Investing in Condominiums: Strategies, Tips and Expert Advice for the Canadian Real Estate Investor by Brian PersaudInvesting in Condominiums: Strategies, Tips and Expert Advice for the Canadian Real Estate Investor by Brian Persaud

Investing in Condominiums: Strategies, Tips and Expert Advice for the Canadian Real Estate Investor

byBrian Persaud, Randy Ramadhin

Hardcover | November 8, 2011

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A lot of information has been published for those who wish to buy a condo as a principal residence, but not for investors who want to expand into the condominium market. Investing in condominiums is not about being caught up in the mass hysteria of lining up to buy a pre-construction unit in a "hot neighbourhood" and hopefully flipping it at a profit when it's built. On the contrary, investing in condos can be a very good way to generate solid returns when done according to the proven strategies outlined in the book.

Investing in Condominiums will show readers the ins and outs of profitable condo investing by sticking to investing fundamentals, carrying out proper due diligence, and having an exit plan. Pre-construction condominiums, especially in Toronto and Vancouver are sought-after by both Canadian and international investors. The stable economy, low-interest rate environment, and appreciating values are a recipe for investor success. Investing in Condominiums gives Canadian investors the nuts and bolts of undertaking such an investment based on real-life examples and expert knowledge. By reading this book, the investor can proceed with full confidence knowing that they are asking the right questions, doing the math, and assembling the right team of experts that will help them realize their investment goals.

Brian Persaud, BSc, is a co-founder of REal Experts Inc., a company dedicated to elevating investor confidence in real estate and teaching powerful proven investment models that work. REal Experts became the embodiment of Brian's dream; as an investor and advisor, his workshops and personal consult-ations are met with great enthusiasm ...
Title:Investing in Condominiums: Strategies, Tips and Expert Advice for the Canadian Real Estate InvestorFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.29 × 6.3 × 0.94 inPublished:November 8, 2011Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1118043855

ISBN - 13:9781118043851


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Condo, Condough, Condoooh! Read the book prior to searching for a resale condo as a homeowner rather than an investor. Made the marketplace and buying more understandable. Even though the book focus is detailed toward pre-sale units, the information is applicable to all buying and selling circumstances. Suggest the authors' next revision include additional data about the resale market and turn this into a comprehensive reference tool.
Date published: 2012-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! This book is required reading for anyone who is even just thinking about buying a condo for investment or personal use. The book is packed with info and written in simple language for the novice investor but also includes tons of valuable insight that the seasoned pro is sure to find useful. The real world examples and tips from industry insiders make this book easy read in addition to being highly informative. Follow the tips and use the checklist when buying a condo and the book will pay for itself many times over in the $$ you will save (or gain) by making an informed decision. This is really a no-brainer purchase for anyone thinking about buying a condo. Enjoy!
Date published: 2012-04-09

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Pre-Construction Condo: Leap of Faith or Wise Investment? 1

Chapter 2: The Economics of Real Estate and Condo Investing 29

Chapter 3: What Am I Going to Get for My Money? 73

Chapter 4: The ABCs of Condo Design 125

Chapter 5: The Contract 153

Chapter 6: After You Sign the Contract 183

Chapter 7: Getting the Keys 205

Chapter 8: The First Year of Ownership 247

A Final Word 271

Credits 273

Acknowledgments 281

Index 289