A new June 2015 report from the Financial Post reminds us that between taxes, inflation and fees, mediocre interest and returns often put Canadian investors in a net loss situation. That means their savings and retirement dollars are shrinking each year. As is the income earning potential of that capital for providing for retirement years. When deposit rates are back into 6 percent plus territory they may be worth considering again. Of course there will be other investment opportunities returning more then as well. The big question is where to find positive returns and safely. Experienced international investors are plowing hundreds of billions into North American real estate this year. They consider it seriously undervalued. Here are 4 reasons sophisticated global investors are more than bullish on this Canadian asset in 2015 Income Yield Yield and cash flow are among the top priorities of sophisticated international investors today and there is plenty of Canadian real estate delivering on this. Multifamily and retail properties bring in rents and very healthy returns for direct investors. Many investors are just happy with this alone, but this is only the tip of the iceberg of benefits real estate investment offers. Capital Growth While the rate of asset appreciation varies over time real estate offers both income and capital growth. Long term capital growth is essential for keeping ahead of inflation and ensuring positive net returns over time. As global investors still see this Canadian asset as being cheap on the world map, and only happy to put more money into it, values should continue to rise. Tax Breaks Whether it is Canadian investors investing in real estate at home, or overseas investors, real estate offers a wide variety of tax advantages which offset gains. This cannot be overlooked. It doesn’t matter how much you make if all of your gain is eaten up by taxes. Security The truth is that with so many variable factors in world economics there are few guarantees of performance on any individual investment. Providing investors don’t lose their capital that isn’t a huge deal. They can always ride out a rut. Canadian assets in general stand out on the world stage for security. Real estate compounds that with literal brick and mortar safety. Economic Stability The Canadian economy is one of the most attractive real estate investment destinations in the world. The stability of its political landscape,  economic growth and the vast growth and increase in the service sector makes Canada's economy an investment haven for real estate investors seeking to cash in by purchasing undervalued assets in Canada. Summary Canadian real estate offers triple the benefits of many other types of investment. It especially stands out for international investors who see Canadian property as still being dirt cheap. The early investors get in, the more they have to gain. While even in the worst of times this is one asset everyone will be glad is in their portfolios.

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A new June 2015 report from the Financial Post reminds us that between taxes, inflation and fees, mediocre interest and returns often put Canadian investors in a net loss situation. That means their savings and retirement dollars are shrinking each year. As is the income earning potential of that capital for providing for retirement years. When deposit rates are back into 6 percent plus territory they may be worth considering again. Of course there will be other investment opportunities returning more then as well. The big question is where to find positive returns and safely.

Experienced international investors are plowing hundreds of billions into North American real estate this year. They consider it seriously undervalued. Here are 4 reasons sophisticated global investors are more than bullish on this Canadian asset in 2015

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GREATER TORONTO, – The price gap between new high-rise and low-rise homes in the GTA hit a new record high in April, tripling over the past 10 years, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) announced today.

The difference is now $326,659, with the average price of a new ground-related home in the GTA at $775,419  while the average price of a high-rise condo is $448,760, according to the RealNet New Home Price Index. This is a significant increase from April 2005 when the gap between a new low-rise home and a new high-rise home was $101,936.

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This amazing story goes to show that its never too early or too late to start investing in real estate.

Most real estate investors encounter challenges and obstacles that they need to overcome in order to invest in a property. It’s easy to become frustrated at the challenges, and even let them hold you back from investing. But one young investor shows that it is entirely possible to push through any barrier – even at the age of 13 – to find, secure, and close a deal.

Meet Neaville Ram. He lives in Surrey,  BC with his father, mother, and younger brother. Shortly after becoming a REIN Member at the age of 12, he located a deal, negotiated with the seller, and signed the offer. Now 13 years old, he’s the proud owner of a triplex in Ontario. Oh yes, it’s in Ontario.

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The opportunity to buy a brand-new condo for under $100,000 in Metro Vancouver’s sizzling real estate market brought hundreds of people to a Surrey sales centre on Saturday.

Prospective buyers stood in line for hours to buy into the 35-storey Evolve concrete tower. A big draw were the micro suites, starting at 316 sq. ft. and $93,900.

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It is without a doubt that Toronto’s pre-construction market for condos has seen its fair share of increase over the past 10 years. Here are 10 things you need to know before falling in love with that unit as an investor or a buyer:

1. The Deposit Structure – While purchasers of resale condos in Toronto generally provide a deposit of 5% (or less) upon signing of the agreement, builders generally require significantly higher deposits in order to fund the construction – often as high as 15 or 20%. Continue reading ..