Apartment Buildings vs. Land

As you know we have been investing in cash-flowing rental properties for 15+ years, first single unit condos and since 2000 we have transacted over $166,000,000 in apartment buildings, and still own a fair bit. This is a good investing strategy and has served us and our co-investors/limited partners very well over the years. But […]

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Creating Value in Apartment Buildings.

Recently I was asked how we create value in apartment buildings, for us and our co-investors/limited partners who co-own these assets. The short answer is: by higher rents, usually due to improvements to the asset, but on occasion with little or any investments. So if the rent goes up by 3% the asset value goes […]

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Top 10 Reasons to be a landlord

The following article is from Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine: Despite the long list of potential hazards, the possible rewards of being a landlord often outweigh the downsides. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should become a landlord. 1.) You use tenants’ money to pay your mortgage and build your equity. You can […]

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Five Ways to Make Money

Occasionally I speak at events and people ask me about real estate investing or making money in general. There are really only 5 ways to make money .. and you can do all 5 in time .. but you have to take them all seriously, especially step one ! 1) You work This is the […]

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