When you invest in real estate, your goal is to put money to work today and make it grow so you have moremoney in the future. You have to make enough profit, or "return", to cover the risk you take, taxes you pay, and the costs of owning the real estate investment such as utilities and insurance.

 

In other words, once you understand the basics of the game, real estate investing really can be as conceptually simple as playing monopoly.

 

Your goal is to buy properties, avoid bankruptcy, and generate rent so that you can buy even more properties. But "simple" doesn't mean "easy". If you make a mistake, you could find yourself broke or worse.

 

The 4 Ways Real Estate Investors Make Money

When you invest in real estate, there are several ways you can make money:

  • Real Estate Appreciation: This is when the property becomes more valuable due to a change in the real estate market, the land around your property becoming scarcer or busier such as a major shopping center going in next door, or upgrades you put into your real estate investment to make it more attractive to potential buyers or renters. Real estate appreciation is a tricky game and is riskier than investing for cash flow income.
  • Cash Flow Income: This type of real estate investment focuses on buying a real estate property, such as an apartment building, and operating it so you collect a stream of cash from rent, which is the money a tenant pays you to use your property for a specific amount of time. Cash flow income can be generated from well-run storage units, car washes, apartment buildings, office buildings, rental houses, and more.
  • Real Estate Related Income: This is income generated by "specialists" in the real estate industry such as real estate brokers, who make money through commissions from buying and selling property, or real estate management companies who get to keep a percentage of rents in exchange for running the day-to-day operations of a property. For example, a hotel management company gets to keep 5% of a hotel's sales for taking care of the day-to-day operations such as hiring maids, running the front desk, mowing the lawn, and washing the towels.
  • Ancillary Real Estate Investment Income: For some real estate investments, this can be a huge source of profit. Ancillary real estate investment income includes things like vending machines in office buildings or laundry facilities in low-rent apartments. In effect, they serve as mini-businesses within a bigger real estate investment, letting you make money from a semi-captive collection of customers.

 

To learn more about real estate invsting please visit :

 

http://beginnersinvest.about.com/od/realestate/a/Real-Estate-Investing-101.htm

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Please visit our Open House at 146 Kilbride AVE in WINNIPEG.
Fantastic Home in Beautiful Scotia Heights on Sunday, August 30, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Remarkable 1,098 sq. ft. 1+1/2 Storey home in beautiful Scotia Heights. 3Bd, 2 F Bths. Excellent condition. Many upgrades. Metal Roof, New Wndws, New Kitchen, New Hi-Eff Furn & A/C. etc. 200amp. D/T garage w/Workshop. Great Home.
S/S Now. Open House Sunday August 30 2-4pm. Offers As Received. Remarkable 1,098 sq. ft. One and a Half Storey house in the beautiful Scotia Heights Neighbourhood. It’s located only steps away from spectacular views of the Red River with many scenic walking paths. This home is well maintained with many recent upgrades including: PVC Windows throughout (‘08), Newer Doors (‘08), Refinished Interior Doors (’15), New Paint throughout (’15), Newer Kitchen (’15), New Main Bathroom (’15), New Flooring in Hallway (’15), Newer A/C & Hi-eff Furnace (’15), Newer Metal Roof (’10), Stucco (’12), Newer Front Steps (’12), Back-up Valve (’10). This lovely home features 200amp Service with all copper wiring. Home has a single detached garage with attached workshop…great for any Handyman/Handywoman. The lower level is full size and fully finished. Move in Ready…book your showing today!
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Please visit our Open House at 50 Shamrock DR in WINNIPEG.
Beautiful Home in Southdale. on Saturday, August 29, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM The home features gorgeous hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, loft space, 5 bedrooms (2 up 3 down), 2 full bathrooms, master bedroom with 2 large closets & a 1/2 bath, a new kitchen with granite counter tops, cabinetry and pantry.
Open House Sat & Sun Aug 29th & 30th 2-4pm. This wonderful property is located close to Shamrock school, green space and woodlands with beautiful walking trails and recreational space. The home features gorgeous hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, loft space, 5 bedrooms (2 up 3 down), 2 full bathrooms, master bedroom with 2 large closets and a 1/2 bath, a new kitchen with granite counter tops, cabinetry and pantry, a south facing backyard with 24 x 22 garage, fully fenced yard, 18 x 18 deck and several mature fruit trees. Recent upgrades include newer shingles, some newer windows, exterior paint, kitchen, hardwood floors. Call today to book your private viewing.
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Please visit our Open House at 466 Kenaston BLVD in WINNIPEG.
Beautiful Condo in Kenaston Village. on Saturday, August 29, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Great south facing main floor unit overlooking the duck pond. Two bedroom 1.5 bathroom with a great layout, in suite laundry and lots of storage. Includes all appliances, window air conditioning and parking stall with plug.
Open House Saturday Aug 29th 12-2pm. Best location in the complex. Great south facing main floor unit with a large deck overlooking the duck pond. Two bedroom 1.5 bathroom with a great layout, in suite laundry and lots of storage. Includes all appliances, window air conditioning and parking stall with plug. Complex has a great pool, tennis courts and a recreation room for large groups. Easy to show. Call for a private viewing.
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Living Real Estate has listed a new property at 146 Kilbride AVE in WINNIPEG.
S/S Now. Open House Sunday August 30 2-4pm. Offers As Received. Remarkable 1,098 sq. ft. One and a Half Storey house in the beautiful Scotia Heights Neighbourhood. It’s located only steps away from spectacular views of the Red River with many scenic walking paths. This home is well maintained with many recent upgrades including: PVC Windows throughout (‘08), Newer Doors (‘08), Refinished Interior Doors (’15), New Paint throughout (’15), Newer Kitchen (’15), New Main Bathroom (’15), New Flooring in Hallway (’15), Newer A/C & Hi-eff Furnace (’15), Newer Metal Roof (’10), Stucco (’12), Newer Front Steps (’12), Back-up Valve (’10). This lovely home features 200amp Service with all copper wiring. Home has a single detached garage with attached workshop…great for any Handyman/Handywoman. The lower level is full size and fully finished. Move in Ready…book your showing today!
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Living Real Estate has listed a new property at 1016 Rosemount AVE in WINNIPEG.
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Please visit our Open House at 50 Shamrock DR in WINNIPEG.
Beautiful Home in Southdale. on Saturday, August 22, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM The home features gorgeous hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, loft space, 5 bedrooms (2 up 3 down), 2 full bathrooms, master bedroom with 2 large closets and a 1/2 bath, a new kitchen with granite counter tops, cabinetry & pantry.
Open House Saturday Aug 22nd 12-130. Offers Anytime. This wonderful property is located close to Shamrock school, green space and woodlands with beautiful walking trails and recreational space. The home features gorgeous hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, loft space, 5 bedrooms (2 up 3 down), 2 full bathrooms, master bedroom with 2 large closets and a 1/2 bath, a new kitchen with granite counter tops, cabinetry and pantry, a south facing backyard with 24 x 22 garage, fully fenced yard, 18 x 18 deck and several mature fruit trees. Recent upgrades include newer shingles, some newer windows, exterior paint, kitchen, hardwood floors. Call today to book your private viewing.
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Please visit our Open House at 24147 DIVERSION RD in ILEDESCH.
Beautiful Home in Ile Des Chenes on Saturday, August 22, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM This 5 acre park like lot feat an abundance of mature mixed wood trees. The yard has plenty of space to park all your toys and has a large 24x30 ft garage. There is a huge deck with plenty of space to entertain family and friends.
Open House Saturday Aug 22nd 2-4pm. This 5 acre park like lot features an abundance of mature mixed wood trees. The yard also has plenty of space to park all your toys and has a large 24x30 foot garage. There is a huge deck with plenty of space to entertain family and friends. Entering the home to a bright and sunny sunroom, you will love the open concept looking into the kitchen. The large country sized kitchen includes a large window over the sink, oak kitchen cupboards, fridge, stove and built-in dishwasher. The living room has a great picture window facing south to maximize the sun, it also features hardwood floors that runs down the hallway. There is a great master bedroom with new laminate floors, large closet and a two piece ensuite. There are also 2 other bedrooms on the main floor with great closet space. The main floor full bathroom features a jetted tub. The lower lever has a huge rec room, a large bedroom and great closet space, a large laundry room, furnace room and cold storage.
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Please visit our Open House at 466 Kenaston BLVD in WINNIPEG.
Beautiful Condo in Kenaston Village. on Sunday, August 23, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Best location in the complex. Great south facing main floor unit with a large deck overlooking the duck pond. Two bedroom 1.5 bathroom with a great layout, in suite laundry and lots of storage. Includes all appliances.
Open House Sunday Aug 23rd 12-130pm. Best location in the complex. Great south facing main floor unit with a large deck overlooking the duck pond. Two bedroom 1.5 bathroom with a great layout, in suite laundry and lots of storage. Includes all appliances, window air conditioning and parking stall with plug. Complex has a great pool, tennis courts and a recreation room for large groups. Easy to show. Call for a private viewing.
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Fall is just around the corner! Use these ten easy fall maintenance projects to keep your house in peak condition through the winter.

 

To view these 10 maintnance tips visit:  

 

http://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/10-fall-home-maintenance-musts-1676/check-for-peeling-paint#.VdS_aPnyBOQ

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Living Real Estate has listed a new property at 50 Shamrock DR in WINNIPEG.
Offers Anytime. Open House Sat & Sun Aug 15th & 16th Noon-1:30pm. This wonderful property is located close to Shamrock school, green space and woodlands with beautiful walking trails and recreational space. The home features gorgeous hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, loft space, 5 bedrooms (2 up 3 down), 2 full bathrooms, master bedroom with 2 large closets and a 1/2 bath, a new kitchen with granite counter tops, cabinetry and pantry, a south facing backyard with 24 x 22 garage, fully fenced yard, 18 x 18 deck and several mature fruit trees. Recent upgrades include newer shingles, some newer windows, exterior paint, kitchen, hardwood floors. Call today to book your private viewing.
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Please visit our Open House at 50 Shamrock DR in WINNIPEG.
Beautiful Home in Southdale. on Saturday, August 15, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM The home features gorgeous hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, loft space, 5 bedrooms (2 up 3 down), 2 full bathrooms, master bedroom with 2 large closets and a 1/2 bath, a new kitchen with granite counter tops,cabinetry and pantry.
Offers Anytime. Open House Sat & Sun Aug 15th & 16th Noon-1:30pm. This wonderful property is located close to Shamrock school, green space and woodlands with beautiful walking trails and recreational space. The home features gorgeous hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, loft space, 5 bedrooms (2 up 3 down), 2 full bathrooms, master bedroom with 2 large closets and a 1/2 bath, a new kitchen with granite counter tops, cabinetry and pantry, a south facing backyard with 24 x 22 garage, fully fenced yard, 18 x 18 deck and several mature fruit trees. Recent upgrades include newer shingles, some newer windows, exterior paint, kitchen, hardwood floors. Call today to book your private viewing.
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Living Real Estate has listed a new property at 48 Coral Reef COVE in WINNIPEG.
Open House Sat & Sun Aug 15 & 16 2-4pm. Gorgeous lake front property in Island Lakes. This 2 story home features beautiful views of the backyard and lake, gleaming hardwood floors, bright and sunny eat-in kitchen with a walk-in pantry and access to huge deck over looking lake and pool, a gas fire place in the living room and electric in the lower level. Main floor laundry is conveniently located in the mudroom directly off the garage and next to 2 piece powder room. The upper level has 3 bdrms including master with 3 pc ensuite & large walk-in closet, a 4 piece bath and a loft for simply relaxing. The lower level is finished with a spacious rec room, a large bedroom and a cleverly hidden storage/utility room located behind the book shelf next to the fireplace. The backyard is a great summer getaway you'll enjoy it with family and friends for years to come. Upgrades: Shingles(July 2015), Furnace(2014), Kit Counter(2015), Back Splash(2015), A/C(2014), HWT(2011), Dishwasher(2011), Some light fixtures (2015)
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Please visit our Open House at 48 Coral Reef COVE in WINNIPEG.
Gorgeous Home in Island Lakes. on Saturday, August 15, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM This beautiful two story home feat a family room, dining room, large eat-in kitchen with a walk-in pantry & laundry. Many windows with beautiful views of the backyard & lake, patio doors to a great deck to a beautiful lake.
Open House Sat & Sun Aug 15 & 16 2-4pm. Gorgeous lake front property in Island Lakes. This 2 story home features beautiful views of the backyard and lake, gleaming hardwood floors, bright and sunny eat-in kitchen with a walk-in pantry and access to huge deck over looking lake and pool, a gas fire place in the living room and electric in the lower level. Main floor laundry is conveniently located in the mudroom directly off the garage and next to 2 piece powder room. The upper level has 3 bdrms including master with 3 pc ensuite & large walk-in closet, a 4 piece bath and a loft for simply relaxing. The lower level is finished with a spacious rec room, a large bedroom and a cleverly hidden storage/utility room located behind the book shelf next to the fireplace. The backyard is a great summer getaway you'll enjoy it with family and friends for years to come. Upgrades: Shingles(July 2015), Furnace(2014), Kit Counter(2015), Back Splash(2015), A/C(2014), HWT(2011), Dishwasher(2011), Some light fixtures (2015)
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Please visit our Open House at 24147 DIVERSION RD in ILEDESCH.
Beautiful Home in Ile Des Chenes on Sunday, August 9, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM This 5 acre park like lot feats an abundance of mixed wood trees. The yard also has plenty of space to park all your toys/has a large 24x30 foot garage. There is a huge deck with plenty of space to entertain family and friends
Open House Sunday Aug 9th 1-3pm. This 5 acre park like lot features an abundance of mature mixed wood trees. The yard also has plenty of space to park all your toys and has a large 24x30 foot garage. There is a huge deck with plenty of space to entertain family and friends. Entering the home to a bright and sunny sunroom, you will love the open concept looking into the kitchen. The large country sized kitchen includes a large window over the sink, oak kitchen cupboards, fridge, stove and built-in dishwasher. The living room has a great picture window facing south to maximize the sun, it also features hardwood floors that runs down the hallway. There is a great master bedroom with new laminate floors, large closet and a two piece ensuite. There are also 2 other bedrooms on the main floor with great closet space. The main floor full bathroom features a jetted tub. The lower lever has a huge rec room, a large bedroom and great closet space, a large laundry room, furnace room and cold storage.
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Please visit our Open House at 303 Royal Mint DR in WINNIPEG.
Room for the whole family! on Thursday, August 6, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2442 sq.ft. 2 storey 5BR, 2.5bath, AT2. Eat in kitchen, quartz, SS HWF/tile. Fenced, deck gas BBQ hookup, hot tub. Newer HWT, shingles, NEW HE furnace. Super Value!
OPEN HOUSE Thurs. Aug. 6 from 6-8 pm & Sun. Aug. 8 from 2-4 pm. 2442 sq. ft. custom H. Albers Builders tudor style 2 storey home in the quiet Southland Park, east of The Royal Canadian Mint. Sparkling clean, 5 BR, 2.5 bath, AT2 22'X22' (Plenty of room for 2 full sized vehicles +), large tiled foyer, main floor laundry. Chef's kitchen with quartz countertops/tile backsplash, wall oven, 5 burner gas cooktop, French door stainless steel fridge, eat in. FR with gas FP HWF LR/DR Perennial gardens, fenced yard (Frontage 57'Depth 112'), deck featuring a natural gas BBQ hookup & hot tub. 2009 Shingles, Dec.2014 HE Furnace, newer HWT. Freshly painted upstairs. Great value here!
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There are many reasons why the air quality in your home may not be at its best. A faulty furnace or an aged carpet are just two potential culprits. Until you get those issues addressed, how do you make your indoor air healthier — today?

 

Here are some ideas:

 

  • Check the furnace filter. This is one of the most overlooked maintenance items in the home. Any furnace repair person can tell you stories about filters they’ve seen caked in dust. Make sure those aren’t yours. Air passes through those filters before circulating throughout your home. Replacing a filter takes less than five minutes.

 

  • Clean the drains. Drains are a surprisingly common source of odour in the home. Most people only clean them when they’re clogged, but they should be flushed thoroughly with a good-quality cleaner at least once a season.

 

  • Turn on the bathroom fan. Not only do bathroom fans remove odour, they also reduce moisture build-up. About 50% of air pollutants originate from some type of moisture; mould being the worst. Professionals recommend you keep the bathroom fan on for at least 30 minutes after a shower.

 

  • Clean your doormat. Even if your doormat doesn’t smell, it can be a source of air pollutants. When people wipe their shoes, they transfer pesticides and other outside ground pollutants from their shoes to your mat.

 

Of course, you can always open a window. That’s the most popular way to freshen the air, and it works.

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Living Real Estate has listed a new property at 1260 Liberty ST in WINNIPEG.
SS Aug 8. OTP any time after SS date. Desirable South Charleswood on a 170’ x 356’ lot (1.34 acres) This 4 br, 4 bath 1 owner home has been very well cared for and has plenty of updates. Paved circular drive leads up to the large front entry foyer. On the main floor is an In-law suite with separate entrance, LR, kit, br & 4 piece bath. The main kit for the home is very spacious & has plenty of oak cabinets & granite counter tops, Frankie under mount sink, high end built in appl with sub-zero fridge & freezer. The master br ensuite is a 5 piece w/ jetted tub. All counter tops are granite. Other upgrades incl Oak hwdfs, tile floors, gas FP(2010), soaker tub(2014), front entry door(2008), water filtration & HRV(2007), septic tank(2015), HWT(2009), central vac(2005), insulated garage doors(R10)(2014) & 5 surveillance camera’s & related equipment(2011). For the hot summer days there is an above ground pool surrounded by a deck. There are also 2 good sized storage buildings with concrete floors.
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