1 Oct

Ep. 006 – Choosing your market, with Don R. Campbell

In this episode, Don talks about what makes a good market for investing and how to choose your city and neighbourhood. Check out the bonus audio at the bottom of this page!

Key takeaways:

– What makes a good investing market. Hint: it’s not price.
– Why you should be an investor and not a speculator.
– How to balance area and cash flow.
– Don talks about my market… Thunder Bay.
– Where to get updated stats and trends.
– Learn what matters to strategic investors. It’s not changes in value.
– What to do when the market goes sideways.
– Why looking at average house prices is bad and what to look at instead.
– What keeps people from taking action.


Don R. Campbell is a Canadian-based real estate investor, researcher, author, educator and Founding Partner of the Estate Investment Network™, and Cutting Edge Research Inc. He and his experienced research team are leaders in providing Canada’s most current real estate investment education programs and economic research materials.

Don made his first investment into residential real estate in BC’s Fraser Valley back in 1985, while working part time at a retail store. Since that time he has systemized real estate investing for Canadians looking for long term investments that produce positive cash flow. While teaching and sharing his research with Canadians, Don continues to add to his personal real estate portfolio, and now has extensive holdings across the country. Many successful years later, Don is showing thousands of Canadians the exact steps he takes, even today, to invest for long term results.

Don is the author of the best-selling Canadian real estate book Real Estate Investing in Canada. Published in May 2005, it has become the all-time best-selling real estate book in Canadian history.

Real Estate Investing in Canada version 2.0 was released in 2009 with an update on current market conditions and includes a section on property management to help investors better manage their portfolios.

97 Tips for Canadian Real Estate Investors was released in 2006 and became his second Canadian #1 best-seller. His third book, titled 51 Success Stories of Canadian Real Estate Investors, was released in December 2007 and chronicles real estate investors’ stories and follows with detailed analyses of their journeys so that all investors can mirror the successes and avoid the pitfalls.

81 Financial and Tax Tips for the Canadian Real Estate Investor, was released to much fan fare in April 2010 has become a reference guide for investors across Canada. It is a practical, compact, and easy-to-understand guide to accounting and tax-saving strategies.

Secrets of the Canadian Real Estate Cycle was published in 2011 and outlines “cyclically sensible” actions to take in any market conditions.

Don donates 100% of his author royalties from all of his books directly to Habitat for Humanity and so far he and the Members of REIN™ have raised over $650,000 to build homes for those in need of a hand-up across the country.

Campbell’s comprehensive education programs, in combination with his extensive economic research, attract attention in Canadian business circles because of its effectiveness and down-to-earth practicality. As a result of his direct focus on the economics and fundamentals of real estate — not hype and emotions – Don is the go-to person for national and local TV, magazines, newspapers and radio whenever the discussion of real estate arises.

Meet Don at www.donrcampbell.com.

Oh, and here’s the bonus audio!