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.

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Photo of Listing #E4315684
Courtesy Of Colleen Papenbrock Of RE/MAX Elite

# 98 2021 Grantham Court Nw, Edmonton

$239,900 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,097 Sf

MLS® # E4315684

Photo of Listing #E4315608
Courtesy Of Rick Lough Of Re/Max Excellence

10340 83 Street Nw, Edmonton

$299,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,059 Sf

MLS® # E4315608

Photo of Listing #E4315592
Courtesy Of Margarette De Castro Of Initia Real Estate

5711 189 Street Nw, Edmonton

$254,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 968 Sf

MLS® # E4315592

Photo of Listing #E4315212
Courtesy Of Monica Halvorson Of Century 21 Leading

10521 154 Street Nw, Edmonton

$254,500 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 969 Sf

MLS® # E4315212

Photo of Listing #E4314996
Courtesy Of Alan Gee Of RE/MAX Elite

# 51 14603 Miller Boulevard Nw, Edmonton

$258,800 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,093 Sf

MLS® # E4314996

Photo of Listing #E4314935
Courtesy Of Glenn Fisher and Tara Fisher Of RE/MAX Real Estate

10838 173 Avenue Nw, Edmonton

$229,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 820 Sf

MLS® # E4314935

Photo of Listing #E4314726
Courtesy Of Steve Leddy Of RE/MAX Elite

490 Lee Ridge Road Nw, Edmonton

$144,900 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 468 Sf

MLS® # E4314726

Photo of Listing #E4314709
Courtesy Of Azmina Ladha Of Homes & Gardens Real Estate Limited

15118 22 Street Nw, Edmonton

$269,900 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 961 Sf

MLS® # E4314709

Photo of Listing #E4314460
Courtesy Of Jonathan Hull Of 2% Realty Pro

# 12 1428 Hodgson Way Nw, Edmonton

$289,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,160 Sf

MLS® # E4314460

Photo of Listing #E4314414
Courtesy Of Stephen Yip Of RE/MAX Elite

5915 South Terwillegar Boulevard Nw, Edmonton

$289,000 - 2 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,131 Sf

MLS® # E4314414

Photo of Listing #E4314363
Courtesy Of Ruben Molina Torres Of MaxWell Progressive

13521 119 Street Nw, Edmonton

$289,900 - 5 Beds, 2 Baths, 965 Sf

MLS® # E4314363

Photo of Listing #E4314240
Courtesy Of Tammy Murray Of MaxWell Devonshire Realty

10556 Beaumaris Road Nw, Edmonton

$225,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,046 Sf

MLS® # E4314240

Listing information last updated on October 4th, 2022 at 3:16am MDT.