What about buying with our long-term friends?

You talk about real estate as an investment. What about buying with our long-term friends? We spend 2 weeks together renting a cottage on Okanagan Lake. Every year we debate buying a unit together. Should we now?

Investor Asked on September 10, 2019 in Real Estate.
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Run, don’t walk. If your purpose is to buy something together that someone else rents from you and pays the mortgage – that is an investment. If you buy something together with friends that you want to use yourself each for a month and then rent out … it’s full of unintended consequences. 1. The lovely friend family loves things neat, washes dishes every night, vacuums and cuts the lawn – your family is the opposite: trouble. 2. Children are different when they are supposed to listen to a neighbour. 3. All expenses become a problem. If you do, sign a clearly laid out JV agreement, even if it is your brother (particularly when it is within the family).

Guru Answered on September 10, 2019.
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