How to Invest in Canadian Real Estate with Assignments: Basics, Exercise, and Case Studies

“The Practical Side of Assignments.”

This 30-minute video is a hands-on introduction to real estate investment in Canada using assignments. I’ve posted about this topic before (e.g., podcast and blog), but this video focuses on the practical side of this creative investing strategy. Watch it to get a definition of assignments and the basics of how they work from a legal perspective, then try an exercise and review case studies showing real life examples of deals using assignments.

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Avoid Jail-time and Make Money: Assigning Offers to Purchase Real Estate in Canada

Podcast Episode 115:

“Flipping / Assigning Properties? Don’t Go To Jail!”

Not too long ago, I wrote a blog post about the legalities of flipping properties using a Creative Investing Strategy called “assignment.” Now I’m making that topic available as a podcast because I want Canadian investors to have every opportunity to make money without getting on the wrong side of the law. In a hot real estate market, flipping properties by assigning your interest in the purchase can be lucrative. Just make sure to do it legally because the CRA is cracking down on so-called “shadow flipping” and undeclared income!

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Explaining a Creative Real Estate Investment Strategy to a Seller

What Do I Say to a Seller About Buying their Property by Way of Agreement for Sale?

Creative real estate strategies aren’t well known, so investors need to approach potential sellers with clear, easy to understand information. In this video, Keith Faria asks Barry about how to explain Agreements for Sale to someone who wants to sell their property, but has never heard of seller financing.

You can view the first video in this series where Barry defines Agreements for Sale by clicking here. Or view the previous video about the difference between an Agreement for Sale and an Assumable Mortgage by clicking here.

Agreements for Sale are just one of the creative strategies that Barry teaches in his real estate investment workshops. Find out more about the Rapid Cash Program by clicking here.

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Creative Ways of Buying Canadian Real Estate

Is an Assumable Mortgage the same as an Agreement for Sale?

In this video, Keith Faria asks Barry about the differences between buying a property by way of Agreement for Sale versus assuming the seller’s mortgage. Both have their uses, but Agreements for Sale let Canadian investors acquire real estate without taking on further debt. You can view the previous video in this series where Barry defines Agreements for Sale by clicking here.

Check out Barry’s workshops if you’d like to learn how to use Agreements for Sale to make money fast with real estate!

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Make Money Fast with Canadian Real Estate Investment

The Rapid Cash Program: Creative Investing Strategies for the Canadian Real Estate Market.

Want to know how to make quick money in Canada? Forget about cryptocurrencies (like Bitcoin, Ripple, and Ethereum) or other get-rich quick schemes. Real estate investment is a tried and true way to increase your wealth. You don’t even need much money to get started— anyone can do it if they have the right knowledge, expertise, and resources! The Rapid Cash Program is a 6-month package that includes everything you need to start doing real estate deals. If you’re already convinced, click here to register now for the next Quick Start Focus Workshop that kicks off the Rapid Cash Program on April 7th and 8th, 2018 in Red Deer, Alberta. Or read on for more information.

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Protect Yourself with Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney, Powerful Tool For Real Estate Investors

The Power of Attorney is a wonderful document, and especially useful in creative real estate transactions.  The owner of the piece of property (the grantor) appoints you (the grantee) his attorney (the person who can do things regarding the property).  The Power of Attorney can be revocable or irrevocable, general or specific for a fixed period of time, or without that limitation. In other words, the Power of Attorney is a very flexible document.
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Predatory Rent-to-Own? That Could Net You a $250,000 Fine!

This is what gives Rent-to-Own (a.k.a. Lease-Options) a bad name.

The British Columbia real estate regulator issued a rare ‘Emergency Suspension’ to a BC realtor and his company. Briefly, the realtor allegedly looked for homeowners in foreclosure. Then he would buy the properties from them at less than market value and rent them back under a Rent-to-Own scheme. The homeowners were always unrepresented by realtors or lawyers.

Here’s the kicker; their rent payments were double their mortgage payments. Of course, if the homeowners could not make the mortgage payment, they could never consistently make a rent payment that was double the mortgage payment! Once they couldn’t make a payment, the realtor would evict them.

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Flipping / Assigning Properties? Don’t Go To Jail!

CRA Investigating Tax on Undeclared Earnings for Flipping Offers to Purchase Real Estate in Canada

We’ve all heard the stories. In red-hot real estate markets like Toronto and Vancouver, brand-new projects, especially condo projects sell out fast. When sales open, there are lineups around the block. Desperate purchasers clutch serious deposit money in their anxious hands, hoping against hope that by the time they get to the front of the line, there will be a unit left for them to buy. Often, when sales to the public start, a 100 unit project has only 40 units left, the others are already sold. Who got to buy those units and how does that work? Continue reading

Creative Investing with Foreclosures: Appearing in Court and Taking Notes.

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Podcast Episode 109:

“Foreclosures, Creative Deals, and Court.”

This Tale is about taking good notes when you appear in court as the buyer of real estate in foreclosure. My client was a creative kind of guy and he found a property in Alberta where the mortgage payments weren’t being made. The seller was still living in the home but trying to sell and get out from under the foreclosure. After some conversation, my client put together a creative deal that the seller and the seller’s lawyer both liked. Now, in addition to being in foreclosure, the seller was in way more financial trouble and he had actually filed for bankruptcy…

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