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March 1st., 2013
Volume 14, Issue 2

Dear Friends and Partners,

We seem to be teetering back into the scary-territory for North American and European news. I touched on this a few weeks ago along with the upcoming Alberta budget and tempering talk of a 'bitumen bubble'. It's better to talk a jumper down than to shoot one, and by setting expectations of a tough budget, lower oil revenues and costs of greening the stage is set to anticipate a slower and more challenging market  the other half to that being  it's pretty tough to predict with certainty what will happen in the future.

Our Alberta and Edmonton economy we will do well. Yes, house prices will go up and down, as will oil. We'll eventually get it up, down and out of Alberta to 'world markets' and that will enable us to get a better dollar for it.

In the meantime we are still on a steady course with a great opportunity to pick up CF properties with stress-tests built in (for example: higher vacancy rates, higher interest rates) to buffer the storms that inevitably come up. There is a lot on the go and so much positive renewal happening in Edmonton right now, it is a shame to let some gloom shadow an otherwise positive outlook.


Central Edmonton: 4-Suite Cash-flow Property in Queen Mary Park

Turbo charge your portfolio. The advantage of this transitional area is the nearby development of the downtown core (city airport and arena). It is a tougher area for management but offers a lot of upside. The property can be purchased low and combined with $90K of renovation wrapped into a PPI mortgage you can invest in a nice, safe, upgraded building. Note this is pre-renovation and total purchase price after renovations are approximately $550K. Upgraded 1953 built 4 unit property with separate entrance to lower suites. All units to be renovated using our PPI strategy at purchase and costs wrapped into mortgage. You'll find spacious 2 X 2 bd upstairs and bright 2 X 2 bd units downstairs. Renovations at time of purchase to include  2 HWT, windows, kitchens, bathrooms and flooring. The 2 lower units are each 1000 sqft units with access to yard. Features down to include new counters and flooring. Upper units to have newer kitchens, lighting and bathrooms. There is common laundry down. The yard is large and partially fenced. Only 5 minutes to NAIT and downtown, with routes to Yellowhead and Fort Saskatchewan. Plenty of stores, shopping and on bus routes.

Comes complete with great tenants making this a totally turn-key property for you. Convenient central area of Queen Mary Park with easy access to transit and downtown. Queen Mary Park is a mature and transitional area that will benefit from the downtown development ripple effect. Highly rentable area; solid value and stable rents. HUGE upside potential due to the great purchase price, strong economic fundamentals and the proximity of this home in relation to Edmonton's improving downtown core. 

Produces $904.76 positive cash flow per month using an investor's mortgage plan - taking advantage of current low rates.

Purchase price: $550K Total Investment: $124,376.36K. Your Estimated 5 Year Profit $76,773.38K. Your pre-tax Total ROI is 62% or 12% per year 

These 4 suites rent for top dollar and have everything arranged, including financing structure and incredible tenants. Your investment includes: impeccable tenant selection, financial analysis, professional inspection, insurance, financing set-up, legal fees, basic accounting, reserve fund, CMA, bi-annual statements, strategic market planning to ensure successful entry and exit, plus much more!


Alberta Economic Snapshot

By Troy Media, February 23rd 2013

CALGARY, AB, Feb. 23, 2013/ Troy Media/ – Maybe it was the hockey lockout, or maybe just the cold weather. Whatever the reason, Albertans seemed to be in little mood in December for one of their favourite pastimes: shopping.
According to Statistics Canada, total retail sales in the province slumped to $5.712 billion in the last month of 2012, a 2.5 per cent dip from November and the second consecutive decrease. Compared to December of the previous year, total sales are higher by 1.9 per cent. The figures are adjusted for seasonal variation, so any of the effects of Christmas shopping are accounted for.  GRAB THIS STORY


Alberta's Housing Market and Affordability Levels Amongst the Strongest in Canada

Canadian News Wire, February 25th 2013

TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Alberta's housing market remained vibrant in the final quarter of last year, buoyed by attractive affordability levels, accelerating population growth, a healthy labour market and a strong provincial economy, according to the latest Housing Trends and Affordability Report issued today by RBC Economics Research.
The report indicates that although the pace of home resales slowed in closing months of 2012, the housing market tightened up as fewer properties were listed for sale.

"While homes are not particularly cheap in the province, Albertans boast the highest household incomes in Canada, which helps ensure that the share of their budget taken up by homeownership costs is easily manageable," said Craig Wright, senior vice-president and chief economist, RBC. "Barring an unexpected shock to the economy, housing market conditions in Alberta should remain positive in 2013."   FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE


Redford Signals New Spending for Alberta's non-oil economy in Coming Budget

By Kevin Carmichael, Globe and Mail, February 24th 2013
Alberta Premier Alison Redford is signalling she will not roll out an austerity-minded budget as her government confronts an unexpectedly growing deficit, instead pledging new spending aimed at making her province less dependent on oil.

In an interview in Washington on the weekend, Ms. Redford addressed the debt-and-deficit issue more in the style of President Barack Obama than Ralph Klein, the former Progressive Conservative premier who made balancing budgets his overarching priority.  READ MORE HERE

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Todd and Danielle Millar


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