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What Cash Flow and Oxygen have in common in Real Estate

What Cash Flow and Oxygen have in common in Real Estate

A few years ago we were on the hunt for a larger residential property to add to our portfolio. One of our colleagues put us in touch with a Realtor who was supposedly the go-to person in this sphere of real estate investing.

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Another Big Lesson: Keep emotions out of Real Estate

Another Big Lesson: Keep emotions out of Real Estate

In late 2006, when one of my three-bedroom units became available, I received an application from a single mom with two young children. She had terrible credit, questionable references and a history of moving from place to place. She also spun a good tale about how she was working hard […]

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Women: What’s your score?

Women:  What’s your score?

What I’m about to discuss is important for everyone. However, this post is addressed to women in particular for one key reason: We tend to be more financially vulnerable. In case you haven’t guessed it yet, I’m talking about your Credit Score, otherwise known as your Beacon score. Let’s look […]

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Tackle debt or save money – Which is better?

Tackle debt or save money – Which is better?

Every week I hear from clients who are in the following situation (or some variation thereof): They have a chunk of money set aside as savings and they’re adding to the pot every month. The problem is that they also have debt and they wonder if they should continue to […]

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Condos – good or bad?

Condos – good or bad?

A few weeks ago The Ottawa Citizen featured an article entitled “Becoming a major play: Once just a fraction of the market, condos are here to stay.” In the article, we learn that condos now represent a significant segment of overall sales and that they are gaining in popularity with […]

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Chasing the lowest mortgage rate: A good idea or not?

Chasing the lowest mortgage rate: A good idea or not?

In our Rent to Own business we work with a lot of Mortgage Agents and lenders in the Ottawa area to help families with credit challenges get into their own home. In the last year or so we have been hearing that Mortgage Agents are facing a number of challenges […]

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Why can’t I buy there?

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February 6, 2013

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Why can’t I buy there?

The real-estate maxim “location. location, location” applies to Rent to Own too.

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The #1 critical question when considering Rent to Own

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February 1, 2013

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The #1 critical question when considering Rent to Own

Looking at Rent to Own? Here is the most important question to ask.

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