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Announcement: RCMP commends Navtaj’s article on Grow op Houses

 RCMP commends Navtaj's article on Grow op Houses

Navtaj Chandhoke is a Canadian-based real estate investor, speaker, author and educator. He is the founder of the Professional Real Estate Investors Group (PREIG) Canada and World Wealth Builders leading real estate investor’s education, support, network and mentoring program. He has been proving real estate education since 1993.

On April 27th, Navtaj Chandhoke received an email from RCMP’s Communication Strategist of Serious and Organized Crime, Marc-Andre Massie. This email stated that they commend his recent article in reference to the RCMP’s strategy to combat illegal marijuana grow operations and the related organized crime groups. The Professional Real Estate Investors Group (PREIG) Canada is supporting the RCMP initiative and is engaged with promoting the Marijuana Grow op houses Initiative (MGI).

In this article, Navtaj Chandhoke stressed that every Canadian Real Estate Investor should always do their due diligence and if required, check the RCMP website to verify if the property has ever been a Grow op houses. Grow op houses can be health hazards causing problems such as mold. Due to the nature of this crime, it has the potential of devaluating the property prices as well as the value of all the properties in the neighbourhood which in return will affect any investment strategies.

Every province has different laws, in many cases it is not part of the law to give full or even partial disclosure to the new home buyer or the real estate investor.

The majority of Canadian Real Estate investors prefer to invest in safer communities where they can create good rental pools for people who prefer to rent or lease.

The RCMP is launching the website to let Canadian’s know which properties were grow ops, which can raise a red flag. The RMCP is also seeking approval from Navtaj Chandhoke to reference his articles into their monthly MGI, which gets sent to their entire force. They have also requested to continuously receive more insights from Navtaj about upcoming events, information and support that would benefit the RCMP.

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Announcement: Acquiring Tax Sale properties in Canada

Acquiring Tax Sale properties in Canada

Secrets of Super Wealthy Professional Real Estate Investors part 1 of 10

Many provinces in Canada levy property tax on Real Estate based upon the current use and value of the land and this is the major source of revenue for most municipal governments in Canada. While property tax levels vary between municipalities in a province there is usually common property assessment or valuation criteria laid out in provincial legislation. The municipality has the right to collect property taxes owing even if they have to sell the property to recuperate the property taxes owing. These properties are never listed on MLS or Real Estate Brokers. This is another secret of super wealthy Professional Canadian Real Estate Investors and or Apprentices to acquiring Tax Sale properties in Canada

The secret of super wealthy Canadian Professional Real Estate Investors and or Apprentices have used this secret to build huge wealth. The city or municipalities are not required to sell these properties at market value, instead they sell them for the amount of taxes owing. This way the Professional Real Estate Investors can buy a property for 10 cents a dollar. The key is to learn the act, law and the process to find and finance them and than make a great fortune.

What is a Canadian Property Tax Sale

Simply put, tax sales are public auctions where properties are sold to the highest bidder.  Throughout the year, cities, towns, villages, townships and municipalities, in each province, compile a list of properties against which taxes have been outstanding for at least two consecutive years.  After this two year period, the municipal treasurer prepares a tax arrears certificate and registers it against the property in question.

 This certificate gives an accurate description of the property and indicates that the land will be sold by public sale if all taxes are not paid to the municipality within one year of the registration of the certificate.

In spite of the municipality's efforts to collect these taxes, they often go unpaid and the properties are put up for auction, allowing the public and the super wealthy Canadian Professional Real Estate Investors and or Apprentices the opportunity to purchase these properties and this is how you get real bargains.  Property can be bought for as low as 10 cents on a dollar. 

 Professional Canadian Real Estate Investors and or Apprentices can buy property "free and clear" at a tax defaulted deed auction. These taxing agencies sell property to the highest bidder in an effort to recover the original taxes and costs due.

 Why the Canadian Property Owners don’t pay their Property taxes?

There are many reasons why properties are sold for non-payment of taxes. Some of the most common ones are financial difficulties, law suits, ignorance, death of an owner (with no apparent will or heir), owner living abroad and not realizing his/her obligations, owner moved and cannot be traced, disputes of ownership with no party resorting to the courts for settlement, etc....

How to become a Professional Canadian Real Estate Investor and/or Apprentice

Proper education and training makes all the difference!  By becoming an Apprentice of World Wealth Builders and a member of the Professional Canadian Real Estate Investors and or Apprentices website, you will have access to:

 

1.       Current Listings of Tax Sale Properties being sold for delinquent taxes

2.       Sheriff sales (property seized by local authorities)

3.       Canadian Grants

 

 The Property Tax Sale advertisements are gathered directly from many different sources including the websites of the city and the provincial courts.

 

What kind of properties get SOLD In Canadian Tax sales

They can include vacant lands (such as bush lots and timberland), improved lands (such as farms, cottages and houses), commercial or industrial properties, and occasionally islands. They vary from small lots to large parcels, with hundreds of acres.

 

How do the Professional Canadian Real Estate Investors and/or Apprentices BUY these properties at basement bargain prices

First you have to learn the proper law, act and its implementation including the exemptions. Proper education, training and knowledge in order to obtain where, when and how to do it is mandatory unless otherwise you want to buy a lemon....

There are two ways in which tax authorities sell properties: either by public auction or public tender, with sealed/closed bids.

 

Public Auction for Canadian Tax Sale Properties

This format is similar to other auction formats.  An auctioneer accepts bids from several bidders and then recognizes the highest bidder as the winner.  The place, date, and time of the auction will be clearly defined by the municipality and can be found in the auction advertisement on our website.

If you are the highest bidder, you will be required to pay the amount that was bid and any applicable land transfer tax to the auctioneer by money order, bank draft or certified check.

Public Tender for Canadian Tax Sale Properties

If you wish to submit a tender, you can ordinarily obtain a tender form the municipal office, which will be identified in the sale advertisement on our website. Your submitted tender should be accompanied by a deposit, usually 20 percent (but specified by the sale advertisement) of the tender amount, in the form of a money order, bank draft or certified check.

Your tender form, along with the deposit, should be enclosed in a sealed envelope, which is labeled as "tax sale for" and a short description or municipal address of the property to indicate which property the tender is for. Then, enclose that envelope in a second envelope, addressed to the treasurer of the municipality, as indicated in the sale advertisement and on our website.

The above article provides general commentary of an educational nature. It does not constitute advice for any specific person or any specific set of circumstances. Because circumstances vary, readers should consult professional advisers in order to obtain advice that is applicable to their specific circumstances.

 

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The hidden costs of selling your property in Canada

The hidden costs of selling your property in Canada

 

Beware; there are the hidden costs of selling your property in Canada you might not know about. Are you been thinking of selling your property and maybe moving into retirement living you’ve been checking out? Selling your property can be a very profitable affair, especially if you have had that piece of property all your life. That means you may have bought it at time when property was not very expensive and could be enjoying the appreciation, which has occurred over the years. However, there are hidden costs of selling your property in Canada involved in selling your property and before you list your property for sale, you might want to check out these costs.

Hidden costs to sell your sell your property in Canada are:

 

  • Are you going to sell your property through a real estate agent or try selling it on your own? The fee is approximately 6% plus taxes.
  • How much do you estimate it will cost to prepare your property for sale?
  • Do you know what would it cost to pay off your mortgage including penalties, discharge and other charges?
  • Are there any repairs or upgrades you need to do that would help sell your property?
  • Are you going to hire a professional to stage your property?

 

Staging is changing the appearance of your property to make it more appealing to potential buyers—for example, renting furniture for a room.

 

Clutter, Grime, and Odors. Deal with it…
Living in our homes, we get used to things and we like them that way. All the family photos and bowling trophies may be family treasures but to a buyer trying to imagine themselves at home, too much information is a turn-off.

 

Other hidden costs of selling your property in Canada

Closing costs

  • Legal costs
  • Realtors fee plus taxes
  • Insurance cancellation
  • Adjustments (property taxes, utilities, condo fees, etc.)
  • Mortgage  penalties & discharge fees
  • Moving costs
  • Hiring a mover or renting a truck
  • Packing materials
  • Hotel costs, if required
  • Disposing of Junk

Mortgage Penaltyb1

The prepayment charge for a closed, fixed-rate mortgage is usually the greater of

  • three months' interest on the outstanding balance of your mortgage, or 
  • the interest rate differential (IRD): an amount based on the difference between two interest rates. The first is the interest rate for your existing mortgage term. The second is today's interest rate for a term that is similar in length to the time remaining on your existing term. For example, if you have three years left on a five-year term, your lender would use the interest rate it is currently offering for a three-year term to determine the second rate for comparison in the calculation. 

b2Mandatory Repairs

When you’re selling your property, especially if it’s an old one, chances are there are many things that need to be repaired or replaced. Perhaps that 1990s toilet needs to be revamped or the kitchen cabinets need to be changed. It’s easy to get carried away with repairs. Think about it, you’re finally getting around to all of those things that you were meaning to get done over the years. The list could include light switches, dimmers, painting, re-grouting, and while they sound small, it’s these little things that can easily turn into thousands of dollars, especially if you’re hiring an expert to do that for you.

What you need to do is to pay attention to the repairs that have a major visual impact and would affect the property value. For example, a new kitchen would excite buyers more than new room carpets.

At the end of the day, the more prepared you are, the smoother the process and the less expenses you will incur. It all comes down to clear thinking and a few calculations, to make sure the cost of selling isn’t eating too far into your well-earned capital.

 

Failing to Complete Disclosures. CAVEAT EMPTOR, BABY!
Being upfront about any issues with your home will save you time, money and face. You may not want to mention the time the firetrucks showed up or the time you flooded the basement.

When do you report a capital gain or loss?

Report the disposition of capital property in the calendar year (January to December) you sell, or are considered to have sold, the property.

Note

Regardless of whether or not the sale of a capital property results in a capital gain or loss, you have to file an income tax and benefit return to report the transaction (even if you do not have to pay tax). This rule also applies when you report the taxable part of any capital gains reserve you deducted in 2014.

  • A donation of securities to a registered charity or private foundation does not trigger a capital gain.

·         If you sell an asset for a capital gain but do not expect to receive the money right away, you may be able to claim a reserve or defer the capital gain until a later time.

Reporting the sale of your principal residence to Canada Revenue Agency (taxman)b3

When you sell your principal residence or when you are considered to have sold it, usually you do not have to report the sale on your income tax and benefit return and you do not have to pay tax on any gain from the sale. This is the case if you are eligible for the full income tax exemption (principal residence exemption) because the property was your principal residence for every year you owned it.

Starting with the 2016 tax year, generally due by late April 2017, you will be required to report basic information (date of acquisition, proceeds of disposition and description of the property) on your income tax and benefit return when you sell your principal residence to claim the full principal residence exemption.

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Best time to invest in Canadian real estate

Best time to invest in Canadian real estate

Canadian professional real estate investors learn during the apprenticeship some hardcore facts about Canadian real estate investments. Buying and selling requires some insight to be profitable. Since spring and summer months are notoriously the best time to sell real estate in Canada, fall and winter may be the ideal months to buy real estate.

1. Fewer buyers are in the market – less competition1

Competition for houses drops off in the fall in Canada, a time when most people consider it to be off-season in real estate. But there are still homes for sale – and in some cases, there’s just as much inventory as there was during the spring and summer. Fall means new inventory and repositioned old inventory that did not sell in the prime season.

This puts Canadian professional real estate investors at a great position to negotiate. Fall Canadian professional real estate investors should consider making aggressive offers, followed by more aggressive negotiation. Many panic sellers are motivated to sell before the holidays. If possible, Canadian professional real estate investors should let these sellers know that they can close before Thanksgiving or before the school winter break.

22. Greedy sellers can be tired and frustrated

Some greedy property sellers who put their homes on the market during the prime selling times of spring and summer might have been overconfident by listing their homes for more than buyers were willing to spend. After months of little or no action, these tired and frustrated property sellers are often ready to make a deal.

Canadian property owners who were unrealistic earlier in the year about price will now be more willing to reduce the price come fall. Because there are fewer buyers and because the property owners are now eager to sell, they are more inclined to take the lower offer than wait another six months for spring to come around.

3. Sellers become more serious3

Not all homes on the market in fall are summer leftovers. Some Canadian home owners need to sell in the fall because the timing is right. Maybe they were having a home built and it’s now ready. Maybe they need to move because of a job. The sellers with houses on the market in the fall tend to be serious. That means sellers could be more open to negotiating and accepting a reasonable offer.

44. Fall is a better time of year to buy Canadian real estate

Waiting until the fall (to buy) gives you an advantage when learning about a home and the neighborhood. You’ll be settled in your home and can take precautions – like setting up that new alarm system.

5. You’re the center of attention5

Because spring and summer are ideal times to buy a home, realtors are usually busier then. And that could mean you might not always get the attention you want. This is also true for other professionals you’re working with to buy a house. Service providers, such as mortgage lenders and real estate professionals, can often respond more quickly since the summertime crazy market has slowed down.

The same goes for movers. Because summer is peak moving season, Canadians often experience more delays and service issues, such as moving companies reaching capacity and running out of trucks to pick up shipments. The probability of experiencing a delay goes way down in the fall season.

6. You can take advantage of end-of-year sales to outfit your home

More than likely you will be making improvements to your new home after your purchase. Most likely you will need to buy items to maintain your home, and if appliances did not convey with your purchase, you will need to buy those as well.

Wouldn’t it be great to coordinate your home purchase with sales on items you’ll need? September is a great time for buying carpet and paint. October means lawn mowers go on sale, and appliances and cookware are cheaper in November. November is also a great time to take advantage of retailer holiday sales items, which seem to be abundant that time of year.

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Top 10 reasons to buy a home during winter & holidays in Canada

Top 10 reasons to buy a home during winter & holidays in Canada

 

Very few Canadians like to uproot their family and go through the stresses of home buying and moving during the winter & holidays, but for those who do not mind, the holiday season may provide home buying bargains for Canadian professional real estate investors.

Here are Top 10 reasons to buy a home during winter & winter & holidays in Canada, why?

Less Market Activity – Lots of family, school, and work activities, combined with the weather in many locations, lead to fewer real estate transactions over the winter & holidays. Since fewer people overall are looking to buy houses, you will have less competition for your preferred house – and this gives you leverage.a1

Winter & Holiday home sellers often have to adjust their price downward or make other concessions if they want to sell. Keep this in mind as you search for homes. Bargains may be available, and listed prices may be more open to negotiation.

Clearance Sale Canadian home builders end up with surplus properties as well as those properties with a new buyer befalls. They are happy  to find Canadian real estate investors to buy the property at a whole sale price. This is very common among condominiums in slow markets.

Circumstances Canadians sometimes have to sell their home but not by choice, but due to circumstances beyond their control. That is due to sickness, loss of job, transfer, death, divorce or drugs. Since there are not that many active buyers during the holiday and winter months, it is a perfect time for investors to scoop these types of deals without any competition.

Power Of Sale/Foreclosure Due to time and  legal obligations the lender have no patience but to sell these properties as soon as possible to recuperate and safeguard their investments. During holidays and winter times a lot of jobs intend to disappear and a lot of home owners start defaulting their mortgage payments. Remember always buy pre-power of sale or pre-foreclosure Canadian real estate.a2

Estate Sales are the sales with next of kin have inherited these properties by default due to the laws of the country there are a lot of financial obligations which include capital gains, taxes and outstanding bills. These properties need to be sold in urgency because most of the time they are empty and are not in good shape. These are perfect properties for Canadian real estate investors to fix and flip for instant profits.

Motivated panic sellers – People who are selling their homes over the winter & holidays often have great incentive to sell, such as upcoming job relocation. If a house has already been on the market for some time, that incentive is multiplied.

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You may be able to use this urgency to your advantage (assuming you are not in a similarly urgent need to buy). Negotiate fairly but firmly with sellers and you should be able to extract a lower price and/or other concessions like paying part of the closing costs.

Potential Tax Advantages – If you itemize your taxes, you can deduct any points you paid upon closing, as well as property taxes and mortgage interest. Whether it is to your advantage to buy before or after year’s end depends on factors such as how many other deductions you have this year and expect to have next year.

Better Interest Rates – Within the general trend of interest rates, there is often a cyclical trend of lower interest rates during the winter & holidays – not from the generosity of lenders but due to limited demand forcing greater competition among Canadiu 

There are plenty of factors that can obscure or swamp this cycle, but in general, you should see preferable interest rates around the winter & holidays compared to the times immediately before or after.

Faster Closings – Generally, all parties involved have incentive to complete transactions toward the end of the year. Lenders want to close their books, real estate agents want to receive their commissions before the year closes, sellers want to move on to their new home and settle in for the winter & holidays – and just like the sellers, you want to settle in as well.

Since all parties are motivated and there are fewer transactions taking place during this time, it should be easier to put everything in place for a smooth and rapid closing.

These factors do not always apply. For example, if you are trying to buy a home in a winter ski resort area or similar high-demand winter destination, these dynamics may be reversed – except for the tax implications. However, for the majority of Americans, the winter & holidays represent an opportunity to buy a home under mostly favorable economic conditions.

The weather may still be frightful, but your opportunities to buy a home around the winter & holidays may be just as delightful. Enjoy the holiday season as you explore your options. Don’t forget to give Santa your new forwarding address!

Ontario’s 2015 Rent Increase

Ontario's 2015 Rent Increase 

 

Ontario is capping rent increases for 2015 at 1.6 per cent

Ontario's 2015 rent increase : The cap, also known as the rent increase guideline, is the maximum a landlord can raise a tenant's rent without the approval of the Landlord and Tenant Board. It applies to rent increases between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2015.

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Quotes for Canadian Real Estate investors by Warren Buffett

Quotes for Canadian Real Estate investors by Warren Buffett 


 Expert advise is always sought after by Canadian Real Estate Investors Training and apprenticeship is needed to succeed in Canadian Real Estate investing. 
 Here are the top 10 Warren Buffett quotes for Canadian real estate investors. We have broken it down so that everyone can understand how to invest in Canadian Real Estate Investing.  
 You are guaranteed to succeed in Canadian real Estate investing with the willingness to follow  directions from the experienced in the field.   
 Top 10 Warren Buffett Quotes For Canadian Real Estate Investors“Our favorite holding period is forever.”To build true long-term wealth, you must acquire for long term investment for passive income to build wealth. 
 
 #1
 “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.”Canadian real estate investors who are speculators and gamblers will be doing risky investments. 
 
#2 “I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.”Canadian real estate investors must have mindset to stay invested in real estate for long term basis" 
 
 “Let blockheads #3read what blockheads wrote.”Generally, nay-sayers are considered pessimists want to be Canadian real estate investors who say "nay" to everything including training, education and coaching. 
 
#4 “Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.  Despite the economic fluctuations, one must think long term when it comes to Canadian Real Estate Investing.   
 It creates a flood of motivated panic sellers. Canadian real estate investor knows how to buy low and sell high.   #5
 
 “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”Keep learning from Canadian real estate experts new investing techniques so that you can adapt to a changing market. 
 
 #10“I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Must know how to be opportunistic.  Be greedy when others are fearful.”Greed is for speculators. 
 Always buy it at deep discounted Canadian real estate. Don't follow the crowd.   
 “Never count on making a good sale. When bargaining for investment property ensure you are getting the best deal ”If you’re concerned that you cannot sell the property for full value, then buy it at lower – at about 60% of value – and sell lower – at about 90% of its current market value. #6
 
 “We will reject interesting opportunities rather than over-leverage our balance sheet.”Sometimes the best Canadian real estate deals are the ones you don’t make. 
 
#7 “A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.”Only a handful of Canadian real estate investors know the specific techniques for profiting in any market and that’s because they have invested in real estate investment training and apprenticeship
 Being part of a Networking group (PREIG) Professional Real Estate Investors will ensure that you are on top on the information you need to succeed Real Estate investing.    #8
 “The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect… You need a temperament that neither derives great pleasure from being with the crowd or against the crowd.”Don’t worry what the masses are doing. 
 Utilize the proven techniques by the experts in the field to duplicate their results.   
#9 “I really like my life. I’ve arranged my life so that I can do what I want.”Remember, that’s what Canadian real estate investing is all about. 
 You eventually want to live your life the way you want it to be.   

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How to Become a Successful Full Time Real Estate Investor

How to Become a Successful Full Time Real Estate Investor

Both rookies and veteran real estate investors need to implement new strategies and tactics to improve their business and be successful. There is always a way to sharpen your skills to create more success. Goal Setting is one of the most necessary components of success. 
 
 Did you know 95% of people in this world do not set goals? #1
 It is shocking to know most people do not have any kind of written goals. Some people just let the world push them around, instead of setting goals and going where they want to go. They may be in a job they had no intention of getting, but are there for years; they may be in a relationship that they had no intention of being in, but are in it for years because it is easy. Now, I don’t want to sound like Dr. Phil here, but my point is if you have no clear, defined goals pertaining to your real estate investing business, you will have an unsuccessful or at best, very average business. #2
 
 Part of the 5%As a full-time real estate investor, we need to be part of the 5% that have clearly written, defined, tangible goals, that are cast out 20 years, 10 years, 5 years, etc, and then brought down to months, and then weeks. 
 At that point you need to make daily "to-do" lists which keep you going. 
 
 Our goals, as a whole should include financial, relational, personal, spiritual, and educational goals. No one is successful with a vague goal like "I want to make money", you have to set realistic financial goals that are specific. 
 
 Tangible goalsI highly recommend that you have a tangible goal that you can, once achieving it, can touch, can feel, and can be proud of, and money will become a byproduct that comes from achieving that particular goal. 
 
 
 Long term and short term#3
So set goals for yourself that involve a long term plan, and a short term plan, and you will have the incentive to do what is necessary in order to accomplish these goals, and create a wonderful, rewarding, and lucrative business for yourself. 
 
 
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