Blog posts 2013

By Andrew Schulhof, 14 Dec 2013

Managing all aspects of your real estate investments should be considered a business and as such should be taken seriously for a number of reasons. A major one is how it is going to be treated for income tax purposes. In the following article I will be going through what I think are the top tax tips for real estate investing.

By Andrew Schulhof, 26 Oct 2013
So what are the top 5 real estate investing mistakes to avoid? As a real estate investor for the last 20+ years, I have experienced what only can be described as the good, the bad and the ugly of the industry. From managing properties myself to working with professionals, I have discovered that the small details can make a huge difference to your real estate investing success.
By Andrew Schulhof, 26 Aug 2013

With almost five years of historically low rates, in July we witnessed yet more mortgage rate changes in Canada that may not be so temporary. There was especially some upward movement in the 5 year fixed rate mortgages.  These changes have since leveled off, but this may be the beginning of the end of the historical low interest rate party.

By Andrew Schulhof, 22 Jun 2013
Real Estate vs. Stock Market: Which is A Better Investment?

When looking at the best ways to generate potential returns for your investment portfolio, there is much debate on whether the stock market or real estate investments offer the best opportunity.

By Andrew Schulhof, 24 Apr 2013

Rental property Insurance – What does your insurance cover? Read the fine print!

Understanding and Mitigating Your Risks – Rental Property Insurance and the New Limitation Act.

This month I’d like to share my thoughts on how you can better manage risk once you’ve made a purchase and what to consider for insurance coverage, and lastly provide an update on the Limitation Act.

By Andrew Schulhof, 02 Mar 2013

With tax season upon us, many real estate investors assess the tax implications of owning real estate. How does your real estate portfolio impact your taxes?  What do you need to consider?

Regardless whether you own one investment or multiple properties, managing your real estate portfolio is like a small business.  You need to file a statement of revenues and expenses for your rental properties with your return each year.