Investing


Historically, real estate has always been a rising commodity. A second home to rent out, a duplex, or small apartment building can all be great opportunities to generate financial freedom for yourself and your family, if you understand the financial commitments involved and the
maintenance required to keep a property's value at a peak level.

Investing in real estate is different than owning your own home. If you're becoming a landlord and renting out your investment property, for example, you'll have to understand the legal obligations of the landlord/tenant relationship. And when you search for an investment property, you'll need to be able to assess which property is likely to have the best Return On Investment.


I can help you understand:

  • The legalities involved in owning an investment property.
  • The market analysis for each property you are considering.
  • Tips for realizing the greatest long and short term gain on your investment.
  • Answers to any other question you might have!


Solid reasons for investing in real estate.

Stocks are not for the faint at heart. It takes a great deal of stamina to survive the roller-coaster ups and downs of an investment that is heavily dependent upon economics.

What about real estate? Has it done better than the stock market? Let us take a look at Bill and Marsha, who each have received a $10,000 inheritance. They are not sure where to invest their proceeds.

Conservative Bill invests his $10,000 in the stock market. With interest in the Internet still growing, he puts it into a S&P 500 index fund.

A renter, and inexperienced in the stock market, Marsha uses her $10,000 as a down payment on an $80,000 condominium. Fast forward – 12 years. Who did better on their investment?

Bill’s return 
Since 1990, the S&P 500 more than tripled. From his initial investment of $10,000, Bill made about $22,000, pre-tax. During the same period, the value of the S&P 500 quadrupled, so Bill's gain was roughly $30,000, pre-tax.

Marsha – reaping the benefits of home ownership 
What about Marsha? During the same period, home values increased roughly 4 percent per year nationally. At that rate, Marsha’s $80,000 condominium is now worth about $126,000. If she sold it, her profit would be about $46,000, tax-free.

On average, most Canadians invest and earn more in their homes than they invest and earn from their savings accounts, stocks, bonds and other investments. Gordon Pape, recognized Canadian author and financial advisor, suggests that home equity remains a cornerstone of most families’ wealth.

Real estate is a solid, familiar investment.   In addition, there are several other solid reasons for investing in real estate:

Forced savings. Contributing towards a mortgage automatically forces a family to save. Rather than paying rent, these monthly payments contribute to future security.

Appreciation. By nature of the demand and supply, home prices rise. According to the Edmonton Real Estate Board, a home purchased in January 1997 for $123,530 now sells for $167,000.

Tax-free profits. When your home is your principal residence, and you sell it, you will not pay tax on any of the profits. This is one of the last and greatest advantages for building wealth left in Canada.

Equity build-up. Your home will naturally rise in price, according to the market. In addition, you will be contributing to the reduction of your mortgage. The difference between what is outstanding on your mortgage and what your home is valued at, is your earned equity. Your equity is a valuable commodity that can be used to obtain additional financing, obtain a second mortgage, or move-up to a larger home.

Real estate has long been recognized as an inflation-resistant investment, providing homeowners with a tangible incentive to save. Buying your own home, or investing in one, is widely accepted as one of the soundest financial commitments you can make.

For Investors

101 Properties Found. Page 1 of 9.
Photo of Listing #E4147911
Courtesy Of Haijun Yan Of Mozaic Realty Group

7956 2 Avenue, Edmonton

$249,000 - 2 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,074 Sf

MLS® # E4147911

Photo of Listing #E4147910
Courtesy Of Heather Faulkner Of Re/Max Select

# 21 2021 Grantham Court, Edmonton

$289,888 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,238 Sf

MLS® # E4147910

Photo of Listing #E4147867
Courtesy Of David Goodchild Of RE/MAX Elite

3224 38 Avenue, Edmonton

$279,900 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,069 Sf

MLS® # E4147867

Photo of Listing #E4147778
Courtesy Of Mike Chadha Of RE/MAX Excellence

3020 30 Avenue, Edmonton

$299,800 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,194 Sf

MLS® # E4147778

Photo of Listing #E4147745
Courtesy Of Alan Gee Of RE/MAX Elite

# 39 1428 Hodgson Way, Edmonton

$294,800 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,163 Sf

MLS® # E4147745

Photo of Listing #E4147739
Courtesy Of Janelle Austin Of Sterling Real Estate

422 119 Street, Edmonton

$295,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,119 Sf

MLS® # E4147739

Photo of Listing #E4147664
Courtesy Of Daryl Appleton Of RE/MAX Real Estate

10926 134 Avenue, Edmonton

$285,000 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 954 Sf

MLS® # E4147664

Photo of Listing #E4147310
Courtesy Of Simon Chong Of Re/Max Select

# 3 13403 Cumberland Road, Edmonton

$285,000 - 2 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,077 Sf

MLS® # E4147310

Photo of Listing #E4147271
Courtesy Of Doug Singleton Of Royal Lepage Noralta Real Estate

11734 125 Street, Edmonton

$194,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,201 Sf

MLS® # E4147271

Photo of Listing #E4147239
Courtesy Of Edward Lastiwka Of Royal Lepage Noralta Real Estate

243 Oeming Road, Edmonton

$289,500 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,143 Sf

MLS® # E4147239

Photo of Listing #E4147195
Courtesy Of Brian Schultz Of Royal Lepage Arteam Realty

8310 133a Avenue, Edmonton

$244,900 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 901 Sf

MLS® # E4147195

Photo of Listing #E4147104
Courtesy Of Jordan Seitz Of RE/MAX Elite

12045 95 Street, Edmonton

$298,888 - 2 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,014 Sf

MLS® # E4147104

Listing information last updated on March 20th, 2019 at 5:16am MDT.