What’s the Best Area to Purchase An Investment Property?
We often get asked, “where is the best area to invest?” Or, “would it be better to invest out of town or close to home?” These are all great questions, and the best answer would be to look where new jobs are being created. With the creation of new jobs means more...read more
New mortgage rules that can potentially affect you as an Investor
In October 2017, the Bank of Canada announced that new mortgage rules will be taking place beginning Jan 1, 2018. This will drastically affect borrowers if they are currently putting a minimum of 20% towards their down payment as of right now as they are enjoying the...read more
Do you have a home in Vancouver that is sitting vacant?
The City of Vancouver is implementing an Empty Homes Tax due to a lack of rental properties available. Properties deemed vacant will be subject to a tax of 1% of the property’s assessed taxable value. Mayor Gregor Robertson said,“Vancouver renters are in crisis, with...read more
Do Investors Need to Incorporate?
One of the most frequent questions my clients ask is, “Should I incorporate or use my personal name to invest?” There is no hard and fast answer for this, as everyone has different circumstances. As an Investor myself, and someone who has helped hundreds of investors...read more
2017 Rental Market Futurecast: What Investor’s Should Know
As investors, one of the first things we should look into when choosing where to purchase income properties is the economic fundamentals of an area. Does the area have a strong population growth? How is the job growth in the region? Are vacancy rates high or low? BC...read more
Are Foreclosures a Good Deal?
This post is by Point B Investment Team's John Su. John specializes in joint ventures and investment properties. He helps clients invest in the Alberta and British Columbia markets to successfully purchase investment properties, and provides helpful landlord tips....read more
Real Estate Investment Newbie Guide – what, when, where, why and how?
If you are an investment newbie, you probably have a lot of questions in mind. What is real estate investment? Why should I invest my time in it? Is it worth investing my time? Where do I look? When do I start? How do I proceed? To help clarify things, here is...read more
5 Tips to Investing in Vancouver Real Estate
If the Vancouver real estate market has you wondering whether it’s even possible to earn your desired passive income, we have a few tips to share with our valued Investors and Investors-to-be to help you decide and invest with confidence. Tip #1: Always do a cash flow...read more
The Secrets of a Landlord – Rent Increase in BC, Canada
There are many expenses that will pop up for landlords, even when you rent to good tenants. This is simply because having somebody living on a rental property comes with expenses: the dishwasher will break, the washing machine won't work properly, etc. As such, you...read more
The Secrets of a Landlord – Tenant Selection Plan
Picking the right tenant for your rental property can be as difficult as picking out the perfect chocolate from a box of all kinds that look the same, but taste very different. After all, you could be getting one that looks great on the surface, but is bitter on the...read more
The Secrets of a Landlord – Understanding the Vacancy Clause in BC
I’ve been a landlord for over 15 years, and I'm very fortunate to have had great tenants all throughout that time. Other landlords haven't been so lucky. Over the years, I’ve heard from fellow real estate investors and have read stories in the news about tenants who...read more