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The Lure of Passive Real Estate Investment Income

I’m not sure how many times I have the term “passive income” and “real estate” together over the last 10 years at various events and presentations – but it is definitely a lot. It seems that many gurus tout the benefits of investing in real estate by stating that real estate is more like mailbox […]

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Phases of Real Estate Investing

Many investors go through three distinct phases while investing in real estate. Of course this will depend on your goals. For example if they are planning on using the funds as their primary income source. How these investors do their purchases and think of investing is quite different and distinct, depending on the phase that […]

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Getting To A Yes

One of the things that I have noticed between successful Real Estate Investors compared to those who don’t succeed is their ability to get to a yes. They continue to persist and persist until they get to an outcome that they are happy with. Many who invest in real estate accept what they’re told and […]

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Achieve Your Goals By Facing Your Fears Using These 7 Steps

I hope that you have somebody in your life that can help you to focus on your successes, and not just push you to achieve your goals. I have had many mentors and coaches over the years, which I have truly appreciated. I had a great conversation with my business coach today. He has many […]

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Why Do You Feel Like You Are Never Getting Ahead With Your Mutual Funds?

The financial services industry is huge and they have a multi-billion-dollar marketing machine behind them. I often find people accept what they are being told instead of trying to dig a little deeper and find out what is really going on behind the numbers and behind what is being said. I want to expose one […]

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The Elimination of Private Rental Housing in Ontario: Financing (Part 1)

With vacancy rates less than 1% in most areas in the Greater Toronto Area and rents increasing across the province, politicians are facing a real challenge. Over the coming weeks I will share some insights into different areas of the private rental housing industry with a series of articles that focus on the Ontario and […]

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How Does a Seasoned Real Estate Investor Approach Risk?

Risk is one of the most misunderstood terms when discussing investing in any asset class. If you can understand what risk means, you will see as I have seen, that seasoned real estate investors are one of the least risky investors. If you were to ask someone what they needed to do in order to […]

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The Seven Deadly Real Estate Investment Sins

Real estate investors can be hurt by mistaken beliefs around achieving success through investing in real estate. There are certain beliefs that real estate investors who have achieved wealth in the $10 – $100 million net worth range, that they don’t share with others. The most damaging of those beliefs are included here. By understanding […]

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Purchase or Pass: Making the Right Decision

Common wisdom says don’t fall in love with a property. Unfortunately, many of us, including seasoned investors, fall into the trap of falling in love with (what we perceive to be) a must-have, unbeatable, one-of-a-kind property. In our minds, this is the property of our dreams; if we could add it to our portfolio, we’ll […]

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Why Real Estate?

I have often been asked why I focus my investments in real estate – why not stocks or options or bonds.  There are many different benefits to investing in real estate.  I thought I would focus on different aspects of what makes real estate a good investment.  Each area is a part of what makes […]

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