2013 Outlook: U.S. Housing Market

In our latest video, we look at the outlook of the U.S. housing market in 2013 and beyond. As always, if you have any additional comments or questions, leave a comment below or contact us directly. Be sure to check back often for more videos and articles on buying U.S. real estate! … [Read more...]

Why Invest in Apartment Buildings

Apartment building investments are red hot and with proper due diligence, there are a lot of really good deals to be made in today’s market. Let’s take a look at why you should consider investing in apartment buildings. Greater cash-on-cash returns Traditionally, apartment buildings offer a greater return than single family homes. Apartments also have a lower cost per unit than single family homes. America is becoming a nation of renters All of the families who have been displaced because of … [Read more...]

Three Ways to Save Thousands Buying U.S. Real Estate

Every day more and more Canadians are making their first U.S. real estate purchase. According to a recent study by the National Association of Realtors, Canadians made up the largest share of foreign purchasers of U.S. real estate (24% of all international sales). This is great, but the trouble is, there are a lot of assumptions and many Canadians do not factor in all of the costs involved with buying U.S. real estate. Last month we published an article on the 11 Costs to be Aware of Before … [Read more...]

11 Costs to be Aware of Before Buying U.S. Real Estate

The number of Canadians jumping on the U.S. real estate bandwagon is growing and in true Canadian spirit, most prefer the DIY method. The trouble is, there are a lot of assumptions and many Canadians do not factor in all of the costs involved with buying U.S. real estate. To help you budget for these expenses, we’ve complied a list of our hard-earned wisdom that outlines the most common expenses when buying U.S. real estate. 1. Property Taxes All property buyers need to pay what is called … [Read more...]

Season’s Greetings

During the the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. It is in this spirit that we say... Thank you and best wishes for the holidays and happy New Year. Sundog Real Estate … [Read more...]

Why Invest in Atlanta?

The Atlanta market has recently bottomed out and we are moving on this "once in a lifetime" opportunity. Understanding how short the window is, our goal is to share the opportunity with as many investors as possible. Since a lot of people have been asking us why we are investing in Atlanta, we decided to compile a short list of reasons why we are investing in Atlanta. Here are a few reasons why we are investing in Atlanta Large Metropolitan City Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous … [Read more...]

Union City, GA Investment Property

We just purchased another gorgeous single family home located in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA in Union City. Just out of curiosity, what do you think a home like this would sell for where you live? Built in 2001, this 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home is located in a quiet neighborhood in Union City and is close to all amenities. It even backs onto a small private lake. With only minor rehab needed, this home will make a perfect rental property and will provide a solid return on investment. Check out … [Read more...]

Top 7 Mistakes Canadians Make When Buying U.S. Real Estate

The number of Canadians jumping on the U.S. real estate bandwagon is growing and in true Canadian spirit, most prefer the DIY method. The trouble is, there are a lot of assumptions Canadians make when buying U.S. real estate that can wind up being expensive mistakes. To help you avoid those costly pitfalls, we've complied a list of our hard-earned wisdom that outlines the most common mistakes to avoid when buying U.S. real estate. Mistake #1 – Exposure to Title Risks In Canada, the title … [Read more...]

How U.S. Shadow Inventory Creates a Buyers Market

Positive signs from the U.S. real estate market have begun to see an influx of interested Canadian investors. U.S. foreclosure rates are down, housing statistics are up and homes have started to appreciate in value for the first time since 2006. Many Canadians are wondering if there are still opportunities in U.S. real estate and what role the U.S. shadow inventory will play in future market values. As competition for U.S. real estate is on the rise, rumors about the U.S. shadow inventory … [Read more...]

Buying U.S. Real Estate: How to Brush off Uncle Sam, Legally

One of the background issues within land ownership is estate taxes. As a Canadian who owns U.S. real estate, there are options to avoid paying out too much in U.S. estate taxes.  Keep in mind that getting financial consultation with an accountant to work out the details of your situation is well worth the time and fees because your tax pro will help you figure out the best set-up for you. Even after you have performed due diligence and figured out a way to save the most money, it’s smart to take … [Read more...]

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