Investment Real Estate

Where we're going next

Aug 21, 2018 / 3:00 pm

When you talk to most people these days, the prevailing attitude is that our real estate market has shifted from greed to fear. Sellers and developers are...

Want to be a millionaire?

Aug 8, 2018 / 6:00 am

Fill me in Looking for a project that’s both challenging and profitable? AJ Hazzi of Vantage West Realty shares an advanced infill strategy that could...

Great strategy for landlords

Apr 24, 2018 / 4:50 pm

The New Tenancy Law Could Mean bump in equity for Landlords OK, it’s a little off topic, but I think the metaphor works: Professional race-car drivers are...

Investing in real estate

Jan 29, 2018 / 11:17 am

I am super excited to invite you to the first ever Real Estate Investment Network member meeting to be held in Kelowna. As a longtime member of REIN, I’ve...

The last affordability in city

Oct 14, 2017 / 11:00 am

With Kelowna’s average single-family home price hovering over $700,000 during a time when household incomes hover around $75,000 per year, it has many...

Mid-summer update

Aug 19, 2017 / 3:00 pm

With the first half of the year on the books, I wanted to summarize where we are during these interesting times. As you might expect with two years in a row of...

Real estate is worth it

Jul 28, 2017 / 11:00 am

I like to tell war stories. You know, the really gritty, tough moments of being a Kelowna real estate investor — the nightmare tenants who are three...

Real estate fear and greed

Feb 24, 2017 / 3:00 pm

I recently had the privilege of speaking at the mayor's state of the city address. Amid the optimism and seemingly endless growth and opportunity, I wanted...

3 is the magic number

Nov 14, 2016 / 3:00 pm

As the landscape of investment real estate continues to get more and more competitive, and as we move through the boom phase of the cycle, I find myself in hot...

Do not get caught

Sep 1, 2016 / 3:00 pm

The difference between speculation and Investing Like clock work, every time the market cycle heats up, the opportunist in us comes out to play. The...

Sun, beaches and cash flow

Jul 26, 2016 / 3:00 pm

Most vacation-property owners will tell you that breaking even off their seasonal tenants is a pipe dream and unattainable. The negative cash flow of beachfront...

5 trade secrets, free

Jun 15, 2016 / 6:00 pm

I've been writing for Castanet since 2013 and I have written only about strategies for acquiring property. But now that we are in the full throes of a boom...

Hot market mayhem -secret

Apr 14, 2016 / 6:19 pm

Hot market mayhem - and how to escape the insanity All we hear about these days is that the Kelowna real estate market is on fire, houses are selling in...

Don't go it alone

Mar 7, 2016 / 2:22 pm

A personal story of joint venturing and how you can prosper People often ask me to share the secret to building a multi-million dollar portfolio when not...

Investors hot for Kelowna

Jan 30, 2016 / 7:45 am

Seven reasons investors are drooling over Kelowna in 2016 We’re back, baby! These are exciting times for Kelowna homeowners and investors. We are going...

8 things you need to know

Nov 24, 2015 / 6:00 am

Eight things you need to know about suites, so you can PROFIT in 2016 There have been some interesting changes in the world of secondary suites of late. And it...

15 years - in the clear!

Oct 26, 2015 / 5:00 am

Many of you know that I have a fairly aggressive investing style when it comes to use of leverage to build a portfolio. Not everyone who reads this column wants...

Right strategy for this market

Aug 11, 2015 / 5:00 am

The phone as of late has been ringing off the hook with investors looking to claim their piece of the inclining real estate market that we are experiencing. On...

Where are all the deals?

Jun 23, 2015 / 9:00 am

With a returned confidence in the market due to record low borrowing rates and prices trending upward, many people are turning to real estate investment once...

Like an RESP... only better

Apr 30, 2015 / 6:00 am

Since I’m at the age now that starting a family has become a frequent topic of conversation, having a sound financial plan to make sure one’s child...