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How Long of a Haul is Investing in Private Mortgages?

Investors want big returns on their investments, sure. But if they could be picky (and typically,  they can) they also want fairly large returns in a timely manner. This in fact is the very reason that some investors hesitate to put their money in private mortgages, because they don't want to be waiting around the typical 15-25 years to see...

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Should You be Concerned if Your Financial Advisor Doesn’t Offer Investing in Mortgages?

Investors aren't known for taking the advice of their financial advisors lightly. They are after all, experts and professionals in the thick of the industry, and there's a lot of weight attached to their words for a very good reason. Unfortunately for investors, this thinking is a double-edged sword. While it's certainly a smart way to use your money, especially...

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Want to Invest in a Mortgage RRSP? Here are some Requirements You Need to Know!

Using your RRSP as a vehicle to hold a mortgage can be a great investment, and is one of the most stable ways to see big returns on that mortgage. It works very much like a mortgage would with a traditional lender, with the exception that instead of payments being made to that lender, they are paid to you and...

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Protect Your Investment by Knowing this Simple LTV Formula

There's one huge concern that any private investor of mortgages, or any type of investment for that matter, has: losing money on your investment. And while it's true that mortgages are one of the soundest and most secure investments you can make, don't make the mistake of investors past thinking there's no possible way you could lose money. Of course,...

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Tighter Mortgage Rules are an Investor’s Dream

When Finance Minister Jim Flaherty changed the mortgage rules for the fourth time in just as many years, it sent the residential mortgage market into a whirlwind. People began panicking about needing higher down payments, and the fact that it was going to be harder to get a mortgage than ever - despite historically low interest rates. But while buyers...

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The Benefits of Using Your RRSPs to Invest in Private Mortgages

As most investors know, you can use your RRSPs to invest in many things. Using them to invest in RRSPs though is one way that very savvy investors find to make the most of their cash, while simultaneously bringing these other benefits too: Large tax returns This is the one that most investors are concerned about this time of year,...

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Invest in an MIC, or Flip Houses?

You want to start making your money work for you by investing it. And you know that real estate is the most secure option, given all that you have at your disposal. But which real estate investing option do you want to use? There are still many, such as investing in a REIT, flipping houses, or becoming a landlord, to...

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Should You Invest in First or Second Mortgages?

If you're new to the world of MICs, or you're a pretty seasoned investor but you've only dealt with investing in first mortgages, you may be wondering if it's worth it to make the move to putting your money into second mortgages. This is an option that many MICs offer, and whether or not you jump into them will be...

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Rental Property or MIC

MICs have been making a huge return, after years of underestimation, and now they're a great option for investors looking to expand their portfolio in one of the soundest investments there is - real estate. But this is just one option and it's one of many, including donning the hat of landlord and purchasing rental property. So which one is better?...

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First Time Investing in MICs? Here’s what to Look For

Investing in MICs is becoming hugely popular in Canada as investors start to turn away from risky investments such as the stock market (which is giving super-low yields right now) and turn towards safe investments that they know will be there for years to come. But because MICs are becoming a mainstream form of investment, after years of flying under...

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