From the Author′s Introduction
Without proper and unbiased information, an investor is really just a speculator. That′s precisely why this book is so important, especially given the economic turmoil that continues around the world. The Little Book of Real Estate Investing in Canada summarizes what I would call a sophisticated and strategic approach to real estate investing. Sophisticated does not mean complicated, strategic doesn′t mean timing the market. On the contrary, I am a huge proponent of what is called the Authentic Canadian Real Estate (ACRE) system. Backed by two decades of field experience, the ACRE system is all about investing with purpose through the ability to read the market cycles 18 months in advance of them occurring. I would never tell you that real estate investment is easy. I can assure you that it is a learned skill and that those who learn to do it well and who have market perspective can expect success.
To help you understand what I mean by a sophisticated and strategic approach to real estate investing, this book follows a very specific path. Those who already own investment property will be able to read this book and then review their portfolios, business strategies and goals with a fresh perspective on what they should do next, or do differently given a changing market. And those new to real estate investing will find that the book provides clear action steps so that they can move calmly, with confidence, towards buying their first or next piece of real estate investment property.
There is a saying that there is never any bad weather, just bad clothing choices. In real estate the same can be said for homeowners and investors there are never any bad real estate markets, there are just bad purchase and sale decisions.
The Little Book of Real Estate Investing in Canada is Don R. Campbell′s personal perspective on real estate investment based on the principles and action steps that he has used to build a robust portfolio of investment properties. Three decades as an investor and two decades running and leading The Real Estate Investment Network have given him a depth of experience and wealth of knowledge that are unsurpassed in the investor community. If you are considering becoming an investor, or are an investor with a degree of experience, you will find ideas and strategies in these pages that will direct you towards practical steps that decrease risk and increase returns.
Some of the key topics that he covers are:
- How to design a portfolio to withstand the inevitable market ups–and–downs
- How to know the difference between market noise and market signals
- How to stop chasing money in order to attract it
- Finding the right professionals and mentors to help you invest wisely
- How to ensure you are creating long–term sustainable wealth
- Discovering if you have the right approach and attitude to become a successful investor
Chapter One Why Invest in Real Estate? 1
Chapter Two My Early Years as an Investor 45
Chapter Three Design a Portfolio to Weather the Inevitable Storms 71
Chapter Four Building the Team 103
Chapter Five The Investor Mentality 131
Chapter Six Riding the Cycle to Long–Term Sustainable Wealth 157
Chapter Seven Why Do You Really and Truly Want to Invest in Real Estate? 185
Chapter Eight Is Real Estate Investing Part of Your Journey? 201
About the Author 223