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How to Calculate Internal Rate of Return (for Non-Math Majors)

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IRR (Internal Rate of Return) is another fundamental tool of real estate investment – a calculation that is frequently used to determine the potential value of an investment.  Investopedia defines IRR as “a metric used in capital budgeting to estimate the profitability of potential investments. The internal rate of return is a discount rate that […]

What is Passive Income and How Can I Earn Some?

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Everybody wants to be rich or get rich, or at least achieve a certain level of economic stability.  Life can be stressful and challenging enough without having to worry about financial security. A November 2017 report from the Ontario Securities Commission entitled “Missing Out – Millennials and the Markets” found that 4 in 5 millennials […]

How to Invest in Real Estate Without Owning Property

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It may surprise you to learn that not all real estate investors are comfortable wearing landlord hats.  Not everyone is ready to become a house flipper or new age land baron. Some simply do not want the responsibility of owning, managing and maintaining properties while others lack the capital and/or liquidity to purchase property on […]

Rentals, REITs or Crowdfunding – Which One is Right For You?

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Before handing over too much money toward any type of investment, it is important to understand your investor personality which is a function of your budget, your short and long-term goals and your comfort level when it comes to risk-taking.  In real estate investing, many first-timers assume the best place to start is to buy […]

5 Crucial Questions to Ask Before Investing in Real Estate

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So, you have made the important decision that it is time to sink some hard-earned money into real estate.  Congratulations! Before moving ahead, take some time to ask yourself five key questions. The answers will help determine your real estate personality and lead you toward the investment category that is right for you. 1. Are […]

Event Alert! Let’s talk micro-investing in real estate. Meetup in Toronto.

We are taking our meetup on the road and will be at the Major Tom offices in Toronto tonight at 5:30pm. (Register) If you are in the Toronto area come by, learn more about micro investing in real estate, have a glass of wine and some pizza and chat with other real estate investors. Tuesday, […]

Rockstar Real Estate Investing: An Interview with Jessi Johnson and Kyle Green


Jessi Johnson and Kyle Green are both self-made millionaires, nationally recognized and well decorated in their fields, and now best-selling authors. We sat down with them to discuss their new book, the real estate scene in Vancouver, and of course, addy. Despite their staggering accomplishments and proven success in their careers, both Jessi and Kyle […]

How Investing in addy is Better for Tax Breaks

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Taxes are a simple fact of life.  There’s no escaping them, but there is also nothing wrong with utilizing legitimate strategies to minimize taxes on money derived from investments.  When it comes to real estate, the key to implementing an effective tax strategy is to begin with a clear understanding of the difference between capital […]