Books on Investing in Real Estate in Canada

Books on Canadian Real Estate Investing

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

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 confidence 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

Author(s): Don R. Campbell
ISBN 13: 9780470158890
Pages: 312
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Title: Real Estate Joint Ventures: The Canadian Investors Guide to Raising Money and Getting Deals Done

A step-by-step guide to attracting all the investment funds you will ever need for your next real estate transaction

As the sales of Real Estate Investing in Canada have proven, Canadians are looking to real estate investing to build wealth. In his bestselling book Real Estate Investing in Canada, Don R. Campbell introduces the Authentic Canadian Real Estate (ACRE) system, the first system of its kind to show ordinary Canadians how to profit from investing in residential real estate. Told as a narrative, a typical Canadian couple named Richard and Emma successfully buy their first properties and now are ready to leverage their equity into more properties. In order to achieve their goals, they are introduced to a joint-venture specialist and, with his guidance, they learn how joint-venture partnerships work and secrets and strategies for acquiring new properties that only the pros know.

Richard and Emma build their portfolio — and their confidence — and so they leave their jobs to focus on real estate investing full-time. Following a proven 7-step system, Richard and Emma are equipped with the information, strategies and motivation they need to go to the next level by explaining:

  • What are joint-venture partnerships and how do they work to create win-win relationships
  • Wealth attraction principles-how to become a money magnet
  • How and where to find joint-venture partners-marketing and lead generation—and separate the wheat from the chaff
  • Structuring a joint venture deal-building a team of experts and the due diligence process
  • Legal structures and agreements, including tax implications
  • 19 landmines to avoid in joint venture partnerships
  • Following up with current joint venture partners and duplicating success

The appendices offer valuable time-saving checklists, forms and worksheets, as well as advice on paper flow and time management.

Author(s): Don R. Campbell
ISBN 13: 9780470737521
Pages: 336
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Title: The Canadian Landlord's Guide: Expert Advice to Become a Profitable Real Estate Investor

Author(s): Douglas Gray, Peter Mitham
ISBN 13: 9780470155271
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Title: Legal, Tax & Accounting Strategies for the Canadian Real Estate Investor

Legal, Tax and Accounting Strategies for the Canadian Real Estate Investor begins and ends with the premise that buying property in Canada can be a smart, safe and successful way to invest your money. However, like most things in life, success requires hard work. You need to do your homework, understand what you are buying, and know the pros and cons of various decisions. Most importantly, you also need to know how to structure and maintain your investment. That's where we come in. Experience is a good teacher-but its lessons can be nasty and, in the real estate business, mistakes can cost you big bucks. Our goal with this book is to help you do it right-the first time. Rest assured that this book covers a vast range of topics and you're going to appreciate its breadth and depth if you're wondering about things like whether:

  • You should opt for a sole proprietorship versus a partnership or corporate ownership strategy.
  • There are things you can do to manage the way HST impacts your real estate investment business.
  • You need information about the tax implications of a real estate disposition.
  • You can change your bookkeeping system to better meet your needs and those of your accountant.

Who Are We?

This book was written by two individuals whose collective experience in helping Canadians make wise property investment decisions spans several decades. Steve Cohen is a securities lawyer with a great deal of experience in the real estate sector. George Dube is a chartered accountant whose knowledge is based on many years of helping clients with their property buying needs. Both Steve and George are real estate investors themselves. Working from this foundation, we have put together the definitive guide on how to build a successful real estate portfolio in Canada from a legal, tax and accounting perspective.

Author(s): Cohen, Steve , Dube, George
ISBN 13: 9780470677735
Pages: 256
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Title: Making Money in Real Estate: The Essential Canadian Guide to Investing in Residential Property

Douglas Gray is Canada's bestselling real estate and small business author. Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have relied on his books for their comprehensive information, insider tips and practicality. Here is what the critics have said about his real estate guides:

"Gray delivers the goods. It is all-Canadian, and not a retread book full of tips that are worthless north of the U.S.-Canada border. It's chockfull of practical street-smart strategies and advice...thorough and eminently usable."
Business in Vancouver

" legalese here...just some good ol' street-level English that explains—mostly for the benefit of novices—all the real and perceived complexities of mortgages."
Calgary Herald

"The prolific output of real estate and financial books establishes Gray as a Canadian voice...[He] provides consumer insights into securing the best deal and avoiding the pitfalls...Gray's legal background has given him valuable insights."
Edmonton Journal

"[The] author knows what he is talking about...full of street-smarts and practical advice..."
Halifax Chronicle-Herald

Author(s): Douglas Gray
ISBN 13: 9781118115947
Pages: 424
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Title: Secrets of the Real Estate Cycle: The Canadian Investor's Guide to Buy-Sell Hold Strategies

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

Author(s): Campbell, Don R. , Trass, Kieran , Head, Greg
ISBN 13: 9780470964712
Pages: 304
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Title: Investing in Condominiums: Strategies, Tips and Expert Advice for the Canadian Real Estate Investor

Lots of information has been published for those who wish to buy a new condo (known as a strata in BC) as a principal residence. With regard to investing in condos, there is an unfortunate perception that it is all about lining up to buy pre-construction units in a "hot neighbourhood" and flip them. Of course, people ignore market conditions and fundamentals, and get caught up in a kind of mass hysteria for which they will often pay a price down the road.

Condos represent a solid return on investment when purchased according to a strategy, by sticking to fundamentals, by carrying out proper due diligence, and by having an exit plan. The purchase of pre-construction condominiums is just as relevant in a real estate portfolio as owning freehold property. As well, benefits from the vantage point of tax and estate planning can also be realized. Until now, there has not been a comprehensive treatment of how to invest properly in pre-construction high-rise condos.

This book will give investors the nuts and bolts of undertaking such an investment. They will have the knowledge to proceed in a methodical way, with confidence, knowing they are asking the right questions, doing the math, and assembling the right team of experts.


"I teach people how to create a millionaire mind. This book is a perfect addition to teach you how wealthy real estate investors invest in condominiums, and the critical secrets to know before putting a dime in real estate."
T. Harv Eker, author of #1 NY Times Bestseller Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

"A tried-and-true strategy that teaches buyers how to safely purchase condominiums by conducting deep due diligence and market research to ensure the fundamentals and building financials are strong and sustainable. Brian Persaud and Randy Ramadhin show you exactly how to do your homework in a market that is often more emotional than it needs to be."
Don R. Campbell, author of the bestselling Real Estate Investing in Canada 2.0 and Secrets of the Canadian Real Estate Cycle

"You must read this book to understand what wealthy real estate investors are looking at investing in condominiums. Brian and Randy have developed a very comprehensive book on factors that you should consider before putting a dime in real estate."
Robert Shemin, New York Times best-selling author of How Come that Idiot's Rich and I'm Not?

"This book provides you with in-depth knowledge about purchasing a condo as an investment. From market economics to a builder's reputation, and the financial and legal aspects of buying a condo, there is no better source of unbiased information to assist with your buying decision."
Scott McGillivray, Investor and Host and Producer of Income Property

Author(s): Brian Persaud
ISBN 13: 9781118043851
Pages: 304
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Title: Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing

Author(s): Dalia Barsoum
ISBN 13: 9780991868704
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Title: 81 Financial and Tax Tips for the Canadian Real Estate Investor: Expert Money-Saving Advice ...

From Canada's best-selling real esate author, Don R. Campbell, and his team.

From rental properties to business offices, more and more Canadians buying real estate are unwittingly setting themselves up for problems. Real estate investments and their corresponding tax policies are complicated—without knowing the tax rules, investors will see how quickly seemingly viable investments can become financial disasters. 81 Financial and Tax Tips for the Canadian Real Estate Investor offers practical advice on successfully navigating the tax implications of property ownership, including tips on a) deductions from income; b) preparing for an audit; and c) leveraging professional help. Filled with insights and Canadian-specific tips, there's no other book like it on the market.

Author(s): Don R. Campbell
ISBN 13: 9780470736838
Pages: 240
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Title: The Canadian Real Estate Action Plan: Proven Investment Strategies to Kick Start and Build Your Portfolio

Peter Kinch's Investors Succeed Because They Plan for Success

Peter Kinch's focus is on opening financing doors for real estate investors, and he is so successful at it that in 2008 he was named Canada's Top Mortgage Broker. His track record and reputation with banks is second to none. In other words, he knows exactly of what he speaks.

Peter's depth of knowledge of how the industry works has allowed him to consistently work magic for both large and small investors across the country. Where once investors were declined by lenders, Peter and his team show readers how to convince lenders to say "yes" to their plans. There are no tricks here, just the vital information you need to convince banks that your investment plans are sound. Investors who follow Peter's advice know that successful real estate investing happens by playing fully above board.

In the pages of The Canadian Real Estate Action Plan you will witness financing myths debunked, have investment lending made clear and, best of all, learn the exact steps to getting the financing you need to build your strong cash-flowing portfolio. Do not invest in another piece of real estate or approach a bank or mortgage broker without first reading this book.

Go for "yes" by learning from Canada's expert in real estate financing.
Don R. Campbell, best-selling author of Real Estate Investing in Canada 2.0

As president of Canada's largest mortgage network, I have the sincere privilege of working with many of Canada's top experts in real estate investing. Peter Kinch has been leading this elite field for several years and continues to share his award-winning formulas in this very insightful book.
Gary Mauris, President, Dominion Lending Centres

Author(s): Kinch, Peter , Campbell, Don R.
ISBN 13: 9780470158012
Pages: 268
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Title: 97 Tips for Canadian Real Estate Investors 2.0

From the Bestselling Author of Real Estate Investing in Canada 2.0

What can you learn from four Canadian real estate experts who have 100-plus years of collective investing experience?

Whether you are a beginning investor or own a portfolio of residential properties, 97 Tips for Canadian Real Estate Investors, 2nd Edition provides you with insights, strategies and success stories to build your wealth according to a proven system. Investors will learn about how to adapt to shifting market conditions, and financing and marketing strategies designed to improve cash flow and attract long-term tenants.

You’ll discover the challenges and pitfalls that investors experience and how to avoid them. At your fingertips and success strategies based on the Authentic Canadian Real Estate System. From understanding the principles and economics of Investing, to sourcing properties and financing, closing deals and becoming a landlord, 97 Tips is chockfull of great ideas for investors who want to achieve beyond their dreams.

Praise from Canadian Investors for Real Estate Investing in Canada and the Acre System

“This material was absolutely essential for getting my investing jumpstarted. Thank you!” –Marianne Malo Chenard

“To compare this system to other real estate investing educators is like comparing day to night. I get all the information on a proven system I need. I don’t have to pay thousands of extra dollars to get the ‘Next level’ of training.” –Michael Colson

“If you are serious about taking control of your finances through real estate, this book is the perfect starting point.” –Joe Iannuzzi

“Excellent advice on how to make profitable business decisions and how to know what the red flags are. –Kimberley Pashak

Special Bonus

Stay ahead of the real estate market. As a bonus, every registered reader of 97 Tips will receive a free CD covering the latest market changes. Register at

Author(s): Campbell, Don R. , Kinch, Peter , McGuire, Barry
ISBN 13: 9780470963630
Pages: 320
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Title: From Renos to Riches: The Canadian Real Estate Investor's Guide to Practical and Profitable Renovations

Maximize the profits and minimize the costs of real estate management

Rental renovations should be seen as a long-term investment, with your best asset in mind—your tenant. Knowing what renovations to undertake and how to do them will ensure that your money is well spent on renovations that will last the lifetime of the property, and ensure that your tenants want to stay. From Renos to Riches is designed to help you grow the value of your portfolio of properties by increasing cash flow through strategic renovations, decreasing expenses by saving money on maintenance by getting the job right the first time, reducing energy usage, and fostering a good and lasting relationship with your tenants.

The product of the author's experience in the construction trades and as a real estate investor in residential properties, the book offers investors in rental properties insights into how to assess and estimate the cost of a renovation and to determine if it makes financial sense.

The only Canadian title in the field of investing in renovations, From Renos to Riches:

  • Helps landlords and rental property owners understand what's involved in contracting out a job; how to make sure they're hiring skilled and professional workers; keeping to a budget; going green; and which jobs you can tackle yourself
  • Provides authoritative and credible information to help investors make wise renovation investments for maximum returns
  • Includes real world examples to illustrate different scenarios and help investors assess the scope of a renovation project

The definitive book on renovations that can be made prudently and efficiently aimed at Canadian investors, landlords, and property managers, From Renos to Riches will help you attract and keep tenants, improve cash flow, and keep maintenance to a minimum.

Author(s): Ian Szabo
ISBN 13: 9781118031612
Pages: 304
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Title: Buying Real Estate in the US: The Concise Guide for Canadians

If you are interested in owning US property, Buying Real Estate in the US: A Guide for Canadians will help you navigate the daunting legal and tax issues surrounding buying US real estate as a foreign buyer.

This book will guide you on a safer, clearer, and more economical path to reaching your goal of owning US real estate, while avoiding the possible severe tax consequences and the many other complications that may arise in the process.

The author covers information crucial for Canadian snowbirds becoming US property owners, such as:

· The opportunity
· How to own the property
· US withholding tax
· Nonresident US estate tax
· Income tax consequences

If you find yourself more confused than certain when thinking about these issues, this book will empower you to become a confident and well-informed buyer, ready to face the US real estate market. The author explains what you need to know, from the lucrative opportunities of investing in US property, to specific tax filing requirements.

Use the comprehensive and practical information in this book to ensure you experience the enjoyment rather than the hassle of becoming a US property owner.

Author(s): Dale Walters
ISBN 13: 9781770400689
Pages: 128
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