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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246 Richfield Road Nw, Edmonton
Courtesy Of Lisa Leung Of Royal LePage Noralta Real Estate

$159,900

246 Richfield Road Nw, Edmonton

2 Beds 1 Bath 470 SqFt Condo / Townhouse MLS® # E4392865
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16015 100 Street Nw, Edmonton
Courtesy Of Gillian Stickney Of RE/MAX Elite

$299,900

16015 100 Street Nw, Edmonton

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,022 SqFt Single Family MLS® # E4392699
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# 53 2565 Hanna Crescent Nw, Edmonton
Courtesy Of Pei Sun Of MaxWell Polaris

$299,800

# 53 2565 Hanna Crescent Nw, Edmonton

3 Beds 4 Baths 1,442 SqFt Condo / Townhouse MLS® # E4392630
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8319 160 Avenue Nw, Edmonton
Courtesy Of Alma Hadzic Of MaxWell Polaris

$289,900

8319 160 Avenue Nw, Edmonton

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,481 SqFt Condo / Townhouse MLS® # E4392626
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6003 122 Avenue Nw, Edmonton
Courtesy Of Kelly Grant Of Sweetly

$230,000

6003 122 Avenue Nw, Edmonton

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,201 SqFt Condo / Townhouse MLS® # E4392289
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13225 59 Street Nw, Edmonton
Courtesy Of Terry Halter Of Royal LePage Noralta Real Estate

$229,900

13225 59 Street Nw, Edmonton

4 Beds 1 Bath 1,024 SqFt Single Family MLS® # E4392021
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13220 81 Street Nw, Edmonton
Courtesy Of Ken Knudsen Of RE/MAX Elite

$249,000

13220 81 Street Nw, Edmonton

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,014 SqFt Single Family MLS® # E4391869
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13013 82 Street Nw, Edmonton
Courtesy Of Andrew Read Of The Good Real Estate Company

$239,900

13013 82 Street Nw, Edmonton

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,044 SqFt Single Family MLS® # E4391790
2635 45 Street Nw, Edmonton
Courtesy Of Trevor Tardif Of YEGPro Realty

$250,000

2635 45 Street Nw, Edmonton

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,023 SqFt Condo / Townhouse MLS® # E4391570
242 Richfield Road Nw, Edmonton
Courtesy Of Kenton King Of MaxWell Progressive

$139,900

242 Richfield Road Nw, Edmonton

2 Beds 1 Bath 465 SqFt Condo / Townhouse MLS® # E4391556
10611 Beaumaris Road Nw, Edmonton
Courtesy Of Ryan Sellers Of RE/MAX Real Estate

$275,000

10611 Beaumaris Road Nw, Edmonton

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,271 SqFt Condo / Townhouse MLS® # E4391232
5107 107 Street Nw, Edmonton
Courtesy Of Vincenzo Fiacco Of RE/MAX Excellence

$299,900

5107 107 Street Nw, Edmonton

3 Beds 1 Bath 998 SqFt Single Family MLS® # E4390885