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 [...]

What’s the Best Floor to Buy a Condo On?                

When buying a condo, whether as a rental investment property or to live in yourself, there are so many choices to make. From choosing the location and amenities to whether to go with a pre-construction unit or a turnkey one, it can feel somewhat overwhelming to step into the condo housing market, especially for the [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

What’s Better: Freehold vs Condo Fees for Investment Properties?

When setting out to buy an investment property, likely you’ve come across homes that are listed as either freehold or condo properties. They might sound like that same thing, but there is a key difference in how the ownership of each style works. What’s the difference between Condos and Freehold Units? A condo means that [...]

How to Buy Your First Rental Property (Even with Little Money)    

Buying a rental property is a great way to start growing your investment portfolio and building a long-term wealth plan. Rental units can give you a steady income each month and help you work your way up the investment ladder. Buying a rental property isn’t as simple as just securing a mortgage and signing the [...]

Top 11 Things About Burlington (and Why To Live Here)

Burlington, Ontario is consistently named one of Canada’s best places to live and it's easy to see why. Located a short drive from downtown Toronto, this city has so many things going for it. If you’re considering a move, you can’t go wrong with Burlington! Whether you’re a big city lover that loves the vibe and [...]

The Benefits of Downsizing to Condo Living     

As your life progresses you may find yourself entertaining the idea of downsizing from your house into a condo. On one hand it seems like a logical move, but on the other it can be intimidating. There are so many things to consider! The thought of going from a full-sized house to a unit with [...]