Real estate investment stories from the desk of veteran lawyer Barry McGuire
Rules and Regulations for Secondary Suite Permits Getting Stricter
Podcast Episode 126: “Trapped in a Permit Maze.” This Tale from the Trenches is the second in our ongoing mini-series on permits for real estate. You know, those sometimes-nasty bits of paper that towns, cities, counties, and other municipalities require before you can do certain types of work on a property. From my perspective as … Continue reading Rules and Regulations for Secondary Suite Permits Getting Stricter
You Can’t Fight City Hall on Real Property Reports and Compliance
Podcast Episode 125: “Hot Tub Trials and Tribulations.”This episode of Tales from the Trenches is shocking! A client had retained my legal services to help with purchasing her dream home in Edmonton, Alberta. The seller provided a brand-new real property report (RPR) to my client, who in turn sent the RPR to me for review. … Continue reading You Can’t Fight City Hall on Real Property Reports and Compliance
Negotiating Tax on Real Estate Deals when the Seller Is not a Resident of Canada.
Podcast Episode 124: “Non-Resident Taxes Part II.” Like all things tax related, non-resident tax is complicated when it comes to buying and selling real estate in Canada. In February, 2016, I posted a lengthy blog on non-resident tax and how it can affect buyers, sellers, and realtors. Lots of liability and dangerous situations here, folks, … Continue reading Negotiating Tax on Real Estate Deals when the Seller Is not a Resident of Canada.
Panelists Share Experiences with Creative Real Estate Investing – plus Q & A
Podcast Episode 123: “Creative Real Estate Investors Panel.” Special one-hour dive into the trenches of Creative Real Estate in Canada… and Africa! Barry has gathered a panel of experts, veritable rockstars of Creative Strategies, to share their experiences and answer questions from the audience. The essence of Creative Real Estate Investing is knowing strategies and … Continue reading Panelists Share Experiences with Creative Real Estate Investing – plus Q & A
Protect Property Against Flooding
Podcast Episode 122: “Water Is Coming”: Climate Change Preparedness for Homeowners and Real Estate Investors. Damaging floods are on the rise, whether as sewer backups, swollen rivers and lakes, rising ocean levels, or overland flooding. As a result, water related insurance claims have been rising, triggering changes to policies and premiums. If you own property—and … Continue reading Protect Property Against Flooding
Subdividing Property to Increase Density Can Raise Issues with Mortgages on Titles
Podcast Episode 121: “Subdivision Nightmare.” Across Canada, there is an ongoing discussion about the lack of affordable housing. In some areas, developers won’t build rentals because building condos is more lucrative, because there are rent controls, or perhaps a combination of both situations. Some Canadians are completely priced out of the housing market—especially in the … Continue reading Subdividing Property to Increase Density Can Raise Issues with Mortgages on Titles
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