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Don’t Let Investing be a Popularity Contest

In the past we've talked a lot about the drawbacks to investing in an MIC. That's the fact that they are typically much longer investments than investing in private mortgages, and they also have very little protection for the investor in case of default. But in addition to being one of the riskier investments you can hold in your portfolio, you...

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Investing in Private Mortgages gets a Catchy New Name

Something interesting is happening in the United States right now. People are beginning to realize the need for private mortgages, especially homeowners and homebuyers that have poor credit - and investors are starting to cash in on that need. So much so that this type of investing has even gained a catchy new name across the border. Everyone knows that...

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Why REITs Aren’t Easy

It wasn't that long ago that we told you about the declining popularity of REITs and about how investors are starting to turn more towards private lending. But just why is that? It's because REITs have an allure of making investors big money, and sometimes that's all investors can see. But just like stocks, not everyone in the REIT market...

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Private Investing Trumps REITs Once Again

Back in August there was talk of how the popularity of REITs were starting to slide while private investors started to take over the marketplace instead. Going into the winter season and about to begin a new year, and it seems as though not a lot has changed on that front. CBRE recently wrote a report in which they stated...

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Have an RRSP with Work, but want to Invest in Private Mortgages too? Here’s How!

Last week we talked about investing in private mortgages through an RRSP, and the specific type of RRSP you'll need to open in order to do it (self-directed,) as well as where you can go to get help from professionals that can set it up for you (a brokerage.) But throughout the week we've had lots of calls from people...

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What is a Self-Directed RRSP?

You probably know that you can use your RRSP to make investments. Perhaps you already have a few that you know you want to invest in - private mortgages are one of the most popular ways to do it, for instance. But do you know how to do it? It's more than just going to the bank, opening an RRSP and putting...

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How Much can I Contribute to My RRSP?

Many of us already know about the benefits of using your RRSP to invest in private mortgages. But before you can use all that money you've socked away - you need to sock it away first. But all of us already know that there's only so much you can contribute to your RRSP before some of that money starts being...

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Why Credit Risk with an MIC May be Higher than You Think

An issue has cropped up in the real estate investing world that has some calling MICs the "canary in the coal mine." Rob Wessel is a managing partner with Hamilton Capital Partners, and he says that many real estate investors are undermining the real risk that comes with MICs, and that could be one of the biggest disadvantages of MICs....

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Are Mortgage Investments Right for You?

Just like any kind of investment, when you hear about it, you as an investor are bound to ask yourself whether or not it's the type of investing that's right for you. And just like any other kind of investment, no one can actually answer that question for you. What we can tell you here is that there are a...

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Private Mortgage Investors are the Key to 85% LTV Bundles

The mortgage rules that went into effect last summer, and eliminated LTV ratios below 80 per cent, were a bit of a nightmare for borrowers; but they also presented a huge opportunity for private mortgage investors. This new rule meant that now, borrowers can borrow no more than 80 per cent of their home's value; and that includes things like...

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