Real Estate

Learn more about everything relating to mortgages, rental property, selling and buying a home. From taking your first mortgage even if you are self-employed (not with a big bank, hopefully), to increasing rental income and managing tenants, to the hidden costs of selling a house in Canada. Learn real estate tips from Million Dollar Journey, one of Canada’s oldest and most detailed Personal Finance blogs.

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How Rent to Own Houses Work in Canada

By FT July 9, 2012

One real estate strategy that I’m quite familiar with, but never written about, is rent to own or lease option homes.  What is a rent…

Manulife ONE Mortgage Review

By FT February 8, 2011

As I’ve been looking into using the Smith Manoeuvre strategy, I’ve come across a few mortgage solutions that will fit nicely. Among them include the…

Residential vs. Commercial Real Estate Investment Comparison

By Guest Blogger May 26, 2010

This is a column by our resident real estate expert Rachelle. I actually live and work in the Toronto area, in Ontario and this post…

Avoid the 5-Year Fixed Mortgage Trap

By Ed Rempel April 20, 2010

Should I go short or long; fixed or variable with my mortgage? “I wish I had an answer to that, because I’m tired of answering…

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Investing in Canadian REITs

By Dale Roberts January 6, 2022

Investing in Canadian REITs can be an excellent option for anyone looking to diversify their portfolio beyond stocks and bonds. The thing is, not all…

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How To Pay Off Your Mortgage In 3 Years

By FT November 5, 2021

In the October 2010 net worth update, I briefly mentioned that I was planning on paying of the mortgage balance this month and I’m happy…

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Why Mortgage Rates Are Higher On Investment Properties

By LowestRates.ca August 1, 2021

If you’re looking to get into the investment property market these days, you might be a little put off when you start hunting around for…

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Buying a House in Canada – Why I Can’t Wait To NOT Be a Homeowner

By Kyle Prevost July 10, 2021

By the end of the summer I will no longer be a homeowner. In many countries that statement would be a simple matter of personal…

How Rent to Own Houses Work in Canada

By FT July 9, 2012

One real estate strategy that I’m quite familiar with, but never written about, is rent to own or lease option homes.  What is a rent…

Canadians Buying Property in Florida – The Tax Issues

By FT March 21, 2011

My wife asked me the other day about my thoughts on buying property in Florida. As an East coast Canadian, I must say that the…

Buying Foreclosures in Canada – The Process

By FT March 14, 2011

Once upon a time, I was a landlord and owned a couple rental properties.  As this may be old news to some of you, what…

Manulife ONE Mortgage Review

By FT February 8, 2011

As I’ve been looking into using the Smith Manoeuvre strategy, I’ve come across a few mortgage solutions that will fit nicely. Among them include the…

Landlord Math – Cap Rate and Return on Investment

By Guest Blogger June 24, 2010

This is an article from our regular real estate columnist Rachelle. Every landlord should know some basic math. There are calculations that are indispensable to…

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