The Zen Investor’s North American Due Diligence Journal:
Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico.

Saint John, New Brunswick

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Montreal, Quebec

Mont Tremblant, Quebec

Quebec City, Quebec

Edmonton, Alberta

Joshua Tree Desert, California

Tampa, Florida

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico

Dear Diary …

North America holds so much potential! Canada’s sustainable Maritimes offer both security and emerging market potential in New Brunswick’s delightful cities of Saint John and Fredericton. While the United States is finally emerging from the real estate crisis, you can still find amazing deals in sunny Florida. And Mexico is what it’s always been … an accessible paradise.

North America’s Zen Rating

Pricing: 3 out of 4 bamboo
Rentability: 3 out of 4 bamboo
Infrastructure: 3 out of 4 bamboo
Stability: 3 out of 4 bamboo
Potential: 3 out of 4 bamboo

Marie's North American Travel Gallery

Scroll through images of Marie’s experience conducting due diligence and exploring the sights of the Canadian, American and Mexican property markets.


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The Zen Investor News Desk

Curl up with the latest in Canadian, U.S.A. and Mexican property headlines.

Why Now is the time to invest in Saint John New Brunswick

Investors are reluctant to invest in real estate during housing market declines. Although the housing market is low in parts of Canada, investing in the Saint John, New Brunswick market now makes a lot of sense and could be extremely lucrative for the savvy real...

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The Real Estate Rebound

For those with any doubt about how the real estate market is doing on the economic stage, fear no more. As recently as July 2012, Standard & Poor's has reported that home prices in its S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index rose 0.9% in May from the previous month. Not only...

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CMHC and mortgage amortization: What’s in it for you?

Purchasing real estate in Canada is becoming even more appealing for veteran investors, and much more reassuring for first-time buyers. With the CMHC’s (Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation) decision to limit maximum mortgage amortization from 30 years to 25 years,...

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Real Estate and Retirees: Unlocking the Right Doors

In today’s society a common desire for much of the Canadian population is to retire comfortably. After all the long, difficult years of working tirelessly, investing wisely, planning, and decision-making a leisurely (or at least comfortable) retirement seems to be a...

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Toronto and Vancouver, Housing Bubble on the Horizon?

The housing market in Canada has been a topic of interest and speculation for a substantial amount of time now. Particular focal points of the discussion have been two of Canada’s largest cities, Toronto and Vancouver. Prices for resale homes have been climbing...

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Why Invest in Saint John?

People often ask me why I'm so confident about investing in New Brunswick. There are so many reasons, many of which I've tried to show in this blog. But really, this is a city you have to see to believe - a place to experience fully in order to appreciate why you...

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Why Invest in Fredericton and Why Now?

As you must know by now, I am sold on the Fredericton, New Brunswick real estate market. I can’t hide my enthusiasm, and if you're at all serious about increasing your passive positive cash flow, I need to let you know why. Many people have asked me, “Why are you...

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Marie F. Dayan

Marie F. Dayan

Business and Life Coach, The Zen Investor

Marie challenges Entrepreneurs and Business Owners to think outside the box. She asks them to seek something larger than themselves: to follow a path of greater purpose and contribution to mankind. It is through the discovery of their passion and self-love that she guides them and gives them the will to find true financial success.

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