Real Estate Investing in Canada: Creating Wealth with the ACRE System by Don R. CampbellReal Estate Investing in Canada: Creating Wealth with the ACRE System by Don R. Campbell

Real Estate Investing in Canada: Creating Wealth with the ACRE System

byDon R. Campbell

Hardcover | January 16, 2009

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Canadians in greater numbers than ever before are turning to real estate to build wealth. The Authentic Canadian Real Estate (ACRE) system is the first of its kind to show average Canadians how to profit from investing in residential real estate. In Real Estate Investing in Canada, you will discover how to cut through the hype and emotion of any real estate market and accurately assess the inherent risks and rewards. Whether you are buying your first property or your 100th, this book provides new-found tools, strategies and condence to help you achieve your investment goals.


"This is a great book. The information in just one of the chapters alone saved me over $28,000."
Michael Millenaar

"Full of practical Canadian content and presented in an organized and respectful system. It directly addresses how to get the money and financing you need to purchase real estate and achieve your goals."
Tamara MacLaren

"One of Don Campbell's great gifts is his near-genius ability to take something that appears complex and break it down into a simple step-by-step system that anyone can follow. I am convinced that everyone will thoroughly enjoy, and more important, benefit financially, by reading this book."
Russell Westcott

"The power of Real Estate Investing in Canada lies in the super simple, market-proven system that it offers you. It makes real estate dreams possible for any Canadian. If you are serious about learning the truth, cutting through the hype and being successful, this is your real estate bible!"
Valden Palm,

The markets across the country are continually shifting and you must keep on top of the latest information. So, as a bonus, every registered reader of Real Estate Investing in Canada will have proprietary access to critical forms and ongoing market research at

DON R. CAMPBELL is a Canadian real estate investor, author and consultant. He is president of the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN™), whose membership exceeds 3400 successful Canadian investors and whose investment in Canadian residential real estate is in the billions of dollars. In his real estate seminars, held regularly in Van...
Title:Real Estate Investing in Canada: Creating Wealth with the ACRE SystemFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 1 inPublished:January 16, 2009Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0470158891

ISBN - 13:9780470158890


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Far more valuable than the $34 cover price! I personally know hundreds of investors in Canada who have started with Don's book and used his process to build fantastic portfolios. Don's one of the most influential mentors in Canadian real estate investing and openly shares the process to find and buy the right property. Written in a story format we follow Richard on his path of learning the basics of investing, research, trial and error and eventual success. The easy to understand and follow format will have you on the path to become a sophisticated investor and miles beyond the common landlord who doesn't take the time to educate themselves. I've bought dozens of copies of this and other Don Campbell books for my investor clients and know it puts them on a great path.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing for the real estate investor I loved this book! It really explains, w concrete examples, how to invest. What is a good investment. Many people assume that their homes <are investments< but truly, it's about finding that buy that u will rent out and that's what truly real estate investing is. Great read for anyone who wants to invest in real estate. Very easy to read.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Canadian Real Estate Book! I was impressed by the quality of this book. This was the first Canadian book on real estate that I have read and I liked Don Campbell's approach to investing in real estate. His approach is simple and his checklists, including the Property Goldmine Score Card and the Due Diligence Checklist, are invaluable for all levels of investor. I really like the Sophisticated Investor Binder for mortgages - it really does show professionalism. I have already started creating mine. It was great to read that Richard and Emma were able to purchase their first property so quickly, and that the investment process was relatively smooth for them. It demonstrates how effective a system can truly be if it is followed. Many first-time investors are not usually that quick with purchasing their first property, like Richard and Emma did, and it was wise of Mr. Campbell to indicate that as a caution to new and excited investors. Thanks for the additional electronic resources that go along with the book!
Date published: 2010-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the read I liked the overall concept of using the system in buying real estate. Found nice checklists and questions to ask helpful. Not much on the subject of landlord/tenant.
Date published: 2009-06-09

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Your Real Estate Success Road Map.

Chapter 2: Flight from Nowhere.

Chapter 3: Your Own Personal Belize.

Chapter 4: Th e Four Most Important Words in Real Estate Investing: "What's Behind the Curtain?"

Chapter 5: How to Tell If a Town Will Boom or Bust: The 12 Keys That Unlock the Vault.

Chapter 6: Property Goldmine Score Card.

Chapter 7: Skipping Stones to Success.

Chapter 8: Not Any Port in a Storm: How to Find the Best Properties in the Best Areas.

Chapter 9: The Property Analyzer Form: Where the Rubber Hits the Road.

Chapter 10: Below Average or Super Successful: You Choose!

Chapter 11: Placing Your Off er and Getting It Accepted.

Chapter 12: Getting Your Banker to Yes!

Chapter 13: Seven Winning Strategies for Getting the Financing.

Chapter 14: From Corporate Job to Successful Real Estate Investor.

Chapter 15: Negotiating Secrets of the Overachieving Investor.

Chapter 16: Th e Big Close—A Day of Reckoning.

Chapter 17: What Becomes of Richard and Emma? —Canadian Success Stories.

Chapter 18: Your Personal Action Plan.

Appendix 1: Checklists.

Due Diligence Checklists.

Property Analyzer Form.

Appendix 2: Canadian Real Estate Glossary.

Real Estate Investment Network.