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When An Expert, Isn’t Really An Expert

There seems to be a misconception that once you become a full-time real estate investor that you work less.  I don’t agree with that.  I would say that you work differently.  You just don’t get to a particular point in your business and stop, or at least I haven’t seen that point myself. One of […]

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Create Your Own Learning Library

If you want to improve or change your situation, then education is an important part of doing that.  Applying what you learn is just as important as educating yourself.  At DurhamREI meetings I have mentioned that I read 3-4 books a month, which help to sharpen my saw and keep me focused. I’m really proud […]

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You Can Create Wealth by Using Multiple Streams of Income

There are only six ways that you can create wealth.  You can inherit it(1), marry it(2), win it(3), steal it(4), work for it(5), or invest to get it(6). I’m not really interested in the first 4 ways to create wealth as I don’t see them as something that many people can reasonably expect to do […]

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How Real Estate Investor’s Can Use Creative Financing To Get A New Vehicle For Free

Real estate investors are creative bunch of people, particularly when it comes to financing. At the September Durham REI meeting, I shared how I used creative financing in order to get my truck for free in May of this year.  These types of conversations usually happen when you attend events with a room full of […]

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There are Lots of Ways to Make Money in Real Estate

When you are looking at real estate as an investment vehicle sometimes you get locked into a particular point of view. It can come from your background or the education that you have already received around investing in real estate. What I really find amazing about real estate is that it does not care about […]

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Real Estate Business is Simple But Not Always Easy

Last week, I was in Orlando, Florida for a conference and I ended up attending a local Real Estate Investor Meeting down there.  Yes I am a real estate geek; I’m always trying to learn new things.  It was great connecting with some new Investor friends in Florida, and discuss what strategy they focus on […]

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What Type of Real Estate Business Do You Want?

I hope that you have been enjoying the warm weather.  We just got back from a week long Baseball tournament in Cooperstown, New York.  Home of the baseball hall of fame, and more baseball souvenir shops than I have ever seen.  My oldest son’s team played against 48 other teams from around the USA.  The […]

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When Creativity, Trumps Contractors

In 2012, my wife and I purchased our first property.  We were new to real estate,  new to hiring contractors and had only a small idea on what labour and materials may cost to begin our maiden voyage.  The property we had purchased was with a realtor through the MLS, and also happened to be […]

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Record Prices in Durham Region

DURHAM REGION, November 5, 2015 – Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Sandra O’Donohue reported 989 residential transactions and 1,273 new listings in October 2015. “We are right on par with last October in terms of the number of sales and the number of new listings entering the market,” reported O’Donohue. The average price […]

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Steady Housing Market in Durham Region

Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Sandra O’Donohue reported 982 residential transactions and 1,488 new listings in September 2015. “The number of sales and new listings is almost exactly the same as September 2014,” commented O’Donohue. “However, through the first 3 quarters of the year, we have seen a 10 per cent increase in […]

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