Real estate investing is the strategy of investing in real estate for profit.
Real estate investing is the strategy of investing in real estate for profit. Many investment products, such as real estate investment trusts (or REITs), let you gain access to such investments without outright purchase of a piece of real estate and the management issues associated with such a purchase. Other types of real estate investments could include condos, timeshares, commercial real estate, and income properties like apartment buildings and residential complexes.
Investing in real estate often involves special types of loans to purchase property called mortgages. Reverse mortgages in Canada let homeowners who are 55 years of age or older borrow on their home equity-the minimum age was 60 until a year ago. (If it is a married couple, both spouses must be above age 55). Direct real estate investing-buying and managing your own properties-can be very profitable for investors who work hard and accept the risky nature of the real estate business. But if you decide to invest in real estate indirectly, say though real-estate stocks or REITs, you’ll want to make sure these securities fit into a well-balanced portfolio. So when investing, we recommend using our TSI Network three-part Successful Investor strategy:
Invest mainly in well-established companies;
Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; Consumer; Finance; Utilities);
Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.
REIT investing: Real estate investment trusts (including Canadian REITs) can provide you with a stable, profitable way of investing in real estate
Top-quality REITs, Canadian REITs among them, are among the most stable and highest-yielding real estate investments. That’s because many REITs hold high-quality, non-depleting assets,… Read More
Investments in high dividend REITs can be a way of generating income through real estate investing without all of the hassles of direct real estate ownership
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) invest in income-producing real estate, such as office buildings, shopping centres and hotels. That’s a.. Read More
Canadian investors buying U.S. stocks can get international exposure—especially when looking at the Consumer sector for investments
Long before 2021, and, indeed, for several decades, we’ve advised Canadian investors to spread their holdings out geographically between Canadian and U.S. stocks. Our view is that virtually all… Read More
Here’s what we think about real estate investing in Canada — and it may surprise you
We’re constantly asked about real estate investment in Canada (or investment in Florida real estate, for that matter), and we understand the appeal. Even though today’s house prices still remain… Read More
Recognizing the significant added risks that investing in real estate vs stocks can lead to is key to making smart decisions
There are a variety of considerations when deciding on investing in real estate vs stocks. It’s easier to start investing in real estate and get… Read More
Discover the characteristics of the best Canadian real estate investment trust (REIT) to buy, including an example of one we like, as well as one type of REIT to avoid.
A Canadian real estate investment trust invests in income-producing real estate such as office buildings, shopping… Read More
Learn about capital gains exemption and REITs for real estate investing
Owning your house is a great tax shelter. That’s because gains on your principal residence involve a capital gains exemption. Note, though, that this benefit only applies to your principal residence. You must still pay… Read More
These real estate investing basics aim to give you the information you need on these topics: real estate investment trusts (REITs), second homes in the Sunbelt as investments, and investing in timeshares
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Is buying a house a good investment? Not for every investor in every circumstance. But for when you do buy, here are some important tips
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Are you in the market right now to make a real estate investment? If so, be sure to follow these real estate investing tips
The first of our real estate investing tips is this. Buy a house that suits your needs, and then let real… Read More
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