Investing vs Mortgage Payments: What's Your Priority?
Not sure whether to put more of your resources toward investing or whether you should pay off your mortgage faster? This "investing vs mortgage payments" dilemma is common for many Canadians.
Investing or paying off a mortgage faster is one of the ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on January 14, 2022 in Edmonton Real Estate Investing
5 Reasons Investing In Real Estate Is A Smart Move
There are more investment opportunities than ever before. But if you're like most of us, you need to pick and choose which opportunities you take advantage of carefully. If one of those opportunities you've been considering is investing in real ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on December 24, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Investing
Study the REIT Market Before Taking the Plunge
So you’re looking into investing in a REIT. Just as in any financial enterprise, doing a bit of investigation into the REIT market before taking the plunge could help you get the maximum return. One decision you’ll face is whether to ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on December 10, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Investing
Investment Risks Worth Thinking About
When investing in real estate no one really wants to think about risk any more than they have to. But it is best to know the potential problems and risks that you take when you sign on that dotted line. Here are some to pay special attention to....
Posted by Gerard Hagan on January 3, 2013 in Edmonton Real Estate Investing
Could A Real Estate Slowdown Actually Help Investors?
While we’re becoming accustomed to the stories about slower home sales and declining property prices, it doesn’t all have to mean bad news. If you are an investor thinking about getting into the property game, these very things that are ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on November 30, 2012 in Edmonton Real Estate Investing
Investment Opportunities Near Arena, Airport Projects in Edmonton
Edmonton’s proposed downtown arena may still be an undecided issue, but if it does happen, real estate investors might want to check out the local neighborhoods for property up for sale. That arena will spark a wave of redevelopment, and if ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on October 28, 2011 in Edmonton Real Estate Investing
Vendor Take Back
A VTB is not some sort of STD, it is a term used in Real Estate which stands for "Vendor Take Back Mortgage". Better stated, a VTB is when the Seller of a property is willing to offer some or all of the financing on that particular property....
Posted by Gerard Hagan on August 9, 2010 in Edmonton Real Estate Investing
What is a SIMO?
A “Simultaneous Close” or SIMO is when you “buy” a property on paper, and sell it to a buyer on the same day.
Here is a step by step on how to set it up.
1. Find a property, and get it under contract. Some important ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on January 4, 2010 in Edmonton Real Estate Investing