There are millions of Canadians
working in real estate in construction, maintenance, investments, sales,
photography, design, law, etc the list goes on and on. Real estate is
the largest expenditure for most Canadians and in 2017 the average
amount of the mortgages is $200,000 and interest rates are
increasing. And many mortgages are much higher than that!
Each group that deals in real
estate earns their income there and so each group tries to earn as much
as possible. And here is where the problems start. If you have real
estate or if you wish to purchase real estate who can you trust? Who
will give you accurate information? If the person you are dealing with
does not obtain a sale from you then they make zero money. So they try
their hardest to convince you to buy or sell or use their
We explain in detail how this
works. And a warning. Some of the folks working in real estate do NOT
want you to know what we are disclosing to you. They would prefer to be
your sole source of information so that they can make their income from
you. We all have jobs designed to earn an income and there is nothing
wrong with providing an honest service and obtaining an income from it.
But that does not always happen in real estate.
Let me give you just one example. I
previously worked as a professional real estate photographer in Calgary
a few years ago when film cameras were used. I carried two cameras and 5
lenses and each picture taken used the best lens. Excellent pictures
were produced. But today, some agents simply use their cell phones and I
can tell you that the pictures are often horrible! There are some
exceptions and some agents have additional skills and can even produce
excellent images and even movies but too often the pictures are not very
good and in a competitive market you really do need excellent pictures.
Some agents will hate me for telling you this. But when you look at your
listing and you see poor pictures or images that are too small or the
lighting is not very good you better talk to your agent. In fact it
would be wise if you looked at their photographic work before you signed
a contract with them! Bad images could cost you thousands of
dollars. Excellent pictures could add thousands of dollars to your
When researching our book we also
noted a very interesting activity going on today with cash
investments from China. China is a very successful country and they
have a very large population and less than one percent of their
population are very rich. But in China the government owns all the
So what the very rich Chinese are doing is taking cash out of
China and purchasing Canadian real estate and Canada unlike many
countries has absolutely no controls on foreign ownership and in fact
our three levels of government don't even have a clue how many
properties are owned by Chinese investors nor do they know the total
dollar value. Most of the real estate is
high end and is being purchased in British Columbia . And it is not just
Canada. California is also experiencing the same types of
purchases and again very high end real estate is being purchased for
cash by very rich folks from China. In our book we do raise this issue.
We could have written an entire book about it but at least we raised the
issue with the objective of drawing attention to it so that more
research will be done by our governments and the appropriate new laws
implemented many of which are now being implemented in other
Battiston Publishing is a
small, private, Canadian owned Publisher registered in 1996 and we are
located in Ontario and British Columbia. We do not sell our books in
bookstores simply because of the large costs associated with printing
thousands of books and shipping them to individual book stores.
Unfortunately, today the majority of Publishers who sell books and exert
control on our bookstores are foreign owned and their books are printed
in China often on inexpensive paper in small fonts using environmentally
Read our book and study it and you will know what is really going on!
The real potential is there to save a large
amount of money! We are talking about saving you hundreds of
thousands of dollars for an investment of well under fifty dollars. Real estate is usually your biggest investment and you do
not want it to be your biggest mistake! Every dollar earned to
purchase real estate requires that you pay income taxes and then
interest on any mortgage and so your actual costs are usually
twice or more the listed cost for the property. And today in Canada we
have billions of dollars of foreign cash flowing in to purchase Canadian
real estate and the buyers do not need to pay ANY Canadian taxes on that
money. So their actual total costs are often half of what you would pay!
In our book we also tell you about "Snow Washing" where
criminals and other rich investors are pouring in billions of dollars of money from crime to money
launder it into Canadian real estate. Have you ever wondered
why our media and why our governments are not reporting these
Let me give you an example of a
falling market. Prices are going down and offers for properties are much
less than the asking price. While it might be a good idea to sell
quickly at the start of a falling market it likely would NOT be a good
idea to purchase a property then because the price you paid will quickly
be more than the falling value of the home! But here is the
problem. The Agents selling the home ONLY make money when there is a
transaction and sale. So they will advise the prospective buyer to
purchase the home because they desperately need the income from the
transaction. There is a way around this problem and we describe it in
detail in our book. In fact if you follow our suggestions it is possible
to actually make an excellent investment and profit in a falling market!
In 430 pages you will be informed,
surprised, likely a bit shocked, entertained, and finally much more aware of the
opportunities and dangers in Canadian Real Estate. You will then be in a
much better position to make the best decisions regarding buying,
holding, selling and renting real estate.
If you know people who are also interested in Real
Estate please share this page with them. Or purchase a copy of this book
as a gift for them. I am sure they will appreciate it and save a lot of
money too! This book is designed for
buyers, sellers, builders, investors, foreign investors, people
interested in alternative housing and for people working in real estate.
When you have a much better understanding of what is really going on you
are in a much better position to make the best decisions and reduce your
expenses or increase your net incomes.
At Battiston Publishing we do not sell real
estate nor do we sell financing for it or any other related services -all we wish
to do is explain to you the truth about how it really works and offer
suggestions on how you can make the best deal. We are trying our
best to help!