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We come to real estate investment for various reasons. In my experience, investing is usually a means to an end such as creating a desired lifestyle now or at a future time. You’ve already made the decision to invest in residential real estate and now you’re trying to determine which type.
Managing all aspects of your real estate investments should be considered a business and as such should be taken seriously for a number of reasons. A major one is how it is going to be treated for income tax purposes. In the following article I will be going through what I think are the top tax tips for real estate investing.
With almost five years of historically low rates, in July we witnessed yet more mortgage rate changes in Canada that may not be so temporary. There was especially some upward movement in the 5 year fixed rate mortgages. These changes have since leveled off, but this may be the beginning of the end of the historical low interest rate party.
When looking at the best ways to generate potential returns for your investment portfolio, there is much debate on whether the stock market or real estate investments offer the best opportunity.
Rental property Insurance – What does your insurance cover? Read the fine print!
Understanding and Mitigating Your Risks – Rental Property Insurance and the New Limitation Act.
This month I’d like to share my thoughts on how you can better manage risk once you’ve made a purchase and what to consider for insurance coverage, and lastly provide an update on the Limitation Act.