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Real Estate Investing in Canada: Creating Wealth with the ACRE System [Hardcover]

Don R. Campbell
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Jan. 16 2009
Canadians in greater numbers than ever before are turning to real estate to build wealth. The Authentic Canadian real Estate (ACRE) system is the first of its kind to show average Canadians how to profit from investing in residential real estate. In real Estate Investing in Canada, you will discover how to cut through the hype and emotion of any real estate market and accurately assess the inherent risks and rewards. Whether you are buying your first property or your 100th, this book provides new-found tools, strategies and confidence to help you achieve your investment goals.

WHAT CANADIAN INVESTORS SAY ABOUT REAL ESTATE INVESTING IN CANADA AND DONR. CAMPBELL:

"This is a great book. The information in just one of the chapters alone saved me over $28,000." - Michael Millenaar

"Full of practical Canadian content and presented in an organized and respectful system. It directly addresses how to get the money and financing you need to purchase real estate and achieve your goals." - Tamara MacLaren

"One of Don Campbell's great gifts is his near-genius ability to take something that appears complex and break it down into a simple step-by-step system that anyone can follow. I am convinced that everyone will thoroughly enjoy, and more important, benefit financially, by reading this book." - Russell Westcott

"The power of Real Estate Investing in Canada lies in the super simple, market-proven system that it offers you. It makes real estate dreams possible for any Canadian. If you are serious about learning the truth, cutting through the hype and being successful, this is your real estate bible!" - Valden Palm, MisterRRSP.com.

The markets across the country are continually shifting and you must keep on top of the latest information. So, as a bonus, every registered reader of Real Estate Investing in Canada will have proprietary access to critical forms and ongoing market research at www.reaestateinvestingcanada.com


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FINALLY-A PROVEN INVESTMENT SYSTEM FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

Many Canadians think about real estate as a profitable investment. Extra cash every month. Equity growth that can fund their retirement. And maybe it's not that hard to get started...

But many Canadians begin to make excuses about taking their first step into real estate investment. "The good properties have been snapped up already." "Prices are too high and I'll wait for the bubble to burst." "My brother-in-law says it's too risky and I'll lose my shirt."

Well, here's some great news for you: Amazing opportunities exist in the Canadian real estate market for investors who understand how big-picture economic fundamentals can be combined with sound analysis of investment properties to create exceptional wealth. The key to your success lies in learning the powerful strategies and techniques-used by thousands of successful and motivated investors-that you'll find in Real Estate Investing in Canada, a #1 national bestseller.

You'll discover the breakthrough Authentic Canadian Real Estate (ACRE) system, a step-by-step program designed to unlock the secrets behind profitable real estate investing. Developed by Canadians for Canadians, savvy investors have used the ACRE approach to purchase billions of dollars worth of residential properties. You will see how the ACRE system cuts through real estate market hype to deliver honest answers to critical investment questions. Here are just a few of the highlights of the ACRE system:

  • How to spot markets that are over-priced and under-priced
  • How to know if a town will boom or bust-before it happens
  • How to accurately analyze any property-even if you're a novice investor
  • Decide, within 30 seconds, whether a property has profit potential-or not
  • The 18 secrets to street-smart negotiations and how to use them to get the deal you want
  • The 7 proven strategies that will get the bank to say "yes" to your deals
  • How to get you offer accepted, even in a competitive market
  • The Cash Flow Zone Formula-the perfect tool to determine if a property will provide positive cash flow
  • The single most important step for an overachieving real estate investor (it's not what you think!)

The fundamentals of real estate markets evolve and the investor must understand the signals of communities that are set to grow and flourish, and those that are poised to decline. This is key knowledge to getting into-and out of-markets at the right time.

If you're serious about being an informed investor, read Real Estate Investing in Canada, learn the ACRE system, and step into the world real estate investing. Additionally, read about investors in action in Don R. Campbell's book 51 Success Stories from Canadian Real Estate Investors and pick up more tips from the experts in 97 Tips for Canadian Real Estate Investors.

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Finally--A Proven Strategy for Real Estate Investment Do you wonder if the real estate market has passed you by? Or perhaps you think prices can't go any higher and the real estate bubble is about to burst? Maybe you're of the opinion that the profitable properties have been snapped up and there's no room left for you. Well, here's some great news: amazing opportunities exist in the Canadian real estate market for investors who understand how big-picture economic fundamentals can be combined with sound property analysis to create exceptional wealth. Your key to success is to learn the powerful techniques that have helped thousands of others to make money and accomplish their lifestyle dreams through intelligent real estate investing. In Real Estate Investing in Canada, you'll discover the breakthrough Authentic Canadian Real Estate (ACRE) system, a step-by-step program designed to unlock the secrets behind profitable real estate investing. Developed by Canadians for Canadians, savvy investors have already used this ACRE approach to purchase nearly $1 billion in property. You can learn how the ACRE system can help you cut through real estate market hype to get honest answers about critical investment questions. In Real Estate Investing in Canada, you'll learn: how to spot a market that is over-priced or, better yet, under-priced how to know if a town will boom or bust--before it happens how to accurately analyze any property--even if you're a novice investor decide, within 30 seconds, whether a property has profit potential or not the 18 secrets to street-smart negotiations--how to use them to get the deal you want the 7 proven strategies that will get the bank to say yes to your deals how to get your offer accepted, even in a competitive market the single most important step for an overachieving real estate investor (it's not what you think!) The fundamentals of the real estate market have changed dramatically over the past few years, and investors need to know how to read the signs so they get in and--just as importantly--out of the market at the right time. So, if you're serious about informed investing, read Real Estate Investing in Canada, learn the ACRE system, and join the ranks fo Canada's top real estate investors.Canadians are looking to real estate investing to build wealth given the unpredictable nature of the stock market. The Authentic Canadian Real Estate (ACRE) System is the first of its kind to show ordinary Canadians how to profit from investing in residential real estate. In Real Estate Investing in Canada, readers will discover how to cut through the hype and emotion of a real estate market and assess the inherent risks and rewards. Whether buying a first property or the 100th, this book gives every investor new-found tools, strategies and confidence to achieve their investment goals. What Canadian real estate investors are saying about the ACRE System and Don R. Campbell: This is a great book. One strategy alone saved me over $28,000 in the last nine months! -- Michael Millenaar Full of practical Canadian content and presented in an organized and respectful system. It directly addresses how you get the money and financing you need to purchase enough real estate to achieve your goals. -- Tamara MacLaren One of Don Campbells great gifts is his near-genius ability to take something that appears complex and break it down into a simple step-by-step system that anyone can follow. I am convinced that everyone will thoroughly enjoy, and more important, benefit financially, by reading this book. -- Russell Westcott The power of Real Estate Investing in Canada lies in the super simple, street-proven systems that it offers you. It makes real estate dreams possible and reachable for any Canadian. If you are serious about learning the truth, cutting through all the hype and being successful, this is your real estate bible! -- Valden Palm, Misterrrsp.com A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to Habitat for Humanity Canada. Special Bonus The markets across the country are continually shifting and you must keep on top of the latest information. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating At Times and Incomplete Feb. 16 2006
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
There is useful information between the covers of this book; unfortunately, most is buried within the context of conversations with the author, his friends and his "student". I did not like this style of writing at all and found it frustrating, at best; almost like reading a poorly written novel with truly inane dialog about skipping stones across a lake and farming, two give just two examples. If you can get by this (and it is clear most previous reviewers have), the information available is useful, but still incomplete.
For instance, the treatment of holding three investment properties when approaching lenders was informative. But since CMHC requires such large down payments on investment property, I would have liked to have read how we are expected to raise this capital. I would also like to have seen more on the fees and processes used by CMHC when investing in second or third properties.
Since there are also many differences between American tax law and real estate law and because we are inundated with so much of this American information, it would have been nice to see at least a chapter on these differences and how what we think may work in Canada won't, because of these differences.
Finally, buyers of this book gain access to the author's website. You should realize, however, that while there is some useful information there, its main purpose would seem geared to selling you a fairly expensive investing program. (I suspect this is how the author can finance his investments!)
This book is a good start, but the serious investor will need to consult other sources to gain a clearer picture of investing in Canadian real estate.
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126 of 140 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware!!!!!! March 3 2006
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Be aware that this book is written buy the leader The Real Estate Investment Network (REIN), the real estate equivalent of Amway. Although a small amount of unique information is included in the book and on the Website, you must pay more money to get the "good" stuff. But Buyer Beware! Their motto is no hype and baloney but, in fact, that is what most of the Website is, hype about the product. It is the circle that feeds itself. The website insists you to go to the seminars, join the club, etc .... And then the seminar speakers encourage you buy the product, join the club in order to access the Website, which then tells you to go to more seminars... and so it goes. A big web of self promotion, with the leaders at the top getting extremely rich off of all the "would be" real estate investors.
I myself am a veteran RE Investor and have attended some of the REIN events. Although real estate investing is not difficult, it is not easy and not for everyone (as the author would have you beleive). It takes more then a dream of Belize and a desire to be rich. You need to have a passion for the business. It needs to excite you, be something that you want to do for many years. No one loves talking about real estate more then real estate investors. If you make a small effort to get to know a few you will learn all this information and more for free.
I am suspicious of some of the other reviwers as this auther has a very dedicated "flock" who I am sure have posted reviews here. It would make sense that they would give the book a good review even if it was awfull as this will encourage more people to come to the seminars and buy the products that are sold by the elite members.
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars What's behind the curtain? July 30 2006
Format:Hardcover
To use Don R Campbell's own words "What's behind the curtain?". This is the first book I have read about real estate investments and I did find it somewhat informative. It provides good common sense for researching properties, areas, negotiations. It did also provide allot of positive enthusiasm and confidence...a bit like a self help book would provide.

But the content seems superficial, there is no details on how to raise capital. ex: We get the impression Richard is flat broke yet he has the cash to buy an investment property!?!?!?! What is the minimum required capital required for investment property compared to personal property? How do we nogotiate with the real estate agent as compared to the seller, which I would assume would be the case most times.

Going to the asssociated web sight was the biggest disappointment. The first impression is buyer beware. Internet marketing at its most agressive. Leaves me wondering where did they actually make there money, on real estate or on selling the hype and other products?

Either way the book did have allot of good information to encourage me in studying more about Real Estate Investments. I would recommend to anybody who wants to consider this type of investment with a strong caution of "BEWARE - WHAT'S BEHIND THE CURTAIN"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, easy, and enjoyable read. June 12 2005
Format:Hardcover
This book covers all the fundamentals and systems my family has used over the last 9 years to accumulate a portfolio of over 50 properties. I was pleasantly surprised with the many gems of wisdom throughout this book. It's a resource I'll keep close at hand as we build our real estate portfolio.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book May 29 2005
Format:Hardcover
My portfolio includes various cash positive real estate properties as well as businesses. I found this book to be excellent information that I have already found useful. I recommend this book highly to anyone interested in real estate. I also recommend another book I just completed called Stop Working by Rohan Hall which focus on the entrepreneural side of things. Both books are excellent for anyone serious about wealth.
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