When the Stock Market Feels Risky, Count on Real Estate Assets                    

Making the decision to start investing as a part of a healthy financial plan can be an intimidating choice. From stocks to businesses, real estate to rental income, there are a lot of investment options to consider. While investing in stocks is the more popular route and a common way to see fast returns, it’s [...]

2020 Real Estate Forecast for Halton Region – And How to Get In!     

The real estate market in general is a very dynamic and shifting market, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn quite a bit from forecasts! The Halton region, which encompasses Burlington, Oakville and Milton, looks like it will be a popular destination for families looking to move out of Toronto and into a quieter, [...]

Is Buying Real Estate in Winter Cheaper?  (Plus Tips)              

Buying a home in winter seems counterintuitive, especially with our Canadian winters! Who wants to be outside examining a potential purchase when the snow is falling and the wind is blowing?! While it seems like an odd choice, these reasons are exactly why buying a property is a great idea in the winter months. Many [...]

Why Oakville is a Hot Condo Market (And Killer Investment)

Recently voted the best place to live by MoneySense, Oakville is a great place to call home for families of any size. The city of over 200,000 people has all the perks of big city living, yet maintains the appeal of a small town. With streets lined with historical homes, a bustling downtown core and [...]

Real Estate Investors Don’t Miss Claiming These Expenses

Owning an investment property can involve several processes and factors that can make the whole thing so confusing. From choosing the perfect property for your investment purchase to making sure your taxes are filed correctly, owning a rental property can be a far from simple process. It doesn’t all have to be difficult, though. When [...]

Good News Condo Investors – Interest Rates Not Going Up Anytime Soon

When making the decision to purchase an investment property, the cost of the unit is only one part of the price that you have to consider. The actual cost of the borrowing is another big piece of the cost-effectiveness pie. Before committing to buy a property, whether as an investment or for personal use, you [...]

Condo Investing and Tax Tips

When you purchase a property as a rental unit, paying attention to Canadian tax laws becomes something of importance. Knowing which expenses you are able to claim on your taxes will help you make the most of your return and your investment. Lowering your taxable income will help reduce your tax burden, which in turn [...]

Current Trends in the Condo Sales Market (Keep Investing)    

In today’s real estate market, it can be a hard to decide whether to keep investing in the condo market or to direct your investing elsewhere. Current trends are actually pretty decisive when it comes to the condo sales market, despite the real estate being hard to predict at times. Recent and current trends make [...]

Investment Leverage in Real Estate – Important Considerations

Making the decision to enter into the real estate investing market can raise a number of questions. You’re likely hearing all sorts of confusing terms like ‘OPM’, ‘leverage’ and ‘ROI’. While there is a bit of a learning curve to some of these phrases and steps in the process, it doesn’t have to be confusing. [...]