National Education Month: Trade Journey Saskatoon

November 26, 2020 — November is National Education Month and Epic Alliance Inc. believes in the importance of education, so we're highlighting two great organizations here in Saskatoon that promote learning at all ages! The second organization that we're highlighting is Trade Journey Saskatoon!

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National Education Month: READ Saskatoon

November 23, 2020 — November is National Education Month and Epic Alliance Inc. believes in the importance of education, so we're highlighting two great organizations here in Saskatoon that promote learning at all ages! First, we're highlighting all the great work that READ Saskatoon does in the community and how you can help!

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Why Now Is The Best Time To Invest In Real Estate

November 6, 2020 —   1. Stability - woohoo! The current uncertainty of the world has created uncertainty in many investment marketing, but specifically the stock market. That volatility makes it hard to make accurate predictions and know for sure what returns you'll get on your investments. Real estate, on the other hand, has remained very consistent through all of this. That's what investors...

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2020

October 31, 2020 — In honour of October being Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re going to take some time to discuss how we here at EPIC are taking care of our health, both mental and physical. Even if these experiences aren’t identical to the ones you may have, there may still be ideas or options that can be helpful. As well, an important part...

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What Is A Chamber of Commerce and Why Should You Care?

October 20, 2020 — Did you know that the third Wednesday of October is 'Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce' day? Neither did we! That's why we are bringing you everything you need to know in this latest publication of our 'Epic' blog! What is the role of a Chamber of Commerce?            Like Saskatoon, most cities have a local Chamber...

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GOT STRESS?

April 7, 2020 — Are you stressed??  It is completely normal for you to feel stress, even elevated levels of stress, throughout your life. When things come up that you have never had to cope with before, it is easy to feel frustrated, overwhelmed, and underprepared. However, if the stress and the mental and physical symptoms go unchecked, they can lead to harmful effects...

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Top Tips For Working From Home During Covid-19

March 25, 2020 — Working from Home or Netflix and Snacking???? We get it.   This is an uncertain time.   You can't go into the office for precautionary reasons. You can't go work at a coffee shop because they are all closed (rightly so). You can't even invite your co-worker over for a co-working session.   And on top of that, you're being tempted by your...

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Thrive, Day 1 - Las Vegas, Baby!

June 11, 2019 —   When you hear that sentence, I can only imagine what goes through your mind... money, nudity, gambling, elaborate shows etc. Well, not this girl. When I hear ‘Las Vegas’ I will forever remember the 2019 Thrive conference. What an astounding event with so many lessons and take-aways from each speaker. The event motto is "Make Money Matter,” a statement...

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Finding an Investment Partner

May 7, 2019 — If you don’t have the capital to fund a property on your own, you may be considering pooling money with someone to complete the deal.  Before you leap into it, there are a few criteria you should evaluate before hastily adopting a partner.   Are you each putting in an equal amount?       This is a big one. ...

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Comparable Property analysis

February 27, 2019 — Comparable Property analysis   “How much is this house worth?” is the first question to pop up once you’ve decided to look at a property. Determining the fair market value of a property is the key in finding value in the properties you consider investing in. Purchasing at significantly below market value is a great start in making money in...

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Money Pit or Gold Mine? Part 2

February 7, 2019 — Last week we took a look at some of the things on the outside of the house to inspect when doing a walk-through of a potential investment property. This week we’re moving inside. What are the signs of real trouble, and, what kinds of things look bad but are actually fairly easily and cheaply fixed? As I mentioned last week,...

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Is It a Money Pit or a Gold Mine: Doing a Property Walk Through (Part 1)

January 22, 2019 — Whether you’re buying a piece of property to rent, flip, or live in, doing a thorough, systematic walk through is essential to evaluate the potential of the property. Even if you are having a house inspector do their thing, it is important that you have a good look yourself. Depending on your intended use for the property, you will be...

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How the Rich Think About Real Estate Investing

January 11, 2019 — Why Your Thoughts About Investing Matter. The world of real estate investing is both complex, and full of opportunity. Your mind set heading in to any deal may be the biggest factor in determining success. Does the complexity intimidate you? Do the numbers bore you? Are you comfortable with debt? Is the person across the table friend or foe? Do...

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Sometimes it does hurt to ask: the tricky world of screening tenants

January 9, 2019 — Bringing a new tenant on board is always a risky venture. The more you know about them, the more sure you can be that they'll pay their rent on time. However, getting the information you need can be tricky if you don't know the rules.

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Real Estate – Outlook and Strategy for 2019

January 9, 2019 — If you're looking for drama, the real estate outlook for 2019 is not the place to get it. If one word could be used to describe what's predicted for 2019, it would be "moderation". According to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), home sales nationally are expected to decline moderately (o.5%) and prices are predicted to rise slightly (up 1.7%)....

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This is Going to be big!

January 1, 2019 — Welcome to 2019! There are a lot of things happening around here this year. First up is this blog. We're going to be coming to you weekly with content to help you make the most out of your real estate investments. Or, if you haven't dipped your toes in yet, lots of hints to make your first investment a good...

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