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The emotional side of investing in real estate

Condo investment might seem like a cold, hard numbers game—but it’s also an emotional experience with its own unique set of highs and lows. There’s a ton of advice out there about the numbers side of things, less so for the emotional rollercoaster you’re about to hop on. Because of that, I’ve rounded up six […]

How to get ahead of the competition when investing in pre-construction condos

When investing in the ultra competitive Toronto real estate market, you want whatever advantage you can get. Any slight edge can make a huge difference on your long term return on investment. But with so many investors competing for properties, how do you get ahead of the pack? Here, I’ll show you how to get […]

4 facts about debt that every investor needs to understand

Conventional Canadian wisdom has it that you should pay down your mortgage as fast as you can. This idea, though popular, is exactly the wrong thing to do when to do it comes to real estate investing. Instead you should actually increase the debt in your home to invest in more cash-flow producing property. Why? [...]

The 8 characteristics of the successful real estate investor

Real estate investors aren’t born, they’re made, and among those who are successfully “made,” there are several traits you’ll observe over and over no matter what shape the market is in. So here they are, the eight characteristics of the successful real estate investor. Open-mindedness You don’t become a successful real estate investor by getting […]

Is your home a piece of art or a money making tool

Do you view your home as a work of art to be admired or a tool to be used to generate wealth and secure your financial future? Too many people make the mistake of viewing their principal residence as some kind of object to be acquired, then admired, all the while accumulating massive amounts of [...]

4 reasons to buy your principal residence first, and investment property later

When you’re buying your first condo, there is no shortage of decisions to make. Much of the decision-making attention may go towards factors such as location, finishes and price point. But there is another important consideration, one not all homebuyers—even the most experienced among them—agree on. Do you buy a principal residence or an investment […]

6 factors that make pre-construction condos a better investment than buying resale


Resale condos have obvious appeal. They are available right now, right? There’s no waiting around for years like with a pre-construction unit, and most of the latter aren’t solid investments anyways. Well, it’s more complicated than that. These six factors will demonstrate that. Condos are commodities In Toronto, condos are the future of housing as […]

3 Big Reasons Brad Lamb Is Sold on Hamilton Real Estate

After all, he’s been promoting his new condo development there: Once complete, Lamb Development Corp.’s major Television City project at 163 Jackson St. will encompass more than 600 residential units in two high-rise towers ranging from 30 to 40 storeys. But beyond pitching Television City, Lamb makes a case for the Hammer in a recent […]

4 Reasons Why Rent Control Will Be a Good Thing for Condo Investors

The title of this blog post probably makes no sense to you. Isn’t rent control a bad thing? Is this article just click bait?   No. Rent control is honestly going to be a great thing in the long run for condo investors and I want to explain 4 reasons why this is true, but […]

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