NO STATS whatsoever. They have political beef with the City, so there is no cooperation. CMHC manages to get their hands on...
  11. DrewBetts

    What`s going on in Grande Prairie

    Hi folks, A while back we released a market research report on Grande Prairie. Seeing as much of the information in this report is outdated now, I figured I`d post an update for those of you who might find it useful. This information will be available in a formal report in several weeks on...
  12. DrewBetts

    Wikipedia vs. Don Campbell round 1

    I was just looking on Wikipedia today and was blown away by the wealth of information you can find about areas you may be considering investing in. For example, take a peek at what they have on Grande Prairie: Wikipedia It`s a pretty solid concentrator for a whole range of information you may...
  13. DrewBetts

    REIN`s offer cover letter success!

    Hello fellow REIN members, I`m sure many of you have seen the REIN offer cover letter that`s intended for use in today`s hot markets. Well, it works like a charm. Over the summer I was looking for a condo in Victoria as a principle residence and the market has been hot hot hot. Everything I...
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