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
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
About the Authors 272
Other Contributors 277
Please visit www.DonRCampbell.com for Don′s latest research and analysis of the cycles, his seminar schedule and information on REIN.
Keiran Trass is an international real estate cycle expert who has extensively researched and applied his methodology on cycles for over two decades. His investment company, Hybrid Group, is based in New Zealand and specializes in residential real estate.
For mentoring inquiries, public speaking engagements and research assignment requests, contact: Keiran@TellMeTheTime.com.
Greg Head is an IT executive, whose passion for investing in real estate has allowed him to create a successful porfolio of residential and commercial properties. His investing expertise and knowledge of real estate cycles has made him a sought–after speaker at real estate events across Canada.
Christine Ruptash is the president of Strategic Real Estate Solutions, a private investment firm that focuses on residential real estate.
For information on Greg′s speaking engagements or to contact Christine about investment opportunities please visit www.strategicrealestatesolution.ca.