Investment Articles

Nov. 3, 2019

How to Make a Lowball Offer

We have received more low ball offers on our listings in the past two months, than we have in the two years prior to that. The market is changing; at this point there is little doubt about that. It's one of life's greatest ironies; everything is always changing ...

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April 26, 2017

The Seven Ways Investors Think

The Seven Ways Investors Think As you’ve heard from our team before, we are convinced that Port Alberni represents an amazing real estate investment opportunity. However, the opportunity is only one part of the path to investment success; another is understanding how real estate investors think.

The first way we will be hearing about it ...

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April 15, 2017

Investment Momentum

As real estate agents working in Port Alberni we often find that the biggest hurdle when starting out as a real estate investor is that first purchase. Like anything else we have many questions, and apprehensions, when starting down a new road in life. However, that first purchase very often ...

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March 24, 2017

A Real Estate Investor, Who Me?

Investing in real estate can be very lucrative – especially in a market like Port Alberni where real estate prices are still relatively low, but steadily rising. Interestingly, the thing that most often stands in the way of a potential investor getting started, is the way they think about themselves ...

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Jan. 18, 2017

Time to Invest Port Alberni

Investors from all over North America have long recognized Port Alberni as a great real estate investment opportunity. Back in 2004, I attended a real estate investment seminar in downtown Vancouver that was held by a renowned investment guru, and specifically singled out Port Alberni has a place to invest ...

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Nov. 13, 2016

Three Key Areas of Focus for Real Estate Investing

There is no other investment opportunity that gives you the combination of predictability and profitability afforded by real estate investing. If you have decided to embark on the road to becoming a successful real estate investor there are three key areas of focus that you will need a clear plan ...

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May 18, 2016

Location: There is Nothing More Important

To my way of thinking, as a professional helping people sell and buy real estate in Port Alberni, there is nothing more important than location. It is the single most important factor that will affect your property’s current value, future value, and your enjoyment of the property in between.

Location: There is nothing more important

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May 4, 2016

YES! Hire a Professional Home Inspector

As a real estate agent one of the most common questions I get asked is, “Should I hire a professional home inspector when I buy a property in Port Alberni?”  Along with being one of the most common questions I’m asked, it’s also one of the easiest to answer ...

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Nov. 11, 2015

So You Want to Flip a Home

As a real estate agent working in Port Alberni I have helped many people buy homes with the intent of fixing them up and selling them for a profit. The types of people who take on this challenge vary from professional contractors to weekend warriors. We have clients who have ...

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July 4, 2015

Real Estate Investment

This is part three of a blog on the topic of real estate investing in Port Alberni.  We left off after part two having examined real estate speculating in the Alberni Valley.  There is, of course, a more risk adverse way of earning profit from real estate, and ...

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