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By Andrew Schulhof, 22 Jun 2013
Real Estate vs. Stock Market: Which is A Better Investment?

When looking at the best ways to generate potential returns for your investment portfolio, there is much debate on whether the stock market or real estate investments offer the best opportunity.

By Andrew Schulhof, 24 Apr 2013

Rental property Insurance – What does your insurance cover? Read the fine print!

Understanding and Mitigating Your Risks – Rental Property Insurance and the New Limitation Act.

This month I’d like to share my thoughts on how you can better manage risk once you’ve made a purchase and what to consider for insurance coverage, and lastly provide an update on the Limitation Act.

By Andrew Schulhof, 02 Mar 2013

With tax season upon us, many real estate investors assess the tax implications of owning real estate. How does your real estate portfolio impact your taxes?  What do you need to consider?

Regardless whether you own one investment or multiple properties, managing your real estate portfolio is like a small business.  You need to file a statement of revenues and expenses for your rental properties with your return each year.

By Andrew Schulhof, 20 Dec 2012
Giving Back – Charities Update

Once again, it’s that time of year when we all are rushing around to prepare for this festive season with so much to do and so little time.

By Andrew Schulhof, 20 Dec 2012

Canadian Mortgage Trends for 2013 Investors need to know

In my last newsletter, we discussed how the changes to the rules and policies for Canadian mortgages and bank lending guidelines are making it more difficult for real estate investors to obtain mortgages.

This month, I want to follow up and provide my thoughts on Canadian Mortgage Trends for 2013.

Changes to Financing Rules – 2012 – Year in Review

By Andrew Schulhof, 31 Oct 2012

Deciphering the New Canadian Financing Rules for Investors

Rules around mortgage financing and bank lending guidelines in Canada have changed significantly. With tighter regulations and a shift in how applications are reviewed, these changes continue to impact investors and the industry alike.

By Andrew Schulhof, 30 Aug 2012

Contrarian Real Estate Investing. Is it for You?

In a down-turned economy, contrarian real estate investing offers profit to investors who take action based on strategies that are “opposite” to the masses of people who follow conventional wisdom.

By Andrew Schulhof, 30 Jun 2012

Active vs. Passive Real Estate Investing: Which one is better?

Real success in real estate investing is shaped by the level of commitment for sourcing, purchasing and managing the process to reach a specific investing goal.   In my experience, whether you choose to be an active or passive real estate investor is based on one important question:

Do you have the time, energy, knowledge and skills to effectively take care of all aspects of your real estate portfolio?

By Andrew Schulhof, 27 Apr 2012

Recently, I just returned from our marathon to close on our ocean/beach front condo in The Hololani in West Maui. It truly is our dream Maui Vacation  Condo.

I am convinced that there is no way we could have done this on our own. We hear about the importance of creating a good team of experts to surround you for real estate investing.

Without our “team”, we wouldn’t have accomplished the purchase within the necessary parameters. I tallied up the number of individuals involved in this one transaction and was shocked.

By Andrew Schulhof, 27 Apr 2012

Before you buy a real estate investment, considering the type of property ownership is an important part of your strategy – as well protecting your assets and understanding your tax implications. In my experience, each ownership type has specific strategies to improve your long term success.

I want to offer an overview of the different types of property and present information which can help you decide which property ownership is right for you.

Property Ownership Types