Vancouver Real Estate Investments – Personal or Corporate Ownership?

Difference Between Real Estate Development and Real Estate Investment There is much confusion on the tax efficient way to hold real estate.  The confusion is because taxpayers confuse real estate development with real estate investment. If a taxpayer is planning to buy a piece of land and build a new house or substantially renovate an existing house, this is real

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A Liquidity Crunch in Vancouver

Just two years back, when buying condo presales was the rage of investing free cash in Vancouver, I wrote a short blog cautioning investors to begin preparation years ahead for the closing date of the deal.  When the condo completes, full payment of the balance on the condo is required to close the deal; hence qualifying for the mortgage at

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