Category Archives: Real Estate

Buying Vancouver Real Estate On Minimum Wage – Video

Home buying guide for low income households Are you renting in an expensive city but want to buy your own property? If so, this new video is for you. It focuses on a hypothetical couple in Vancouver, but could be relevant to any other growing city. Anyone can afford to become a homeowner, even those making the minimum… Read More »

Real estate taxes in Canada. Know before you buy.

Making sense of real estate taxes in Canada Real estate has historically kept up with inflation. But I’m not sure if it can keep up with taxation moving forward. I’m all for reasonable taxes. I benefit a lot from government services. But at some point real estate taxes in Canada can start to feel excessive. Someone buying a… Read More »

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 »