So, you’re thinking about investing in real estate? Congratulations – property investment is a great way to diversify your portfolio and improve your financial footing during periods of economic uncertainty. There’s just one problem – you don’t know where to start.
New mortgage guidelines aimed at Canada’s sizzling real estate market might not be as ironclad as Finance Minister Mark Carney may have hoped. That’s because credit unions, which are provincially regulated, are not under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI). This loophole may provide community credit unions with an important competitive advantage and borrowers … Read More
Tired of paying high leasing rates at your current commercial location? Well, what if you knew you could save more in the long term if you opted to buy a building for your business today? Low interest rates, low vacancy rates and a tight supply are creating the perfect purchasing situation for entrepreneurs across the country. According to Steve Murphy, … Read More
If you believe the headlines, housing prices are on the rise across Canada even as consumer debt continues to pile up. The allure of low mortgage rates has thousands of home hunters bidding on what appear to be overpriced properties. But is that really the case? When it comes to understanding the true price of a home, there’s one main … Read More
Canadian’s won’t be retiring their mortgage debt anytime soon, according to a recent survey by the Bank of Montreal. Data shows that more than half (51%) of Canadian homeowners plan to carry their mortgage into their retirement. But there’s more to this figure than meets the eye, says Phil Soper, chief executive of Royal LePage Real Estate Services. Soper argues that … Read More