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CANADIAN CAP RATE REMAINS STABLE

The good news for investors is that the demand for well-positioned properties with strong fundamentals will continue to keep cap rates stable, while on the flip side, a lack of supply of those same types of properties will be hard to find, as development attempts to catch up. Despite concerns about the national economy and […]

1 in 5 Renters Are Affected

1 in 5 RENTERS ARE AFFECTED It’s certainly not news to landlords spoiled for choice in terms of tenants that Canadians are struggling to find affordable housing, but it’s especially bad in the in suburbs. According to a new study by a coalition of affordable housing groups in six provinces and the Vancouver City Savings […]

Is a $78,000 gingerbread house worth the investment?

The Christmas season is well underway: lights strung up outside the house, stockings hanging over the fireplace and the shopping (almost) done. It’s the time of year to take a break from your real estate investments. That is, unless you are investing in the one house with building materials undoubtedly tastier than bricks and mortar: […]

RRSPs and Double Digit Safe Returns

At this time of year the big banks start ramping up their marketing for RRSPs. If you have waited until the last minute, like many Canadians, and make a phone call to your local branch to buy RRSPs, you must first ask a few questions to yourself before going ahead with the transaction. Are you […]