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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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5 Key Factors investors want to consider before doing a Rent to Own deal

5 Key Factors investors want to consider before doing a Rent to Own deal

The news in Ottawa about Rent to Own is all bad these days. Every media outlet is laying out the details of the pounding that investors are taking in the fiasco with Golden Oaks. Commentary ranges from bad to awful. So what’s going on here? Are all Rent to Own […]

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Rent to Own: 5 Key Questions to ask before you do a deal

Rent to Own: 5 Key Questions to ask before you do a deal

For the past few days the news in Ottawa has been filled with the heart-breaking story of a family that lost $10,000 and was forced to move out in a Rent to Own deal gone terribly wrong. The company behind the deal is allegedly being sued for more than $2.25 […]

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Leverage – Real estate’s secret weapon

Leverage – Real estate’s secret weapon

We recently presented our Rent to Own program to a group of real estate professionals. During the question period afterwards, one of the Realtors wanted to explore the investor side of our deals. When he learned about the strong returns he exclaimed, “Great returns and it’s secured by real estate […]

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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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Beware of averages in real estate

Beware of averages in real estate

It seems that everywhere you look there are reports from experts about the dismal outlook for the housing market in Canada: “Resale home market sags 12%” (The Ottawa Citizen, Section D, February 6, 2013); “Clouds gather over Canadian housing market” (The Globe and Mail, March 15, 2013); “Canada housing agency […]

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Parents: Passing on bad habits to your kids?

Parents: Passing on bad habits to your kids?

I just attended a presentation by Kevin Cochrane, co-founder of enRiched Academy, an organization that has created a program to teach teenagers and 20-somethings how to manage credit, avoid debt and build wealth. Why did they do that? Because an astonishing number of kids and early adults create a deep […]

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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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