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 #E4255838
Courtesy Of Ian Choi Of MaxWell Polaris

Nw, Edmonton

$298,000 - 4 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,047 Sf

MLS® # E4255838

Photo of Listing #E4255589
Courtesy Of Parmjeet Gill and Bobby Jaswal Of Century 21 All Stars Realty Ltd

1825 36 Street Nw Nw, Edmonton

$296,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,014 Sf

MLS® # E4255589

Photo of Listing #E4255524
Courtesy Of Nicholas Golden Of RE/MAX Professionals

2822 135 Avenue Nw, Edmonton

$289,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,254 Sf

MLS® # E4255524

Photo of Listing #E4255513
Courtesy Of Leanna Martens Of Logic Realty

# 78 501 Youville Drive E Nw, Edmonton

$267,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,139 Sf

MLS® # E4255513

Photo of Listing #E4255171
Courtesy Of Errol Scott Of RE/MAX Elite

# 4 4020 21 Street Nw, Edmonton

$260,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,151 Sf

MLS® # E4255171

Photo of Listing #E4255130
Courtesy Of Deborah Schindel Of Purplebricks

11016 Beaumaris Road Nw, Edmonton

$174,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,016 Sf

MLS® # E4255130

Photo of Listing #E4255038
Courtesy Of Ciaran O'Neill Of Century 21 All Stars Realty Ltd

4841 106 Street Nw, Edmonton

$269,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,059 Sf

MLS® # E4255038

Photo of Listing #E4254905
Courtesy Of Shauntel Lengle and Connor Honey Of RE/MAX Excellence

13611 140 Avenue Nw, Edmonton

$285,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 661 Sf

MLS® # E4254905

Photo of Listing #E4254900
Courtesy Of Doug Best Of Royal Lepage Summit Realty

1827 36 Street Nw, Edmonton

$294,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 963 Sf

MLS® # E4254900

Photo of Listing #E4254890
Courtesy Of Daryl Abram Of Royal LePage Gateway Realty

# 25 130 Hyndman Crescent Nw, Edmonton

$219,900 - 2 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,091 Sf

MLS® # E4254890

Photo of Listing #E4254793
Courtesy Of Tushar Bhutani Of RE/MAX Excellence

20023 53a Avenue Nw, Edmonton

$294,500 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,108 Sf

MLS® # E4254793

Photo of Listing #E4254722
Courtesy Of Brent MacIntosh and Stacey Diederich Of RE/MAX River City

7927 7 Avenue Sw, Edmonton

$300,000 - 2 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,059 Sf

MLS® # E4254722

Listing information last updated on July 26th, 2021 at 12:46pm MDT.