Investor education

At Strategic Investment Realty we love to learn.

We're always reading, listening and upgrading our knowledge base because we believe education and knowledge are the keys to successful investing.

This section is an opportunity for us to help you upgrade your knowledge and learn more about real estate investing.

Within this section you'll learn why real estate can be such a powerful investment. You'll also discover why we believe the right multifamily real estate properties are a fundamental part of a great-performing investment portfolio.

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To the right you'll find links to a collection of pages. Each one is packed with valuable information to help you get started in successful real estate investing.

We suggest you start with "Why invest in Real Estate".

You may also create an account on our website and receive our free 7 part training course. Here you'll learn our approach to successful real estate investing.

By Andrew Schulhof, 26 Jun 2014
Rental property inspections – Crucial to your success!
By Andrew Schulhof, 29 Apr 2014
Finding great cash flow properties is easy, right? All you need to do is simply search for a property at an advantageous price that you can rent for a certain amount, so that you realize the expected income after the usual expenses associated with buying a rental property. It seems easy on the surface. However, there’s more to consider...
By Andrew Schulhof, 27 Feb 2014
Your tenants are the real “golden goose” that provide you with a monthly golden egg and your investment property is the nest that they stay in. Whether you manage your property(ies) yourself, are part of a rental pool with professional management in place or are an individual with property management in place – it’s important to keep your tenants happy and convert them to long term tenants, what I like to call residents.
By Andrew Schulhof, 14 Dec 2013

Managing all aspects of your real estate investments should be considered a business and as such should be taken seriously for a number of reasons. A major one is how it is going to be treated for income tax purposes. In the following article I will be going through what I think are the top tax tips for real estate investing.

By Andrew Schulhof, 26 Oct 2013
So what are the top 5 real estate investing mistakes to avoid? As a real estate investor for the last 20+ years, I have experienced what only can be described as the good, the bad and the ugly of the industry. From managing properties myself to working with professionals, I have discovered that the small details can make a huge difference to your real estate investing success.
By Andrew Schulhof, 26 Aug 2013

With almost five years of historically low rates, in July we witnessed yet more mortgage rate changes in Canada that may not be so temporary. There was especially some upward movement in the 5 year fixed rate mortgages.  These changes have since leveled off, but this may be the beginning of the end of the historical low interest rate party.

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.

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