We often get asked how to invest in real estate and what should investors should be looking for in an income producing property. It can be overwhelming for a first-time investor, as the real estate investment industry is riddled with various scenarios and situations that can decimate your returns. While the returns can be lucrative, proceed with caution.
Buying a home can be very stressful and complicated with all the paperwork, acknowledgements, representations and agreements that are required, as well as the normal process of due diligence that most buyers and some sellers want to include.
Canada's hottest housing markets are "ripe for a correction," a major bank is cautioning.
In its latest quarterly economic forecast, TD Bank said that while housing investment currently remains strong, "the party will come to an end."
You are now in the grips of looking for a new home for any number of reasons. You have been transferred, you are expecting your first child or you are blending new families together.
So you will find yourself facing the eternal question of what to do first: Buy the new home, or sell the old one? This is a very tricky juggling of two mutually exclusive and independent events.
You are now in the grips of looking for a new home for any number of reasons. You have been transferred, you are expecting your first child or you are blending new families together. So you will find yourself facing the eternal question of what to do first: Buy the new home, or sell the old one?
It's easy to forget how long the housing boom in Vancouver and Toronto has been building. The answer is: a generation. Except for a short freeze-up after Lehman Brothers collapsed, it’s pretty much been up for 20 years. Even the brutal Toronto real estate collapse of the early 1990s has been long forgotten.
Canada should consider further housing-market restrictions to avoid a crash, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said, adding another voice to the recent chorus of those warning rapid price gains may be unsustainable.
Roughly half a million first-time homebuyers are living close to the margin and could be in a dire financial situation when interest rates go higher. However, mortgage industry veteran Will Dunning argues threats of higher interest rates have been echoed since 2008 -- and rather than going higher, they have actually fallen.
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