Can I Buy an Investment Property with No Money?

Can I buy an investment property with no money?  I get asked this question by beginner investors who want to buy properties but lack some or all of the start up capital required for the down payment and closing costs.  Sometimes they are so eager to get started because they have watched late night infomercials…

Privacy Tips for Landlords

A very long time ago I worked as a records management clerk for the federal government.  This was back in the days before this thing called the Internet exploded onto the scene.  Our office handled massive amounts of paper, files, and microfiche that were happily dropped off to our office by staff from other areas…

Illegal Apartments – Buy at Your Own Risk

In Ottawa, converting basements to legal apartments (known as secondary dwelling units in Ottawa) is a strategy that offers decent returns when done properly because it increases the value of the property and enables the investors to command higher rents.  Everyday home buyers can also benefit from owning a property with an SDU because they…