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Understanding Cap Rates

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The commercial real estate industry in North America is heavily reliant on the metric commonly known as capitalization or “cap” rate.  The cap rate is probably the #1 tool employed by analysts and investors in evaluating and choosing rental properties. Cap rates are used to indicate the expected rate of return generated on an investment […]

Why Invest in Parksville, BC?

Nestled between the shores of Craig Bay and Parksville Bay on Vancouver Island, the City of Parksville is home to a little more than 12,000 people who are in love with the laid-back lifestyle, sandy beaches and Mediterranean climate that characterize this little slice of paradise by the sea. Thriving Businesses, Rich Tourism According to Parksville […]

Grandview-Woodland Next Hot Neighbourhood for Investors?

Vancouver’s City Council recently voted in favour of a rezoning application that paved the way for construction of a 5-story building housing 35 residential rental units in Grandview-Woodland – part of the city’s vibrant and diverse Commercial Drive neighbourhood.  This approved development follows close on the heels of current and anticipated addy projects in the […]

Why You Should Consider Crowdfunded Real Estate

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Crowdfunded real estate is more than just a new way to invest in real property.  For many novice and wannabe investors, it may be the ONLY way.   Buying real property in Canada, particularly in and around Vancouver, requires significant capital – more than most folks can manage to put together.  So, while the dream of […]

Where is the Best Place to Invest My Money?


Considering the myriad of factors influencing today’s economic realities, one simple truth has emerged.  It has become not only desirable, but also necessary to invest money wisely if you have any hope at all of securing a comfortable future. Saving alone is not enough.  In order to build wealth, you must learn to put that […]

What is Real Estate Crowdfunding?


It is only in recent years that the concept of crowdfunding has made its way into real estate lexicon.  While most folks are familiar with the use of crowdfunding for philanthropic causes and individual entrepreneurial campaigns, they don’t always associate real estate investment and crowdfunding in the same sentence.  addy is looking to change that […]

Eyeing Opportunities: Steve Saretsky Discusses How to Approach Investments

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Steve Saretsky knows real estate. From analyzing trends, to buying and selling, to crafting plans for successful development, he truly enjoys the process and all its parts. Saretsky operates chiefly in Vancouver, BC, where the market has been increasingly strong for the past several years.  He buys and sells for individuals, performs housing analysis, and […]

Peter Coppard Says addy Turning the Investment Tide

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As a licensed realtor, Peter Coppard is very familiar with the ins and outs of the real estate market. He holds the additional title of licensed property manager, a credential that requires that he maintain very specific knowledge about leasing. He uses this acumen to help landlords vet their properties with the utmost efficiency and […]