Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The Power of Purpose

Alberta Oil Sands Investment Real Estate News®
Glenn Simon Inc., Suite 1217, 5328 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Tel 1-888-780-5940 Fax 1-888-276-4517   email:

February 1st., 2017

Volume 22, Issue 02

Dear Friends and Partners,

Lately, I’ve been reminded of Nate Silver’s quote; “We must become more comfortable with probability and uncertainty.” That may feel like understatement, but it's not a determent. When your surroundings seem unstable it is natural to stop and take stock before moving forward. Paradoxically, we do the same when things are good. If your life is going well, you may be less likely to make pivotal changes.

I find it a necessary and rewarding exercise to force the question of ‘purpose’ to myself at these times. You can ask this question in any facet of your life; money, health, relationships. It is particularly good for investing in unsettled times and helps focus on the core rational for doing so. If you’re not already doing it, try it. Identify and clarify the ‘purpose’ of what you are doing and check it to see how compatible it is in your big picture. Relevancy matters.

The actions we choose either lead us closer or further away from our core goals. Taking regular stock of these goals and purposes is how we measure where we are and determine our overall state of happiness, safety and health.

Whether looking to stocks, precious metals, mutual funds, GICs or a plethora of other investments you’ll be hard pressed to find investments that produce as stable a return as income property. Real Estate isn’t immune to downturns either, and you’d be naive to think otherwise. Cycles may be longer or shorter, valleys deeper and peaks not quite so high or any variance in between; this is the uncertainty we all face.

Check out this terrific article that Steven Kaufman wrote on The 7 Tips Entrepreneurs need to know before investing in Real Estate, good stuff!

Central (Downtown) Edmonton: West Jasper Place, 6-Unit Cashflow Apartment

Turbo charge your portfolio. For those wanting a low risk investment in a gentrifying area with 6 units under one roof - here it is. This 6-plex offers is 5 minutes to Grant MacEwan, 6 minutes to Hospital, 10 to downtown.

This is property has many 3 of the 6 units recently upgraded. 4 X 1BD, 1 X 2 bedroom and 1 X BACH, all units are above grade (no basement suites). 1974 built, 6 parking stalls and great curb appeal.

Terrific access to local amenities in highly rent-able West Jasper Place. Property is zoned R7 and is a legal, purpose built apartment. Purchase price to include reserve fund and light renovation budget to make it standout - rolled into mortgage. This is a turn-key deal. Excellent access downtown and in the transitioning neighbourhood of WJP.

Comes complete with great tenants making this a totally turn-key property for you. WJP is a mature neighbourhood that is convenient for tenants working downtown or attending Grant MacEwan. HUGE upside potential due to the great purchase price, strong economic fundamentals and the proximity of this property in relation to Edmonton’s growing centre.

Purchase price: $680,000
Total Investment: $161,200
Your Estimated Pre-Tax 5 Year Profit $102,145
Total ROI is 63% or 12.6% per year

These 6 (legal) 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!

Edmonton real estate market looking unsettled, expert says
By Gordon Kent, Edmonton Sun, January 17th., 2017

Edmonton has been sailing through relatively calm waters during Alberta's economic meltdown, but there could be choppy days ahead, real estate specialist Don Campbell said Tuesday.

The capital has benefited from a stable government workforce and such major construction projects as northeast Anthony Henday Drive, Rogers Place and towers in the Ice District, said Campbell, senior analyst at the Real Estate Investment Network.  READ MORE HERE

Alberta’s ‘bittersweet’ recovery: Don’t expect a job surge anytime soon, TD warns
Despite GDP growth forecast, report says ‘it will likely take some time to filter through the job market'

By Robson Fletcher, CBC News, December 20th, 2016

Alberta's economy is still expected to lead the country in growth over the next two years, according to the latest forecast from TD Economics, but the report warns that doesn't mean jobs will suddenly come surging back to the province.

"This year's top performing economies, B.C. and Ontario, are expected to lose some momentum thanks to a cooling in the housing market, while Alberta and Saskatchewan head to the top of the leaderboard," the report reads.

"But, this will be bittersweet, as the job markets in these oil-producing economies are expected to remain soft, leaving unemployment rates historically elevated.”  GRAB THIS ARTICLE

Kevin Libin: Why is Alberta’s economy the only one the Trudeau Liberals are plotting to ‘phase out’?

By Kevin Libin, Financial Post, January 30th., 2017

Which Canadian leader will finally lay out a national plan to phase out Ontario’s auto industry?

Obviously, with the auto sector accounting for half-a-million jobs in Canada, at least 1,200 Ontario parts and equipment suppliers, and about 20 per cent of Ontario’s GDP and 12 per cent of Canada’s, it’s not something we can phase out tomorrow, naturally. But the more than two-million vehicles produced in Ontario annually burn billions of litres of carbon-heavy gasoline every year, emitting tens of millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide. This cannot go on.  FOLLOW THIS STORY


I appreciate all your calls and emails. I'm looking forward to helping you with your next step towards building real wealth.
Your success continues EVERYDAY, let me help you build for tomorrow.

“It’s always good to be underestimated.” - Donald Trump

Warm Regards,

Todd and Danielle Millar

1 comment:

cesspools long island said...

This is a great site. A lot of things I can learn.