This is probably one of the best-kept secret sources for raising money in North America. Raising government registered funds like RRSP’s (if you're Canadian) or a 401k (if you're American) to purchase and invest in real estate.
A few years back my wife and I were looking into money sources that we could access to fund our real estate purchases. After having worked with investors and using everything from money sitting in savings accounts, bank deposits, GIC’s and even home equity lines of credit, we wanted to add more sources to our tool belt. Our search led us to learning about how to use government funds to purchase real estate.