REIT Investing Is A Smart Way to Invest In Canadian Real Estate

REIT investing: Real estate investment trusts can provide you with a stable, profitable way of investing in real estate
Top-quality REITs are among the most stable and highest-yielding real estate investments. That’s because many REITs hold high-quality, non-depleting assets, and have taken advantage of low interest… Read More

REITs Canada still offers tax advantages for these investments

REITs Canada still offers tax advantages for these investments

Investing in REITs (Canada) can help you minimize risk in owning investment property
REITs (Canada), as the one remaining category of income trusts, continue to pay distributions before they pay tax—and that’s good for unitholders. The 2011 law that put an end to tax privileges for… Read More

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors.
That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them… Read More

Tap into the best REITs

ISHARES S&P/TSX REIT INDEX ETF $18.80 (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) holds all 19 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index. The fund has an MER of 0.61%, and it currently yields a high 4.4%.
The ETF’s top holdings are RioCan REIT (14.1%),… Read More

Q: Pat, I am interested in adding to my REIT holdings and would like to know what your opinion is regarding adding REI.UN and CHP.UN to my TFSA account as opposed to placing them in a cash or registered account.

A: We see both RioCan REIT, $28.58, symbol REI.UN on Toronto, and Choice Properties REIT, $13.33, symbol CHP.UN on Toronto, as buys.

Which account to hold REITs in depends on an individual’s personal tax situation and what else they hold in their overall portfolio. However, here’s… Read More

Q: Hello, Pat and company. I would like to know your opinion and recommendation on Summit Industrial Income REIT on the TSX. Thanks for all the great advice! Regards.

A: Summit Industrial Income REIT, $11.80, symbol SMU.UN on Toronto (Units outstanding: 96.3 million; Market cap: $1.2 billion; www.summitiireit.com), is an open-ended trust (see below) that owns light industrial properties across Canada.

As of December 31, 2018, the trust owned 108 buildings, making up 13.3 million… Read More

How REITs let you defer taxes

Most REITs, or real estate investment trusts, distribute almost all of their net income to their unitholders. As a result, they pay little or no income tax, since most of their earnings flow through to investors.
Unitholders are responsible for paying tax on the entire amount… Read More