Category: Real estate
23 Posts
POSTED ON October 20, 2015 BY Benjamin Cox

Real estate location drives valuations, and the mining business is legendary on the games that are played to maximize real estate value. Terms and concepts such as claim jumping, salting, buying access, blocking easements, and others come from our industry; as it turns out, local community politics have many of the same issues. I am… Continue Reading

POSTED ON December 04, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Today we share some real estate porn via Tiburon, California speculator and writer Thom Calandra’s Facebook page. Surely there’s a tech founder in the Bay Area who wants to own this truly spectacular $49 million pad that belongs to mining tycoon Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman of Ivanhoe Mines – TSX:IVN (I own shares). Mr. Friedland… Continue Reading

POSTED ON December 01, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

VANCOUVER, CANADA — In the commercial real estate world, when investors expect a piece of land to be an ultra safe investment, prices get bid up, and yields come down. This makes sense: the safer the bet, the lower the return. After a crazy week in the markets however, I’m left wondering: is any investment… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 29, 2014 BY Bill Bonner

As T. Boone Pickens put it, money is just a way of “keeping score” in life. But watch out: The “winners” are often the biggest losers. We’ve been rich and we’ve been poor. Being rich is better… but only marginally. And only because it helps you appreciate poverty. When you finally make some money, you… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 28, 2014 BY James Altucher

Many people have said to me in the past month, “I’m going to buy a home.” Or, “What do you think of the idea of me buying a home?” I like the second batch of people. They are my friends and it seems like they are sincerely asking for my advice. And I’m going to… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 10, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

“We are still buying a lot of homes in the US for 60 to 70 percent of construction costs, and getting the land for free,” Delavaco Residential Properties Corp. CEO Andy DeFrancesco told me by phone Friday from his Florida office. The ex Canaccord equity trader, 43, has assembled a portfolio of roughly 850 single… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 29, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

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POSTED ON August 13, 2013 BY Goodman Report

Twin Lakes 3701 Princess Avenue North Vancouver Totally Renovated Townhouse Complex 57 Units Asking $27,950,000 (4.4% Cap Rate) In a stunning West Coast setting surrounded by mature evergreens and meandering pathways, you’ll find Twin Lakes—a rarely available and extensively upgraded 7-building townhouse rental complex improved on a 9.42 acre site featuring 57 units. The project… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 04, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Blogging is a FREE and PRICELESS way for firms to communicate with investors, in addition to serving other business development functions (Sales/Marketing, HR, etc). Difference Capital‘s Tom Astle is writing for the tech, healthcare and media merchant bank that raised $50 million this week. Astle’s entries educate investors, drawing from his 20+ years experience in the technology research… Continue Reading

POSTED ON May 16, 2013 BY Natalie Genest

On March 18, 2013, without the ring or drunken rendition of the ‘YMCA’ with your closest family and friends, the province of British Columbia after two years of living together in a common law relationship has pronounced you husband and wife. Well, not actually husband and wife (there is still hope for the rock ladies),… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 21, 2013 BY CEOEditor

From pristine beaches to palaces, entire islands and its London embassy, a nation in crisis is selling its assets, writes Harriet Alexander. “We are like a bankrupt housewife forced to sell the silver, to save the family,” he said. “Greece has no choice.” Some 70,000 lots are for sale, ranging from pristine stretches of coast… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 18, 2013 BY David FitzGerald

The Greater Vancouver multifamily market remains strong as developer’s appetite to build purpose-built rental grows and owners consider their liquidity. This article will explain why the Greater Vancouver multifamily market has performed so well and what this means for the local investment and development community moving forward. The 2008 debt crisis put a lack of… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 09, 2013 BY Joe Genest

Over the last two years, economists, market professionals, and the media have pushed all sorts of “doom and gloom” coverage about the residential real estate market here in Metro Vancouver. Most of this coverage fuels public opinion that the local real estate market is tanking – that we’re all in for a big hurt. Given… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 08, 2013 BY Stuart Bell

Meet Russell Hollingsworth: renowned architect and West Vancouver visionary designer of five of the top ten elite B.C. homes. Now regarded as one of the best architects in Canadian history, Russell’s father, Fred, immigrated to Vancouver from England in 1929. After Russell was born, his father raised him on architecture and organic principles. “I learned… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 15, 2013 BY Reid McKay

The animosity and societal disconnect of living in the downtown core of a large city can be stressful — living expenses are much higher, available space is limited. For some, it seems like only the most seasoned urbanites are courageous enough to start a family in the concrete jungle. Of course, the typical sought-after home… Continue Reading

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