Real Estate Today Blog

Got Clarity?

We live in a hyper-connected yet very distracted world.  Our minds are wired to take in information at all times (which in nature was a great asset to sense danger) and with so many information sources it becomes very easy to become distracted. This factor leads to...

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Flipping Fundamentals Series V3

We are back with V3 of the flipping fundamentals series - in this edition we will be covering how to market for deals in any market.  One of the fundamentals of any business is to have a product that you can sell at a profit, sounds simple right? In concept it...

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The BS about Balance

Balance in business is B.S - I have to come right out and say it.  Some will disagree withe me on this point for sure...and that's OK.  I have read a lot of material on success, wealth, and making money over the years and I would have agreed with the "balance camp" in...

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Flipping Fundamentals Series V2

Welcome back to the second issue! Once you have determined what part of the cycle your market is in and you see there are opportunities to flip some real estate in your local area, you will need to build your "power team".  Real estate investing like all businesses...

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Flipping Fundamentals Series V1

Are you interested in real estate investing in Calgary or other centers in Canada? Have you watched one of those many shows on TV and think that this investment vehicle could be the one that changes the trajectory for your financial future? If so, then you are in the...

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Where do you want to go?

There are many people in our society today that have followed the standard pathway of school-degree-career to find success, just like I did after listening to my mom (love you mom!) does that sound familiar? I eventually found myself on the slow ascent of the...

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Smart article on how to increase revenue on your rentals

Having a property that cash flows enough is a tricky proposition in the Calgary marketplace - specially now with the depressed economy rents are down and that is a fact. So what do you do? Get creative on how you can generate extra revenue streams in this article...

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What Entrepreneurs Actually Do

Entrepreneurs have an almost mystic- risk loving, 9-5 schedule smashing persona in the eyes of the majority of regular society. What do they really DO when they are staying up late toiling away on the next big new idea? The basic fundamental result of what...

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Featured in Global TV Foreclosures Alberta

The phoenix group was very excited to be asked by GlobalTV News to do an interview to discuss the foreclosure increase in Alberta recently! We are seeing an up-tick in foreclosures up in the great white north in Edmonton. This follows the historical trend where the...

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Foreclosures Alberta Update

We were honored to be Interviewed by CBC news to get an update on where foreclosures are going in Alberta recently. Indicators show that the market in Calgary has likely reached the lowest point (no one can really know for sure) and that there is still a long way to...

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CMHC Head Advocates Higher Down payment for Insured Mortgages

I just read an article today that stated the CMHC leader wants to raise the minimum down payment for insured mortgages to further ease the demand for homes.  I feel that this would put the dream of home ownership even further away for most families.  The tendency for...

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Vacation Rentals: An Investment in real estate

Recently I read an article that stated some eccentric star is now renting their apartment our for 40,000-60,000 per week (not including gratuity and taxes!).  This highlights a not often mentioned real estate investment possibility that I like to call the "private...

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