Investment Real Estate

Open house the right way

Sep 19, 2019 / 6:16 am

Open houses are vital for both buyers and sellers, but are seen as awkward or uncomfortable. Open houses are often what lead to on the spot sales, bidding wars,...

Selling your home sucks

Jul 27, 2019 / 3:00 pm

What I learned selling my own house, and why we revamped our client experience Is there anything more agonizing than selling your own home? A home is a...

Investment secrets

Jul 10, 2019 / 11:00 am

10 Real Estate Investment Secrets to Crank Your 2019 ROI Investing in real estate is a fairly simple process – buy a property with positive cash flows,...

Kelowna's real estate reverb

May 31, 2019 / 6:00 am

Fortune favours the bold I believe that the next one to two years represents an exciting buying opportunity in Kelowna. I’ve said it before and I’ll...

Investing with $50k

Apr 19, 2019 / 11:00 am

This guide outlines an aggressive real estate investment strategy which maximizes working capital and takes advantage of loan programs available to Canadian...

A chance to make money

Mar 22, 2019 / 6:00 am

This post discusses Canada’s real estate market slowdown from the perspectives of both home sellers and rental housing providers. While home sales are...

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...