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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47 Properties Found. Page 1 of 4.
Photo of Listing #E4366640
Courtesy Of Parker Parker Of RE/MAX Elite

13224 127 Street Nw, Edmonton

$258,888 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 937 Sf

MLS® # E4366640

Photo of Listing #E4366433
Courtesy Of George Van De Walle Of RE/MAX Professionals

5905 90a Avenue Nw, Edmonton

$235,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 943 Sf

MLS® # E4366433

Photo of Listing #E4366170
Courtesy Of Jaclyn Horne Of MaxWell Progressive

13613 28 Street Nw, Edmonton

$269,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,308 Sf

MLS® # E4366170

Photo of Listing #E4366078
Courtesy Of Shaun Cunningham Of RE/MAX Real Estate

43 Northwoods Village Nw, Edmonton

$150,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 470 Sf

MLS® # E4366078

Photo of Listing #E4366076
Courtesy Of Sam Killick and Jakie Ng Of ARIVL

502 Lee Ridge Road Nw, Edmonton

$139,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 473 Sf

MLS® # E4366076

Photo of Listing #E4366036
Courtesy Of Rongmei Cheng Of Initia Real Estate

# 31 2004 Grantham Court Nw, Edmonton

$295,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,076 Sf

MLS® # E4366036

Photo of Listing #E4365940
Courtesy Of Craig Finnman Of RE/MAX Elite

# 54 14208 36 Street Nw, Edmonton

$275,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,255 Sf

MLS® # E4365940

Photo of Listing #E4365865
Courtesy Of Harpreet Gill Of Royal LePage Noralta Real Estate

403 Millbourne Road E Nw, Edmonton

$299,000 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 958 Sf

MLS® # E4365865

Photo of Listing #E4365701
Courtesy Of Michele Gale and Caitlin Westendorff Of RE/MAX Elite

4651 126 Avenue Nw, Edmonton

$229,000 - 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 890 Sf

MLS® # E4365701

Photo of Listing #E4365444
Courtesy Of Mark Friesen Of Coldwell Banker Venture Realty

1320 54 Street Nw, Edmonton

$294,900 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 974 Sf

MLS® # E4365444

Photo of Listing #E4365413
Courtesy Of Michael Speers Of MaxWell Challenge Realty

10212 155 Street Nw, Edmonton

$269,900 - 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 981 Sf

MLS® # E4365413

Photo of Listing #E4365363
Courtesy Of Alecia Erickson Of Royal LePage Noralta Real Estate

# 34 1428 Hodgson Way Nw, Edmonton

$290,000 - 2 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,153 Sf

MLS® # E4365363

Listing information last updated on December 1st, 2023 at 3:01pm MST.