Category Archives: Real Estate

Where do people get the money to buy expensive houses?

High income and cheap credit Why are real estate prices so high? Isn’t the economy still recovering? Yes. Millions have lost their jobs and many are still looking for work. But recessions don’t affect everyone equally. The number of high income individuals is often underestimated. So in today’s post I’ll explain how people can afford to buy multi-million dollar… Read More »

This is how my investment property is doing after 1 year

Liquid’s rental property – 1 year update About a year ago I blogged about selling farmland to buy a rental property in the Lower Mainland. I wrote that I expected a 15% annual return. In today’s post I’ll discuss how my 1 bedroom rental apartment is performing, and share 4 important lessons I’ve learned along the way. 🙂… Read More »

How I obtained a negative interest rate mortgage

Why inflation matters U.S. government bonds in 1990 were paying investors 8% a year. That sounds amazing! Especially for a low risk investment. 🙂 But not everyone was buying them. Why? Because investment returns don’t tell the whole story. The inflation rate that year was 5.4%. That means the real rate of return on those bonds was only… Read More »