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REAL ESTATE INVESTING HELPS MITIGATE MARKET VOLATILITY 

Every investor is worried when they hear the term “volatility” in relation to the market. It’s a word that often has unnerving connotations. With that said, market volatility can be less of a concern if you’ve structured your portfolio properly. It’s widely known that a good portfolio starts with good investments but when the market …

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The Global Challenges and Considerations for Real Estate Investment in 2022 

According to a recently released Colliers report, several key, large-scale trends will have a significant impact on the global real estate investment market this year, whether positive or negative. These include strong economic growth overall, but also challenges such as unprecedented construction costs and continued uncertainty due to COVID-19 restrictions.    By exploring the trends identified …

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How to use your RRSPs and TFSA to invest in real estate 

An RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan) and TFSA (Tax-Free Savings Account) are exclusively Canadian, and each have their unique investment rules and uses. Most Canadians know these plans exist, and hopefully have funds in one or both of these important account types.   Since funds put into an RRSP or TFSA have special taxation rules and …

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The Biggest Differences Between Buying An Investment Property And Buying A Home

For investors looking to realize the most value from their existing wealth, the world of real estate is an enticing value proposition. It’s evident to anyone—homeowners especially—that the residential housing market is lucrative. Nowadays, real estate investment is a vital piece of any investment portfolio. Home prices have increased by 375% across Canada in the …

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The Greatest Transfer of Wealth in a Century

November is Financial Literacy Month, and as the financial marketplace grows progressively more daunting, it is imperative that Canadians have the knowledge, tools, and confidence to make informed decisions regarding their finances. Understanding one’s finances is as essential today as arithmetic and basic literacy. ​  For Financial Literacy Month, we would like to discuss factors to consider when transferring your wealth and when you should start shifting your wealth to the next …

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Canadians Are Living Longer: Do You Have Enough to Retire?

According to the latest Life Expectancy Report shared by the Conference Board of Canada, Canadians born now are expected to live to age 81. Contrast that with someone born in 1961, who was expected to live only to the age of 71. Canadians are living longer, but will your retirement finances last as long as you need them to?   In this article, we will look at …

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Why You Should Invest in an 18-Hour City

Real estate professionals are increasingly interested in 18-hour cities, especially given the data from South of the Border. A recent U.S study of 18-hour cities discovered that economic and social growth led to a significant increase in property value. Eighteen-hour markets emerged as superior performers in the residential sector, with returns exceeding those in 24-hour …

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BENEFITS OF USING YOUR TFSA TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE

In the first quarter of 2021, the cost of a single-family home in Canada rose 14.1 percent year-over-year, as reported by Royal LePage. This follows a year of unprecedented demand for homes and month after month of record-setting sales and price appreciation. It could take as long as 24 years for a household earning average income to save up a …

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