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Secrets of the Canadian Real Estate Cycle. An Investor's Guide

  • ID: 2326354
  • Book
  • October 2011
  • Region: Canada
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Learn to Become a Strategic Real Estate Investor and Profit in Any Market

Every day it seems as though the media has a different story to tell about the real estate market. Is the market going to boom? Are values inflated and unsustainable, so a correction is inevitable? Are we in a buyer s market or a seller s market?

If the lack of any clear direction has your head spinning, then now is the time to read Secrets of the Canadian Real Estate Cycle. With full–on analysis and exacting detail, this book addresses the fundamentals of the real estate cycle. Investment experts Don R. Campbell, Kieran Trass and Greg Head have collaborated with Christine Ruptash to produce this comprehensive guide to understanding the market cycle in your target area and which investment tactics to use to maximize profit in your current investments and strategically invest for portfolio growth.

Praise for Secrets of the Canadian Real Estate Cycle

Wow! What a great book. I have lived and worked in many Canadian provinces and developed, built and sold more than $100 million of real estate in this great country and this book makes me feel like an amateur! Brian Tracy, Author of No Excuses!: The Power of Self–Discipline and Reinvention: How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life

This book is a game changer it completely shifted my way of thinking! If you are at all considering real estate as an investment vehicle, or if you are a long–term investor in fact, especially if you are a long–term investor this book is a must read. Jim Sicotte, Canadian real estate investor

As soon as I read the first chapter, I knew this would want to be read and re–read by every real estate investor. This book teaches you about the real estate cycle and provides invaluable tools that enable you to evaluate any market at any time. Peter Kinch, Real estate entrepreneur and financing expert

I ve been a real estate lawyer for 35 years focusing on the investment side. This book is an invaluable tool for any real estate investor who s trying to understand how the market really works. I will be recommending it to all my clients, whether they are experienced or just starting out. Barry McGuire, Real estate lawyer, author and investor

As an investor and developer, The Secrets of the Canadian Real Estate Cycle provides a vital guideline to make critical investing decisions. Rob Haberman, Real estate investor/developer

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Part I Key Message: The Real Estate Cycle: Your Key to Strategic Investing 5

Chapter 1: The Strategic Investor Mindset 9

Chapter 2: What Is the Real Estate Cycle? 19

Chapter 3: Market Predictability and the Real Estate Cycle Clock 31

Chapter 4: Key Drivers of the Real Estate Cycle 37

Chapter 5: Beware the Market Influences of the Real Estate Cycle 49

Chapter 6: The Boom Phase 65

Chapter 7: The Slump Phase 81

Chapter 8: The Recovery Phase 91

Part II Key Message: Putting the Real Estate Cycle to Work in the Canadian Market 99

Chapter 9: Critical Transition Points: Toronto––Boom to Slump 105

Chapter 10: The Toronto Market: Focus on Key Drivers 119

Chapter 11: Critical Transition Points: Calgary––Slump to Recovery to Boom 133

Chapter 12: The Calgary Market––From Hindsight to Foresight 145

Part III Key Message: Learn the Strategic Real Estate Investor Way 159

Chapter 13: Setting Goals like a Strategic Real Estate Investor 165

Chapter 14: The ABC Strategy: How Strategic Investors Plan for the Real Estate Cycle 179

Chapter 15: Investments Tactics throughout the Cycle 185

Chapter 16: Tactics and Risk Management 205

Chapter 17: Tactics and Financing 217

Part IV Key Message: Canadian Strategic Real Estate Investors 227

Chapter 18: Investor Profile: Michael Lawson 231

Chapter 19: Investor Profile: Byron Howard 239

Chapter 20: investor Profile: Tony and Jo–Ann Peters 247

Chapter 21: investor Profile: Chris Black 257

Chapter 22: Are You a Strategic Real Estate Investor? 265

Appendix: The Key Driver Scorecard 269

Acknowledgements 270

About the Authors 272

Other Contributors 277

Index 284

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Don R. Campbell
Kieran Trass
Greg Head
Christine Ruptash
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