Owning a rental property is one of the most popular ways to generate passive income, but it’s not always easy. We purchased a 4-plex through a short sale process in October 2011 and my rental income projection was quite wrong. I finally finished our 2012 tax return and I canContinue Reading

Owning your own home became slightly more affordable in the third quarter of 2011 thanks to continuing low interest rates, according to RBC’s latest study on housing affordability. The affordability measure captures the proportion of pre-tax household income that would be needed to service the costs of owning a certainContinue Reading

Home ownership is at the centre of many Canadians’ financial retirement plans. That’s especially true for baby boomers who are sitting snugly atop a nice wave of real estate inflation. In fact, the average price of a detached home in Canada has doubled since 2000, and in September was sittingContinue Reading