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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69 Properties Found. Page 1 of 6.
Photo of Listing #E4325343
Courtesy Of Paul Lamba Of MaxWell Polaris

10336 154 Street Nw, Edmonton

$225,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 982 Sf

MLS® # E4325343

Photo of Listing #E4325749
Courtesy Of Shivankar Singh and Goldy Singh Of Homes & Gardens Real Estate Limited

5506 38b Avenue Nw, Edmonton

$219,900 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,099 Sf

MLS® # E4325749

Photo of Listing #E4325669
Courtesy Of Amarjit Singh Of Venus Realty

4603 38a Avenue Nw, Edmonton

$299,500 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,266 Sf

MLS® # E4325669

Photo of Listing #E4325260
Courtesy Of Troy Paquette Of RIGHT Real Estate

2806 135 Avenue Nw, Edmonton

$249,250 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,175 Sf

MLS® # E4325260

Photo of Listing #E4325210
Courtesy Of Alan Gee Of RE/MAX Elite

# 29 4020 21 Street Nw, Edmonton

$255,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,085 Sf

MLS® # E4325210

Photo of Listing #E4325064
Courtesy Of Deborah Schindel Of FairSquare Group Realty

12716 89 Street Nw, Edmonton

$249,900 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 986 Sf

MLS® # E4325064

Photo of Listing #E4324927
Courtesy Of Brianna Warwick Of RE/MAX Real Estate

# 60 501 Youville Drive E Nw, Edmonton

$259,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,142 Sf

MLS® # E4324927

Photo of Listing #E4324694
Courtesy Of Jodie Allen Of NOW Real Estate Group

# 19 300 Hooper Crescent Nw, Edmonton

$239,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,065 Sf

MLS® # E4324694

Photo of Listing #E4324610
Courtesy Of Cindi Webster Of Royal LePage Noralta Real Estate

13881a 114 Street Nw, Edmonton

$230,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,044 Sf

MLS® # E4324610

Photo of Listing #E4324607
Courtesy Of Peter Kubiczek Of Keystone Realty

# 2 16777 91 Street Nw, Edmonton

$229,950 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,047 Sf

MLS® # E4324607

Photo of Listing #E4324373
Courtesy Of Anwar Sleiman and Abe Sleiman Of Royal Lepage Arteam Realty

13517 119 Street Nw, Edmonton

$269,888 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,018 Sf

MLS® # E4324373

Photo of Listing #E4324299
Courtesy Of Darlene Reid Of MORE Real Estate

82 Northwoods Village Nw, Edmonton

$149,900 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 464 Sf

MLS® # E4324299

Listing information last updated on January 29th, 2023 at 5:46pm MST.