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News From Douglas Robertson

Well, here I sit at home into my 14 day isolation period being just returned from Nova Scotia visiting family, which wasn’t all that great of time for visiting. No one was really keen on visiting and being in close contact.

It was unusual on the plane as the airline made every attempt possible to keep passengers as separated as possible. Only one per section, one in isle seat, next one by the window etc. they have done a great job managing this.

This is unprecedented time we are seeing here and around the world during this pandemic of  Covid-19. So many business are closed or have altered their way of conducting their affairs. Operating from home via internet etc. Meetings are being conducted by Zoom conferencing.  And likely many other ways I am not aware of.

I wonder as we crawl out of this abyss into our new paradigm are we going to return to business as usual ? Is this perhaps the catalyze that business has been looking for to create a new and more user friendly business and personal environment. What if we do not return to the standard office environment ? What if more of us operate from our home office?

What will we do with all the empty office space? Do we create isolated mini spaces for one person operation. Do we convert these spaces to condos that also serves as office spaces for remote operations connected to a larger group of employees and home offices. Will there be fewer “employees”.  More “contractors”.  How will this look and how will it impact our everyday lives?

I don’t have the answers to these questions but I feel confident that things will change, For the better , For the worse, who knows.  Henry Ford is credited with changing how the industrial revolution evolved. The internet changed how we communicate and gather and distribute information.

Perhaps we will one day credit the Covid-19 Pandemic with forcing us to create a new way to conduct our everyday affairs, how we interact with Individuals and groups, How we shop, how we communicate, how we attend religious ceremonies, even how we are attended to by our doctors, picture the Star Trek Doctors, Even today we have remote diagnostics for isolated communities.

As real estate entrepreneurs, we will be at the cutting edge to implement these changes as needed. When we look at our rental properties, what changes will we be needing to implement to accommodate these new requirements for our tenants?

In additions to the typical 3 bedroom homes we offer now,  we may also need to have a fully accommodating office space , perhaps to accommodate two people. So we would be offering a two or three bedroom home/apartment plus a modern and functional office space specifically design for a home office.

You know these are just my thought on a topic. Right now we need to concentrate on curbing this Virus and saving as many people as possible.

Please until we are advised differently, please self isolate, take all precautions possible to keep yourself and your family well.

Strategic investors are buying NOW. There are Real Estate investment opportunities available to look at in Edmonton and surrounding communities.

We are very interested in your thoughts about investing in Alberta. You may be just one phone call or email away from your opportunity to create Long Term Wealth and a lasting legacy for you and your family.

Call or email for a chat to see how you can benefit from the rising opportunities in Alberta Real Estate Market.

Doug Robertson

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Investing in the time of COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed life as we know it. It’s still hard to fathom exactly what’s going on, both with the markets, which fell by about 6% in Canada and 8% in the U.S., and in life. My kids are now home all of the time, FaceTime cocktails are now a thing (and more fun than I had expected), and date night consists of a quick trip to the grocery store. Romance in Aisle 1?

I’ve also had a lot of talks with friends about the economy and the markets. They tell me their portfolio is down a ton, I say mine is too, though I don’t know by how much because I’m not checking. I know they’re down by 30%, but I don’t need to obsess over the specifics. I’m not selling because, what’s the point? My portfolio has already fallen and you only lose that money if you liquidate. I still have at least a couple decades to go before I need those savings, and my hope is that the markets, like they always have, rise at some point before then.

Read more here: https://www.moneysense.ca/save/investing/how-to-manage-investments-during-covid-19-market-downturn/

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About Douglas Robertson:

Douglas Robertson is a real estate investor. He’s been actively involved in the local Edmonton and area real estate investing for a number of years.  His mission is to provide quality housing for quality tenants, while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I) for our investor partners and ourselves.  It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

Douglas offers their investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without a hassle of being a landlord, please contact Douglas.

For more information about Douglas and his investment program, 
please call 780-220-3684. or visit http://investwithdoug.ca