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Investing for Cash Flow or Appreciation - What’s the Difference?

No doubt, the point of investing is to receive income.<p>Why else would you invest? You want to put your money into a property or a project or a stock …

Must-Read Real Estate Blogs

When Paula Henry, an Indianapolis realtor, sat down to post on Agentgenius.com, a blog for real estate professionals, she couldn't have anticipated the hullabaloo that lay ahead. In a post written in May 2009, she criticized her local real estate board's rule forbidding her from making her listings …

Before & After: Getting Rid of a Yellow "Hacienda" Kitchen

When Dana and David bought their home, it had wonky oak builder-grade cabinets in the kitchen, dingy wall paint, and — perhaps most importantly — a …

Home Improvement

Why a 20% home down payment may not be worth it

It's tough to feel financially prudent when buying a house these days.<p>That's why an increasing number of first-time buyers are saving a down payment of 20 per cent or more. In doing so, they avoid having to buy mortgage default insurance which, in the case of a house price of $487,095 (the national …

Personal Finance

Landlording Has Never Been Easier Thanks To This Company

Back in 2011, once the economy had recovered a bit from the 2008 housing crisis, many investors returned to the real estate market with the idea of becoming part-time landlords.<p>Ryan Coon and Laurence Jankelow, old time friends since studying together at the University of Illinois, who were both …

Housing

DoorCam lets you know who’s outside with no mounting required

Outdoor cameras can be expensive or hard to set up. Some cameras require you to run long cables, others require that you drill into the wall or fascia of your house. That’s where remo+’s latest product comes into play, the DoorCam. DoorCam is a battery-operated HD camera that hangs over your door …

Think you have until next year for new stress tests? Think again.

Greg Bonnell<p>Reporter<p>Follow|Archive<p>Canadians looking to buy a home before new mortgage rules sap their purchasing power may not have a much time — or …

How a diverse Canada is growing through immigration

Indigenous peoples: The First Nations, Inuit and Métis population has grown 42.5 per cent since 2006, four times faster than the non-Indigenous population. Read more below<p>Immigration: Immigrants who arrived in Canada between 2011 and 2016 make up 16.1 per cent of the total foreign-born population …

Hudson’s Bay Co. Cashes In on its Real Estate: Time to Buy?

You can bet that investors at Land and Buildings, a Connecticut-based hedge fund, are happy. After taking a 4.3% stake in <b>Hudson’s Bay Co.</b> (TSX:HBC) …

CMHC Says It Can Withstand Severe Housing Shock

Canada's government-run mortgage insurer tested some extreme scenarios, and came through the other side.<p>OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. …