Location, Location, Location of your Condo?

Location, location, location… You’ve no doubt heard this mantra many times over when shopping for your new home. Whether you are looking for a home for yourself or a unit that you can ultimately rent or flip, the location of the condo is going to be a major factor in your purchase. While there are [...]

Why is Demand for New Condos Growing?

With the price of a single-family home increasing the Toronto area, these kinds of homes are feeling that much more unattainable for a large demographic of home buyers. When new buyers enter the market, they are looking for a home that they can afford to live in and that might turn into a great investment [...]

Be Careful: Mortgage Loan Relief from Banks is Not Free

The COVID-19 crisis is impacting every Canadian and it's an unprecedented time in our history. There's the direct health scare posed by the deadly virus, of course. Then there are other real issues at play that follow. They relate to stress, anxiety and loneliness. We must all ensure we take care of our  mental health. [...]

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 [...]