Announcing an All-Day, Dig-Deeper AFS Intensive Focus Workshop: 14 Sept 2019 in Red Deer, AB.
Anyone who follows me knows that I love Agreements for Sale (AFS)! It’s a seller financing strategy that is so, so relevant in today’s tough Canadian real estate market—especially in Alberta. AFS is a classic way of buying property with very little money out of your own pocket. On September 14th, we’re running a special AFS Intensive Focus Workshop, featuring comprehensive tools to help both new and established investors achieve financial success. Continue reading →
Alberta Tar-sands Could See Growth from Demand for Plastics.
Major oil companies have been fleeing the oil-sands. Huge companies like Devon Energy and Shell Oil have sold their Northern Alberta oil-sands interests and projects at fire sale prices. HSBC has formally stated that they will no longer invest in the oil-sands. Does that mean Fort McMurray is dying and will soon be a ghost town? That’s just the way the oil-sands cycle has peaked and fallen so many times in the past. If the oil-sands are dead, it could be bad news for Alberta real estate investors… Continue reading →
Join our webinar on April 18th to learn about our upcoming real estate investing workshops in Edmonton and Toronto. The Rapid Cash Program will teach you creative strategies that can work in any real estate cycle to generate income and grow your portfolio. You’ll learn the secrets behind Canada-specific quick-turn strategies that will put you on the pathway to investment success!
Guest Post: Intro to Rent-to-Own in the United States, Including Investor Lawyer’s Thoughts on the Canadian Equivalent.
Rent-to-Own (sometimes called lease options) is a way of buying a home without taking on a mortgage, and versions of it have a worldwide presence. Our friends in the American real estate investing community have been working with Rent-to-Own for years. Now, Rent-to-Own is getting more attention in Canada as a Creative Investing Strategy. Furthermore, some Canadians are very interested in purchasing American properties using Rent-to-Own.
Today we are featuring a guest blog post from
Ashely Lipman (see below), outreach manager for a Dallas, Texas-based rentals
company called The Urban Avenue. She provides a short summary of Rent-to-Own in
the USA, upon which I’d like to share some thoughts for my Canadian readers.
Live Real Estate Investing Event in Calgary, Nov 17: Our New, All-Day, Dig-Deeper AFS Intensive Focus Workshop.
Anyone who follows this blog knows that I love Agreements for Sale (AFS)! It’s a seller financing strategy that is so, so relevant in today’s tough Canadian real estate market. AFS is a classic way of buying property with very little money out of your own pocket. On November 17th, we’re running a special AFS Intensive Focus Workshop, featuring comprehensive tools to help both new and established investors achieve financial success. Continue reading →
In this second instalment of a two-part series on flipping properties in Canada using Assignments, lets chat about some of the details. Knowing the details will give you a much better chance at a successful Assignment. If you missed Part I, you might want to read it first.
Contracts of Assignment, usually just called an ‘Assignment,’ are useful ways of making money with real estate. I’ve talked about them before (e.g., this blog and this video), but they’re worth revisiting in more detail because of their significance to the Canadian market. Sometimes known as ‘flipping’ a property, this is Part I of a two-part series on how Assignments work, with a focus on Alberta real estate.
Two of our clients at RMLO Law LLP decided to do a Joint Venture on an apartment building in Edmonton. The ‘real estate expert’ client had a lot of experience and already owned a number of apartment buildings in Alberta—all running very successfully. The ‘money partner’ client was relatively new to the real estate business. Projections were made, some data exchanged, and the Joint Venture went ahead.
Unfortunately, this particular apartment building did not work out nearly as well as the other apartment buildings already owned by our ‘real estate expert.’ Once things were not going according to expectations, both clients were unhappy with each other. Continue reading →
I’ve been doing Tales from the Trenches for 15 years. These are amazing stories from real estate investors, mostly from Alberta, Canada because that’s where I practice law.Tales began as a segment during meetings of the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN), which I continue to do. And then about 4 years ago, it became a podcast, too.
Lots of those stories are about mistakes made and lessons learned. Feedback tells me you find Tales not only interesting, but also very useful in organizing your own real estate rules and how you invest. I love doing Tales and you love hearing them.
We post Tales on my blog website, where we are at 99 podcasts and counting. The 100th podcast is a big deal, at least in my mind. But, what should I talk about? Fond reminiscing about doing 99 podcasts, how I love the feedback, how many folks we have helped, why that feels good… what to do?
Today the lightning bolt struck. I know what I’m going to say!
Of course, it’s a story. But, instead of a typical Tale about mistakes made and how to avoid those mistakes, this Tale is all about success. It’s all about an approach to real estate investing that has a high percentage chance of creating success. You can up your chances of trouble-free real estate investing by listening to this great story, a very positive Tale from the Trenches.
Download the audio file HERE. Download the handout HERE. (control click or right click + save as)