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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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A Guide to Real Estate Development

Often, the everyday real estate investor will have a portfolio of turn-key properties. However, there is another, more primary role in the world of real estate, and that is development.   What is real estate development   Real estate development is the improvement and construction of land to create value. Real estate development can be a very lucrative investment, but …

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Minimize Old Age Security Clawbacks with the Right Investment Strategy

Old Age Security Clawback Explained Several years ago, Canada added a clawback system to its tax regime. One of the most disliked is the Old Age Security (OAS) clawback. Currently, anyone collecting OAS must pay back all or a portion of their OAS payments and any net federal supplements if their annual income for the …

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Profiting from an Imbalance

Apartment rentals can be an attractive alternative to home ownership depending on several factors in your life. Here, we breakdown some of the key reasons why the rental apartment industry continues to thrive and is an ideal alternative investment solution. AffordabilityToday’s housing market is experiencing unprecedentedly low mortgage rates, but property prices are increasing, creating …

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