Real Estate

10 actions to take to get the most out of 2018 tax year

Though most of us are already planning our holiday season, it’s never too late (or too soon) to finalize the year-end tax planning. Follow these 10 tips and you won’t miss out on some important tax savings. Actions to take in your investment portfolio Tax-loss selling When it comes to any form of investment, the …

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Why Investment Property Mortgage Interest Rates Will Rise

With new mortgage rules in effect and regulators closely monitoring credit policy in Canada, there has been much conversation about the impact on real estate prices and how much the changes will slow the pace of residential real estate appreciation. Only time will tell how regional based foreign home buyer taxes, tougher mortgage rules, and …

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Is Toronto Experiencing a Real Estate Bubble?

It’s not exactly news that ordinary Canadians are being squeezed out of many real estate markets. Prices for both single-family homes and condominiums in markets like Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto (and their suburbs) have skyrocketed — far outstripping wage growth. But developers are still building — creating more and more homes for a rapidly narrowing …

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Rate of Return – it is risk adjusted rate of return that matters

When you’re investing, rate of return is a key metric you want to pay attention to. Simply put, it’s the gain or loss of your initial investment over a specific period of time. For example, if you invested $100 today and your investment grew to $105 a year later, then your rate of return would …

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying a New Home vs an Existing Home in Toronto, ON

If you’re planning on investing in real estate, then you’re going to have two main options: to buy an existing home or buy a new home in Toronto, ON. An existing home is a house that has been lived in before, whereas a new home is a house that has just been constructed and has …

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The Irrational Exuberance & Greed of GTA and Vancouver Real Estate Investors in 2017

The Problem Real estate investors often fail to objectively assess their existing portfolio in the same way that a holistic wealth management professional or financial planner would when dealing with equity investments. Many real estate investors who began their investment career following sound investment principles have got caught up in the hype and strayed from …

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Catch Up On Retirement With an Income Property

If you’re like many Canadians there is likely a gap between your retirement savings and retirement requirements. Or, if you’ve met the basic requirements you want to ensure a higher standard of living in retirement. It’s important to have a financial advisor who not just understands real estate investing as part of your overall financial …

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